Annie Chan has specialized in forensic accounting, regulatory compliance consulting, fraud investigation, dispute resolution and corporate advisory services for over 20 years. Her specific focus and expertise are in the areas of forensic accounting, anti-money laundering review and internal control review. She has also been a Senior Manager, Enforcement Division, at the Securities and Futures Commission and a partner and Managing Director of a Big Four Accounting firm.
Annie works closely with attorneys and has been engaged in many diversified assignments. She assisted the audit committee of a US company to perform a forensic investigation into alleged falsification of revenue and business misconduct violating the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act of USA; has conducted investigations for the Board of a multinational company into the local senior management for diversion of company businesses; and has led the investigation into a local London gold financial scam, thereby assisting in the criminal prosecution of the fraudster.
She has advised and assisted major financial institutions in the implementation of anti-money laundering programs based on anti-money laundering international best practice including the 40 Recommendations of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), the US Patriot Act and local laws and regulations.
Annie has also led various regulatory compliance projects involving the Securities and Futures Ordinance and other relevant regulations for major bankers, insurance brokerages and other financial institutions in Hong Kong, China and other parts of Asia.
She is an experienced public speaker and has made numerous presentations on corporate governance, internal control, anti-money laundering, fraud investigation, fraud risk awareness training and regulatory updates for clients, solicitors and bankers. Annie speaks fluent English, Cantonese and Mandarin.