Danielle Vogl, CAMS® – AML Detective of the Privacy Police
My name is Danielle, and while I don’t own a business or offer anything people may buy, I am responsible for something near to many people’s hearts, their privacy and identity. As the Privacy Officer for SEI Investments I’m responsible for ensuring the protection of our client’s personal data (nearly 1 million accounts!). This is of particular concern as we house and manage the most critical and sensitive personal information most people have, their banking and investment records.
I began my career in retail banking out of high school while going to college and was quickly promoted to a management role. After college, I was hired by SEI to be an Anti-Money Laundering (AML) analyst. I eventually hired in my current role as an Officer of the AML and Privacy Team within the SEI Legal Team. A major part of my role is to investigate our systems for criminals and terrorists who are trying to get their ill-gotten gains back into the legitimate economy. I also keep an eye on the global political landscape to understand what countries may or may not invest in America, and vice versa.
Privacy and Money Laundering may not sound like they have much in common, but both are entirely defined by people’s identities. Working in AML has given me the opportunity to work with several markets, from Investment Advisors to National Banks, Pensions and Endowments to Hedge Funds.
My job is very demanding and requires me to keep my skills and knowledge up consistently. This is why in 2013 I obtained my Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) designation from the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists. This designation helped to further cement my credibility and proficiency when speaking with Clients, Prospects or Governmental Regulatory Bodies.
Finally, somehow along the way, I found time to get married and have a beautiful baby girl!