Case Studies

Review of high risk client base

Financial Crime Projects

A leading UK bank asked Campion Willcocks specialists to review their high-risk client base and then establish a BAU unit to oversee ongoing monitoring of the population.

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Remediation of global bank’s full customer base

Financial Crime Projects

A multi-jurisdictional mid-sized bank required Campion Willcocks to remediate their full population of medium and high-risk customers.

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Rapid response team repaired high-risk corporate files

BAU Support

Following an internal audit review, this bank required expert support and practical assistance to rectify serious thematic failings that had been identified in complex high risk corporate files.

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Financial Crime Projects

Overseeing periodic reviews of a major UK bank

BAU Support

This UK Tier 1 bank required assistance for their periodic review programme for small corporate and SME commercial customers. The project required end-to-end design and implementation, as well as engagement with frontline teams across the UK, necessitating flexible, semi-autonomous teams able to travel to remote client sites.

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Deployment to bolster a major bank’s first line team

BAU Support

A financial services firm required support in uplifting its large corporate customers to their new AML standard. Campion Willcocks rapid response team was engaged to assist frontline personnel and work together to ensure the customers were reviewed within the timeframe.

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Bringing true diligence to due diligence

Corporate Intelligence

A financial services company approached Campion Willcocks because it was unhappy with its current due diligence provider. The company was planning an investment in a European asset management firm, and did not feel like it had the requisite clarity and confidence to proceed with the planned investment based on the information from its current provider.

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Enhanced due diligence on a key hire

Corporate Intelligence

A nominated advisor wanted to avoid the potential for reputational and financial damage by undertaking an enhanced due diligence report on a potential new board member of its client company. The board member had seemed ‘too good to be true’ and had already been approved by internal due diligence checks.

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Tracing the assets of a sensitive PEP

Corporate Intelligence

Our client suspected that a person of interest had undeclared and/or hidden assets. The Campion Willcocks team was tasked with verifying the subject’s known assets as well as identifying any additional assets that the target may have intentionally hid from our client.

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Deep dive on a major bank’s PEP population

Financial Crime Projects

This large UK banking group approached Campion Willcocks for analysis on its PEP (Politically Exposed Person) population and an approach to enhanced monitoring.

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Advised a new digital first bank on their financial crime solution

Technology Solutions

Campion Willcocks SMEs were asked to advise on the design of end-to-end financial crime processes for a new digital bank. The challenge was to create a fully automated solution, which would enable customers to open bank accounts within three minutes.

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Automated portfolio monitoring

Portfolio Monitoring

Campion Willcocks was asked to build a bespoke automated portfolio monitoring system for a UK Tier 1 bank, in order to monitor global multinationals, smaller companies, retail business banking and retail customers, including trigger alerts for real-time risk management.

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Design and build new three lines of defence model

Policies & Procedures

Campion Willcocks was asked to work with a multi-jurisdictional bank to re-design their financial crime target operating model, including providing a suite of new standards and procedures, and then to assist in the implementation.

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New suite of financial crime procedures

Policies & Procedures

Campion Willcocks was asked to review and enhance the financial crime procedures of a medium-sized South African Bank.

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Review of a global bank’s transaction monitoring solution

Transaction Monitoring

Campion Willcocks was asked to review the existing transaction monitoring solution for a global bank, and to make recommendations for enhancements and/or system change.

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