Exiger, the leader in technology-enabled regulatory, financial crime, risk and compliance solutions, today announced the appointment of Jason Holt as Managing Director and EMEA Regional Leader.
Jason, who brings a wealth of experience in financial crime compliance (FCC), has spent most of his 25-year career managing FCC functions at some of the world's largest financial institutions, including Bank of America Merrill Lynch, JPMorgan Chase and Barclays.
Jason, based in London, will drive Exiger's mission to transform the way organisations solve their most complex regulatory challenges. Under his leadership, Exiger plans to expand its impact in the EMEA region, focusing on how financial institutions and corporations achieve a sustainable compliance environment through tech-enabled solutions that leverage unparalleled expertise.
"Jason's appointment demonstrates our commitment to offering our clients unparalleled experience mitigating the biggest and most complex challenges in financial crime compliance," says Robert Viteretti, President, Exiger Advisory. "We are excited to welcome Jason and look forward to introducing him to our clients around the world."
Jason is stepping into a role most recently held by Lisa Osofsky, who was named Director of the UK's Serious Fraud Office last June.
"Regulators, senior management and other stakeholders are continuously increasing their expectations of financial crime compliance, and with good reason," says Jason Holt. "It's imperative that financial institutions respond in kind, deploying financial crime subject matter experts alongside disruptive technology-enabled solutions. Exiger is in the best position to offer this combination, and I am looking forward to working with our clients to bring about a more effective, sustainable and cost-efficient compliance environment."
Over the course of his career, Jason has overseen some of the largest and most sophisticated anti-money laundering (AML) and fraud investigations. In addition, he has managed major remediation projects relating to AML, anti-corruption and sanctions and successfully navigated numerous regulatory exams.
Jason has also been active in shaping the future of FCC standards. He has participated in multiple forums and committees, including the Wolfsberg Group and the British Bankers' Association (now UK Finance). He started his career as a Specialist Financial Investigator at the Metropolitan Police Service's Economic and Specialist Crime Command.