K2 Intelligence Financial Integrity Network (FIN) has appointed Mariano Federici, a leading global expert in anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist financing (AML/CFT), as a vice president, the company reported on Wednesday.
"From his leadership of Argentina's FIU and the Egmont Group, to his positions with the International Monetary Fund (IMF), FATF, and GAFILAT, Mariano has been a central actor in the development of the international AML/CFT framework," said Danny Glaser, global head of Jurisdictional Services and head of the firm's DC office.
In his new role, Federici will help lead K2 Intelligence FIN's in assessing national AML/CFT regimes, and works in partnership with jurisdictions and government agencies to ensure those regimes meet the FATF's global standards and are being implemented effectively.
Federici will bring more than 25 years of experience in government, international institutions, and the private sector to K2 Intelligence FIN. Most recently, Federici served as head of Argentina's financial intelligence unit (FIU) and as chair of the Egmont Group of FIUs.
During his term in office as president of Argentina's FIU, Federici held a variety of international positions at global AML/CFT organizations, including chair of the Egmont Group of FIUs, regional representative for the Americas at the Egmont Group, chair of FATF's Heads of FIU Forum among others.
Federici also worked as senior counsel for the IMF's Legal Department and as Regional Advisor for the IMF's Legal Department, where he provided high-level policy, legal and technical advice on financial integrity issues to IMF member countries as well as to the staff of the Fund.
“Mariano's experience complements our growing bench of recently added talent to the firm, which is enabling us to deepen the services and capabilities requested by clients and needed in the current marketplace," said Thomas Bock, co-head of the firm's Financial Crimes Risk and Compliance practice.
About K2 Intelligence Financial Integrity Network (FIN)
K2 Intelligence is an industry-leading investigative, compliance, and cyber defense services firm founded in 2009 by Jeremy M. Kroll and Jules B. Kroll, the originator of the modern corporate investigations industry. The Financial Integrity Network (FIN) is a premier strategic advisory firm dedicated to helping clients achieve their financial integrity goals.
By merging resources and expertise, we seek to revolutionize how organizations and jurisdictions manage risk, gather intelligence, protect themselves from illicit activity, and enhance business opportunities. Together, our newly combined firm sits at the intersection of the public and private sectors as a trusted source of expertise and sound judgment.