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Financial Crime & Compliance Strategies

The analysis provides global cost and performance analysis using a Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) approach, and allows for competitive positioning analysis compared to peers.

Who is it for?

  • Heads of Compliance, Heads of Financial Crime, Chief Compliance Officers, CAMRLO


  • Annual Report


  • The analysis is focused at the overall level with deep dives into different functions.

Why do it?

The program provides the ability to understand the cost of the Compliance and FC and the supporting technology group using revenues, operating expense, business headcount and relevant operational metrics. Additionally, the product provides actionable cost-savings insights by highlighting cost drivers and levers to optimize spend in a competitive environment.

What you get

  • Cost analysis includes metrics such as spend, CIR, Intensity ($/OpEx), split by functions (sanctions, anti-bribery and corruption, etc)
  • Business context using metrics around revenues, operating expenses, headcount, transactions, etc. 
  • Human resourcing strategy looking at headcount and average cost per resource by cost location (high/medium/low) and contract type (staff/contractor/outsourced) for the function and the supporting IT group

Client commitment

Firms are required to submit extracts from their systems for the relevant data requirements in order to conduct the analysis. In coordination with the client, Expand will conduct the mapping and modelling of all costs to a normalized taxonomy framework in order to ensure like-for-like comparison. Further, Expand will follow up with 1-2 hour of interviews in order to collect qualitative information and to clarify data.

Next Steps

To find out more, please use the form below. Alternatively, contact your local office using the below phone numbers.


Tel: +44 (0)20 7337 2100


Tel: +1 (212) 913 9270


Tel: +65 6823 1460


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