Fraud and Financial Crime Europe

Fraud and Financial Crime Europe

TBC 2020 | London


Join our Fraud & Financial Crime Europe 2019 Summit to hear from senior practitioners and to network with your peers.

2019 Key Agenda Highlights


Reviewing the impact and changes under the 5th EU money laundering directive for effective implementation and preparedness


Increasing intelligence and information sharing across departments and public/private institutions for effective detection and prevention


Developing cyber security and resilience and ensuring information cascades to fraud and financial crimes teams


The rise of cryptocurrencies: Ensuring controls are in place to track and monitor funds to prevent fraud and financial crime financing


Ensuring effectiveness of compliance programs and looking beyond compliance to combat fraud and financial crime


Keeping up with global sanctions to ensure enforcement across institutions and implications on UK markets

Hear from experts including:


Vinaya Parvate
Head of ICG and EMEA Fraud Risk


Chloe Cina
Director, Global Sanctions and Embargoes, Regulation & Policy
Deutsche Bank


Tom Lambert
Head of Financial Crime
KBC Bank Ireland

Riley Peterson

Riley Peterson
Director, Head of Strategy and Governance


Richard Dunmall
Head of Sanctions
Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Europe


Paul Coady
Head of Anti-Financial Crime Development (Americas)
Deutsche Bank

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Christopher Felton
Head of Learning and Engagement for the Government Counter Fraud Profession
Cabinet Office  – City of London Police


Kevin Newe
Assistant Director –Illicit Finance Strategy
HM Revenue & Customs

Why Attend?

With fraud and financial crime departments starting to converge and work ever-closer together, over two days we will review this interaction, as well as best practices and technologies to enable effective fraud and financial crime monitoring, detection and prevention. We look to bring together industry professionals and peers to provide a platform for thought leadership, networking and idea sharing.

Fraud and Financial Crime Europe

2-3 April 2019


08:00 Registration and breakfast

08:50 Chair’s opening remarks

Craig Evans, Head of Commercial – UK, Graydon UK 

09:00 Reviewing the impact and changes under the 5th EU money laundering directive for effective implementation and preparedness

  • Prescriptive nature for high risk countries
  • Enhanced due diligence requirements on high risk transactions
  • Risk based approach
  • Maintaining a register
  • Politically exposed person regulation
  • Customer remediation programmes
  • Understanding customers
    • Identifying and verifying the right person is onboarded
  • Interpretations across the industry

Riley Peterson, Director, Head of Strategy and Governance, MUFG
Frank McCooey, Money Laundering Reporting Officer, BNY Mellon

09:50 Regulatory requirements across jurisdictions and treatment from regulators with increase in collaboration across fraud and financial crime teams

  • Cost of compliance
  • Differences with fraud and AML departments from a regulatory perspective
  • Fraud not considered an area within compliance
    • Should fraud be covered by compliance or operational risk?
  • Regulatory view and fine potential across jurisdictions

Russell Hornsby-Clifton, Head of Compliance, EFG Private Bank

10:30 Morning refreshment break and networking

11:00 Increasing intelligence and information sharing across departments and public/private institutions for effective detection and prevention

  • Collaboration between banks and financial intelligence unit
  • Global intelligence sharing
  • Legal restrictions on sharing of information
  • Using public and private sector data to identify fraud
  • Impact of GDPR in intelligence and information sharing
  • Third parties sharing data across banks using the same system
  • Understanding potential uses of data and the context

Christopher Felton, Head of Learning and Engagement for the Government Counter Fraud Profession, Cabinet Office  – City of London Police
Remy Jansen, Head of Department, De Nederlandsche Bank
Karl-Johan Karlsson, Financial Crime Compliance Officer, Handelsbanken
Riley Peterson, Director, Head of Strategy and Governance,MUFG
Richard Wood, Business Development Director, Synectics Solutions

12:00 Leveraging investigative intelligence to combat fraud and financial crime

John Randles, CEO, Siren

12:40 Lunch break and networking

13:40 Understanding cybercrime – the risks posed to businesses and the best ways to mitigate cyber risks

  • The current Threat landscape
  • Motivations of Attack
  • Anatomy of Attack
  • Recommendations for businesses

Mohsin Choudhury, UK Cyber Security Lead (1st Line), Bank of Ireland

14:20 Applying AI and collective intelligence to combat fraud and money laundering

  • Understanding the benefits of collective intelligence
  • How AI improves sophisticated financial crime detection
  • Leveraging the power of the Cloud to stay ahead
  • Operationalizing AI for specific scenarios or schemes

Damian Matich, Global Head of Fraud Analytics, NICE Actimize

15:00 Utilising data and using analytics capabilities as a tool for fraud and financial crime monitoring and industry collaboration

  • Identity management and role of data in changing definition of identification
  • Data privacy and data in private Vs public domain
  • Implications for fraud mgmt. and authentication controls
  • Customer role in fraud mgmt.

Vinaya Parvate, Head of ICG and EMEA Fraud Risk, Citi

15:40 Afternoon refreshment break and networking

16:10 Reviewing criminal financing legislations and ensuring adequate controls are in place

  • An assessment of existing criminal finance / illicit finance legislation
  • New legislative developments – CCO for economic crime, geographic targeting orders, review of POCA by the law commission
  • What next for closer cooperation between public and private sector institutions
  • International illicit finance flows
  • Using data to detect suspicious activity
  • Understanding red flags – current and emerging risk types

Kevin Newe, Illicit Finance Strategy Lead, HM Revenue & Customs 

16:50 Understanding when to file SAR reports for suspicious activity and limiting to real risks

  • Identifying and reporting suspicious activity
    • What is considered suspicious?
  • Requirements for SAR: what should you file?
  • When to file and when not to file
  • UK highest number of defensive SARs in the world
  • Overwhelming authorities with volume

Karl-Johan Karlsson, Financial Crime Compliance Officer, Handelsbanken

17:30 Chair’s closing remarks

17:40 End of Day One and networking drinks reception

08:00 Registration and breakfast

08:50 Chair’s opening remarks

Francesco Vivarelli, Data Science Principal Director, Accenture 

09:00 Building an impactful compliance training program that both ticks the box and thinks outside it

