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Claudio Padovan,
Head of Compliance - Luxembourg

Claudio heads up the Group’s compliance and AML teams across Continental Europe, with overall responsibility for the development and application of the Group’s compliance processes and controls in the region. As the Compliance Officer and Money Laundering Reporting Officer for a number of significant fund and corporate structures, he also advises board members on regulatory obligations and governance practices.

Background and experience

Promoted to his current role of Associate Director in 2018, Claudio joined the Group in 2015 as a Senior Compliance Manager to further develop our compliance, AML and other technical services.

Prior to this, he worked for several different banks and law firms, initially specialising in the regulation of private banking and wealth management business, before moving his focus to investment funds and depositary activities.

Born in Italy, Claudio’s first professional role after graduating from university was as a legal counsel for an Italian law firm, where he worked on both civil and criminal matters. He moved to Luxembourg in 2007 to steer his career towards compliance and regulation in the financial services sector, and held positions at Sanpaolo Bank and State Street, before a four-year tenure at ABN AMRO as Senior Compliance Advisor.


  • Law degree from the University of Trieste, Italy.
  • Professional Compliance certification from Institut de Formation Bancaire, Luxembourg.
  • Member of the Luxembourg Association of Compliance Officers.

Outside the office

Claudio is passionate about all things culinary, and mostly enjoys spending his spare time cooking food for his children. He is also a woodworking hobbyist, and likes to create and carve bespoke figurines and sculptures.

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