FinCrime World Forum 2020 Agenda

9:00 am

Fighting Financial Crime in a Changed World


UK Finance reports that “economic crime costs the UK nearly £7 billion a year” with this figure expected to rise as fraudsters continue to use the coronavirus pandemic as an opportunity to exploit both businesses and consumers alike, with sophisticated COVID-19 and lockdown themed scams. During this opening keynote discussion, representatives from both the public and private sector will address how they are working closely together to find and fight fraud and economic crime, both temporarily and in the long term, with the banking sector playing a key role as the conduit.


Director of Economic Crime Academy, City of London Police
Deputy Director, Public Sector Fraud, Cabinet Office
Chief Executive Officer, Cifas
Associate Fellow, Royal United Services Institute

10:00 am

Resilient Risk Management for the FinCrime Professional in Today’s New Normal

Panel Discussion

The coronavirus pandemic was a shock to the world's entire economic ecosystem, the implications of which still have to play out. During this discussion, panellists will explore how risk management in the financial crimes sector has and will change as the crisis continues to play out.


Global Head, Financial Crime Compliance and Fraud Risk, Revolut
Director, The Dark Money Files
Chief Revenue Officer (CRO), NorthRow
Financial Crime Team, RegTech Committee, SWIFT

11:30 am

Sharing Experience Across Industries

Panel Discussion

A panel of speakers present and then discuss both the specific issues related to their three very different sectors – fintech; investment management; and cryptocurrency - and also those challenges they have in common.


COO and Co-Director, Coinfloor
Chairman, Hong Kong FinTech Association
Global Head of Financial Crime Prevention & MLRO, GAM Investments
Global Compliance Director - Growth Team, Railsbank
AML Operations and Financial Crime Compliance Consultant, Lysis Group

12:30 pm

Regulatory Focus with Michelle Crotty, Serious Fraud Office


Michelle Crotty is the newly hired chief capability officer at Serious Fraud Office. Crotty will discuss her current role and the current challenges in fraud, bribery and corruption.


Chief Capability Officer, Serious Fraud Office

1:30 pm

A Step into The Regulatory Unknown: Cryptoassets, Social Media Platforms and Defence Against Terrorism Financing Suspicious Activity Reports


Almost two decades on from the al Qaeda terrorist attacks (9/11) the Financial War on Terrorism continues to gather pace following the introduction of a series of international counter-terrorism financing (CTF) legislative provisions. These mechanisms, especially the sanctions regime, have been able to limit the funding avenues of some terrorist groups, however the FATF stated that the funding requirements of foreign terrorist fighters presents an unprecedented threat because they only require modest amounts of funding. The unprecedented expansion of cryptoassets and social media platforms as a terrorism funding model has resulted in several states suffering from an unprecedented and concentrated wave of international terrorism.


Professor in Financial Crime, University of the West of England, Bristol

2:00 pm

The Future Cyber Threat Landscape


The creator of the UK National Cyber Security Centre in 2016, former GCHQ director Robert Hannigan can now give a unique and exclusive perspective on how cyber security threats are developing and how governments and business must evolve their reactions in a constantly changing landscape.


Former Director, GCHQ

3:00 pm

Geopolitics, Cybersecurity and the Future of Organised Crime


The subtitle of Misha Glenny’s worldwide best-seller, MacMafia was ‘Seriously Organised Crime’ and this award winning journalist is better placed than anyone to discuss how international criminal organisations are constantly innovating. In this keynote he draws on his background in geopolitics to show how great power relations are driving insecurity in cyberspace and why companies cannot rely on government to shore-up their vulnerabilities.


Former Digital Security Journalist of the Year; Author, Broadcaster, Speaker

3:30 pm

FinCrime Futures: The EU and Brexit

Panel Discussion

The UK has already decided not to implement the 6AMLD, and in July 2020 created a new global human rights sanctions list. The government continues to implement its Economic Crime Plan, which is considering radical reforms of key elements of AML, such as Suspicious Activity Reporting. What impact will these changes have, and will the UK seek to be a global leader in financial crime reform? And how will the EU’s own AML reform programme affect UK businesses with interests in the EU? Our speakers will look at the different policy options for the UK, the EU, and what this will all mean for businesses with AML/CFT obligations.


Former Digital Security Journalist of the Year; Author, Broadcaster, Speaker
Associate Fellow, Royal United Services Institute
Partner, Criminal Litigation, Kingsley Napley
Head of Specialist Fraud Division, Crown Prosecution Service

4:30 pm

The FinCrime Team of the Future

Panel Discussion

Our panel of leading practitioners discuss the skills and behaviours necessary to develop your team and make it fit for future challenges.


Managing Director, FINTRAIL
VP of Financial Crime and MLRO, Tide
AML Expert, Minerva Stratagem Consulting
Head of Financial Crime Compliance Training, Standard Chartered Bank
Director, The Dark Money Files
Partner, Forensic Risk Alliance

5:30 pm

A Conversation with Payson Johnston and Anton Zdziebczok of NorthRow

Fireside Chat

Please check back soon for more information regarding the synopsis of this session.


CEO, Crowdz
CPO, NorthRow

6:15 pm

After the US Election

Panel Discussion

The result of the presidential election will have a huge effect on the international approach to targeting and tackling financial crime over the coming years. Our panellists look at the areas likely to see most change in both the short term and long term, and how domestic policy will impact the wider world.


Policy Director, Global Financial Integrity
Vice President, Financial Integrity Network

2020 Speakers

FinCrime World Forum 2020 covered the most pressing and challenging topics in the financial crime sector.

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