Ralph Fatigate is a Managing Director with Treliant. With more than 40 years' experience, Ralph has provided regulatory and investigative leadership in both government and advisory roles, with a focus on financial crimes compliance in the U.S. and abroad.
Prior to joining Treliant, Ralph was a Managing Director at an international advisory firm, assisting foreign and domestic financial institutions with regulatory strategy.
He is the former Director of Financial Crimes and Investigations at the New York State Department of Financial Services (NYDFS). There, he was responsible for the examination process for state-regulated financial institutions subject to Anti-Money Laundering, Bank Secrecy Act, and Office of Foreign Assets Control (AML/BSA/OFAC) requirements. He also served as the Co-Director of the Frauds Investigations Division at the New York State Insurance Department and is the former Police Commissioner for the City of Mount Vernon, New York.
Soon after September 11, 2001, Ralph worked with federal law enforcement officials in Washington, DC, and assisted in the development of a data mining system that would help identify entities that were financially supporting terrorist-related activity. He is credited with coordinating and managing some of the largest money laundering investigations in the U.S. He has worked with local, state, and federal prosecutors on financial crime matters.
He worked alongside the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), and state financial regulators throughout the U.S. In addition, he has experience working with foreign financial regulators and financial institutions around the world.
Ralph has been a speaker at numerous professional conferences and has provided training for domestic and international groups. He has also developed numerous training guides for managing reviews under the BSA and USA PATRIOT Act.
He also has experience in providing opinion testimony for grand jury proceedings on contested bank policies and procedures.
Ralph holds a BS in Finance/Risk Management from the State University of New York and a certification for banking law and regulation from Fordham University Law School.