CLEMENT ADVISORY GROUP was started in May 2009 for the purpose of providing a forum for seasoned professionals to pool together for the benefit of our clients. As a licensed private investigative agency CAG has been providing investigative services in the white collar arena since inception. Additionally CAG prides itself on the consulting services provided to FIs, MSBs, Corporate Boards of Directors and Senior management primarily in the financial crime, AML, FCPA and cyber-crime arenas.
Garry Clement is in high demand for conferences, workshops and training sessions. He relies on his 34 years of policing experience, having worked in roles as the National Director for the Royal Canadian Mounted Police’s Proceeds of Crime Program, in addition to having worked as an investigator and undercover operator into some of the highest organized crime levels throughout Canada. Garry has worked in the AML arena since 1983 and was one of the pioneers of the RCMP’s proceeds of crime program He is an excellent, highly entertaining speaker for conferences, seminars and training programs.
Garry is a certified member of the following organizations, having obtained their required certification standards:
- Association of Certified Fraud Examiners – 1991
- Association of Certified Money Laundering Experts – 2003
- Association of Certified Financial Crime Specialists – 2015
- In addition Garry is the founding member of the ACAMS Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver Chapters.
Since 2007, after retiring from policing Garry entered the world of consulting and in 2009 formed Clement Advisory Group which is a licensed private investigative and a financial crime consulting firm. Garry has overseen and handled numerous AML/CTF independent reviews, fraud investigations and provided training for front-line personnel and up to and including Boards of Directors.
In January 2015 the Chairman of Barbri; Mr. Stephen Fredette asked Garry to become a senior advisor to the Association of Certified Financial Crime Specialists which resulted in the assignment under contract as the EVP Executive Director. In conjunction with the Barbri management team, Garry has set a goal that the ACFCS will be recognized as the most relevant Association and provide the best thought leadership.
Garry has been widely quoted by many published authors in such books as: The Road to Hell, (Julian Sher) an overview of the Hells Angels, Dispersing the Fog, (Paul Polango) an overview of RCMP, Smokescreen, a book on Garry’s 1996 undercover operation into tobacco smuggling from the US into Canada which resulted in the highest civil penalty against the cigarette companies in Canadian History, Paper Fan (Terry Gould) flowing from Garry’s tour in Hong Kong , the book describes the international search for Wong, Lik Man a notorious “triad” member and other magazines and news print, as well as having been featured in the national news program W-5. Garry is a frequent guest of CTF, Global and CBC National News.
Recently Garry has been widely sought after for speaking on cyber-crime and what industry requirements should be. Garry has endorsed NPC (No Panic Computing) as a great end point security solution for traveling executives and senior managers and Mindbridge Analytics a recent start-up which has a fraud solution based on artificial intelligence.
Garry has provided training in Hong Kong, Ireland, Panama, Columbia, United Kingdom, Jamaica, Antigua, USA and every province in Canada to law enforcement, the financial sector, prosecutors and government leaders. He is frequently asked to speak at events organized by ACAMS, ACFE, ACFCS, Osgoode Law School, Canadian Institute, the Canadian MSB Association, KAW Management Services and CuSource.