Anti-Money Laundering Expert James Oakes Appointed to IPSA International

Sep 12, 2012, 01:00 ET from IPSA International, Inc.

LONDON, Sept. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- IPSA International, Inc., an investigative consulting and risk advisory firm, is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. James J. Oakes to the position of Senior Consultant in the firm's London office. 

Mr. Oakes brings over 30 years of experience in the financial services industry in the areas of international fraud investigation, anti-money laundering and financial crime prevention.  Jim has held senior regional and global positions with major financial institutions including Citigroup, GE Money, Abbey/Santander, Barclays and Standard Chartered Bank where he was responsible for the management and development of large-scale financial fraud and anti-money laundering investigations in over 62 countries throughout Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia.

An industry recognized expert in the field of financial crime, Jim has presented to government and law enforcement agencies worldwide including central banks, Interpol, and the U.S. Secret Service.  He is a Certified Financial Crimes Investigator, Certified Fraud Examiner, and Regent of the Board of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners.  Jim was registered and approved by the U.K.'s Financial Services Authority as a 'fit and proper' person to undertake the role of Money Laundering Reporting Officer with Barclays Bank and GE Money.

"We are delighted to have such a respected industry leader as Jim Oakes join our London team.  Jim's expertise in the financial services industry will be invaluable to our clients as they continue to navigate the increasingly complex, multinational arena of financial crime regulation, investigation and compliance," commented Mr. Kim Marsh, Executive Vice-President, International Operations, IPSA International.  "Based on his notable track record in the UK and internationally, Jim adds significant value to our senior investigative team as we continue to expand our global reach."

"I am very excited to be joining IPSA's team," said Jim Oakes.  "IPSA has a long history of providing investigative and advisory services to banks and financial institutions worldwide and an impressive leadership team dedicated to growing the company's business."

ABOUT IPSA International, Inc.
IPSA International, Inc. has a 20 year history of successfully completing complex multi-jurisdictional engagements in the areas of anti-money laundering, anti-bribery and corruption, due diligence, and litigation support.  Assignments include large-scale internal investigations, regulatory driven remediation and compliance reviews for Fortune 100 corporations, banking and financial institutions, and law firms.  Our senior investigators and advisors deliver timely, accurate and defensible intelligence that supports our clients in making better informed decisions, ensuring compliance and mitigating risk.  IPSA International has offices in the U.S., U.K. and Canada, resources in over 75 countries and research capabilities in 20 languages.  Please visit us at


Mr. Kim Marsh, CAMS, CFE
Executive VP International Operations
IPSA International, Inc.
33 Cavendish Square
London W1G 0PW
Telephone: 44 (0) 207 182 4098
Fax:  44 (0) 207 182 4100.

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