  • Understanding the regulatory and compliance focus and appreciating the value of an effective program
  •  Building alignment to business level compliance risk through training needs assessment
  • Embedding effective governance throughout an organisation
  •  An exploration of compliance training challenges and opportunities to more effectively influence behaviour

Paul Coady, Head of Anti-Financial Crime Development (Americas), Deutsche Bank

09:40 Reviewing the potential uses of technology including AI and machine learning to automate and increase fraud and AML detection

  • Operationalising technology
    • Ensuring real time basis
  • Real time decisioning
  • Using technology to improve detection
  • Detection of red flags

David Christie, CEO, Bleckwen
Robyn Todd, Senior Product Manager, encompass corporation

10:30 Morning refreshment break and networking

11:00 Identification and protection from the world’s top 3 cyber crime and online fraud hotspots

  • The origin of online fraud and how to prevent it
    • Deep learning for online fraud prevention
  • Real time protection over the whole user session
  • Identify legitimate user vs fraudsters
  • PSD2  and GDPR Compliance
  • Behavioral Biometrics
  • Customized countermeasures
  • Account Takeover
  • NAF (New Account Fraud)

Pablo de la Riva, CEO and Founder, buguroo
Lucas Varela, Information Security Manager, Caixabank


11:40 Innovations in KYC – Using AI for Continuous Risk Monitoring

  • Completing KYC reviews avoiding negligible changes in customer’s data and risk profile
  • Overcoming challenges posed by obsolete technology and rigid rules for detecting changes in customer’s circumstances
  • Addressing poor data quality upon which to make decisions
  • Utilising AI/Machine Learning algorithms on internal and external data sources to enable higher effectiveness in detecting potential suspicious activity
  • Improving efficiency of investigations and customer reviews by implementing a real time (or near real time) monitoring of customer risk

Heather Adams, Managing Director, Accenture Finance & Risk, Accenture
Francesco Vivarelli, Data Science Principal Director, Accenture

12:20 Lunch break and networking

13:35 Taking it to the streets – Covert fraud investigations and asset location techniques

  • Proactive street level investigations
  • Adding another level when desktop enquiries hit a wall
  • Surveillance used daily by insurers but very rarely by other financial sectors
  • Using surveillance
    • To expose fraud and counterfeit
    • In asset location enquiries, dishonesty and disloyalty situations
  • Compliance considerations and solutions inc GDPR overview
  • Sample surveillance video clips
  • Technical equipment

Roger Bescoby, Director of Compliance and Development,  Conflict International

14:15 Ensuring effectiveness of compliance programs and looking beyond compliance to combat fraud and financial crime

  • Move from technical compliance to effectively fighting fraud and financial crime
  • Moving beyond a tick box exercise
  • Ensuring onboarding and ongoing procedures are accurate
  • Effective compliance programmes to monitor traffic and identify suspicious behaviour
  • Impact of influx in regulatory change
  • Keeping pace of change: Regulators keeping up with innovation and banks with change in regulation
  • Coordination between public and private

Brendan Leddy, Global Head of Risk and Compliance, Exotix Capital

14:55 Afternoon refreshment break and networking

15:25 Keeping up with global sanctions to ensure enforcement across institutions and implications on UK markets

  • Impact of Brexit on sanction steps
  • Future of Russia sanctions
    • Complexity of sanctions
    • Operationalising law into policies and procedures
  • Iran nuclear agreement
  • Future of sanctions: Who might be next?
  • Divergence across UK, EU and US: Conflictions across global enforcement
  • Risk of US secondary sanctions with clients in Iran
  • Secondary sanctions risk
    • What do escalations from the US look like?
  • Future of JCPA

Chloe Cina, Director, Global Sanctions & Embargoes, Regulation & Policy, Deutsche Bank
Richard Dunmall, Head of Sanctions, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Europe
Oliver Beckmann, Vice President / Head of Business Advisory Sanctions, Group Compliance, Commerzbank


16:15 Ensuring adequate procedures and controls to comply with existing bribery and newly introduced facilitation of tax evasion legislation

  • UK bribery act and criminal finances act
  • Increased emphasis on firms to ensure proportionate procedures and controls
  • Lines of regulatory action to date
  • What do adequate procedures look like?
  • Determining responsibility
  • Controls when lines are blurred

John Clarke, Money Laundering Reporting Officer and Head of Financial Crime Compliance, Standard Advisory London Ltd., part of Standard Bank

16:55 Chair’s closing remarks

17:05 End of Summit

Please note, this agenda may be subject to change.

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Heather Adams, Managing Director, Accenture Finance & Risk, Accenture 

Heather Adams is a Managing Director in Accenture Financial Services Consulting, where she leads the UKI Resilience Risk practice.  She works with financial services clients to mitigate internal and external threats via anti-money laundering, anti-fraud and operational resilience controls.  She is experienced in shaping and delivering large scale transformation programmes that leverage new technologies and techniques to help organisations better manage risk, whilst also driving efficiencies. Over 20 years, Heather has worked with many global banks to improve their organisations, process, systems and data.  In recent years, this has extended to using advanced analytics, machine learning and AI.

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Oliver Beckmann, Vice President / Head of Business Advisory Sanctions, Group Compliance,  Commerzbank

Oliver Beckmann joined Commerzbank AG in 2017 as Head of Business Advisory Sanctions / Group Compliance Frankfurt, Germany. Oliver and his team are responsible for all customer related topics connected to Sanctions and Embargos and support all business units of Commerzbank worldwide in mastering the world of Sanctions and Embargoes. Oliver is an in-house lawyer and accredited German lawyer and has more than 6 years of compliance and banking experience.

Oliver started his career with HypoVereinsbank/UniCredit Group, Munich Germany. He holds a law degree (1st State Exam) from the University of Regensburg and completed his legal clerkship (2nd State Exam) at the Nürnberg Higher Regional Court/Germany. At university he specialized in Commercial, Corporate and Tax Law while he used his specialization later on in becoming a subject matter expert on compliance in regard to AML, Financial Sanctions and Embargos related questions, especially in the field of Investment Banking and Trade Finance.

