ComplyAdvantage names Jim Anning as chief data officer
ComplyAdvantage, a tech data company for financial crime detection, has named Jim Anning as the company’s chief data officer (CDO), a newly created role.
Anning joins ComplyAdvantage from GoCardless where he was vice president of data. At GoCardless, he spearheaded the firm’s data capabilities that support its payment intelligence products.
Prior to GoCardless, Anning was head of data and analytics at Hive for more than four years.
ComplyAdvantage says data scientists make sense of the “river of information” that flows through firms every day, playing an essential role in fighting fraud, money laundering and other types of financial crime.
The company says the newly created role of CDO reflects this and underscores the firm’s commitment to innovate in anti-money laundering / countering financial terrorism (AML/CFT) services, as the compliance landscape continues to evolve.
Anning explains: “As global financial crime trends continue to rise, compliance teams face growing datasets that outpace traditional tools even while budgetary and staffing pressures increase.
“Up-to-the-minute information is at the core of the fight against money laundering and other forms of financial crime. We are using data science and smart technology to identify patterns of transactions and connections between people and criminal enterprises,” Anning adds.
ComplyAdvantage CEO Vatsa Narasimha says: “With his decades of experience across payments and consumer tech, Anning’s appointment marks an important next step on our organisation’s data science journey.”