Accenture Financial Services Blog

Finding a needle in a haystack – Monitoring Data Privacy Risks

Firms are increasing their use of consumer data to drive consumer behavioral insights, market share gains and operational efficiencies. As part of this strategy, firms collect large personal data and need to manage substantive and complex privacy obligations that come with them.…

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ESG Regulatory Newsletter: May 2022

Welcome to the North America ESG Regulatory Newsletter! The goal of this newsletter is to inform practitioners about current and upcoming ESG regulations, and to provide other information helpful to navigating the rapidly evolving ESG regulatory landscape. Trending Topics (in Collaboration with…

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Risk and Compliance: Partnership with First Line to Manage Emerging Technology Risk

In our last blog, we discussed how businesses and their first line control partners should proactively manage risk as part of a successful transition to cloud and new technology implementation. The emerging use of AI technologies in customer facing business processes increases…

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Technology Risk Function of the Future

Organizations have made significant progress in technology and cybersecurity over the past years, as reflected by the drop of 27% in the number of successful breaches in 2021, but cyber threats are growing in complexity and precision in attacks, with $5.85 million…

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SEC Division of Examinations Issues 2022 Priorities

On March 30th, 2022, the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Division of Examinations (SEC) announced its 2022 examination priorities. The focus in 2022 will be on Private Funds and Registered Investment Advisors (RIAs), Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Investing, Reg BI and retail…

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Webinar Recap: 2022 SEC and FINRA Examination and Enforcement Priorities

Accenture recently participated in the 2022 SEC and FINRA Examination and Enforcement Priorities Webinar, in partnership with Fordham Law School’s Program on Corporate Ethics and Compliance and Fordham Gabelli School of Business’ Center for Professional Accounting Practices.  We were joined by panelists from the…

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ESG Regulatory Newsletter: April 2022

Welcome to the North America ESG Regulatory Newsletter! The goal of this newsletter is to inform practitioners about current and upcoming ESG regulations, and to provide other information helpful to navigating the rapidly evolving ESG regulatory landscape. Trending Topics (in Collaboration with…

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Anatomy of a Ransomware Attack

While the methods of ransomware attacks have evolved over time, the goal has remained the same: to illicitly obtain capital gain by means of extortion. This begs the question, in a world filled with ever increasing ransomware attacks, what are some common…

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2022 SEC and FINRA Examination and Enforcement Priorities Webinar

Accenture is pleased to be participating in the 2022 SEC and FINRA Examination and Enforcement Priorities webinar on Monday 28 March from 12:30 – 1:30pm EDT.  The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority recently issued its 2022 Examination Priorities, and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is expected to do so soon.  Hear directly from…

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President Biden Signs LIBOR Legacy Bill into Law

On March 15th, 2022, President Biden signed into law the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2022, which contains legislation related to the transition away from U.S. dollar (USD) LIBOR. The legislation would minimize both legal and operational risks associated with the transition and provide…

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Andrew Woolf

Managing Director

Benjamin Karsch

Managing Director

Nesan Govender

Managing Director – Financial Services, Talent & Organization

Sarah Kruger

Managing Director - Talent & Organization Lead for Financial Services Australia

Robert Vokes

Managing Director, Financial Services

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Peter Kirk

Accenture’s Customer, Sales & Service Lead, UK and Ireland

Bruce Holley

Senior Managing Director, Accenture Financial Services, Customer Insight & Growth, North America Lead

John McNally

Managing Director, Accenture Financial Services, Customer Insight & Growth, North America

Aisha Kafati

Senior Manager – Strategy & Consulting

Stephanie Sadowski

Senior Managing Director – Accenture Financial Services, Customer Insight & Growth

