Accenture Financial Services Blog

Bringing an Elusive Target into Focus: Cultivating Anti-Fraud Culture

This is the first in a two-part series on anti-fraud culture. Fraud continues to impact companies across industries and around the globe, with bad actors constantly switching their tactics to circumvent new controls. In the case of fraud, when one door closes…

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Legal Operations—The Oft Missing Piece of the Puzzle

Corporate legal functions of the past were focused solely on providing the best legal advice possible. Today’s legal functions are required to manage greater complexity, and an increased pace of business and regulatory change. For legal functions operating at the forefront of…

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ESG Regulatory Newsletter: June 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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Privacy of the future and the journey to customer trust

Privacy concerns have evolved considerably over the years, from more industry-focused regulations, layered around information security standards, to a more holistic view encompassing consumer rights, precipitated by the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Management of privacy risk has rapidly increased in stature…

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Future Law: How corporate legal can win in a digital world

General Counsels and legal leaders recently surveyed by Accenture confirm that Legal functions are on a journey to Future Law and the digital transformation of their function. 1 Our latest Compliance Risk Study results show that two-thirds of legal executives surveyed report…

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Thinking strategically about loyalty fraud

As organizations look toward optimizing (or standing up) their loyalty fraud defenses, here is a simple framework to consider. Figure 1: Strategic Approach to Layer Loyalty Fraud Defenses  1. Start with what you have. Though it varies by industry, many organizations have…

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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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Meet Our Bloggers

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


Financial Services

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

Olivia Jones

Strategy and Consulting Manager – Digital Risk and Compliance

Ryan Barnett

CFO&EV Analyst - Accenture Strategy & Consulting

Samir Raza

Principal Director - Strategy & Consulting

Michael Weiss

Management Consulting Manager - CFO&EV Risk & Compliance

Sarah Johnson

Consultant, CFO & Enterprise Value

Ishrat Aishee

Consulting Analyst - Accenture Strategy & Consulting

Allen International

Allen International

Liss Mendez

Management Consultant - Risk & Compliance

Gareth Young

Senior Principal – Strategy & Consulting

Garrett Swanberg

Senior Manager – 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

Suzanne Carlson

Director – Accenture Fraud Transformation Practice

Katie Shea

Manager – Strategy & Consulting

Shahid Ghaloo

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

Usman Raj

Senior Manager – Strategy & Consulting

Jaye Qi

CDP Analyst – Digital Risk & Compliance

James Lilly

Management Consulting Manager – CFO and Enterprise Value practice

Amanda Gordon

Manager – Strategy & Consulting

Jessica Lipman

Talent & Organization / Human Potential​

Jessica McDermott

Principal Director

Jon Narveson

Digital Risk & Compliance Leader

Sol Kim

Consulting Analyst - Accenture Financial Services

Spencer Hosack

Management Consultant - Risk & Compliance

Rodrigo Moretti

Management Consultant – Digital Risk & Compliance

Sophia Carlton

Senior Manager – Fraud & Financial Crimes

Natasha Arun Kumar

Senior Manager – Strategy & Consulting

Accenture Tech Advisory

Financial Services

Aaron Mendelsohn

Principal Director, Risk & Compliance

Accenture Finance & Risk

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

Erika Scanlin

Managing Director, Talent & Organization

Eric Jeanne

Managing Director, Finance & Risk Practice

Eric Marketoft

Management Consultant - Accenture Strategy & Consulting

Fergus Gordon

Managing Director and Banking Industry Lead, Growth Markets

Frank Strauss

Managing Director – Accenture Strategy & Consulting

Geoffroy Descamps

Managing Director – Digital Strategy

George Dodd

Senior Principal - Risk and Compliance

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

John Suarez

Technology & Cyber Risk Lead – South Market Unit

Jonathan Berger

Management Consulting Manager

Jonathan Wong

Management Consulting Manager, Hong Kong

Jordan Giordano

Management Consulting Manager

Kamran Ikram

Managing Director, Accenture Strategy & Consulting

Katerina Smith

Strategy & Consulting Senior Analyst

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

Maximilian Martin

Management Consultant - CFO&EV Risk & Compliance

Matt Schwalm

Consultant, Applied Intelligence

Mahendra Kasula

Principal Director, Corporate Banking & Innovation, South East Asia

Mackenzie Meyer

Capital Markets Management Consultant

Miguel Calvo

Managing Director, Global Digital Enterprise Lead, Financial Services Europe

Michael Cheek

Managing Director – Capital Markets

Michael Werder

Managing Director, Accenture Financial Services Technology Advisory

Nicole Bodack

Managing Director - Capital Markets, Growth Markets

Nicholas Conlon

Director – Commercial Banking Lead, 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

Rowena Maxwell

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

Rob Nazara

Manager, Digital Risk & Compliance

Robert Bradley

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

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 Peterson

Management Consultant

Tim Broome

Managing Director, Artificial Intelligence Lead, Financial Services Asia Pacific

Tim Lisko

Principle Director, Accenture Security

Victoria Shan

Senior Principal - Risk and Compliance

William Monaghan

Management Consulting Senior Principal- Accenture Strategy & Consulting

William Knapik

Management Consulting Principal Director