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Financial Crime Compliance Strategy Services and Economic Crime Research

Financial Crime Compliance Strategy Services and Economic Crime Research

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About

Southworth Consulting

Southworth Consulting is an Australian, boutique firm specialising in Financial Crime Compliance Strategy, Risk Management and Economic Crime Research. 

Motivated and inspired to make a difference, our passion lies in using research and practical expertise to inform international and domestic policy relating to financial crime prevention; and to assist businesses in meeting their regulatory obligations via effective financial crime compliance strategy.  This includes the areas of Anti-Money Laundering (AML); Counter Terrorist Financing (CTF); Counter Proliferation Financing (CPF); Economic and Trade Sanctions; and Anti-Bribery and Corruption (ABC).

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Bank-Southworth-Consulting (1)

About

Southworth Consulting

Southworth Consulting is an Australian, boutique firm specialising in Financial Crime Compliance Strategy, Risk Management and Economic Crime Research. 

Motivated and inspired to make a difference, our passion lies in using research and practical expertise to inform international and domestic policy relating to financial crime prevention; and to assist businesses in meeting their regulatory obligations via effective financial crime compliance strategy.  This includes the areas of Anti-Money Laundering (AML); Counter Terrorist Financing (CTF); Counter Proliferation Financing (CPF); Economic and Trade Sanctions; and Anti-Bribery and Corruption (ABC).

Services

Expertise

Southworth Consulting offers risk, research and compliance strategy services for a broad range of stakeholders across the financial crime control landscape including Businesses in Regulated Sectors; Law Firms; Government Agencies; Regulators; Law Enforcement Agencies (LEAs); Charities; Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) and Universities.

Financial Crime Compliance Strategy and Risk Management Consultancy Services include:

Financial Crime Compliance Strategic Planning

Assistance with preparation for Regulatory engagement and inspections

In depth reviews of financial crime risk and control frameworks

Economic Crime Research Services include:

Assistance with Research Projects

Development of Research Papers, White Papers and Journal Articles

Financial Crime Compliance Strategy and Risk Management Consultancy
Economic Crime Research
Financial Crime Compliance Strategic Planning
Assistance with preparation for Regulatory engagement and inspections
In depth reviews of financial crime risk and control frameworks
Assistance with Research Projects
Development of Research Papers, White Papers and Journal Articles

Biography

About Rachel

Financial Crime Compliance Positions

Rachel Southworth Ph.D. has worked internationally in a range of Financial Crime Compliance positions for major financial institutions in Australia, Hong Kong and the UK, with exposure to financial crime compliance obligations across Europe, America, Asia, Australasia and the Middle East.

Most recently Rachel was General Manager, Financial Crime Compliance (FCC) Retail at the Commonwealth Bank of Australia, and prior to this was the Head of Financial Crime and Anti-Money Laundering Operations at Bank of Queensland.  In Hong Kong, Rachel worked for Standard Chartered Bank as the Head of Governance, FCC, and the Head of Business Restrictions, Hong Kong. At HSBC Rachel worked in the UK as a Compliance Manager in Risk, Strategy & Change, for FCC Europe and later transferred to the Hong Kong Office to become Senior AML Manager and Head of the Regional AML Office (RAMLO), for FCC Asia Pacific.  

Rachel is now the sole Director of Southworth Consulting, based in Brisbane, QLD.

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Extensive Network

Academic Background

Rachel has a Ph.D. in financial crime control: risk, regulation and the role of the UK banking sector from Cardiff University (UK), and is passionate about research into financial crime risk, controls and regulatory compliance.  Rachel has an extensive network of contacts in the field of financial crime policy and compliance, as well as international regulatory and law enforcement agencies, built throughout her years of work and research experience.

Prior to working in Financial Crime Compliance, Rachel worked in various policy roles, with the UK Regulator, the Financial Services Authority (now Financial Conduct Authority); the UK Treasury in Financial Crime Policy; and Surrey Police in Policing Policy.  

Rachel is also alumni of the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) where she was awarded her MSc in Criminal Justice Policy and BSc in Sociology.

Publications

2013 Ph.D. Thesis: ‘Financial Crime Control: Risk, Regulation & the Role of the UK Banking Sector’

Contact Us

rachel@southworthconsulting.com.au

+61 (0) 413 697 271

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