Consulting & Advisory

AML Health check (2017)

A London based financial institution with global reach asked Lysis to perform a review of their AML governance framework.

The Client

A London based financial institution with global reach.

The Challenge

To review the firm’s anti-money laundering (AML) governance framework and operational controls against the new 2017 requirements.

The Solution

Lysis deployed a team of AML and regulatory specialists to carry-out a review of the firm’s governance framework relating to AML. They also reviewed all policies and procedures relating to AML, ABC and sanctions and reviewed and tested all operational processes and systems relating to AML including KYC and transaction monitoring.In addition, Lysis interviewed all key staff from executive management to operational staff in order to establish the level of understanding and cultural awareness around AML and compliance. They further tested the Three Lines of Defence model in the firm to review its effectiveness.


Lysis provided the client with a detailed report that contained the findings of the review. They conducted a gap analysis against the firm’s current approach to AML and current regulatory requirements which allowed the firm to gain a detailed and independent understanding of its AML governance framework.

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