The Case For Perpetual KYC     a new white paper by Manny Cohen

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Global RegTech Summit 2020 Presentation

The Regtech Golden Source Myth or Reality?
Manny Cohen

Emmanuel ‘Manny’ Cohen

Co-CEO & Founder -The Armadillo Group and its companies

Emmanuel Cohen, better known as Manny, is the CEO & Founder of The Armadillo Group of companies. He has been working in tech solutions, FinCrime, forensic research & compliance industry for over 40 years.

He is an expert in Tech solutions, corporate information, forensic research, on-boarding and regulatory compliance assistance, KYC, due diligence, money laundering regulations (AML) & credit data; corporate law, company secretarial; corporate administration, IP & brand protection. He regularly speaks on these topics at worldwide conferences including the Global RegTech Summit 2020 & 2021 on “The need for automated KYC & DD” and “RegTech: The Golden Source”. He writes as a thought leader for online publications such as Retail Banker International, Private Banker International as well as Business Information Review.

Manny is the innovator and owner of the ‘Armadillo’ RegTech and Anti-Money Laundering company database– which was the first database of company information on the web when it was launched in 1997. His latest innovation is the Armadillo Perpetual KYC system launched in December 2023 – this provides updates to changes in global corporate information on 500 million companies, and is linked with the Armadillo Sanctions, PEPs, Adverse Media, and Connections platform of 1 billion business & 5 billion adult individuals worldwide. This combination is the best tool in the prevention of money laundering and regulatory compliance for CDD and EDD on the market. He has also built up a worldwide network and launched Armadillo’s ground breaking global Regdocs system that can supply documents and registry data from every Companies registry in the world. Armadillo’s network can also supply information for Enhanced due Diligence on any entity in the world.

The companies in his group are ISO 9001 & ISO 27001 certified, HMRC Compliance regulated as well as SRA regulated (UK Law Firm) and a RegTech100 business 2021-2024. The Armadillo group specialises in Regtech and Compliance primarily around KYC/KYB for the onboarding of clients and suppliers. Clients are regulated firms such as banks, lawyers and accountants either directly or via channel partners that carry Armadillos’ products. Armadillo also assists and advises corporates globally in keeping up to date with their AML compliance due diligence.

In his non business life, he represents the UK on the international Bobsleigh and Skeleton federation (IBSF) and is chairman of the ethics committee. He was the UK’s top amateur Bobsleigh driver 2008-2011. A former director of ACRA (Associate of Company Registration Agents), he is a Freeman of the City of London and Master Elect of The Worshipful Company of Woolmen , taking over from the former Lord Major, Vincent Keeney in April 2024 and he is also a former Royal Air Force reserve officer.

He has also been a gliding instructor, range and shooting officer as well as a marksman (sniper) in his own right, qualified mountain leader and Duke of Edinburgh award Gold assessor, Fencer in Foil, Epee and Sabre having had his own fencing club in Shoreditch, near the City of London. Also, Chairman Arlesey Town football club 2008-2015 – winning 6 awards including the non-league league cup (out of 7000 non-pro clubs) and a director of British Bobsleigh 2008-2016. He is also a BSAC advanced scuba diver and day boat captain.

He has 2 Children Georgina and Jamie and is married to Alesja.

Julia Coe

Compliance and Administration Director

Julia is an expert of corporate compliance and administration and has over 30 years’ experience in the compliance, business information and registration industry, originally started as a company researcher in Old street before becoming Manager of the Information Department and director in 2008. She has seen the development of the company registration business go from hard paper files only available at the registry (Companies House) to digital.

Julia has a diverse wealth of experience, this includes office relocations, HR/payroll/recruitment, staff training, health & safety, contract negotiation, office maintenance, marketing (including exhibitions worldwide furthest being China) and special project co-ordination.

She successfully obtained ISO 9001 registration for two group companies & Solicitors Regulatory Authority (SRA) registration of Armadillo Legal Ltd as a multidisciplinary law firm in 2015.

Julia is primarily responsible for overseeing and managing regulatory compliance issues within the Organisation and acting as company secretary for the group companies.

Amanda Coyle

Managing Director

With over 25 years industry experience Amanda possess a wealth of experience and a strong skills set in corporate services that includes: Compliance & Client On Boarding (KYC & AML Solutions), Due Diligence; and is particularly strong in Deep dive KYC for offshore; HNWI and complex structures, Compliance Audit & testing, Corporate Governance and risk compliance, Worldwide Certification and Legalisation, Worldwide Company Formation and Company Administration, and Drafting of Corporate Documents and Agreements (to name a few).

She enjoys building productive relationships with our global portfolio of clients and engaging with clients (old, new and potential) and professional intermediaries to promote Armadillo’s range of products and services; and is proud to represent Armadillo in conferences, exhibitions and networking events worldwide.

In addition, Amanda is an exceptional motivator who generates a high level of employee morale in mentoring, developing and managing her team of corporate professionals.

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