Agile and technical resourcing solutions

The client

As the preferred supplier to a leading legal and regulatory consultancy, we provide agile and technical resourcing solutions to Sanctions and KYC review projects, across both London and Manchester.


The challenge

With proven capability to deliver skilled Financial Crime resourcing solutions to high profile projects across the industry, BrightPool was initially engaged in 2017 to support a Sanctions checking project on behalf of a leading global insurance firm in potential breach of Office of Foreign Assets Control regulation.


The solution

Within 3 weeks, 20 experienced Level 1 and Level 2 Sanctions Analysts were deployed onto the client site, utilising our verified multi-channel recruitment approach:

  • Redeployment: We had been supporting a large-scale KYC review project in the North West that was ramping down, and we were able to redeploy some of our top performing candidates with immediate effect to the new project. 
  • Established networks: Having worked on many high profile financial crime programmes, BrightPool has an established network of skilled candidates with whom we work with regularly and call upon to support our clients’ demands. Ongoing candidate engagement & replenishment of our skilled networks allows us to mobilise resources quickly.
  • Talent Pooling: With peak client demand across the Financial Crime arena, BrightPool proactively build talent pipelines across the UK to respond to requirements quickly and efficiently. All candidates within our pipelines are pre-screened and have already completed a number of compliance checks.
  • Market advertising: We are also able to advertise to the wider interim market through our own BrightPool channels, our client social netowrks, as well as paid media. We assess candidates’ skills and technical capabilities to benchmark across our own network. This means we are consistently building our wider talent pools for our clients and providing best of market talent.

Level 1 candidates conducted over 300 name checks a day, to ensure potential Sanctions breaches could be discounted, with Level 2 Analysts supporting the escalation process where further investigation was required to accurately resolve ‘false positives’ against the Specially Designated Nationals list. In total, the team reviewed over one million insurance transactions.


The results

The pilot project was completed on time and to budget. A further review is expected to interrogate the remaining population; a large-scale programme that will require high volumes of skilled analysts over many months to complete. 

Key to the success of the project and ability to mobilise candidates so quickly was our established network of skilled and proven candidates. Utilising individuals whom deliver for us time and again across varied industry programmes, means they bring industry-wide best practice for the benefit of our clients.  


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