Matthew McGuire - BIO


Matt is an Advisor with the AML Shop.  He is an internationally recognized expert in anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist financing.  He has been assisting financial institutions to assess and reduce financial crime and related regulatory risks for fifteen years. He has served as an advisor to Canadian and foreign governments on development of their laws and financial intelligence functions, and a consultant to the UN office on Drugs and Crime.

Matt's current project involve leading a large-scale regulator-ordered KYC remediation exercise at a global investment bank; the alignment of FINTECH initiatives with Canada's new anti-money laundering legislation for a big-4 bank; and an engagement by a law firm to assist with the defence of a signifcant administrative monetary penalty. 

Matt served for five years as a member of the Department of Finance Private/Public Advisory Committee on AML/ATF and Chair of the AML Committee of CPA Canada.  He is a Founder of the Seneca College Institute for Financial Crime Analysis.

For four years, he was the leader of the National Anti-Money Laundering Practice and Ontario Region Investigative and Forensic Services Group at MNP LLP, and the partner in charge of proceeds of crime investigations with the Toronto Police Service. 

Matthew has been qualified by the Ontario Superior Court of Justice as an expert witness in forensic accounting and money laundering, has twice testified before Senate committees (money laundering), twice before a House of Commons Parliamentary Committee (money laundering/terrorist financing), is certified as an Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) by the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists, accredited as an Anti-Money Laundering Professional (AMLP), and Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF) by the AICPA.

Matthew speaks on the topic of money laundering and financial crime to reporting entities, law enforcement, prosecutors, financial intelligence units (including training programs for the FIUs of Trinidad and Tobago, Panama and Republic of the Marshall Islands), universities, and conferences. 

He holds an Honours Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Accounting degree from the University of Waterloo. In 2005, he completed the University of Toronto's 2-year Diploma in Investigative and Forensic Accounting.