Daniel Wager is a managing director on the Regulatory Consulting team of Duff & Phelps, focusing in areas of financial crime such as anti-money laundering (AML), anti-bribery and corruption and sanctions compliance. In his role, he supports financial services firms and global corporates across jurisdictions to develop robust governance, systems and controls in line with regulatory expectations and industry best practices. Client work includes conducting assessments of existing control environments, evaluating transaction monitoring procedures, and undertaking remediation projects. Daniel also conducts internal investigations to assist firms in identifying internal misconduct and both internal and external risk.
Daniel brings nearly two decades of multi-sector experience in fraud investigations, compliance and enforcement and is internationally recognized for his expertise. He has extensive experience in the investigation and prevention of a broad range of financial crime including money laundering, fraud, terrorist finance, public corruption, labor racketeering, export control violations, sanctions violations, bribery, cybercrime and kleptocracy. His experience also includes designing client due diligence and enhanced due diligence measures for institutions to mitigate risk with minimal impact. He is a respected banking compliance professional in Regulator and Court-Appointed Monitor interactions and is a United States District Court certified expert in the Bank Secrecy Act and money laundering.
Prior to joining Duff & Phelps, Daniel was a Senior Vice President and Head of Regional Anti-Money Laundering Investigations at HSBC. In this role, he led the overhaul of investigative functions and processes, managed regulator and court-appointed monitor relationships, and oversaw investigations of money laundering, proliferation, terrorist financing and sanctions violations.
Daniel also previously served as the Global Head of Enhanced Due Diligence at TD Bank Group, and held investigative and enforcement roles at federal agencies including the U.S. departments of Homeland Security, Treasury and Labor. In these roles, he conducted sensitive investigative reviews and assisted institutions to manage regulator and enforcement agency relationships, legal and reputational risks. Daniel is a decorated U.S. Army veteran.