Strategic Partner for Compliance, IT & Business Projects

Markus R. - Business Analyst AFC

Expert in analyzing regulatory, business and IT requirements and related processes and transferring them into structured To-Be concepts which ensure the client to become & stay compliant in terms of KYC, transaction monitoring and economic sanctions screening, according to BAIT/VAIT

Bachelor of Science (Business Informatics) having multiple years of experience in international financial institutions as AFC business analyst and requirements engineer

Core competences

  • Insurance Business & Compliance
  • Know Your Customer / Customer Due Diligence integration
  • Transaction Monitoring and Economic Sanctions
  • Customer data flow & business process analysis, optimization & modeling
  • Business solution conception & As-Is / To-Be analysis
  • IT requirement engineering (design, built, test)
  • Market understanding of AFC solution provider & AFC content provider
  • NICE Actimize, Thomson Reuters, SWIFT, DOW Jones Factiva, Adverse Media


  • AML – Anti Money Laundering Foundation (ACAMS)
  • AML – Insurance update on 6AMLD (Forum Institut)
  • Identification and Transformation of regulatory requirements (BAIT, VAIT, KAIT)
  • Certified SAFe 5 agilist (Scale agile)
  • The Pega Certified Business Architect (PCBA – Pega Academy)
  • Certified Requirements Engineering (IREB Standard)
  • ADONIS NP® Process Modeller (BOC Gruppe)


  • Multiple successful projects done in financial institutions
  • Used to work in international environments
  • Building bridges between business, governance and IT
  • Strategist and analyst
  • Chess state champion

Recent project experience

Business Analyst 2020/12 - 2021/03

  • Market research on AFC solution provider for different purposes and needs
  • AFC Content provider comparison in terms of PEP & RCA content
  • AML (KYC, Transaction monitoring, prevention of financing terrorism) rollout concept preparation enabling clients to start implementation projects immediately after having finalized legal & regulatory assessments on AML obligations

Subject Matter Expert Anti Financial Crime 2017/10 – 2020/12

  • Responsible for a global sanctions screening solution plus connected online platforms to identify and verify customer data for individuals, corporates and their beneficial owners, ships & planes and other organizations
  • Interface between regional, local and group compliance as 2nd LoD and business as 1st LoD but also to IT
  • Transferring regulatory and business requirements into IT specifications to customize, configure and fine tune the existing AFC solution NICE Actimize
  • Data analysis on quality and quantity of customer information, aggregation & harmonization of multiple data source into one golden record
  • Alert investigation and quality assurance
  • Establishing of a central alert handling team in India to support the global compliance units in identifying false positives
  • Test the application on effectiveness and efficiency via SWIFT
  • Run preparation and transformation from project into run mode, incl. required documentation, process description, roles & responsibilities, training material
  • Optimization of two connected online platforms to identify and verify business partner incl. ownership verification via ORBIS