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Francesco Vivarelli

Director, Forensic Data Analytics

KPMG in the UK

Francesco is a Director in the Forensic Data Analytics team for KPMG in the UK, with over 20 years’ experience in designing advanced analytic solutions to help global banks fighting financial crime and achieving compliance. In his career, he has developed systems that deploy advanced analytics and machine learning to improve financial crime detection and increase efficiency of transaction monitoring systems, sanction/PEP screening and KYC reviews.

Recently, Francesco was the lead data scientist of an ambitious AML/KYC programme that supported a global Tier 1 bank to improve performance of their transaction monitoring systems and KYC processes through the deployment of advanced analytics and machine learning solutions. He also set up the analytic functions of a Financial Intelligence Unit of a developing country and led the analytics teams of major investigations into potential violations of international sanctions laws by some of the major European banks.

Prior to KPMG, Francesco was Principal Director, Global Fraud, Risk and Compliance Analytics, in Accenture Digital, and also served as Assistant Director in the Forensic Data Analytics team of EY.

Education and qualifications
  • PhD Neural Networks, Aston University

  • MSc Pattern Analysis and Neural Networks, Aston University

  • Physics, Alma Mater Studiorium University of Bologna Laurea

  • Certified AML Specialist (CAMS)

  • Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE)

Areas of expertise
  • Forensic Data Analytics

  • Financial Crime

  • Fraud

  • Machine Learning

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