FTI adds Christopher Chatfield and Anthony Italiano to Forensic arm

10 December 2018 Consulting.us 3 min. read

Management consulting firm FTI Consulting has bolstered its Forensic Accounting & Advisory Services practice with the addition of Christopher Chatfield and Anthony Italiano. The two securities industry veterans join as Senior Managing Directors in New York, leading the firm’s Broker-dealer Regulatory, Governance and Disputes offering.

Together, Chatfield and Italiano have more than 45 years of experience advising banks and broker-dealers in the regulatory and compliance arena – tackling issues ranging from reporting and alternative trading systems to remediations, insider trading, and retail sales practices. The pair have also provided comprehensive consulting services to diversified financial services firms operating in investment and wealth management, consumer banking, and prime brokerage.

Before joining FTI Consulting, Christopher Chatfield was Associate General Counsel in the Regulatory Inquiries group for Bank of America and Merrill Lynch – focusing of broker-dealer matter like institutional trading and investment banking. In the role, he dealt with numerous regulators and enforcement agencies across North America, Europe, Asia, and Latin America.FTI adds Christopher Chatfield and Anthony Italiano to Forensic armBefore that, Chatfield worked at the SEC as Senior Counsel in the Division of Enforcement’s Office of Market Surveillance for five years. While there, he participated in multi-agency investigations into insider trading, micro-cap fraud, and accounting fraud. Chatfield has further regulatory & compliance experience working at the Chicago Board Options Exchange, the American Stock Exchange, and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority.

He holds a law degree from the Vermont Law School and a bachelor of arts from Rutgers University. Chatfield is also a member of the New Jersey Bar.

Anthony Italiano, meanwhile, was most recently a Senior Manager at EY, where he led investigations involving the SEC, FIRA, and the DoJ focused on broker-dealer institutional sales and trading organizations. Before that, he spent nine years at Bank of America, serving as SVP of Regulatory Investigations – responding to regulatory inquiries that posed legal, economic, and reputational risk to the banking giant.

Prior to that, Italiano was AVP of Compliance Surveillance at Merrill Lynch between 2000 and 2007. He holds a bachelor’s degree in finance and accounting from the University of Phoenix, and is a member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners.

“The current regulatory environment leaves financial and securities market participants vulnerable to a wide range of complicated broker-dealer investigations, enforcement actions, and regulatory compliance issues," commented Paul Ficca, Global Leader of the Forensic & Litigation Consulting segment at FTI Consulting. “We are excited to welcome Christopher and Anthony, whose unparalleled market knowledge will benefit our broker-dealer clients at a time when the industry has come under increasing regulatory scrutiny.”