Custos Advisory is an independent financial crime risk management advisory service.
We provide practical, pragmatic and commercial solutions to risk management and regulatory compliance to support business growth amid an ever increasingly complex regulatory environment and financial crime landscape.
We help our clients manage regulatory and reputational risks and operationalise compliance obligations in a sustainable way, thereby delivering better business outcomes for their shareholders, clients and employees.
With our combined risk and compliance capabilities, we deliver quality advice to our clients by bringing domain expertise across key areas, including risk framework and capability uplift, independent review, compliance rectification, and business remediation and optimisation.
We work with businesses to implement sustainable, agile and effective risk management framework that supports business strategies, while ensuring regulatory obligations are met. We design fit-for-purpose operating models to identify, manage and monitor key risks dynamically, striking a balance between effective, flexible risk management and optimal business performance.
Pronunciation: cus·tos | \ ˈkəˌstäs, -tōs; ˈku̇ˌstōs, ˈküˌ- \ Latin ˈkustous
Meaning: keeper, custodian, guard
"I had the privilege to work in Crispin's team during my time with Ria Crispin is an experienced knowledgeable and passionate AML/Financial Crime professional, who excels at implementing an AML/CTF compliance program and managing remediation project. He was very dedicated to developing his team. Crispin has been an amazing boss and mentor for me. I an grateful for the guidance and support he has given me."
Senior Manager Compliance, HSBC
"I worked under Crispin during my time at Rai Financial. Crispin is extremely knowledgeable and passionate about AML/CTF and passed that passion on to me. He was essential to the remediation of the AML/CTF compliance framework for the company and understood the risks and controls needed to ensure its effective implementation. As the Head of Compliance, he was very interested in the professional development and wellbeing of each of his team members. Crispin is a mentor who continues to support and guide me in my career."
Company Secretary, Challenger
"I worked under Crispin for 7 months while at Ria Financial in his Compliance team. As a law student in my final year of study. Crispin willingly became a mentor to me making the final stage of my 5 year degree a more clear and directed time. Crispin coached and developed me in the areas of AML/CTF, fraud and sanctions. He walked me through technical concepts and risk management with real life examples. As a manager Crispin was understanding and empathetic - he had an open door policy and encouraged me to share with him any concerns or questions I had. We would also often brainstorm together as to potential directions for my future career, encouraging me to keep an open mind and helping me see the near infinite possibilities and avenues open to me. I am extremely thankful for Crispin's advice and guidance over those months with which I have grown to both skill and personally."
Regulatory Engagement Manager, CBA
"I worked with Crispin Yuen at AMP during 2021. Crispin and I were in Group Risk Management, although our roles differed. My role was focused on Group reporting and Crispin was supporting the Anti-Money Laundering team. I was able to observe Crispin's professionalism and reliability in dealing with multiple stakeholders. Crispin's polite and friendly nature had a very positive impact on those around him and he added to a strong sense of team culture. Crispin's strong communication skills and proactive nature ensured the project status and any issues were adequately communicated and resolved and his technical knowledge ensured the desired outcomes were achieved. Crispin's ability to work independently was also a key strength in the consultant role he performed at AMP. I am happy to recommend Crispin Yuen and would see him as an asset to any organisation."
Senior Manager, Enterprise Risk Management Reporting, AMP