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Roger Bescoby, Director of Compliance and Development,  Conflict International

Roger Bescoby is Director of Compliance and Development at Conflict International and a Member of the World Association of Detectives. His passion towards ethical operations during an exemplary lifetime career in private investigation, principally covert surveillance operations, have led him to continually study the often challenging ‘privacy laws’ that impact upon the industry.

Roger has previously held the honorary position of Compliance Officer for the Association of British Investigators and as such is one of only a handful of investigative professionals who have been welcomed into the Information Commissioner’s Office for personal briefings and updates.

Roger has regularly appeared on national TV and radio in the UK as an industry spokesman has addressed conference audiences on both sides of the Atlantic.

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David Christie, CEO, Bleckwen 

David has over 20 years’ experience across the general financial services sector. He has worked for SAVVIS, Money-line Telerate, Barclays, ICAP, with over 12 years spent in money transfer and retail FX sector as Group COO of HIFX and Ria Financial. He is also an angel investor and has non-executive or advisory roles across the payments and insurance sectors.

Mohsin Choudhury, UK Cyber Security Lead (1st Line), Bank of Ireland

Mohsin has over 20 years of experience in Information Security from diverse sectors including Investment Banking, Defence & National Security, Central Government, Big 4 Audit Firms, Nuclear and Global Health Organisations. He is responsible for all areas of Information Security from defining security requirements for new digital programmes, advising businesses of their Cyber Risks, Cyber Incident Management, Technical Cyber Risk Assessment and Financial Regulatory needs.

During his career, Mohsin has worked on the Security of Satellite Communication Systems, producing key management and encryption systems, helping and advising Global Investment Bank’s with their Information Security maturity and managing large scale security of transformational programmes . He is highly technical and understands business needs.

Mohsin holds CISM and CISSP Certifications and has two Master Degrees, MSc in Defence Communications and MSc in Nuclear Science.

Chloe Cina, Director, Global Sanctions & Embargoes, Deutsche Bank

Chloé Cina is a Director in Deutsche Bank’s Global Sanctions & Embargoes Team. She is a barrister of 13 years Call and an experienced advocacy trainer for Middle Temple. She was the former UK Head of Sanctions at HSBC. She obtained her European Master’s Degree in Human Rights at the Venice Human Rights Centre and worked for UNESCO in Paris from 2000-2004. She practiced at the Criminal Bar before joining the UK Treasury Solicitor’s Department in 2008 where she worked in the National Security team on terrorism and sanctions related litigation. She joined the Foreign & Commonwealth Office as a legal adviser in 2014, advising on financial sanctions and security policy in the EU and UN. She led the Iran nuclear legal team for the UK before joining HSBC in 2016. She regularly speaks at international conferences and has been a key contributor to the ICA and ACAMS courses on sanctions.

John Clarke, Money Laundering Reporting Officer and Head of Financial Crime Compliance, Standard Advisory London, part of Standard Bank

John is the Money Laundering Reporting Officer and Head of Financial Crime Compliance for the Standard Bank Group’s London based Investment Banking division, Standard Advisory London Ltd, where he has worked since March 2015. John is also co-chair of the Association for Financial Markets in Europe Financial Crime Working Group and represents the Association of Foreign Banks on the JMLSG Editorial Panel.
John has over twenty years’ compliance experience across investment banking and asset management. He previously held financial crime related compliance roles with both JPMorgan Asset Management and Bank of New York Mellon”.

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Paul Coady, Head of Anti-Financial Crime Development (Americas), Deutsche Bank

Paul Coady has over 20-years’ experience in global financial services.  He has worked in Dublin, London and New York and has led significant compliance and financial crime operations and transformation across the U.K., North America, Europe, Asia and Africa.  His particular focus over the last 15 years has been on influencing compliance, conduct and culture and he has held senior roles as the Business Ethics, Policies & Training Manager for Allied Irish Bank, Global Chief Compliance Officer for DBRS Credit Rating Agency and Group Head of Compliance Policy & Learning for Barclays. Paul is currently Head of Anti-Financial Crime (AFC) Development for Deutsche Bank in New York having previously established their Global Conduct, Organisation & Regulatory Education (CORE) and Global Anti-Financial Crime Education programs

Pablo de la Riva, CEO and Founder, buguroo

Pablo de la Riva founded his first company when he was 21 years old – a security consulting firm – and buguroo is his first software startup experience. He has been working in the anti-fraud sector for almost 15 years, first as a cyber-security analyst, then as a team leader, later as CTO with almost 200 people reporting to him and now as CEO.

He is passionate about his work. He really believes in what he is doing and is very demanding with the results. When he was little, he wanted to study architecture. It’s something he loves —the design of houses, buildings, skyscrapers… He has always believed that your work has to be something you enjoy, and he would say that he discovered he liked architecture very early. However, when he was given his first computer when he was 12 years old, in the midst of the internet boom, he was hacked and suddenly all his previous plans were blown away.

An intruder gained control of his system and began talking to him. He didn’t know who it was and they didn’t know who he was. However, they had control of the device that his family had made such an effort to buy. He didn’t know how it could have happened, or where the intruder was. He asked himself, ‘how is this possible?’ A stranger taking control of another stranger’s system… He was fascinated. He thought it was so exciting that right then and there he saw clearly that architecture would have to wait.

Richard Dunmall, Head of Sanctions, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation Europe Limited

Richard Dunmall is the head of Sanctions at Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation Europe (SMBCE) and is responsible for all aspects of sanctions compliance within SMBCE. Additionally Richard has a regional advisory mandate throughout EMEA. During his time at SMBCE Richard has led in responding to the implementation of EU/U.S. sanctions targeting Russian interests, the implementation of the JCPOA and now subsequent U.S. withdrawal. Working closely with banking deal teams at SMBCE, Richard has substantial experience in sanctions compliance with respect to corporate banking products and services.

