Posted by Brian Monroe - firstname.lastname@example.org 05/24/2021
ACFCS Member Spotlight: For Charles Delingpole, Founder, CEO of ComplyAdvantage, unexpected stint as AML officer leads to new career, regtech company
Who inspires you?
What is one thing - industry-related or not - that you learned in the past month?
What is something about you that not many people know?
What do you do in your current role
I am the Founder and CEO of ComplyAdvantage. ComplyAdvantage is the financial industry’s leading source of AI-driven financial crime risk data and detection technology.
I spend a lot of my time talking to Compliance Officers and feeding back pain points and wishlists to our Product and Engineering teams.
What does your career trajectory in financial crime look like?
What is the best advice you have ever received?
Focus on having the best data. Our competitors build data manually with researchers, whereas ComplyAdvantage uses algorithms and technology to make the data deeper, broader, richer and more connected. That has been our focus since day one and it has proved to be great advice.
What is the worst advice you have ever received?
What would you say are the most important attributes for someone in your position to succeed?
How has (compliance, investigations, etc.) changed and evolved during your career?
What do you see as the key financial crime challenges in your role or in the sector overall?
What motivated you to become a financial crime compliance professional?
What is the most rewarding part of your job?
Over the years we have had the luxury of working with many interesting companies. I still get excited when we are able to uncover more risks for our clients than their previous provider. Every sanctions match matters.
Is there anything that surprised you about your current role?
For professionals with 5-10 years of experience, what advice would give to help them rise in their careers to the next level?
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