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Avani Patel

Senior Analyst, London

Avani is a Senior Analyst in DWF's Financial Services Regulatory Consulting Team and has joined DWF from a Compliance Consultancy Firm. Her background includes a combination of experience in the legal and regulatory financial services sector.
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  • Avani has been involved in a number of compliance support projects such as helping clients with the implementation of the New Consumer Duty, giving guidance in regards to financial promotions and helping clients meet ESG reporting requirements.
  • Avani gained extensive experience in the Financial Crime Team. Her experience includes working on a Remediation Project for an international client to evaluate their data and identify any gaps in their policies and procedures. This involved reviewing sanctions and assessing whether an individual is a Politically Exposed Person by reviewing multiple screening hits.
  • Avani has extensive experience in carrying out Client Due Diligence for clients such as Limited/Public Companies and trusts and analysing material to carry out Know Your Client Enhanced Due Diligence. She is experienced in assessing the Adverse Media Status of an organisation or individual especially in regards to clients who are in high risk countries or sectors and situations that present a higher money laundering risk.
  • Avani has assisted with authorisation applications for consumer credit firms, variations of permissions, change in control applications and Section 166 Skilled Person Reviews. Recently, she has been involved in undertaking reviews of a firm's SM&CR policies and supporting with a regulatory health check.