Prior to SMBCE, Richard spent 5 and a half years at Credit Suisse in roles covering KYC, AML, PEPs and sanctions.

Craig Evans, Head of Commercial, Graydon UK Ltd

Craig Evans has been involved in the Analytics, Data and Software Solutions Market for over 25 years and has worked for some of the leading players including Graydon, Sungard, Equifax, Infocheck & ICC.

His career started as a credit analyst with ICC and then Infocheck, helping develop some of the early risk analytical scoring models before moving into a commercial role.

Craig joined Graydon in 1998 as their National Business Development Manager for vertical markets and was instrumental in creating Graydon’s pioneering strategy for industry specific credit information and intelligence using early crowd sourcing techniques, working with key credit professionals from within these markets.

Now as Graydon’s Head of Commercial his primary focus is on Graydon’s strategy for growing its portfolio of products and channels for Analytics, Data and Software Solutions.  Having worked with a number of high profile clients across a wide spectrum of industries and territories, Craig understands the challenges that Graydon customers are facing regarding using big data to grow whilst mitigating risk and to make great decisions.

Craig is also a member of the CICM and FCIB and a regular guest conference speaker.

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Christopher Felton, Head of Learning and Engagement for the Government Counter Fraud Profession , Cabinet Office – City of London Police

Chris is a Detective Inspector with 26 years service, the majority spent in the field of economic crime.  He spent his first 20 years of his career in the Metropolitan Police, initially gaining a broad experience of investigation as a detective in the Criminal Investigation Department (CID)  He moved to the Economic Crime Department based at Scotland Yard where he held posts that included investigator in the Fraud Squad, London Regional Asset Recovery Team (RART), National Terrorist Financial Intelligence Unit (NTFIU), managing protracted complex corruption enquiries and as staff officer to Head of Economic Crime.  Chris also managed the CCTV evidence processing for the 2011 London Riots and other public order enquiries. He transferred to the City of London Police in 2012 to take up a post as lead trainer at the Fraud Training Academy delivering courses to policing nationally and internationally as well as to government and the private sector. This was followed by a role as crime manager at the National Fraud Intelligence Unit (UK’s Fraud and Cyber Crime Reporting Centre) carrying out initial investigation and assessment of reported fraud for the whole of the UK. He has formal Qualifications in Financial Crime and Anti Money Laundering. Chris is currently seconded to the UK Cabinet Office in the Fraud, Error Debt and Grants Team as Head of Learning and Engagement for the Government Counter Fraud Profession.

Russell Hornsby-Clifton, Head of Compliance, EFG Private Bank

Russell has nearly 25 years’ experience of managing compliance and conduct risk in various arenas. He started out as a criminal barrister before joining the Army as a lawyer, where compliance and conduct was literally a matter of life and death. In the Army he managed compliance and conduct risk in training, policy, advisory and prosecutorial roles in the UK, Kosovo and Iraq, and advised on (and was subject to) the military doctrine of ‘Command Responsibility’, the equivalent of the SMR ‘Duty of Responsibility’. After the Army Russell joined the FSA where he managed the TCF and Market Conduct teams, and led retail and wholesale enforcement cases (including the first prosecutions and plea bargain for insider dealing). He then moved to RBS in a Senior Assurance role before finishing up as Global Head of Conduct Policy, and Conduct lead for SMR implementation. Russell is now Head of Compliance (SMF16) for EFG Private Bank in London, with the FCA ‘prescribed responsibility’ for financial crime (which includes direct line management responsibility for the SMF 17/MLRO). He has a passion for the psychology of compliance and conduct, and in particular uses his understanding of behavioural economics to improve risk and control frameworks.

Remy Jansen, Head of Department, De Nederlandsche Bank

Mr. Remy Jansen holds a M.Sc. in Business Economics from Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam as well as a Post Graduate degree in Internal Auditing from Erasmus University Rotterdam. Remy has been working for the De Nederlandsche Bank (DNB) since 2002 in various capacities in supervision and internal auditing. In his current role as head of department (Thematic Supervision Integrity Risk Department), Remy leads a group of supervisors responsible for integrity supervision in the Netherlands, including AML and CFT compliance by Dutch financial firms. In recent years Remy has published articles on measuring the effectiveness of supervision, how to deal with biases as a supervisor and on topics related to integrity supervision.

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Karl-Johan Karlsson, Financial Crime Compliance Officer, Handelsbanken

Karl-Johan is a Financial Crime Compliance Officer at Handelsbanken and has held several senior- and management positions within both risk and compliance at financial institutions in the Nordic region. He is also one of the founding members and the Co-chairman of the ACAMS (Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists) Nordics Chapter, which supports ACAMS in its mission to advance the professional knowledge, skills and experience of those dedicated the prevention and detection of money laundering and terrorist financing.

Tom Lambert, Head of Financial Crime, KBC Bank Ireland

With over 20 years’ experience in the financial services sector, Tom is the Head of Financial Crime for KBC Bank Ireland. With responsibility for all elements of fraud risk management within the organisation, Tom has oversight of the development and delivery of fraud prevention strategies targeting Internal, External, Card and Cyber Fraud threats.

Tom, who has a background in fund accounting and audit, has managed fraud investigations of varying complexity but has a particular interest on the topic of internal fraud

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Brendan M. Leddy, Global Head of Risk and Compliance, Exotix Capital

Brendan has worked for over 20 years in compliance and anti-financial roles, covering MENA, South Asia, the Americas and US, Switzerland, Australia, Ireland and the UK. He is currently the Global Head of Risk and Compliance at Exotix Capital, who provide unrivalled access, knowledge and execution in equity and fixed-income markets, advisory investment banking, corporate finance and debt and equity capital markets throughout the world’s developing economies.

Brendan holds a BA in English, Sociology & Political Science from the National University of Ireland Galway, an LLB in Law from Cardiff Law School, University of Wales, and an LLM in International Business Law from the University of Liverpool. He is also a Fellow of the International Compliance Association and a publication editor for the Chartered Institute of Securities & Investments.

