Biography

Gabriel Hornung is an Associate in FRA's Forensic Accounting team in the Zürich office. He has experience with financial crime matters, in particular transaction monitoring in the context of Anti-Money Laundering (AML) and fraud investigations.

At FRA, Gabriel has contributed to multiple fraud investigations spanning across jurisdictions like Qatar, France or the UK, encompassing instances of high-level bribery, corruption, and accounting misstatements. During these investigations, Gabriel focused on corroborating hidden logical patterns and reconciliating financial data, as well as reviewing large data sets in form of eDiscovery. Gabriel's linguistic fluency in French, German, and English has facilitated his versatility in undertaking various European projects that demand bilingual or trilingual proficiency. Additionally, he has worked in conducting reviews of compliance procedures for international clients based in Switzerland, Sweden, or Saudi Arabia.

Prior to joining FRA, Gabriel gained valuable experience in forensic accounting and financial crime at PwC Luxembourg. As a Senior Consultant in the Forensic & Financial Crime Department, he worked on various transaction monitoring projects for international banks. This included overhauling transaction monitoring systems across multiple branches, reviewing and filing Suspicious Activity Reports (SARs) to the local Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU), and conducting in-depth investigations on Wholesale, Retail, and Private Clients. Additionally, Gabriel collaborated closely with the bank's Money Laundering Reporting Officers (MLROs) on ongoing Anti-Money Laundering (AML) and Know Your Customer (KYC) remediation projects. He was also part of a cross-border financial investigation during his time in this department. During his time in Luxembourg he worked with the local FIU, Cellule de Renseignement Financier (CRF) and the local regulator Commision de Surveillance du Secteur Financier (CSSF).

Before his role as a Senior Consultant, Gabriel worked in the External Audit Department of PwC Luxembourg with a focus on the Real Estate and Asset Management (Fund and Private Equity) industries.

Currently, Gabriel is pursuing an Open Source Intelligence Certification (C|OSINT).

Gabriel is native in French, fluent in German and English, and has basic skills in Italian. His educational background includes a Bachelor's in Economics and a Master's in Financial Analysis & Audit, both obtained from HEC Liège. 

Authority experience

Commision de Surveillance du Secteur Financier (CSSF)
Cellule de renseignement financier (CRF)

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Languages

French
German
English

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