Anne Mai Bertelsen

Managing Director, Accenture Financial Services, Customer Insight & Growth

Ambrose Shannon

Managing Director – Strategy & Consulting

Can Kekevi

Managing Director, Accenture Financial Services Customer Insight & Growth

Sinead Barry

Managing Director, Financial Services, Customer Insight & Growth

Tami Waggoner

Managing Director, Applied Intelligence Accenture Digital

Sarah Johnson

Consultant, CFO & Enterprise Value

Samir Raza

Principal Director - Strategy & Consulting

Michael Weiss

Management Consulting Manager - CFO&EV Risk & Compliance

Ryan Barnett

CFO&EV Analyst - Accenture Strategy & Consulting

Olivia Jones

Strategy and Consulting Manager – Digital Risk and Compliance

Ishrat Aishee

Consulting Analyst - Accenture Strategy & Consulting

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Liss Mendez

Management Consultant - Risk & Compliance

Gareth Young

Senior Principal – Strategy & Consulting

Jackie Morley

Senior Principal – Strategy & Consulting

Mairi Bryan

Principal – Strategy & Consulting

Olutosin Oguntunde

Managing Director – Security

Philippe Guiral

Managing Director – Strategy & Consulting

Regulatory Compliance Team

Accenture Regulatory Compliance Team, Finance & Risk Practice

Shahid Ghaloo

Senior Manager – Strategy & Consulting, AML/KYC as a Service Lead

Katie Shea

Manager – Strategy & Consulting

Usman Raj

Senior Manager – Strategy & Consulting

Jaye Qi

CDP Analyst – Digital Risk & Compliance

Jessica Lipman

Talent & Organization / Human Potential​

Jessica McDermott

Principal Director

Amanda Gordon

Manager – Strategy & Consulting

Jon Narveson

Digital Risk & Compliance Leader

Rodrigo Moretti

Management Consultant – Digital Risk & Compliance

Spencer Hosack

Management Consultant - Risk & Compliance

Sol Kim

Consulting Analyst - Accenture Financial Services

Natasha Arun Kumar

Senior Manager – Strategy & Consulting

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Aaron Mendelsohn

Principal Director, Risk & Compliance

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Financial Services

Adam Siegel

Consultant – Strategy and Consulting

Alison Rooney

Director – Technology Strategy and Advisory

Anastasia Barnett

CFO&EV Analyst

Andrew Solow

Management Consulting Senior Manager

Aron Elston

Principal Director, Regulatory & Compliance Analytics,  Finance & Risk Practice 

Bhavna Rawlley

Senior Manager - Banking, Applied Intelligence

Charles Serocold

Management Consultant

Conor Marrinan

Strategy & Consulting Manager

David DeLeon

Financial Crime Compliance Managing Director

Deb Banerjee

Technology & Cyber Risk Lead - South Market Unit

Dr. Christian Tölkes

Managing Director, Technology Consulting Lead Financial Services Austria, Switzerland & Germany

Eleanor Pilgrim

Management Consultant, Finance & Risk Practice

Eric Marketoft

Management Consultant - Accenture Strategy & Consulting

Eric Jeanne

Managing Director, Finance & Risk Practice

Erika Scanlin

Managing Director, Talent & Organization

Fergus Gordon

Managing Director and Banking Industry Lead, Growth Markets

Frank Strauss

Managing Director – Accenture Strategy & Consulting

George Dodd

Senior Principal - Risk and Compliance

Geoffroy Descamps

Managing Director – Digital Strategy

Giles Morant

Senior Manager, Finance & Risk Practice

Hamza Behzad

Consulting Manager, Finance & Risk Practice 

Hamdi Mohammed

Managing Director, Finance & Risk Practice, APAC

Hortense Viard

Senior Manager Strategy and Consulting CFO & EV

Iain Duke-Richardet

Principal Director, North America Regulatory & Compliance Practice, Finance and Risk

Irfan Malik

Director, Financial Services, Finance & Risk Practice 

Isaac Galena

Senior Manager, Data Advisory

John Mannino

Strategy and Consulting Manager

Jonathan Wong

Management Consulting Manager, Hong Kong

Jonathan Berger

Management Consulting Manager

John Suarez

Technology & Cyber Risk Lead – South Market Unit

Jordan Giordano

Management Consulting Manager

Katerina Smith

Strategy & Consulting Senior Analyst

Kamran Ikram

Managing Director, Accenture Strategy & Consulting

Kelley Conway

Managing Director, Accenture Financial Services Technology Advisory, North America lead

Kelly Owens

Managing Director, Customer Insights & Growth Lead, Accenture Australia and New Zealand

Luis Morfa

Management Consulting Analyst

Matt Schwalm

Consultant, Applied Intelligence

Mahendra Kasula

Principal Director, Corporate Banking & Innovation, South East Asia

Mackenzie Meyer

Capital Markets Management Consultant

Maximilian Martin

Management Consultant - CFO&EV Risk & Compliance

Michael Werder

Managing Director, Accenture Financial Services Technology Advisory

Miguel Calvo

Managing Director, Global Digital Enterprise Lead, Financial Services Europe

Michael Cheek

Managing Director – Capital Markets

Nicholas Conlon

Director – Commercial Banking Lead, Growth Markets

Nicole Bodack

Managing Director - Capital Markets, Growth Markets

Pierre Gross

Manager – Strategy & Consulting

Preetha Bedi

Principal, Financial Services lead for Cloud Risk and Regulatory Compliance

Richard Leroy

Managing Director, Accenture Financial Services Technology Advisory, Cloud Advisory lead Europe

Robert Bradley

Managing Director, Compliance as a Service Offering Lead – Accenture Operations

Rowena Maxwell

Managing Director, Accenture Financial Services, Customer Insight & Growth Lead, UK

Rob Nazara

Manager, Digital Risk & Compliance

Sabyasachi Roy

Managing Director – Financial Services Technology Advisory Artificial Intelligence, UKI

Sher Li Tan

Managing Director, Financial Services – Greater China

Steven Hansen

Manager – Strategy and Consulting

Tim Lisko

Principle Director, Accenture Security

Tim Peterson

Management Consultant

Tim Broome

Managing Director, Artificial Intelligence Lead, Financial Services Asia Pacific

Victoria Shan

Senior Principal - Risk and Compliance

William Knapik

Management Consulting Principal Director

William Monaghan

Management Consulting Senior Principal- Accenture Strategy & Consulting