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Damian Matich, Global Head of Fraud Analytics, NICE Actimize

Damian Matich, Global Head of Fraud Analytics for NICE Actimize, has over twenty years of experience in Analytics and Financial Crime working in consulting, business development and programme management.  He has worked with the largest global banking institutions, highlights including UK first in real-time card fraud detection and global firsts in Online Banking and First Party Fraud.  Major programmes he has led have delivered in excess of $500M in client benefit.  His research interests include multiple topics in the Economics sphere typically related to the application of analytics to consumer portfolio risk.

Frank McCooey, Strategic EMEA AML Programmes Lead, BNY Mellon

Frank McCooey is responsible for pan-EMEA strategic AML initiatives including preparations for the 5th AMLD.  Based in Dublin, Frank reports to the EMEA Group MLRO for BNY Mellon.  Frank was the MLRO for BNY Mellon Ireland from January 2014 through to June 2018.

Prior to joining BNY Mellon in  January 2014, Frank was Head of Compliance – MLRO with Lombard Ireland, (2013) and before that he held senior executive positions in compliance and risk management as Head of Financial Crime and MLRO for AIB Group and Basel II Credit Risk Implementation.

Frank holds an MBA from Smurfit Business School, a BSc degree from TCD and is a qualified accountant.  He is a member of ACOI and Institute of Bankers in Ireland.

Kevin Newe, Assistant Director –Illicit Finance Strategy, HM Revenue & Customs

Kevin joined HM Revenue and Customs in 2006 and after positions in communications and departmental transformation, joined the Serious Organised Crime Agency in 2008 for a two-year secondment covering criminal finance work.

Since returning to HMRC in 2010, Kevin has held a number of different criminal / illicit finance positions, covering policy, operations and most recently the development of an Illicit Finance Strategy, which includes work on HMRC’s role as an AML supervisory body.

Kevin was recently involved in the UK’s 4th FATF Mutual Evaluation Review, covering a range of topics and has since concluded training to become a FATF Assessor.

Vinaya Parvate, Global Head – Fraud Risk Oversight, Citi

Vinaya is the Global Head of Fraud Risk Oversight for the Institutional Client business at Citi. She is responsible for assessing the current strategy and execution of the Fraud Risk Management discipline across the businesses globally; and agreeing the necessary actions with the 1st line partners to ensure adherence to the policy and framework. Her team works closely with risk colleagues in the regional and business risk teams and other key stakeholders in Corporate Security & Investigative Services, and Information / Cyber Security in maintaining a robust management of fraud risk through policy compliance, improvements in technical infrastructure and operational excellence.

Prior to this role, she was the Operational Risk Management for Citi South Asia, working closely with business and functional heads in proactively managing operational risk and further strengthening the internal controls of our franchise. Vinaya was also responsible for establishing and leading ORM oversight across Asia Regional Enterprise Operations & Technology.

Vinaya has more than 22 years’ experience in banking. Before her current role in Operational Risk, Vinaya was the ICG Asia Regional Head for Customer Acquisition Due Diligence (CADD) Business Support Unit. In this role, she led a team responsible for supporting bankers in Asia and Japan to fulfill KYC requirements, ensuring full compliance with high quality. Prior to this assignment, she was based in London, driving governance for Global TTS Operations. In this role, she implemented minimum operating standards for 7000+ staff carrying out TTS Operations across 90+ countries to reduce risk and prevent losses.

Vinaya has also worked in Internal Audit (IA), where she led end-to-end reviews of Citi businesses in various countries across the CEEMEA region. She was also part of the EMEA Corporate Finance & Credit team within IA, where she led and participated in strategic reviews on credit risk reporting, credit documentation and loan loss reserve. Prior to IA, Vinaya was part of the Risk Management function for Citi South Asia, heading the Credit Risk Management Services team.

She holds an MBA from IIM, Ahmedabad, and a Bachelor’s degree from SNDT University, Mumbai. Vinaya was a member of the India Diversity Council and was the co-sponsor of the first Citi Women’s network in Asia. She has been mentoring young professionals, both in and outside Citi. She also has an active interest in community building initiatives and was a mentor to Swadhaar and Katalyst, two not-for-profit organizations that receive financial support from Citi Foundation in India. Since her move to UK in mid2017, she is a mentor with the Citi London Pride Network, and helping raise funds for Haven House, Citi UK’s charity of the year for 2017.

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Riley Peterson, Director, Head of Strategy and Governance, MUFG 

Riley Peterson joined MUFG Bank in October 2017 as the head of Financial Crime Risk Management for the EMEA region. In this role he is responsible for; program management, technology and management information. He also has a data governance oversight role across the region as the Compliance Data Officer responsible for ensuring the accuracy, integrity and completeness of data consumed by the financial crime teams. Since joining MUFG, Riley has overseen the opening of a new branch in the Middle East and overseen the vendor selection process for an enterprise wide financial crime technology and data analytics solution.

Riley got his start in financial crime compliance many years ago at KPMG in New York City. A veteran of many transaction monitoring and sanction lookbacks, he has experience working across four continents for dozens of financial institutions. In 2012, Riley relocated from New York to London to focus on advising multi-national clients on matters related to trade sanctions.

He is a 2001 graduate of the University of Nebraska, and a 2005 graduate of the Vermont Law School.

John Randles, CEO, Siren

John Randles is CEO of Siren,  heading the team that provides the leading Investigative Intelligence platform to some of the world’s largest and most complex organizations.

John spent 5 years before Siren as the CEO of the Bloomberg’s Data Management Utility serving quality data to the capital markets community. Bloomberg built their Data Management Utility around PolarLake, which was acquired by Bloomberg in 2012. John was CEO of PolarLake for 6 years before the acquisition, a Data Management technology provider.

Earlier in his career John was CTO of Banking at Siebel Systems and was CTO of Eontec, a Retail Banking software provider.

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Robyn Todd, Senior Product Manager, encompass corporation

As a seasoned product manager who specialises in data and SaaS products, Robyn is focused on the pursuit of increased innovation and collaboration, product excellence and delivering value creating solutions.

