Maria Evstropova  is a director in Duff & Phelps’ Compliance and Regulatory Consulting practice.

Maria Evstropova is a director in the Financial Services Compliance and Regulation practice, based in London. Maria has over 16 years of experience in the financial services industry, specializing in anti-money laundering (AML) and financial crime.

She has worked with a broad range of firms including banks, asset management companies, trust companies, virtual currency providers, crypto exchanges and alternative fund structures, providing extensive financial crime advisory services and reviews.

Maria joined the firm through the acquisition of Kinetic Partners in 2015. Before Kinetic Partners, she worked at the London Stock Exchange. There she specialized in regulatory investigations and financial regulation and compliance, with a specific focus on the alternative investment market. She also acted as the secretary to the Admissions Review Committee focusing on due diligence and protecting the reputation of the London Stock Exchange and UK markets.

Over the years, Maria has managed a number of large-scale AML and sanctions remediation projects, including those facing scrutiny of the UK’s FCA and the U.S.’ SEC. She has also led several complex large-scale regulatory-commissioned reviews in the UK and EU and regulatory due diligence projects.

Maria’s work includes practical advice, designing and implementing AML and sanctions risk frameworks and assessment of processes, developing policies and procedures, oversight of remediation projects, designing financial crime-focused compliance management information, AML and sanctions training and design of targeted transaction monitoring frameworks. She has also been involved in several retrospective transactional reviews as part of wider money laundering investigations conducted by both firms and regulators. In recent years, Maria has worked on several projects related to crypto exchanges and virtual currency providers.

Maria holds a postgraduate diploma in Legal practice from BPP Law School. Since completing her legal studies, she has obtained CISI certificates in Investment Operations, Risk in Financial Services and CISI Regulation and Compliance.

2023 Fraud and Financial Crime Report

2023 Fraud and Financial Crime Report

Kroll analyzed global data from 400 senior leaders across three continents to gain insights into the current financial crime landscape and learn how technology might stop the threat of economic, crypto and ESG crimes.

Key findings from the report include:

  • 69% of global respondents expect financial crime risks to increase over the next 12 months.
  • More than two-thirds of respondents plan to invest in technology to tackle the expected increase in financial crime.
  • More than half cite evolving technologies, digital currencies, data privacy and geopolitical tension as challenges posed to government in fighting financial crime.
  • 91% of respondents report using fraud monitoring tools to stay ahead of risk.

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Webinar Replay —2023 Fraud and Financial Crime Webinar

2023 Fraud and Financial Crime Webinar—Navigating the Complex Landscape of Financial Crime and Technology

In this webinar, Kroll's experts discussed key takeaways from this year's Fraud and Financial Crime report and strategies for getting ahead in the evolving fight against fraud and financial crime.

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