AML Services Limited
Who We Are
ComplianceAsia has been actively engaged in AML/KYC projects since being founded in 2003. Our principals have a background in working with these rules since they first came into effect for drug trafficking in the early 1990’s.
Since those early days, financial crime related intelligence, strategy and tactics have broadened to include a much wider range of crimes, anti-corruption policy and procedures, stopping terrorist financing, dealing with tax crime and the ever changing world of sanctions enforcement and screening.
There has also been a considerable broadening of the impact of global rules beyond just banks to securities firms, asset managers and custodians and then to accountants, law firms, trust companies, and real estate agents. Soon, that will be further extended to dealers in commodities, auction houses and the art world.
We have always been at the forefront of these developments, monitoring policy formation and then providing up to date relevant guidance and support to institutions and companies impacted by the rules.
AML Services Limited was formed specifically to assist with the ever-increasing demand placed on financial businesses as global regulators have introduced more stringent Anti-Money Laundering laws and regulations in the past 10 years. AML Services provides support and outsourcing functions to companies that are subject to AML/CFT regulations in multiple jurisdictions.
The scale of AML Services allows us to provide cost-effective solutions that ensure companies remain compliant with the rules and regulations.
We also have vast experience in dealing with firms that are licensed with the SFC, IA, HKMA, and the MAS.
If you have an AML/CFT or KYC issue, then we have probably dealt with it before and can help you with it.
Alex is a Chartered Accountant registered in Australia with a Bachelor of Commerce degree who formerly worked with a major international investigations firm and prior to that with several leading accounting firms.
He has investigated organized crime, corruption on a grand scale, serious commercial crime and been engaged in a number of security operations connected to the war in Afghanistan, the second Gulf War, piracy in the Gulf of Aden, the Malacca Straits and terrorism in Indonesia.
He has been engaged in issues connected to financial crime investigation and in particular the Hong Kong Drug Trafficking Recovery of Proceeds Ordinance, the Organised and Serious Crimes Ordinance, the United Nations Anti-Terrorism Ordinance, the Anti Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorist Financing Ordinance, the Prevention of Bribery Ordinance and the guidelines connected thereto since 1991 or the later inception of those laws and guidelines.
He was an attendee at the Jesus College International Crime Symposium in 2000, 2001, 2002, and 2018. He also attended the inaugural conference on Corruption Control and the UN Convention against Corruption at the JF Kennedy School of Government at Harvard in 2003.
Alex is a frequent speaker at industry events relating to compliance, money laundering, fraud, and corruption. He has presented over 100 times on anti-money laundering and countering the finance of terrorism to financial industry clients.
Head of AML Services, South East Asia
Hardy is a qualified Private Investigator accredited by the Singapore Police Force. Prior to joining ComplianceAsia, Hardy worked for more than 10 years in various Singapore government agencies and his last position was in the Intelligence & Investigation Division.
He played a pivotal role in Field Intelligence which led to several high-profile media cases. He was posted to the Special Investigation Unit to conduct in-depth investigation on the finance and insurance industry as well as to make prosecution recommendations to the Attorney-General Chambers.
Hardy was a participant at the Jesus College International Crime Symposium in 2019, and has participated in numerous industry events as a guest speaker, covering the topics of money laundering, fraud and corruption.
Head of AML Services, North Asia
Justin graduated from Queen Mary, University of London with joint honours in German & Russian. His background includes working in operations security in valuable cargo logistics in Germany and Hong Kong, where he initiated and subsequently led the due diligence compliance division at a service provider for the diamond & jewellery and precious metals industries. More recently, he worked in client lifecycle management in corporate banking in Hong Kong and was part of a major remediation project following US Monitor recommendations.
As the Head of AML Services for North Asia, Justin provides the benefit of years of experience in international customer due diligence and customized compliance solutions for non-SFC regulated companies concerned with the potential impact of money laundering and terrorism financing on their businesses.
Financial Crime Compliance Consultant
Desmond is a Financial Crime Compliance consultant based in our Singapore office. Before joining the firm he worked for CIMB Bank Berhad, Singapore as an AML Analyst.
Concurrent with his employment at the Bank, he studied Business Management at Murdoch University and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in 2019.