Ocorian, the specialist global provider of regulatory and compliance, alternative fund, corporate and fiduciary services, has strengthened its financial crime and anti-money laundering support for clients with a key appointment. It has promoted Joe French to Managing Director and Head of its Financial Crime and Consulting Services.
Joe French is promoted to his new role having previously worked for Ocorian’s Newgate Compliance Limited for over six years. His experience includes 13 years with HM Revenue & Customs leading intelligence teams which developed domestic and international criminal and civil cases in relation to money laundering, fraud and cyber-crime. Prior to this he worked for the Financial Conduct Authority, after starting his career with Royal Bank of Scotland.
This comes as recent international research* with more than 130 family office professionals, commissioned by Ocorian, said growing regulatory pressures are a key driver behind 91% expecting their outsourcing to grow over the next three years.
Ricky Popat, Director – Regulatory & Compliance at Ocorian said: “Joe’s appointment and our growing financial crime team emphasises our focus on excellence in this area. We know that many clients including family offices struggle to source regulatory support, so we’re delighted to be able to enhance our services to clients with particular emphasis on digital assets.”
Joe French added: “Regulatory demands are increasing rapidly across all jurisdictions and businesses often find it difficult to ensure they remain compliant on a continuous basis and financial crime is a major focus for regulators worldwide. I’m excited to be part of a growing team at Ocorian who can offer clients the very best advice and continue and to supporting clients with pragmatic and flexible solutions building on the wide range of services provided by Ocorian.”