Speaking History

Speaker at Money20/20 2016

Session Information

Vikas Agarwal

Partner
PwC
Speaking History

Speaker at Money20/20 2016

Session Information

Vikas is a Partner in PwC Risk Consulting Practice and leads its Financial Crime Technology practice. The practice is today composed of over 400 professionals in the US, London, Singapore, Hong Kong and India and focuses on helping clients enhance controls related to money laundering, fraud and rogue trading technology and analytics. In addition to his practice leadership responsibility, Vikas is the lead partner on several high profile engagements for government agencies and financial institution in the fight against terrorist financing, leads learning and development for the Financial Services Risk and Regulatory technology practice.

Vikas has engaged in variety of activities with clients and internally at the firm:

·  Serving as the Global Head of Systems and Analytics for HSBC  reporting to the CCO post deferred prosecution agreement to assist in building its capability, strategy and execution for deep money laundering violations

·  Advising a multitude of organizations including fin tech companies on Terrorist Financing issues

·  Interacting and advising clients with global regulators including the department of justice, treasury, office of coin and currency, the office of the superintendent of financial institutions (Canada), Financial Conduct Authority (London), Hong Kong Monetary Authority, Monetary Authority of Singapore and many others.

·  Launching and Managing PwC’s Risk and Regulatory Innovation center in partnership with Carnegie Mellon University

·  Launching PwC’s Financial Services Audit Analytics transformation piloting the use of Machine Learning, AI and unstructured analytics to assist in transforming how the firm performs its Financial Statement Audits in the banking capital markets space.

Vikas has a B.S. in Management from Case Western University graduating in 2004 and completed his M.B.A. from Columbia Business School in 2014. He speaks frequently at Government roundtables and conferences on designing effective money laundering systems and using compliance as a competitive advantage.