Anne Walton

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Anne Walton has over 12 years of experience in anti-money laundering, intelligence, and risk analysis, investigative research, and enhanced due diligence.

Ms. Walton has substantial experience in building strong compliance programs for both fintech start-ups and large financial institutions, independent monitorships, and resolution of issues related to regulatory actions. She has helped financial institutions strengthen internal control frameworks to effectively manage AML and sanctions risks as well as design and deliver robust risk assessments.

Her analytical and investigative experience supported multi-year independent monitorships, transaction monitoring lookbacks and other matters involving complex money flows including international wire transfers, cryptocurrency, and investment products. Ms. Walton has produced intelligence reports and dynamic threat assessments for the U.S. government and provided analytical support to law enforcement conducting criminal money laundering investigations.

Anne provides strategic advice on the development of AML and sanctions compliance programs, evaluation of mitigating controls, and remediation of deficiencies in areas such as due diligence, transaction monitoring, and risk assessments. She is involved in matters that include fiat and digital asset investigations, testing, independent reviews, and monitoring.

Key Expertise

  • Anti-money Laundering (AML)
  • Compliance
  • Investigations
  • Financial Crime
  • Risk Assessment
  • Sanctions Screening
  • Money Services Business (MSBs)
  • Operational Due Diligence
  • Cryptocurrency
  • KYC / Onboarding
  • Managed / Outsourced Services

Professional Affiliations/Memberships/Licenses/Training

  • Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists
  • Economics of Blockchain and Digital Assets Certificate from The Wharton School
  • Chainalysis Cryptocurrency Fundamentals Certificate

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