With a background in database management and analysis, Robyn has managed data-centric products for over 7 years at Glass Information Services and MetaPack Group before joining encompass as Senior Product Manager where she develops and implements product strategies consistent with company vision.

Robyn’s career has been focused on RegTech and is regularly speaking about the latest intelligent automation technology, enabling financial service providers and legal firms to overcome the increasing cost of ongoing management and change due to complex KYC requirements.

Lucas Varela, Information Security Manager, Caixabank

Lucas Varela Negreira is e-Crime and Security Analytics Manager. He is member of the CyberSecurity Team at Caixabank, as well as CyberSecurity Architect within the Information Security Team at the same bank. His work includes the application of intelligent systems for the detection of threats, the study of efficiency within incident repsonse processes and the study of banking malware.

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Francesco Vivarelli, Data Science Principal Director, Accenture 

Francesco is Principal Director in the Accenture Global Fraud, Financial Crime and Risk Analytics and leads the Accenture Financial Crime Analytics Centre of Excellence.

In his career, Francesco has helped banks and government agencies to design and deploy AI solutions to manage financial crime risks and achieve compliance with the latest anti money laundering, sanction and KYC regulations. He holds a Ph.D. in Neural Computing. In his thesis, he applied Bayesian techniques to the training of neural nets and Gaussian processes to classify outdoor images.

He is a Certified Fraud Examiner and Certified Anti Money Laundering Specialist.

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Richard Wood, Business Development Director, Synectics Solutions

Richard joined Synectics Solutions in 2008, bringing financial crime and software consultancy experience to the business.  His earlier career includes the management and strategy of anti-fraud teams within US based financial services companies. This was followed with a role as a solutions consultant, for the integration of anti-fraud products within European and Russian banking organisations.

Since joining Synectics Solutions he progressed from his initial role as Fraud Consultant, to the point in 2012, when he was appointed as Operations Director to the Board. In 2014 as part of a company board restructure he was appointed Business Development Director to oversee the commercial growth strategy for the company. As part of this new role Rich has responsibility for all areas of commercial strategy for Synectics encompassing Sales, Marketing, and Product Development .

Rich is a member of the Institute of Directors. Starting his career in financial services in Newcastle-upon-Tyne he now lives in Staffordshire with his wife and son.

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Exploring the relationship between AML & Fraud

Ahead of the Fraud & Financial Crime Europe 2018 Summit, hear from Kevin Lindsay of Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation Europe Limited and Larry Potter of Starling Bank, as they explore the relationship between AML & Fraud. Find out more and register for free here.


The use of technology and building effective processes and controls to enhance fraud detection and mitigate the risk

Ahead of the Fraud & Financial Crime Europe 2018 Summit, Rob Woods has released his PDF slides from the FinTech Europe Summit 2017. In this presentation, Rob will address key areas of concern within the Fraud space. Download the PDF here


Find our Fraud and Financial Crime thought-leadership articles here. These articles feed from our much larger Risk Insights section of our website which provides you with thought-leadership, white papers, articles and more across fraud and financial crime.

20th March 2019

Identification and protection from the world’s top 3 cyber crime and online fraud hotspots

By Pablo de la Riva, CEO and Founder, buguroo
14th March 2019

Uses of distributed ledger technologies to drive efficiency programs and risk management considerations

By Mariana Gomez de la Villa, Head of Wholesale Banking Blockchain, ING
14th March 2019

Removing operational risk through comprehensive spreadsheet governance

By Chris Burke, CEO, EUCplus
12th March 2019

Using AI and machine learning to automate and increase fraud and AML detection

By David Christie, CEO, Bleckwen
8th March 2019

Risk Webinar: Corporate criminal offence of failure to prevent tax evasion – where are we now?

7th March 2019

The future of operational risk management – From adolescence to adulthood

By Robert Crewdson, Managing Consultant and Rob Murray, Managing Director, BCS Consulting.
26th February 2019

Presentation: Identification of false documents and the rise in new technology enabling impersonations

25th February 2019
interview with Eric Wagner

The emergence of new high-tech crimes and prevalence of existing legacy crimes

19th February 2019

Balancing global regulatory requirements for fraud and AML to align practices globally

by Sandeep Sharma, CAMLO, KEB Hana Bank Canada
18th February 2019

Fraud and financial crime: Increasing intelligence and information sharing across departments

By Riley Peterson, Director, Head of Strategy and Governance, MUFG
18th February 2019

Fraud and financial crime – Keeping up with global sanctions to ensure enforcement across institutions

By Oliver Beckmann, Vice President / Head of Business Advisory Sanctions, Group Compliance, Commerzbank
18th February 2019

Fraud and financial crime – Updating trigger mechanism beyond cash to include wire payments

by Corey A. Reason, Group Head of Financial Crime Compliance, Clarien Bank Limited
18th February 2019

Fraud and Financial Crime: Understanding industry trends and uses of cryptocurrencies

by Michael Schidlow, Head of Financial Crime Risk Training and Emerging Risk Advisory, Global Internal Audit, HSBC
4th February 2019

Intelligence sharing across institutions for effective prevention

By Remy Jansen, Head of Department, De Nederlandsche Bank
23rd January 2019

Reviewing the shifting landscape of fraud risk and the role of technology / cyber risk in fraud

By Vinaya Parvate, Global Head Fraud Risk Oversight for Institutional Clients, Citi

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2019 Co-Sponsors:


accenture will be a Co-Sponsor at the 2nd Annual Fraud and Financial Crime Europe Summit.


The company buguroo was founded 10 years ago. buguroo develops cybersecurity and antifraud solutions for the protection of sectors with high Internet exposure. buguroo collaborates with its customers using cutting-edge technologies, so that its users can operate on the Internet as usual with absolute confidence.
We want to be a global benchmark in the development of highly effective, disruptive antifraud solutions for our customers. It helps applications – web and mobile device – ensure that users are who they say they are and that they are not being manipulated. Ensuring those two things is what lets you be sure there is no fraud, as fraud always entails an alteration in one of these two points. For this purpose we use techniques such as deep learning, behavioral biometrics and data analytics, which are a very positive trend and have a great future, and not only in the online fraud field.

