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 an easily 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 support the reporting lifecycle.

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 11 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 industries, including banking, insurance, medical and technology.

Mr. Kwan’s notable assignments have included a forensic data preservation and analysis for the estate of Lehman Brothers Holdings, Inc., Lehman Brothers International and Europe, and Health Republic Insurance of New York, as well as transactional lookbacks and suspicious activity reporting (SAR) for Banco de Chile, Banco de La Nación Argentina and Citigroup embassy banking. He also led high-risk transaction (entity / jurisdiction) reporting and end-to-end data validation for Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ and Mitisbushi Union Bank. Additionally, Mr. Kwan managed customer data rationalization and risk re-ranking for LaSalle Bank, and business intelligence reporting implementation and dimensional data modeling for Fortress Investment Group LLC. He previously led audit testing automation and reporting for SAC Capital Advisors, Cerberus Capital Management, Guggenheim Partners and Satellite Asset Management.

Before A&M, Mr. Kwan spent five years with PricewaterhouseCoopers’ advisory forensic analysis and data management groups in New York, where he most recently served as a senior associate. 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.