Compliance Assurance

Companies grappling with complex system and data issues have turned to Metafor to determine the root causes, oversee robust remediation efforts, and provide strategic advice about strengthening controls to guard against future lapses. We are experienced in analyzing money laundering and sanctions risks in many developed and emerging markets. We are familiar with navigating challenging data privacy frameworks.

We advise financial institutions seeking to strengthen their compliance programs, systems, and controls.

Representative Matters

Metafor’s principal led the assessments of the functionality and suitability of AML and sanctions compliance systems for two major monitorships on behalf of the U.S. Department of Justice, Federal Reserve Board, and New York Department of Financial Services.

In this capacity, he spearheaded the independent testing of the transaction monitoring and filtering systems, the underlying data quality, and their governance and change management frameworks. Mr. McGowan has performed on-site testing of compliance systems across the U.S., Latin America, Europe, and Asia. His work has covered many financial products in retail, commercial, investing, private banking, and trade finance.