Keith Furst

Keith Furst headshot (327x400)Keith Furst is Principal at Data Derivatives and has years of proven experience within a variety of financial institutions including investment banks, retail banks, payment providers, merchant acquirers and brokerage firms with a focus on technical business analysis. His forte relates to transaction monitoring, customer due diligence, fraud and trade compliance systems, and his work included custom data analytics and root cause analyses resulting in identification of suspicious activity outside of the traditional monitoring systems. His work at both Actimize and Exzac/Matrix enhanced his expertise with proven domain knowledge of related Actimize products including the modules SAM (Suspicious Activity Monitoring), CDD (Customer Due Diligence) and TC (Trade Compliance). He is skilled at bridging the requirements of risk and compliance with technology, specifically the effective implementation of support systems and related data sources required for monitoring, analysis and reporting.

He is well-versed on model risk management and has performed deep-dive assessments of banking institutions policies, which resulted in enhancements to policies and model governance. With deep knowledge of SWIFT message types, he performed multiple assessments to ensure cross-border payment transparency aligns with both industry and internal policy guidelines.

He holds an MBA from Baruch College, Zicklin School of Business.

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