On The Move: Swiman Joins BDO As Head of Compliance

The former chief compliance officer of Aberdeen Asset Management will now lead BDO Consultings Regulatory & Compliance mission.

Former head of compliance at Aberdeen Asset management Gary Swiman was named to the role of Head of Regulatory and Compliance Consulting for BDOs Financial Services Advisory practice.

Swiman served as Chief Compliance Officer at Aberdeen Asset Management, a $700-billion international investment advisor and Evercore, an investment banking advisory firm. He also led compliance and audit functions for Merrill Lynch and Nomura. He has more than 25 years of experience implementing compliance programs for hedge funds, private equity funds, registered investment advisers, investment banks and broker-dealers.

In his new role, he will help financial industry clients navigate evolving regulatory requirements, and develop compliance strategies and solutions.

“With regulatory oversight at unprecedented levels, pressure on institutions to have robust compliance programs has never been higher,” said Carl W. Pergola, executive director of BDO Consulting. “Gary’s deep sector knowledge and strategic insights will help clients transform compliance from a key risk into a competitive advantage.”

“I am thrilled to join BDO’s capable team of financial services consultants,” said Swiman. “Regulatory compliance on a global scale is in a state of flux as regulators around the world step up individual enforcement and share information across borders. BDOs financial industry intelligence and industry-driven approach, along with its broad global footprint, is tailor-made for assisting clients with complex compliance issues both domestically and abroad.”

Swiman received his B.B.A. in Accounting from Hofstra University (magna cum laude) and his J.D. (cum laude) from Fordham University School of Law. He is a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) and Certified Public Account (CPA). He is also a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS), Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF) and Certified Financial Crime Specialist (CFCS).