smartKYC was spun out of global fintech specialist Finantix to solve a seemingly intractable problem – how to reconcile the demands of compliance regulators for ever more extensive checks on counterparts with the needs of financial institutions to do so effectively whilst minimising compliance overhead.
Having proven this particular use case by combining natural language processing, machine learning and linguistic expertise, smartKYC is now being used more broadly as an AI-enabled relationship intelligence tool – for business development, supply chain integrity, network analysis and much more.
smartKYC’s leadership team combines significant domain knowledge, proven technological innovation and engineering excellence.
smartKYC is a privately held business headquartered in London and with its main engineering hub in Los Angeles.
Dermot has held senior executive and board level positions with a host of information services and media brands including LexisNexis, PRNewswire, Independent News & Media, and Frost & Sullivan.
He led the political risk intelligence business Exclusive Analysis to a successful exit to IHS Markit in 2014 and was a main board director of Gorkana Group during its sale to Cision.
Alessandro is a Non-Executive Director of smartKYC.
He is also Founder of Finantix and is their Strategy Director, focusing on the company’s growth and long-term product direction.
Alessandro has worked in product development and was responsible for large implementations of the company’s wealth management solution at Tier 1 banks.
Before establishing Finantix, he was a consultant specialising in the areas of process management, collaboration and CRM.
Stephen Harris is chief executive of ClearView Financial Media, publisher of global wealth management news sites WealthBriefing, Family Wealth Report and WealthBriefingAsia; as well as compliance, tax and remuneration-centred Compliance Matters, Offshore Red and Executive Compensation Briefing respectively. He has 25 years’ financial publishing experience, 17 years of which have been running growth companies.