Adil Raza

Adil Raza

Senior Manager, Risk & Regulatory Advisory


New York 100 Park Avenue Office



Executive Summary

Adil Raza is a Senior Manager in BDO’s Risk and Regulatory Advisory Services practice. Adil has over seven years of experience delivering anti-money laundering (AML) and sanctions compliance services. He has extensive experience in various components of AML compliance, including know your customer (KYC), client due diligence (CDD), enhanced due diligence (EDD), transaction monitoring, suspicious activity reporting and AML training.
Adil works primarily with banks, broker dealers, and other non-bank financial institutions such as money service businesses and casinos that offer a multitude of products and services, including retail and business banking, U.S. dollar clearing, capital markets services, and trade finance. Adil has a strong knowledge of AML compliance requirements for correspondent banking and has helped develop and enhance AML programs, policies and procedures to address regulatory enforcement actions in this space. Adil has experience assessing and validating Bank Secrecy Act (BSA)/AML systems used for transaction monitoring and Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) filtering, and ensuring such systems capture the necessary and appropriate data in order to detect, prevent and report suspicious activities or activities with person(s) on government sanction lists.
Prior to joining BDO, Adil served as the Head of the U.S. Financial Intelligence Unit for the Bank of Nova Scotia (Scotiabank). In this role, Adil was responsible for the transaction monitoring and suspicious activity reporting program for the U.S. operations of the bank, including U.S. dollar clearing, trade finance, capital markets and precious metals trading. Adil also served as the Head of the U.S. Financial Intelligence Unit for the Royal Bank of Scotland, where he oversaw the transaction monitoring program for correspondent banking and capital markets-related activities.

Professional Affiliations

Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS)


L.L.M., Public International Law, University of Leiden, The Netherlands
L.L.B., English and European Law, University of Leeds, United Kingdom