Henry Balani



MBA Programs


  • DBA, University of Wisconsin Whitewater.
  • MBA, Northern Illinois University.
  • BSc, Economics, London School of Economics.

Teaching Areas

  • International management
  • Strategic management

Research Interests

  • Anti-money laundering
  • Banking


  • Perpetual Know Your Customer. Journal of Financial Compliance (2022). 5: 307-314.
  • The impact of the Fourth Anti-Money Laundering Directive on the Valuation of EU banks. Research in International Business and Finance (2021). 57: 101-135.
  • Assessing the introduction of Anti-Money Laundering regulations on bank stock valuation: an empirical analysis. Journal of Money Laundering Control (2019). 22: 76-99.
  • What faster payments means for anti-money laundering compliance. Journal of Finance Compliance (2017). 1, 245-254.
  • Trade Based Money Laundering in Select Asian Economies: A Comparative Approach Using the Gravity Model. Southwestern Economic Review (2017). 1: 15028.


Henry Balani wears two hats. He is a financial services executive with over 30 years of experience in the regulatory technology and consulting industries. In his current role as global head of Industry and Regulatory Affairs, he oversees relationships with industry analysts and regulatory agencies with a focus on raising Encompass’ profile as a leader in addressing financial crime through regulatory technology (RegTech) solutions.

Balani speaks at major regulatory compliance conferences globally. He has advised U.S. government agencies on the operational impact of AML and OFAC regulations in the financial services industry, as well as acted as a consultant to several international government agencies including the IMF, FATF and the World Bank.

In his capacity as an academic, Balani lectures on international management, strategy and economics. He publishes research related to the impact of AML penalties and regulations on banking sector valuations in the U.S. and Europe. Balani holds a doctorate in business administration from the University of Wisconsin, an MBA from Northern Illinois University and a BSc in economics from the London School of Economics.



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