Scots trio MJ Boyd Consulting make it in New York

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A boutique Manhattan-based financial compliance recruitment agency run by three Scottish expatriates has landed a coveted spot in the prestigious Inc.5000 list of America’s fastest-growing young companies.

MJ Boyd Consulting was founded by Malcolm Boyd six years ago in the wake of the financial crisis, and already has turnover of $7 million.

Boyd, from Larbert, and a former chartered accountant with Grant Thornton in New York, said he believed the market would remain “buoyant” amid the continued regulatory crackdown on money-­laundering.

Alex Pole, an anti-money-laundering specialist from Edinburgh, joined MJ Boyd in 2012, while another Scottish financial professional, Grant Hoskin, from Stenhousemuir, joined the firm last summer.

Pole said: “Malcolm’s well known in the Scottish network in New York and makes it a point to be a connector for anyone moving from Scotland to New York.”