Financial Crime & Compliance | Nearshoring of Compliance teams

Client Needs & Objectives

As part of global cost reduction initiatives, our client wanted to analyze the opportunities of nearshoring and offshoring for Compliance functions.

The main objectives were as follows:

  • Validate the choice of the target locations
  • Identify transfer opportunities within each unit
  • Define the implementation roadmap
  • Measure the costs and savings related to such transfers

Our Approach

Target location strategy and business case:

  • Relocation sites validation with deep labor market analysis
  • Task-specific evaluation regarding added value and complexity

Transferability study:

  • Identification of constraints for transfer (expertise, regulation, proximity need, time zone, critical size, consistency, op risk)
  • Synthesis of the functions to be transferred

Scenario validation and roadmap:

  • Scenario building and target set-up choice
  • Calculation of the project costs and related savings
  • Implementation roadmap and communication strategy, definition of the oversight set-up

Main Deliverables

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Client Benefits & Main Results

Validation of the target near shoring and off shoring locations taking into account the advantages ( labor costs, premises costs, tax incentives….), as well as the recruitment constraints

Identification of nearshoring and offshoring opportunities for a department including approx. 80 FTEs

Proposal and validation of a 3-step relocation scenario allowing savings of approx. $0.6m per year