NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--EXIGER, the global regulatory and financial crime, risk and compliance firm today announced the appointment of Vanson Soo as a Director for EXIGER’s Asia Pacific region, based in the firm’s Hong Kong office.
A veteran specialist in due diligence and business intelligence, Mr. Soo joins EXIGER from Vanuscript Consulting, Ltd., which he founded in 2008 in Hong Kong. Under his leadership, the company grew into a dynamic firm known for the quality of its due diligence and business intelligence work, including source inquiries based on its vast network of on-the-ground resources.
Before founding Vanuscript, Mr. Soo was an Associate Director and Case Manager for the Asian practice of an international consulting firm, where he played a pivotal role in managing due diligence inquiries and in building relationships with key contacts in both the private and public sector.
“Vanson brings a unique set of skills and an amazing network of local market contacts and resources to our firm,” said Michael Beber, President & CEO of EXIGER. “His ability to dig into details based on his background in journalism and his long experience allows EXIGER to stay at the forefront of helping companies manage risk. He’s going to be a tremendous asset as we grow in Asia and around the world.”
Mr. Soo has also held roles as a Regional Economist for Southeast Asia and India at Swiss Reinsurance Company, and as an editor and reporter for numerous publications. During his tenure as an Investigative Business Reporter at The Standard, he was the recipient of the Society of Publishers in Asia (SOPA) Award in 2005 for his inquiry into one of the largest investment product frauds in the history of Hong Kong.
“EXIGER has quickly established itself as a world-leader in the risk and compliance space,” said Mr. Soo. “I’m honored to be part of the organization as it develops into a go-to resource for the growing ranks of multinational corporations and financial institutions who are facing very real risk challenges.”
Mr. Soo earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Queen’s University in Canada and his Master of Arts in Economics from McGill University. In addition, he earned his Master of Journalism degree and completed a program in English Public Relations Writing from the University of Hong Kong. Fluent in English, Cantonese and Mandarin, he is a member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) and served in the Republic of Singapore Air Force.
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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, Maryland, London, Hong Kong and Toronto. For more information, please visit: www.EXIGER.com