Vikas Agarwal is a Principal in the PwC New York office with over 15 years of financial services and data analytics experience. Vikas is a leader in the Financial Crimes Unit – Technology practice and has spent his career building, validating and optimizing systems for the detection of suspicious activity through manual and automated systems. He has completed these activities at over 30 financial services institutions spanning varied financial services industry products. In his role, Vikas has led teams working with Banking, Capital Markets, Asset Management and Insurance clients in implementing analytics and advanced technology solutions related to fraud, anti-money laundering, trade compliance and regulatory reporting.
Prior to joining PwC, Vikas served as Global Head of Analytics for the Legal and Audit department of Goldman Sachs. He was responsible for implementing analytics related to litigation issues as well as developing and implanting strategies to uplift the use of data for risk assessments, control testing and continuous monitoring. Prior to Goldman Sachs, Vikas led Compliance Analytics at Ernst & Young and advised a large number of banks in the build out of surveillance programs and FIU development. Vikas has successfully managed projects at global institutions to implement and deploy AML Monitoring systems and programs. He has assisted financial institutions in consolidating Fraud, AML, and Risk data to create synergies in data extraction, surveillance and case management. He has led the development of consolidated departments from a people, process and technology perspective and has developed customized approaches to solve common challenges with data.
Vikas holds a M.B.A. from Columbia University and B.S in Finance from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, OH. He is a Certified Regulatory Professional as awarded by the Wharton School of Business, FINRA institute.