Chris Ives is a senior manager in the Business Intelligence and Investigations practice, based in the London office. Chris is a financial investigations and financial intelligence specialist with extensive experience in conducting large-scale international money laundering, fraud and other financial crime investigations as well as anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist financing (AML/CTF) compliance reviews and remediation exercises. 

Prior to joining Kroll, a division of Duff & Phelps, Chris worked as a financial investigator and financial intelligence analyst with Australian law enforcement agencies, specializing in conducting international money laundering, financial crime and asset recovery investigations. 

Chris co-leads Kroll’s Asset Tracing and Recovery team in London and routinely assists clients to identify, trace and recover assets in complex international disputes. He has led a broad range of asset recovery engagements on behalf of law firms, financial institutions, private clients, regulators and government entities. 

Professional Experience
  • Leading an engagement with the financial intelligence unit of a European country to assist in responding to the designation of a local bank as a Bank of Primary Laundering Concern by the U.S. government.
  • Regularly leading asset tracing and recovery engagements for clients involved in disputes in the UK and around the world. Providing advice and support on effective cross-border recovery strategies in anticipation of an award or for enforcement.
  • Engaged by a European bank to conduct an independent risk review of customers in response to concerns raised by local and U.S. authorities.
  • Conducted an investigative audit on behalf of the International Monetary Fund and international donors into a USD 2 billion procurement contract in Mozambique.
  • Conducted a fraud and money laundering investigation relating to the collapse of a large eastern European bank with operations in multiple countries.
  • Engaged by the Central Bank of Cyprus as part of a team to investigate money laundering allegations within a bank designated as a Bank of Primary Laundering Concern by the U.S. government.
  • Developed and implemented an AML/CTF risk assessment methodology across the bank’s customers to support enforcement actions. 
  • Member of the Monitorship team in a large multinational bank as part of a U.S. Department of Justice Deferred Prosecution Agreement.

Chris received a B.A. in economics and political science from the University of Melbourne. In addition, he received a diploma in applied anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist financing from the International Compliance Association/Australian Financial Markets Association, and a graduate certificate in fraud investigation from La Trobe University in Australia. Chris is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in Australia, a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) and a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE).

 
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