NICE Actimize

NICE Actimize, the industry’s largest and broadest provider of financial crime, anti-money laundering, enterprise fraud and compliance solutions is the leader in Autonomous Financial Crime Management. The Autonomous journey begins with NICE Actimize’s ActOne which fundamentally transforms financial crime investigations by introducing intelligent automation and visual storytelling for speed and accuracy. Intelligent automation saves time by enabling a virtual workforce of robots to collaborate with human investigators, while visual storytelling uncovers more risks by showing relationships between entities, alerts and cases in a visual manner. The Autonomous path continues with the release of X-Sight, NICE Actimize’s cloud-based Financial Crime Risk Management Platform-as-a-Service that breaks the limits on data and analytics by leveraging the cloud. Ready to get started? Get in touch at .


Siren provides the leading Investigative Intelligence platform to some of the world’s largest and most complex organizations to derive business value adding insights from their data.

Made by team of enormously passionate data discovery and advanced search experts, scientists and engineers; the Siren Platform provides a unique combination of search, business intelligence, big data, link analysis and knowledge representation which advances the way organizations address some of the world’s most important data driven problems.

2019 Associate Sponsors:


Bleckwen, Fintech created in 2016, uses AI to fight fraud and make the world a safer place, in partnership with banks and financial institutions.
Its real-time Machine Learning solution is based on the most advanced technologies to provide an effective and robust response against fraud.
Bleckwen combine complex algorithmic models with interpretability technologies to make the results understandable for employees and customers.

Faced with increasing regulatory pressure and ever evolving fraud challenges, Bleckwen helps you to focus your operational team on added value alerts, to reduce false positive and customer friction, and get ready for Instant and Faster Payments.


encompass empowers organisations to combat financial crime by providing the full picture of a customer, vendor or business partner, fast.

Our customers have realised up to 98% reduction in the time taken to gather information for customer and third-party due diligence by replacing manual processes with our intelligent automation solution that is easy to acquire, deploy and use.

We are now the global standard for discovering and maintaining an accurate risk picture of those you do business with.


With more than 130 years of experience, Graydon is a leading provider of business information, analytics and insights. Graydon helps its customers to make fast, accurate decisions, enabling them to minimise risk and identify fraud as well as optimise opportunities with their commercial relationships. To do so, Graydon uses more than 130 international databases and the information of more than 90 million companies. Graydon has offices in London, Cardiff, Amsterdam and Antwerp. Since 2016 Graydon has been part of Atradius, one of the world’s largest credit insurance companies.

Synectics Solutions

Financial crime is causing harm to companies and organisations across the globe, which is why we’re proud to offer truly expert and leading-edge data-driven solutions which empower our customers to detect, analyse and then prevent financial crime and fraud across a variety of leading industries.

For almost a quarter of a century we’ve led the technological revolution in and around sharing data and data syndication, and we’ve given data-led intelligence to our global customers to allow them to make informed decisions and ultimately take back control, saving significant amounts of revenue, time and reputational harm.

+44 (0)1782 664000,,

2019 Exhibitor:

MThree Consulting

MThree Consulting will be exhibiting at the 2nd Annual Fraud and Financial Crime Europe Summit.



Advance your branding, awareness, industry expertise, thought-leadership and lead-generation at our upcoming Fraud and Financial Crime Congress.

Sponsorship and exhibition with The Center for Financial Professionals offers unique networking, brand recognition and thought-leadership deliverance opportunities with senior risk professionals from around the world. Whether you want full branding across the event or simply a well-positioned exhibition stand, our business development team will tailor the right package for you. We do everything we can to help you get your marketing message across and also to benchmark the return on your investment. Please contact or call us on +44 (0) 20 7164 6582 where a member of the team will be happy to tailor the right package for you.

2019 Media Partners:

CIO Applications Europe

CIO Applications Europe has fast culminated into the most sought-after magazine Pan-Europe as it has transformed its course hand-in-hand with the technology and has culminated into a leading media brand, with a unique editorial focus on bringing to light the core innovations in technology. CIO Applications Europe magazine stands out with its unique approach of learning from peers approach offering professionals the most comprehensive collection of technology trends. The magazine is the single most successful initiative Pan-Europe to advice and guide decision makers regarding the latest in the fast-evolving technology landscape.
We are determined to propose a myriad of additional services that can improve businesses and help customers deal with issues related to this industry.

FinTech Finance

FinTech Finance will be a media partner for the 2nd Annual Fraud and Financial Crime Europe Summit.

FinTech Futures

FinTech Futures is a digital publishing platform for the worldwide fintech community.
Built on the renowned Banking Technology brand, FF provides daily news, analysis and expert commentary across a comprehensive range of areas:
– FinTech
– BankingTech
– PayTech
– RegTech
– WealthTech
– LendTech
– InsurTech

Our broad readership and solid reputation, combined with in-depth coverage across fintech on a worldwide scale, makes us the leading resource for technology buyers, sellers, developers, integrators and other specialists across the sector.

FF brand incorporates:

– Monthly Banking Technology magazine in print and digital
– Banking Technology Awards, an annual event recognising excellence and innovation in the use of IT in financial services, and the people who make it happen
– Paybefore, a global paytech publication
– PayTech Awards, an event celebrating the best of the best in paytech industry


Established by the Financial Stability Board in June 2014, the Global Legal Entity Identifier Foundation (GLEIF) is a not-for-profit organization created to support the implementation and use of the Legal Entity Identifier (LEI). GLEIF is headquartered in Basel, Switzerland. GLEIF services ensure the operational integrity of the Global LEI System. GLEIF also makes available the technical infrastructure to provide, via an open data license, access to the full global LEI repository free of charge to users. GLEIF is overseen by the LEI Regulatory Oversight Committee, which is made up of representatives of public authorities from across the globe.



SmartMoneyMatch connects the global investment community. enables you to browse and list investment products, create a request for proposal, connect with and message other users, search and announce relevant events, find jobs, post vacancies or write articles.
Moreover, all users have their profile page where your activities – as an investor, asset manager or service provider – can be described.

