In our latest reader-submitted Q&A, Hugo Veazey describes sharing his passion for fighting financial crime
What is your full job title?
Director, Anti-Financial Crime Solutions
How long have you worked in the industry?
I have worked in the banking industry since 1989, for the last 8 years or so I have worked specifically in the FinCrime space
How long have you worked in your current role?
I joined RDC in August 2019, so 1 year and 2 months
How did you get into your current role?
I was consulting at Commerzbank in London and my contract ended, I saw the role advertised on LinkedIn and couldn’t believe my eyes. I couldn’t have written a better job spec myself!
What does a typical day look like?
I am split roughly 3 ways – looking at thought leadership (blogs, white papers, webinars etc), proof of concept requests (screening settings, anonymised peer analysis etc) and quarterly reviews (efficiency of screening results)
What is your greatest achievement so far?
Raising my 2 incredible children (the wife helped a bit!)
What is the most challenging thing about your role?
Maintaining a good balance between work and life given we have an office in Singapore as well as coverage all the way to the US west coast
What part of your role do you enjoy the most?
Speaking with clients/prospects who share the same passion that I do in terms of fighting financial crime
How do you see your role/industry changing in the next few years?
An increase in digitalisation and effective utilisation of things like AI and machine learning
Would you recommend working in this role, please give your reasons?
I would 100% recommend this role and am currently in the process of hiring for a US equivalent. In the fullness of time, I anticipate that we will also need someone in the far east. The role remit is quite broad and continues to expand as RDC were recently acquired by Moody’s and we are currently integrating with Bureau van Dijk. This is creating new opportunities and routes to market that might not have been so easily available to us previously. I love my job and hope that my enthusiasm comes across positively.
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