BEYOND KYC Podcast ▶ Episode 14 | 15.05.2024

Tech & Automation Insights

Elevating KYC and onboarding efficiency

Moderated by Thorsten Breitkopf,
Head of the Economy Department at Kölner Stadt-Anzeiger

In episode 14 Sam Jarret and Thorsten Breitkopf discuss

  • Benefits of Outsourcing: How to make the most of technology, implement it quickly and scale cost-effectively while minimizing maintenance effort
  • Considerations for Outsourcing: What the initial challenges are, like adapting to third-party systems, data consolidation and evaluating costs
  • S&P's Managed Services: How to enhance operational and budgetary efficiency in compliance-driven tasks
  • Integrated Solutions: How S&P combines data, technology and services to tackle regulatory complexities with high-quality outputs
  • Embracing Digital Transformation: Why financial services must modernize to meet new regulatory and client demands, utilizing innovative low-code solutions

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About the people in
this podcast episode


Thorsten Breitkopf has been Head of Business at the Kölner Stadt-Anzeiger since 1 January 2019. Until then, he worked for almost ten years at the Rheinische Post in Düsseldorf as an editor for regional business. His areas of specialisation include aviation, banking, industry, trade and services. After graduating from high school, the business graduate completed an apprenticeship as a banker and worked for several years as a balance sheet analyst at Deutsche Bank in Cologne and elsewhere.


Sam Jarrett is a product and commercial lead within S&P Global Market Intelligence Regulatory Compliance, responsible for delivering client lifecycle management solutions to help clients drive operational efficiencies and meet regulatory requirements. He helps define and construct go-to-market strategy to ensure S&P's Data, Technology and Expertise remains industry-leading. He has extensive experience executing and managing large projects across regulatory outreach, KYC, screening and client onboarding for global banks and financial institutions.