International Bank

International banks can also benefit from our expert recruitment specialists. Kind Consultancy can help with Financial Crime resource needs for Financial Services organisations of any size, scope and locations. In this Case Study, learn how one international organisation benefited from our services.

Kind Consultancy worked with an international bank who had suffered a serious and well-publicised Compliance and Financial Crime failure. Resultantly they were looking to completely transform their Compliance function and they wanted to tap into the internationally renowned Compliance talent in the UK. The client approached Kind based on their awareness of Kind’s specialist Compliance focus in the UK Financial Services recruitment marketplace.

Kind Consultancy contacted 20 of the very best AML and KYC Analysts and Compliance professionals with Project Management and Transformation experience, utilising a mix of candidates who were already part of the pre-screened Kind Agile Solutions bench and newly sourced candidates. The Kind team conducted pre-interviews with all of the contractors and submitted their details to the client for approval. All 20 were deployed to the client’s international sites within a matter of weeks and began leading and assisting in the total overhaul of the bank’s Compliance and Financial Crime approaches.

Kind’s team of contractors helped the end client to successfully build and embed new Financial Crime frameworks and develop a much more positive Compliance culture, across multiple countries and regulatory jurisdictions. The bank has kept on some of those contractors as permanent members of the Compliance team and has not had another Financial Crime failure since Kind Consultancy began supporting them.

KYC Remediation

Kind Consultancy supported a Big 4 consulting firm who were working on a large scale remediation project for a Tier 1 international bank. We were contacted by their resourcing team and asked to identify high caliber AML Analysts, KYC Analyst, Financial Crime Team Leaders and SMEs.

We immediately looked to the Kind Agile bench of pre-qualified, pre-screened candidates, knowing that it includes many Financial Crime specialists. We were able to fulfill all of the project requirements using exclusively Kind Agile contractors who were already known to us and who we could trust to deliver exceptional work.

Across the full lifecycle of the project, we deployed 25 Analysts, 5 Team Leaders and 2 SMEs. The project lasted 18 months and 100% of Kind’s contractors were extended throughout the period to see the project through to completion.

Head of Compliance & MLRO : Case Study

Kind Consultancy was approached by an international investment fund active in multiple locations across Europe and North America. Previously, their UK operation had completely outsourced its Compliance function. They were looking to expand their UK base, including creating an in-house Compliance team, beginning with a Head of Compliance and an MLRO.

Working on an exclusive, retained basis, we helped our client to build the job brief, incorporating our knowledge of the current Compliance and Financial Crime landscape in the UK. We then conducted a detailed search and market mapping exercise using a mix of methodology. Our team reached out to people in our existing network who we knew had the specialist skill set our client was looking for. Next, we identified passive candidates we believed would be perfect for the role and made confidential approaches.

Our final shortlist contained only the very best senior Compliance and Financial Crime professionals who had the expertise to take on strategic, leadership roles in a new department. We focused on individuals who had previously held SMF16 and SMF17 functions, or who were of a calibre that we trusted to be ready to step into an FCA-approved role. We also were careful to pre-screen any candidate on the shortlist to consider their personality and culture fit within our client’s existing senior team, making sure their long-term career goals were aligned with the business’s plans.

After interviewing our candidates, the client successfully appointed their preferred candidate and was extremely happy with the quality of people provided. We’ve remained close to both the Head of Compliance and MLRO post placement and have subsequently provided them with more junior staff to build out their new teams.

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