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September 23, 2020 30 min
How To Add Value And Obtain A Global LinkedIn Network

FINTRAIL is the leading community providing Compliance support to industry leading FINTECHs in their global fight against financial crime. They have created the FinTech FinCrime Exchange (FFE) which brings together the global community to fight crime and unite Compliance professionals.

This is a bonus episode with my conversation with Co-Founder of FINTRAIL, Gemma Rogers on the FinCrime Spotlight, which is the podcast that looks to shine a light on the FinTech community and their fight against financial crime.

Why facing your fears can become the gateway to new opportunities? How personal branding can strengthen your network? What traditional financial institutions can learn from a digitally enabled approach? Gemma Rogers, Co-Founder, FINTRAIL sits down with Stephen to explore his personal and professional journey.

Stephen Brent Sargeant is an Anti-Money Laundering Investigator (AML) and Law Enforcement Liaison at industry leading cryptocurrency exchange, BITFINEX. He previously acquired AML experience working for international Bank, HSBC as an AML Investigations Manager. Passionate about helping others, Stephen has written articles and produced podcasts on social media platform, LinkedIn, for professionals in the Financial Crime Compliance field. He has also collaborated with many other industry leaders in creating events for Foreign Professionals and Women in Compliance.

This podcast is hosted by FINTRAIL, and sponsored by RDC.

The views and opinions expressed in this episode (and all episodes) are those of the host and the guests. They do not purport to reflect the opinions or views of their employers, contractors or any organization they may be affiliated with now or in the future.

**This interview was recorded on June 4, 2020

Time Stamps (Return back to your favorite point of the episode):
• (2:03) – Getting Into Compliance In Order To Enter The Cryptocurrency Industry
• (3:05) – How Looking To The Future Of AML Lead Me To The Blockchain
• (3:55) – Switching From A Paralegal Into AML Investigator
• (5:00) – Will The Travel Rule Ground Non-Compliant Cryptocurrency Exchanges
• (7:25) – How To Get Your Foot In The Door At A Cryptocurrency Exchange
• (9:00) – Finding The Robust AML Programs In Crypto To Work With
• (10:07) – How Can You Best Add Value In Your LinkedIn Network
• (11:45) – Tips And Strategies To Being Effective On LinkedIn
• (14:18) – How To Use Your Personal Brand As Career Insurance
• (16:30) – My Biggest Achievements In My Career Have Nothing To Do With Work
• (18:40) – What Wakes Me Up In The Morning Excited To Get Started On Work
• (20:30) – What Is The Difference Between A Traditional Investigation And Cryptocurrency Investigation
• (22:51) – Why Tracing Cryptocurrency Is Easier Than Tracing Cash
• (24:00) – Lightning Questions: 5 Questions With No Time To Think

Gemma Rogers (Host)
• LinkedIn:
• Company LinkedIn (Fintrail) :
• Email:
• Company Twitter: @FintrailUK
• Website (Fintrail):

Stephen Brent Sargeant (Guest)
• Linkedin (Best way to reach me) -
• Instagram (Everyday type stuff)
• Twitter (I communicate in GIFs) -
• Business Related Matters (Let’s Collab):

• Active Anti-Racism in Anti-Financial Crime: Our Next Steps for Combatting Discrimination (Fintrail Blog):
• FINTRAIL- Elliptic Cryptoasset Compliance Virtual Bootcamp (On Demand Webinar: 3 Part Series):
• Why Is The AML Community SILENT About Racial Injustice And Inequality? (Stephen's LinkedIn Post)
• 5 Ways To Get Started In AML (Stephen's LinkedIn Post):
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