FTI Consulting expands its financial services practice in the North

WASHINGTON, Aug. 18, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — FTI Consulting, Inc. (NYSE: FCN) today announced continued investment in its financial services practice within the Forensic and Litigation Consulting segment with the appointment of Sepideh Rowland as Senior Managing Director and Gabriel Hidalgo as Managing Director.

Ms. Rowland, who is based in Washington, D.C., brings over 25 years of legal and compliance experience in developing and administering financial crime compliance programs while regularly interacting with federal and state regulatory authorities. . In her role at FTI Consulting, she will focus on further developing the financial crimes compliance consulting practice by improving the firm’s ability to meet client needs while meeting regulatory expectations.

Previously, Ms. Rowland worked at K2 Integrity, where she developed and led the managed services practice. Previously, she led the compliance or Bank Secrecy/Anti-Money Laundering Act (“BSA/AML”) and sanctions functions at several respected financial institutions, community banks and money services businesses. Ms. Rowland has also been active in lobbying and advocating for financial institutions as a senior advisor to the American Bankers Association.

Mr. Hidalgo, who is based in New York, is a senior compliance practitioner and advisor with in-depth knowledge of banking regulations and operations, virtual assets and fintech. He has over two decades of legal, BSA/AML and sanctions compliance experience in creating, implementing, fixing and updating compliance programs. In his role at FTI Consulting, he will help financial institution clients create, implement and update their BSA/AML compliance programs and sanction to meet and exceed regulatory requirements while incorporating industry best practices. .

Prior to FTI Consulting, Mr. Hidalgo created and led the Virtual Assets and Fintech Compliance practice at K2 Integrity. Previously, he served as chief compliance officer at banks in the Greater New York area and was the first global compliance officer for itBit (now known as Paxos), a virtual asset exchange. . On the regulatory side, Mr. Hidalgo worked at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, where he led regulatory compliance and legal review.

“The financial services industry is facing an unprecedented shift in its compliance and regulatory landscape,” said Stella Mendes, Senior Managing Director and Financial Services Practice Leader, Forensic and Litigation Consulting Segment, FTI Consulting. . “Sepideh and Gabriel’s industry knowledge and decades of experience will benefit our clients as they respond to regulatory inquiries and develop and strengthen compliance and data retention programs in a rapidly changing regulatory environment.

The additions of Ms. Rowland and Mr. Hidalgo continue the growth of the financial services practice in North America following the recent appointments of Denis Reynolds, who joined as Senior Managing Director in Toronto, and Enrique Ubarri, who joined as Senior Managing Director. In Miami.

About FTI Consulting
FTI Consulting, Inc. is a global business consulting firm dedicated to helping organizations manage change, mitigate risk and resolve conflict: financial, legal, operational, policy and regulatory, reputational and transactional. With more than 7,000 employees in 30 countries, FTI Consulting professionals work closely with clients to anticipate, illuminate and overcome complex business challenges and make the most of opportunities. The company generated $2.78 billion in revenue in fiscal year 2021. In some jurisdictions, FTI Consulting services are provided through separate legal entities that are separately capitalized and independently managed. For more information, visit www.fticonsulting.com and join us on Twitter (@FTIConsulting), Facebook and LinkedIn.

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