BDO Consulting Expands Financial Services Advisory

April 2016

Sally Slater
Bliss Integrated Communication
(212) 584-5475

New York – April 28, 2016 — BDO Consulting, a division of BDO USA, LLP, one of the nation’s leading professional services organizations, today announced the appointment of Gary Swiman as Head of Regulatory and Compliance Consulting for the Financial Services Advisory practice. An established industry authority, Mr. Swiman has more than 25 years of experience implementing compliance programs for hedge funds, private equity funds, registered investment advisers, investment banks and broker-dealers. In this role, he will help financial industry clients navigate evolving regulatory requirements, and develop compliance strategies and solutions.

"With regulatory oversight at unprecedented levels, pressure on institutions to have robust compliance programs has never been higher," said Carl W. Pergola, Executive Director of BDO Consulting. "Gary's deep sector knowledge and strategic insights will help clients transform compliance from a key risk into a competitive advantage."
"Operating in a highly regulated industry like banking and financial services makes compliance a business imperative," said Tim Mohr, Partner and National Financial Services Advisory Practice Leader. "Gary has his finger on the pulse of shifts in regulatory policy and enforcement trends and will be instrumental in helping BDO's financial services clients respond to and mitigate enforcement actions, as well as stay on top of their risk management and compliance programs."
"I am thrilled to join BDO's capable team of financial services consultants," said Mr. Swiman. "Regulatory compliance on a global scale is in a state of flux as regulators around the world step up individual enforcement and share information across borders. BDO’s financial industry intelligence and industry-driven approach, along with its broad global footprint, is tailor-made for assisting clients with complex compliance issues both domestically and abroad."
Mr. Swiman has extensive experience advising financial institutions in responding to regulatory activity and implementing compliance best practices, including compliance program development, revision of policies and procedures, forensic testing and monitoring, onsite training, governance processes and reporting, FINRA certification, as well as anti-money laundering regulatory, remediation and enforcement legal support. Prior to joining BDO, Mr. Swiman successfully launched and led EisnerAmper's Compliance and Regulatory Consulting Services practice. Before that, he held several regulatory compliance leadership roles. Before his career in consulting, Mr. Swiman served as Chief Compliance Officer at Aberdeen Asset Management, a $700-billion international investment advisor and Evercore, an investment banking advisory firm. He also led compliance and audit functions for Merrill Lynch and Nomura.
Mr. Swiman received his B.B.A. in Accounting from Hofstra University (magna cum laude) and his J.D. (cum laude) from Fordham University School of Law. He is a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) and Certified Public Account (CPA). He is also a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS), Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF) and Certified Financial Crime Specialist (CFCS).

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