Matt Russell is a Financial Crime Partner in PwC's London Forensic Services practice, specialising in the integration of financial crime investigation, detection and prevention activities for Financial Service clients, covering fraud, money laundering and market abuse. Matt is focused on helping clients get the most out of their Financial Crime systems and controls, making them more risk-sensitive and intelligence-led. This is often in response to the regulatory challenge to be more outcomes focused, helping financial institutions move from simply complying with minimum regulatory standards to developing frameworks that are driven by the effectiveness of systems and controls and their outcomes. Not only does this more closely align with regulatory expectations, but it addresses senior management concerns that these systems and controls be more sustainable and do not cripple the business.
Matt brings a critical in-house industry dimension to the leadership team, leveraging his previous role as the Head of Anti-Money Laundering and Sanctions for the Retail Banking business of a global financial institution.