Asif Sardar is senior manager within Protiviti’s Regulatory Risk Practice. Sardar has over eight years of anti-money laundering (AML) experience where he has led and managed large-scale full-scope AML audits and AML remediation projects for various large domestic and international financial institutions, including retail banks, commercial banks, private banks, investment banks, community banks, broker-dealers, money services businesses (MSBs), investment advisors and mutual funds, to ensure compliance with all applicable Office of Foreign Assets Controls (OFAC), Bank Secrecy Act (BSA), USA PATRIOT Act, Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) requirements, and various international AML requirements including German anti-money laundering (GwG); Fourth European Union Directive; and the Proceeds of Crime Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing Act (PCMLTFA).
In addition, Sardar has also consulted with financial institutions on the design and maintenance of their AML and sanctions compliance functions, particularly those under enforcement actions with federal regulators. Sardar has managed and participated in several large-scale money laundering investigations and know your customer (KYC) remediation projects for large international correspondent and retail banks. Sardar has a bachelor’s degree in business management from Bernard Baruch College and is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) and a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE).