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Allanna Rigby

Regional Head Data Analytics, Asia,

Control Risks

Allanna Rigby is the regional lead for data analytics in Asia Pacific. She specialises in providing data-led proactive solutions to reduce fraud and financial crime exposure, fusing intelligence techniques and data analytics to enhance investigative methodologies and providing insightful analysis and forecasts to reduce risk exposure. She has nine years’ experience providing strategic intelligence and financial crime advice, as well as leading high profile investigations for various investment and retail banks worldwide.

Allanna’s global experience includes Europe, the Middle East, Asia Pacific and Australia. Her career has involved:

  • Building a world-class financial intelligence team at a top tier bank
  • Building a fraud data analytics  capability to fuse innovative data science techniques into the fraud detection processes including:
    – Advanced SQL extraction techniques
    – Visualisation (tableau) and hypothesis testing of “big data”
    – Social network analytics.
  • Delivering  data-led predictive analysis solutions to proactively decrease fraud losses and forecast emerging threats
  • Delivering corruption, AML and sanctions risk assessments through investigative due diligence, social network analysis and data-led analytics
  • Proactively identifying and managing intelligence-led investigations covering bribery and corruption, fraud, money laundering and other financial crimes
  • Conceptualising and implementing innovative solutions to improve fraud and misconduct monitoring, and proactively protect clients against emerging threats, including:
    – Quantifying/forecasting threats to client operations using external intelligence and data analysis
    – Implementing “big data” analytics into business models to enhance analytic capabilities.

Prior to joining Control Risks, Allanna was a senior manager at the Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA). Allanna built and led the Intelligence Team within the Corporate Security function and provided proactive financial crime advice and geopolitical intelligence to global strategic decision makers across the bank. Prior to joining the CBA, Allanna worked as a regional intelligence analyst within Macquarie Bank’s Global Security team in Sydney, where she provided geopolitical, country risk and fraud advice to senior management. Allanna also worked as an intelligence analyst for Deutsche Bank in London, focusing on geopolitical risk. She began her career working at Goldman Sachs as part of the UK Mergers and Acquisitions team in the Investment Banking division.

Allanna holds a bachelor of science (chemistry with mathematics) from University College London and a certification in Intelligence. She is also a Certified Fraud Examiner.