Peter Kwan

Senior Director
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Worked on data preservation and debtor-side analytics for the largest bankruptcy case in U.S. history
Helped create and deploy retroactive AML transaction monitoring, customer risk rating, and watchlist scanning tools for domestic and international financial institutions
Assist clients in performing data audits to provide transparency into end-to-end information flows
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Reliance on the wrong information is a remediable risk. Not knowing where your information is coming from, however, is a much larger issue.
Peter Kwan is a Senior Director in the Forensic Technology Services practice with Alvarez & Marsal's Disputes and Investigations in New York. He specializes in data risk and validation, data analysis, database management and tactical tool creation to drive process transformation in the Anti-Money Laundering and Sanctions Compliance space.

Mr. Kwan's primary areas of concentration are in the financial services industry regarding anti-money laundering (AML), the Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) and associated regulatory and compliance technologies.

With more than 12 years of AML experience, Mr. Kwan helps clients to implement new technologies in their organizations, develop tactical tools to support critical operations and perform internal investigations mandated by U.S. regulatory bodies. He has worked with clients across various industry sectors, including banking, brokerage, insurance, energy, healthcare and technology.

Mr. Kwan's notable assignments have included a forensic data preservation and analysis for the estate of Lehman Brothers Holdings, Inc. (LBHI), Lehman Brothers International and Europe (LBIE), and Health Republic Insurance of New York (HRINY).  He has helped clients through AML & Sanctions related transactional lookbacks and suspicious activity reporting remediation for banks based in the U.S., Latin American, Asia; as well as for Embassy banking operations.  Similarly, he also led high-risk transaction (entity / jurisdiction) reporting and end-to-end data validations multiple commercial and retail banks facing scrutiny from both federal & state regulatory agencies.  Additionally, Mr. Kwan managed customer data segmentation and risk re-ranking for multiple regional banks.  In the areas of business intelligence reporting and dimensional data modeling, Mr. Kwan has developed financial forecasting repositories & tools for Hedge Fund & Private Equity clients.  Early on, he has led automated audit testing efforts in support of Big-4 audit teams.

Before joining A&M, Mr. Kwan spent six years with PricewaterhouseCoopers' Advisory practice in New York, where he was part of the Forensic Analysis and Data Management groups. While there, he led a number of projects and managed small teams for client engagements in New York, Miami, Chicago and Tokyo.

Mr. Kwan earned a bachelor's degree in computer science from Binghamton University and has been a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS) since 2006.​