MBAF Welcomes Director to Help Lead Growth of Regulatory Risk Solutions Practice

Heidy Duarte

Heidy Duarte

Heidy Duarte has joined Miami-based MBAF (FY17 net revenue of $124.3 million) to increase the firm’s offering of Bank Secrecy Act/Anti-Money Laundering compliance for both domestic and international clients.

Duarte, based in the Miami office, will help lead the firm’s growing regulatory risk solutions practice. Duarte brings more than 12 years of experience in the financial services industry with a focus on strengthening fraud prevention and detection procedures for a wide variety of clients. She helps domestic and international financial institutions prepare for and respond to regulatory examinations, including compliance with remediation requirements of regulatory enforcement actions and monitoring activities.

“Heidy will play a large role in advancing our regulatory risk solutions practice and will be instrumental in guiding clients through the evolving and increasingly complex regulatory expectations that we are seeing here in the U.S. and abroad,” says MP Antonio Argiz. “Her expertise in risk management and internal control will be a significant asset for clients and will further strengthen our suite of offerings.”

Prior to MBAF, Duarte led the corporate financial fraud team at a national bank, where she was responsible for promoting and implementing compliance standards and internal controls throughout the institution as well as minimizing fraud exposure. Additionally, she previously worked in a Big 4 firm where she performed assurance work for several financial institutions and participated in audits for public and private companies.