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Baker Regulatory Services Hires HSBC Compliance Veteran

Editorial Staff, 13 December 2021

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The compliance consultant has worked at HSBC for four decades, such as in roles covering the financial crime area for jurisdictions including the Channel Islands and Isle of Man.

Specialist regulatory business, Baker Regulatory Services, has appointed Sharon Sargeant as a compliance consultant, bringing more than four decades’ experience to the role.

Sargeant will advise financial and professional services clients on all aspects of financial crime regulatory compliance, notably anti-money laundering and combating financing terrorism, as well as providing guidance on business culture and practices. Much of her work will also focus on educating clients, from start-ups to long-established businesses, about fraud and money laundering risks.

Before this role, Sargeant worked at HSBC, starting from 1980 until earlier this year. She occupied various roles across the bank before moving into compliance and financial crime in 2002 and rose to the post of head of financial crime – investigations, for the Channel Islands and Isle of Man.

In September 2020 Baker Regulatory Services was launched under the leadership of chief executive Barry Faudemer, former director of enforcement of the Jersey Financial Services Commission.

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