Daniel Wager is an experienced financial crime compliance and investigations executive with extensive experience in developing and running programs designed to prevent, detect and report money laundering, sanctions violations, arms proliferation and other crimes. A respected expert witness in civil and criminal litigation, he is a trusted authority in interactions with regulators and enforcement agencies. In his current position, he assists regulated and non-regulated entities in avoiding legal, regulatory and reputational risk, while protecting the global financial system from illicit fund flows.
He joined LexisNexis Risk Solutions in 2016 from a long and meritorious career fighting financial crime.
Topics of Interest
Mr. Wager focuses on areas of financial crime such as anti-money laundering (AML), anti-bribery and corruption, and sanctions compliance. An insider both in the banking industry and government, supports financial services firms and global corporations in developing robust governance, systems, controls and processes in line with regulatory expectations and industry best practices. Mr. Wager advises on effective strategies and compliance frameworks for both local and cross-jurisdictional markets. Mr. Wager is a sought-after speaker and expert who can offer commentary and insights on topics such as:
- Regulatory focus on compliance culture, global and domestic
- How recent agreements with Iran and relaxation of Cuban sanctions will change with the new administration, and what this will mean to the financial services industry
- Why financial institutions seeking to operate in high-risk countries need a deep understanding of the environment and strong controls from the top
- The need for specialized treatment by obligated institutions when handling the finances of politically exposed people in the global financial environment
Additional Biographical Information
Prior to assuming his position at LexisNexis Risk Solutions, Mr. Wager was a managing director in the Financial Crime &Regulatory Compliance group unit at Duff & Phelps. He held several positions in top financial institutions, including HSBC and TD Bank. Prior to that, Mr. Wager directed the New York high Intensity Financial Crime Area, where he supported money laundering and terrorism finance investigations and was a Supervisory Special Agent at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, and a Special Agent with the U.S. Customs Service, Department of the Treasury.
Mr. Wager has received The ACAMS Anti-Money Laundering Professional of the Year Award (2010), the Director’s Cornerstone Award for Financial Institution Outreach from Homeland Security (2011) and the Secretary of Labor’s Valor Award (2002), as well as awards from the FBI and the U.S. Intelligence Community.
Mr. Wager holds a bachelor’s degree in Communications/Journalism from Marist College, with a minor in Latin American studies. Earlier, Mr. Wager served as a Psychological Operations (PSYOP) Specialist in the U.S. Army’s 1st Special Operations Command, and graduated from the John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School.