KPMG hires David Cope from BAML, joins as Partner in the AML team

David Cope from BAML, joins as Partner in the AML team


Media contact

Media contact

Director, Media and Publications

KPMG in China


Related content

KPMG China is pleased to announce that David Cope has joined the firm as a Partner based in Hong Kong, focusing on financial crime compliance and investigations.

David joins from Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BAML) where he was a Managing Director, responsible for oversight of programs and processes for Anti-Money Laundering, Anti-Bribery and Corruption and Economic Sanctions as well as associated investigative matters across Asia Pacific.

David says of his appointment: "I am joining the KPMG practice at a very interesting time, there is an increased regulatory focus in ensuring that financial institutions have proper and effective controls to prevent money laundering and terrorist financing. The forthcoming Financial Action Task Force mutual evaluations in the region, also Hong Kong’s own country level money laundering and terrorist financing risk assessment is sharpening this focus, institutions will need to ensure they have a thorough understanding of their risks and the effectiveness of their controls. I look forward to be able to share with our clients my experience in addressing financial crime, and working with them to ensure that Hong Kong and China remain safe and sound financial centres.”

He previously worked as an Executive Director at Morgan Stanley managing the Anti-Money Laundering and Sanctions Compliance Program in Asia Pacific. 

Prior to joining the financial services sector, David worked with the Hong Kong Police for seventeen years, focusing on investigating and prosecuting serious complex financial crime and money laundering. He was also part of the formulation and execution of the Hong Kong's financial investigation policy and training. 

Kyran McCarthy, Partner, Asia Pacific Head of AML & Sanctions Services, KPMG China, says: “We are very excited that David has joined our growing AML and Sanctions practice - David’s appointment demonstrates our commitment to significantly expanding our teams in Hong Kong and China.”


– Ends –


About KPMG:

KPMG is a global network of professional firms providing Audit, Tax and Advisory services.  We operate in 155 countries and have more than 162,000 people working in member firms around the world.  The independent member firms of the KPMG network are affiliated with KPMG International Cooperative (“KPMG International”), a Swiss entity.  Each KPMG firm is a legally distinct and separate entity and describes itself as such.

KPMG China has 16 offices in Beijing, Chengdu, Chongqing, Foshan, Fuzhou, Guangzhou, Hangzhou, Nanjing, Qingdao, Shanghai, Shenyang, Shenzhen, Tianjin, Xiamen, Hong Kong SAR and Macau SAR, with around 9,000 people.

KPMG China refers to the member firms of KPMG International in Mainland China, Hong Kong SAR and Macau SAR.

© 2022 KPMG Huazhen LLP, a People's Republic of China partnership, KPMG Advisory (China) Limited, a limited liability company in Mainland China, KPMG, a Macau (SAR) partnership, and KPMG, a Hong Kong (SAR) partnership, are member firms of the KPMG global organisation of independent member firms affiliated with KPMG International Limited, a private English company limited by guarantee. All rights reserved.

The KPMG name and logo are trademarks used under license by the independent member firms of the KPMG global organisation.

For more detail about the structure of the KPMG global organisation please visit


Connect with us