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2019 Venue:


Grange City Hotel

8-14 Cooper’s Row
London, EC3N 2BQ

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I present at the Fraud & Financial Crime Europe Summit 2019?

Yes, the Center for Financial Professionals are happy to discuss speaking opportunities at Fraud & Financial Crime Europe Summit 2019. For further information on this please contact or call us on +44 (0)20 7164 6582.

Are there any rules on the dress code?

Business attire is requested. The Forum is a formal opportunity to network with like-minded professionals and to gain knowledge from the industry’s finest risk management experts.

What is the cost and what is included in the registration fee?

We offer incentives for ‘early bird’ registrants of the Forum, as outlined on our pricing structure. Registration includes breakfast, refreshment breaks, lunches, the cocktail reception at the end of the day, full access to the sessions and exhibition area. Presentations from sessions are also available, subject to speaker approval.

Where can I find the Forum documentation and speaker presentations?

All registered attendees will receive an email with access to documentation and speaker presentations after the Forum* We will work with our presenters to include as many presentations as possible on our Risk Insights App during the Forum. *Please note that our speakers often have to gain permission from their relevant compliance departments to release their presentations. On rare occasions compliance may not allow presentations to be distributed.

Will breakfast, lunch and refreshment be provided?

Yes. As with all of our events the Center for Financial Professionals will be providing brilliant coffee, breakfast, lunch, refreshments, and smaller bites during the networking breaks.

Will there be opportunities to network with other attendees?

There are ample opportunities for networking and interaction throughout the Forum, such as

  • Breakfast, lunch and refreshment breaks
  • Cocktail reception at the end of the day (Subject to confirmation)
  • Q&A, panel discussions and audience participation technology available through the Risk Insights App

I have several colleagues that would like to attend, is there a group discount?

Certainly! We are pleased to offer you a 50% discount on the third registration or provide a fifth registration for free. If you would like to register more than five colleagues please contact us on +44 (0)20 7164 6582. Please note:

  • Registrations must be made at the same time
  • Registrations must come from the organisation
  • The lowest registration will be discounted

Are there opportunities to share my thought-leadership at the Fraud & Financial Crime Europe Summit 2019?

Yes there are plenty of opportunities for the Center for Financial Professionals to share thought-leadership to the attendees of Fraud & Financial Crime Europe Summit 2019 and our wider risk professionals community. At the event We can distribute your material to the attendees, offer you an exhibition booth, and provide speaking opportunities so that you may enjoy a more prominent presence at the Forum. Visit the Sponsor tab for further information or contact / +44 (0) 207 164 6582. Risk Insights Feature your content on our Risk Insights website and supporting Risk Insights monthly newsletter. For further information please download our media pack here.

Are media partnerships available for Fraud & Financial Crime Europe Summit 2019?

Yes. As part of a media partnership we can offer a variety of options to increase the branding and awareness of your association, company, certificate, publication or media. We are flexible with what we can offer however we usually:

  • Provide a discounted rate to attend
  • Place your logo and profile on the Forum website
  • Place your logo on the Forum brochure
  • Place your logo on promotional content where applicable
  • Distribute your media/marketing at the Forum
  • Promote through social media channels

To discuss this further please contact or call +44 (0)20 7164 6582

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Why Attend?

Why should you attend a CeFPro conference?

  • You’ll gain valuable insights and learnings from industry experts
    Hear current insights from leading industry experts from panel discussions, presentations, Q&A opportunities, case studies plus more…
  • Benchmarking: keep up-to-date with the latest challenges / changes within the industry
    Stay in the know and stay successful – you won’t fall behind on groundbreaking industry insights and initiatives
  • Multiple networking opportunities
    Refreshments breaks, Q&A with presenters, drinks reception and more
  • Excellent registration rates
    Register early for preferential rates
  • Earn CPD points

Hear from past attendees and speakers…

“It offers a chance to see and hear current trends and obstacles first hand from leading experts and to discuss solutions early enough to be implemented easily”
Head of Section, Prudential Policy and Accounting
European Central Bank
“For me one of the greatest benefits is hearing from leading practitioners at other firms about the initiatives and innovations they are introducing into their model risk management practices…I also find the session breaks and luncheons to be opportune times to meet professional colleagues working in my field and share views..”

former Managing Director, Global Head of Model Risk Governance
Credit Suisse
“It’s always good to share views with fellow managers and experts and in my case as the representative of relatively small institution it’s especially important to have the chance to get familiar with solutions adopted by major banking groups.”
Director of Credit Portfolio Management
Bank Pocztowy
“The main benefit of Center for Financial Professionals’ congresses is networking. Here you meet old friends and make new ones who have experiences and insights that they are willing to share. This sharing helps delegates improve their job performance through new skills or better practices. This synergy from multiple experts’ sharing ideas is difficult to replicate”
Director of Enterprise-Wide Risk
BOK Financial

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Pre-Agenda Rate


Until the agenda goes live

* All rates are subject to UK VAT

bring the team 300x300

Group Bookings – 3rd Person Half Price:

Group rates are available for 3 or more attendees from the same organisation, when registering at the same time. The current rate allows every third colleague to come along for half price or the fifth person to attend for FREE! Should you have any questions regarding registering, please contact the Center for Financial Professionals, please contact us on +44 (0)20 7164 6582 (UK) or email

Please note – our group rates can be used across the pond with our Fraud and Financial Crime USA Congress.

Other ways to register

1. Register by Email

2. Contact Us Directly

3. Download PDF Registration Form

Simply email us with your e-signature
and we will do the rest for you!

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Earn CPD Points

To claim your points please contact or call +44 (0) 207 164 6582

2019 Co-Sponsors:

2019 Associate Sponsors:


Can your organisation contribute at our Fraud and Financial Crime Europe Summit 2019?

Please contact the Center for Financial Professionals today to discuss how we can deliver your thought-leadership at the event, help you generate leads, and provide you with unique networking and branding opportunities. This is just an outline of what we can offer, but please contact or call us on +44 (0) 20 7164 6582 where a member of the team will be happy to tailor the right package for you.