Bernadine Reese is a Managing Director within our Financial Services Industry (FSI) Regulatory practice in the U.K. She has more than 24 years of business experience working with a variety of Financial Services organsiations to enhance their business performance through risk management, operational effectiveness and enhanced governance.
Prior to joining Protiviti, Bernadine was a Director in KPMG’s Regulatory Services practice. A chartered accountant by training. Bernadine leads the Risk & Compliance practice in London.
Bernadine has diverse advisory and consulting experience ranging from regulatory compliance to money-laundering investigations experience, especially in securities trading, investment management and banking. Whilst on secondment, Bernadine established risk-based compliance monitoring for the private wealth management division of a large high street bank.
Representative Engagements Include
Has led a number of complex regulatory investigations on behalf of the FSA covering anti-money laundering controls and policies, customer due diligence and account opening procedures, testing client files for AML compliance, governance arrangements, risk management, compliance function and compliance oversight, and other Conduct of Business issues, including suitability of advice
Has helped a variety of financial services firms deal with regulatory changes arising from new legal or regulatory projects relating to both financial crime and compliance. This has covered setting up appropriate project structures, conducting impact and gap analyses, advising on policy, procedures and systems changes and quality assurance and post-implementation reviews
Has also led the delivery of major anti-money laundering review and advisory projects for a wide variety of banks and firms including major banks, investment banks, fund managers, private banks and hedge funds
Has helped a wide variety of financial institutions update their compliance arrangements and advised on best practice compliance and risk-based monitoring arrangements including detailed Conduct of Business reviews, Conduct risk reviews, Governance and Board effectiveness reviews and MiFID arrangements
Has assisted a number of banks prepare for FSA/FCA supervisory and risk assessment visits and conducted reviews of transaction reporting compliance
- Master of Commerce (Natal, South Africa)
Professional Memberships & Certifications
- Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ACA)
- Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Securities and Investments