Miguel Salcedo (Communications Director) is a Director in FTI Consulting’s Global Risk and Investigations Practice, based in Los Angeles, California. Miguel works primarily on complex, multi-jurisdictional due diligence investigations, asset tracing, anti-bribery and corruption reviews, money laundering and terror finance analysis, and business intelligence work for both public- and private-sector clients. Miguel’s work is aimed primarily at helping clients mitigate legal and operational risks, protect corporate assets, navigate hostile/challenging commercial environments, and ensure compliance with economic sanctions regimes and anti-corruption laws.
His operational focus spans numerous domains including tech, energy, Hollywood, cannabis, global sporting, mining, aerospace, sovereign debt arbitration, digital media, private equity, online gaming, adult entertainment, construction, online gaming, agriculture, finance, and maritime. He focuses heavily on Latin America, the Middle East/North Africa, and East Asia, drawing heavily on social media analytics software, open and proprietary public records databases, and human intelligence gathered through onsite data collection and confidential source inquiries.
Miguel’s experience includes: overseeing multiple workstreams in the monitorship of an international bank sanctioned for AML and terror finance deficiencies; drafting the AML policies and procedures of a payment processor servicing the high-risk adult entertainment industry; carrying out an onsite investigation into an international mining company operating in South America following whistleblower allegations of bribery and corruption; performing a gap analysis into the financial controls of a major cannabis producer with licenses across multiple states; and conducting OSINT research and business intelligence gathering to reveal the financial relationships and potential regulatory/sanctions violations involving a high-profile military contractor with potential links to hostile foreign powers.
Prior to joining FTI, Miguel was an Editor at Control Risks, a political and security risk consultancy, where he was responsible for English-, Spanish- and Portuguese-language editing. While at Control Risks, he participated in investigations focusing on price-fixing, environmental regulation and corruption in Latin America. Prior to Control Risks, Miguel worked as a freelance translator and interpreter and was a teacher in South Korea and Brazil. Miguel has a bachelor’s degree in International Studies from the University of St. Thomas in Houston and a master’s degree in Cognitive Science (with honors) from the University of Barcelona, Spain. He received a State Department scholarship for undergraduate study in Chile and was a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar taking graduate coursework in International Relations at PUC-Rio in Brazil. He is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist.