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Centralis launches AML service

by Matthias Plötz 1 December 2022

Centralis Group has expanded its governance, risk and compliance services offering with the appointment of Gary McLean as offshore anti-money laundering (AML) specialist.

Based in the Cayman Islands, McLean will lead a new AML risk management team which should provide AML services to alternative investment funds across all major jurisdictions.

McLean’s new role will see him responsible for delivering tailored investment fund specific AML risk solutions, including acting as clients’ compliance officer, money laundering reporting officer and delivering AML advisory.

He has been working as an investment fund AML specialist in Cayman since 2008.

On his appointment, McLean commented: “I am absolutely delighted to join the growing team of Centralis professionals. The goal is to provide high quality AML risk solutions that are tailored to address the specific needs of investment funds. The independence and support network of Centralis Group provides the perfect environment to do so.”

“Hot on the heels of welcoming our highly experienced fund directors to the group, it is immensely satisfying that we are now further extending our services for alternative investment managers,” added Matthew Crisp, head of centralis governance, risk & compliance. “I am delighted to welcome Gary. As an accomplished AML professional who has worked with some of the world’s leading asset managers, the experience he brings to bear demonstrates a world class understanding of the AML risk requirements that investment funds face and must comply with, along with the practical means of discharging the attendant obligations. With this latest development, as well as those to come, we strive to bring best-in-class solutions to both current and new clients.”

McLean’s appointment follows Centralis’ acquisition of Dansmead, a company providing independent directorship services to alternative funds, in November.

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