Consulting & Advisory

Crypto Asset Support by providing a Money Laundering Reporting Officer (MLRO)

A crypto asset custodian based in the U.K. with global reach approached Lysis with the request to assist them with the process to obtain registration from the FCA which would enable them to operate in the UK market as a crypto asset business. Due to the holding company’s strong global footprint, part of the FCA requirements for registration included the need for a UK based money laundering reporting officer (MLRO).

The Client

A crypto asset custodian based in the U.K. with global reach.

The Challenge

A regulatory requirement to have expert crypto MLRO support.

The Solution

On-going support and fulfilling the role of MLRO and the Nominated Officer. These responsibilities included being the point of escalation for all financial crime related matters, to review and take ownership of AML/CTF policies and procedures, the annual reporting and enterprise-wide risk assessment of the firm and the on-going board-level guidance on day-to-day regulatory matters.


Lysis delivered the successful risk management of AML/CTF matters for the first standalone digital asset custodian to receive approval from the UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) to store crypto assets.

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