Strategi Announce Business Merger


Aplus Compliance has merged with Strategi Compliance. The integration, states Strategi,  underscores its commitment to the financial services sector.

Derek Chen, owner of Aplus Compliance, has also returned to Strategi Group as its Head of AML/CFT. He first joined the firm in 2015.

Derek Chen.
Derek Chen.

Chen has a Master of Legal Studies in Corporate Law from The University of Auckland, and a Master of Professional Accountancy and Finance from Massey University.

He is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) and has passed level one of the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) program. Additionally, he holds a New Zealand Certificate in Financial Services (Level 5) and is a practicing financial adviser.

Chen launched Aplus Compliance in 2019, and in 2022 founded Lifelong Wealth, where he served as the Principal Financial Adviser.