Financial Fraud

  • 09 Jul 2019
  • 8:30 AM - 11:30 PM
  • Eversheds Sutherland, 115 Colmore Row, Birmingham, B3 3AL
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Financial Fraud

Tuesday 9 July 2019 – 8.30am to 11.30am

Hosted by Eversheds Sutherland,

115 Colmore Row, Birmingham, B3 3AL



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Welcome & introduction



Nicholas Ryder, University of the West of England, Bristol The aim of this presentation is to highlight the threat posed by terrorism financing and how fraud has become the funding avenue of choice. The presentation evidences an increased use of this funding stream and highlights a number of weaknesses in the United Kingdom's counter-terrorism financing regime. The paper concludes by advocating the extension of the Joint Intelligence Money Laundering Task Force to include credit providers



Gary Billingham, CIFAS – How CIFAS frauds trends and CIFAS services are used to prevent and manage Financial Crime Risk






Allan Maund, Dains Forensic LLP– The, trials, tribulations, realities and risks as a Money Laundering Reporting Officer.



Questions to the speakers







Nicholas Ryder, University of the West of England, Bristol

Nicholas is a Professor in Financial Crime at Bristol Law School, University of the West of England, Bristol.  He has authored four monographs, three edited collections and two text books.  Nicholas is the series founder and editor for Routledge's The Law Relating to Financial Crime and he has published numerous scholarly articles on financial crime.  His research has been sponsored by the ESRC, LexisNexis Risk Solutions, City of London Police Force, ICT Wilmington Risk & Compliance, Universities South West, France Telecom Group and the European Social Fund.  Between 2015 and 2018, he was the Co-I for the Centre for Research and Evidence on Security Threats, the initial funding is for three years, with £4.35m from the UK security and intelligence agencies and a further £2.2m invested by the founding institutions.  He is an invited contributor to symposia at the Law Commission; Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies; PWC, NATO, UK Finance, European Society of Criminology, Chartered Institute of Internal Auditors, Chartered Institute of Institutional Auditors Fraud and Forensics, the Wales Fraud Forum, the Centre for European Legal Studies, the Bar Association of Commerce, Finance and Industry and the Institute of Advance Legal Studies.  He has recently submitted and published by HM Treasury Select Committee (Review of Economic Crime) and House of Lords Select Committee (Review of the Bribery Act 2010).  Nicholas has been asked to consult on numerous financial crime matters for the media including Bloomberg News, the BBC, CNBC and the Wall Street Journal.  His current research is investigating the relationship between terrorism financing, social media platforms and the use of suspicious activity reports.


Gary Billingham, CIFAS 

Gary has over 10 years of counter fraud and financial crime management working within Retail Banking and Finance until joining CIFAS in May 2017. Gary’s role as Senior Relationship Manager at CIFAS has provided him with the opportunity to observe and assist in sharing Best Practice in Fraud Prevention at industry level across a number of sectors with particular focus on Motor Finance and Motor Insurance. With a passion for counter fraud and collaboration, Gary has the unique position of working closely with organisations to tackle fraud and financial crime in its many forms in both the public and private sector


Allan Maund, Dains Forensic LLP

Allan has 16 years of management and leadership experience in a career of 24 years within the anti-financial crime sector. Allan specialises in delivering anti-financial crime support and advice to clients relating to prevention, detection and deterrence and where financial crime has occurred, lawful investigations and the recovery of losses. Allan has operated globally and as a holder of UK Government Security clearance has worked most notably in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, Malawi, Kenya, Thailand, Turkey and Israel. Allan sits on the Steering Committee for the Midlands Fraud Forum and is serving a second term as the Board Member and Secretary of the Association Certified Fraud Examiners (UK).

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