Anthony joined Exiger from the Malta Financial Services Authority (MFSA), where he was the Head of Financial Crime Compliance, leading the MFSA’s response to Moneyval and FATF evaluations. In this role, Anthony built a high performing team who became subject matter experts in AML, Sanctions, Anti-Bribery and Corruption and Anti-Tax Evasion. Anthony strengthened the Malta (EU) gateway to the financial services industry by implementing financial crime checkpoints to the authorisation process. He also led his team to substantially increase the quantity and quality of regulatory inspections by changing the target operating model. Anthony also significantly enhanced the Management Information capabilities of the MFSA with regards to financial crime.
Prior to his appointment to the MFSA, Anthony headed up Deutsche Bank UK Markets Anti-Financial Crime (AFC) team where he had transferred from the Corporate Banking and Trade Finance AFC team. In both areas, Anthony and his team aligned to the business by relocating the second line into the business, resulting in faster and safer, client to market results and swifter resolution of queries from the business.
Anthony has served in various senior roles in Financial Crime Compliance for key financial institutions, including the Middle East and also held a senior regulatory role within the UK’s Financial Services Authority Enforcement division.
In a career that spans nearly 25 years, Anthony also worked in Scotland Yard as a detective, notably within the Economic and Specialist Crime Directorate, and has worked in the Caribbean managing teams responsible for investigation of financial crime in small, medium and large regulated institutions.