Experts in financial crime detection
SymphonyAI NetReveal combines industry experience with deep technological knowledge across banking, insurance, and capital markets
Account Director, Financial Crime Solutions
Rob Horton is Account Director, Financial Crime Solutions at SymphonyAI NetReveal, and has 15 years’ experience helping large institutions with data analytics, fraud and financial crime prevention, cyber security and compliance. His work helps clients to tackle issues such as money laundering, terror financing and fraud.
At SymphonyAI NetReveal, Rob works with clients in banking, insurance and across government, shaping solutions to detect and manage risk, and ensure regulatory compliance. He advises organisations on building effective and efficient financial crime programmes, the use of advanced analytics, and how to make threat-led investment decisions in cyber security.
Rob began his career at SymphonyAI NetReveal as head of Government Products, where he worked with UK and overseas government departments and agencies to prevent tax fraud and combat money laundering. More recently, he has worked with leading financial institutions and financial market infrastructures to successfully deliver major transformation programmes. Rob holds a Masters in Mathematics from Cambridge University and later attended the Judge Business School.
“I’m really proud to play a role in reducing the harm caused to society by financial crime. By better using data and new technologies, we can more accurately detect and prevent criminals from exploiting the financial system. There’s nothing more satisfying to our teams than helping a client use technology to successfully prevent a crime taking place, or to disrupt the activity of criminal groups.
“The banking sector is going through massive transformation as a result of new technologies and innovation in digital customer experiences. This comes with its own challenges, but the financial institutions leading the pack will be those who keep pace with this transformation, improving customer experiences and reducing operating costs, while actually improving their protection against financial crime and cyber crime.”
Ask Rob about:
The bank of the future, the use of advanced analytics and secure cloud technology adoption, and how to disrupt criminal activity with data.
Head of Compliance
Enda is an anti-money laundering specialist, with over 10 years’ experience supporting financial services institutions.
His work at SymphonyAI NetReveal includes managing the strategy and vision of our Financial Crime Compliance products, enabling financial institutions to tackle the evolving money laundering landscape effectively and efficiently. To do this, Enda combines the very latest technology with his deep understanding of FATF and other similar body recommendations and publications, as well as local legally binding regulations.
Passionate about understanding the challenges faced by financial services institutions, Enda’s experiences prior to his current role have included client-facing positions in Australia and Singapore, as well as client advocate work.
Enda is actively focused on how the SymphonyAI NetReveal technology pipeline can bring value to global organisations seeking to understand customer risk, detect suspicious behaviour and comply with a complex array of financial crime compliance regulations. He marries client feedback with feedback from industry events, research and the latest regulatory updates and trends, to ensure our solution can help organisations reduce friction for the lower risk (and the vast majority of) customers, whilst keeping the higher risk and bad actors at bay.
“The world is awash with dirty money, and we need to redress the balance. Having the opportunity to do this drives me to raise the standards in our solutions each and every day. I’m passionate about ensuring our customers inform the strategic direction of our solution in an Agile manner from ideation right through to delivery.”
Ask Enda about:
The digitisation of financial services, and how to build innovative, proactive, and pre-emptive market problem solving technology.
Financial Crime and Compliance Expert
Charmian Simmons helps financial institutions across Europe, the Middle East, and Africa better understand the complexities of the financial crime landscape. She assists our clients navigate the regulatory change framework and provides thought leadership on a variety of topics covering policy, standards, innovation, crypto, product advancement and analytics across the compliance market.
“Keeping pace with material changes in regulations, enforcement action, standards guidance and what’s happening with technology innovation and solutions is not easy, especially with so many changes and options to consider today,” says Charmian. “It’s rewarding to help clients find ways to work smarter not harder, to improve financial crime compliance outcomes, their program maturity, and help combat financial crime across the industry.”
Having worked in investment banking the majority of her career in key financial hubs – New York and London – Charmian’s practitioner experience and knowledge is sought after for both advisory and assurance guidance. She is often asked about Compliance Optimisation and Innovation, and how a risk and compliance ecosystems can better support AML outcomes and effectiveness.
“Financial crime is an area that continues to evolve,” she points out. “And much like the pace at which criminals advance their practices and methods, Financial Services’ compliance programs, technologies and tools need to keep pace in order to effectively detect, prevent and deter such behaviour while remaining regulatory compliant.”
Charmian is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) by ACAMS and a Certified Data Privacy Solution Engineer (CDPSE) by ISACA. She also holds a Certification in Risk Management Assurance (CRMA) from The IIA and is an ISACA Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA).
Ask Charmian about:
Anti-money laundering, financial crime, and compliance.
Anti-Money Laundering and FinCrime SME
Elizabeth Bethoney has spent her career—almost two decades—steeped in anti-money laundering (AML) and tackling financial crime. After earning two degrees in economics, she went to work for the U.S. Government in both the intelligence and law enforcement communities, including the U.S. Treasury Department.
After more than a decade in Government, Elizabeth moved into the private sector, working within financial institutions, consulting, and technology to continue to advance AML and financial crime compliance and risk management.
At SymphonyAI NetReveal she uses her deep domain expertise and knowledge of analytics to enhance our core products and deliver client-centric solutions.
Ask Elizabeth about:
Anti-money laundering, Financial Crime