NEW YORK & LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--EXIGER, the global regulatory and financial crime, risk and compliance firm today announced the appointment of Hong Hui Wong as Associate Managing Director and the opening of its Hong Kong office.
A specialist in economic sanctions compliance, Mr. Wong has held positions with Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Goldman Sachs, and PricewaterhouseCoopers. Most recently, he was the regional economic sanctions compliance manager and vice president for the Asia Pacific region at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. While there, he focused on economic sanctions compliance for 12 offices throughout the Asia Pacific region and advised on compliance issues related to the firm’s investment and corporate banking transactions.
Prior to Bank of America, Mr. Wong was executive director of the business intelligence group at Goldman Sachs, where he lead the business intelligence and reputational risk reviews of investment banking transactions in the South East Asia region. Before Goldman, Mr. Wong was a financial due diligence manager at PricewaterhouseCoopers, where he assisted clients on mergers and acquisitions throughout Asia. He also performed statutory audits for financial institutions and telecommunications companies in accordance with Singapore and international financial reporting standards.
“Hong Hui is an exceptional compliance professional whose localized expertise in economic sanctions and transaction-related risk management will help our clients immeasurably,” said Michael Beber, CEO of EXIGER. “His diverse real-world experience will give our clients operating in the Asia Pacific region a key strategic advantage as they navigate the complex global regulatory environment.”
“The regulatory challenges faced by today’s financial firms are truly global in scope, with many Asia Pacific-domiciled firms scrambling to assure compliance with not just local laws, but also those in the U.S. and Europe,” said Mr. Wong. “EXIGER continues to assemble a first-rate group with talent on the ground in regulatory hot spots around the world; I am excited to join this great team.”
Mr. Wong received his Bachelor of Business & Commerce with a double major in accounting and banking and finance from Monash University Australia. He is an Australian Chartered Accountant (ICAA) and a member of The Hong Kong Society of Financial Analysts.
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EXIGER is a global regulatory and financial crime, risk and compliance firm. EXIGER arms financial institutions and multinational corporations with the practical advice and solutions they need to prevent compliance breaches, respond to risk, remediate major issues and monitor ongoing business activities. EXIGER was initially launched to lead the court-appointed monitorship of HSBC – the largest, most comprehensive monitorship to date. EXIGER works with regulators in the US, UK and around the world to evaluate the effectiveness of HSBC’s money-laundering and sanctions compliance controls across its 6,300 offices in 75 countries around the world. In addition to its monitorship work, EXIGER works with clients worldwide to assist them in effectively managing their critical compliance challenges while developing and implementing the policies, procedures and programs needed to identify and avoid them in the future. EXIGER has offices in New York City, London and Hong Kong. For more information, please visit: www.exiger.com