Simon Bill

Senior Associate, Europe

Simon is a senior associate in Risk Advisory’s Europe team, where he manages complex investigations into anti-money laundering and anti-corruption matters, as well as source of wealth investigations and pre-IPO due diligence. A Swiss and Canadian dual national, Simon is an expert in the DACH region and has significant experience mapping out opaque beneficial ownership structures in various jurisdictions. 

Simon has several years of professional experience in the compliance risk consulting sphere, as well as a master’s degree in politics and security, focused on the post-Soviet region from University College London’s School of Slavonic and East European Studies. Before studying his master’s Simon worked in marketing for a cutting-edge Canadian technology firm catering to the global mining industry.

Project highlights:

  • Conducted an in-depth investigation on behalf of a large financial services firm into a controversial German businessman’s business interests in Russia and related sanctions risks
  • Coordinated a multi-jurisdictional investigation on behalf of a Swiss private bank into a Syrian-born Swiss investor’s past activities in Libya, Belarus, and Austria
  • Advised an international banking client on a British financier’s involvement in one of Germany’s most high profile financial scandals
  • Languages
    • English
    • German
    • French
    • Russian
  • Countries of expertise

    Switzerland, Germany, Austria, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, France, UK, ex USSR

  • Capabilities
    • Financial services
    • Commodity trading
    • AML
    • Source of wealth
    • Complex ownership structures
    • Multi-jurisdictional cases
  • Education
    • MA Politics and Security (UCL School of Slavonic & East European Studies)
    • BA International Relations & History (University of British Columbia)

Get to know Simon Bill

My area of expertise

I manage complex investigations in a range of jurisdictions, focusing on German- and French-speaking Europe and the UK. My particular expertise is in mapping out the source of wealth of high-net-worth individuals and the ownership structures of companies. As I am based in our Zurich office, I handle a great deal of work helping private banking clients acquire a comprehensive understanding of these issues, in order for them to comply with anti-money laundering and anti-bribery regulations. 

Why I love what I do

I love that my job is always challenging, interesting, and never boring. When I conduct investigations I feel like I am solving a puzzle. And there is no more satisfying feeling than when the pieces all come together and we can present a clear picture of our findings to our clients.

What sets Risk Advisory apart?

Our utmost focus is on the quality of the work that our team of brilliant associates produce. We will do whatever it takes to get to the bottom of what our clients commission us to investigate and present our expert analysis in the clearest and most engaging way.


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