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John Collins - FTI Consulting
John Collins
FTI Consulting
Managing Director


As a Managing Director at FTI Consulting, John Collins helps clients deploy AI at scale to solve their business problems. Typically, the AI that Collins delivers involves deep learning neural networks, generative adversarial networks, reinforcement learning, and natural language processing – along with supporting Python ecosystems, data pipelines, predictive analytics, and UI. Notably, Collins is an expert in risk management, including market, credit, liquidity, operational, cyber, and compliance risks. On top of that, he has extensive capital markets experience across fixed income, foreign exchange, equities, delta one, and OTC derivatives. Notably, he has achieved remarkable accomplishments, including the launch of Identif.AI, a pioneering AI-powered platform for sanctions screening and anti-money laundering transaction monitoring. Collins conceptualized, guided the development, and led the global implementation of Identif.AI, revolutionizing financial crimes compliance by addressing the challenge of excessive false positives. Previously, Collins directed large transformation programs in global financial institutions, covering trading and portfolio management, market and credit risk, enterprise data architecture, and regulatory transformation. Collins holds a PhD in Finance (Financial Mathematics and Econometrics) from EDHEC Business School. In addition to his duties at FTI, he frequently collaborates on research projects and publishes papers with academic colleagues. His research interests include the use of DL for analysis of high-frequency financial time series and comparisons of DL to other complex non-linear state space models.

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