Financial Crime Conference 2016

This conference was held in London for MLROs, senior management and compliance practitioners from regulated firms, and other interested parties.

The UK financial system is a major global centre which attracts investment from across the world. Yet it is also attractive to criminals seeking to hide the proceeds of crime among the huge volumes of legitimate business.

We play a pivotal role in safeguarding the integrity of the financial market, ensuring that financial services firms have effective financial crime and anti-money laundering (AML) systems and controls in place to manage financial crime risks.

Regulators, government, law enforcement and industry must work together to fight financial crime, but at the same time it is vital that we are proportionate in our approach so that consumers are not disadvantaged by unintended consequences of anti-financial crime measures.  

This conference brought together those at the forefront of the fight against financial crime to hear about their approaches and to inform debate on the wider financial crime political landscape, including hot topics such as effectiveness and new technologies.

It was also an opportunity to learn more about our financial crime and AML strategy and to hear from us first-hand about our priorities.

Note: the conference did not cover market abuse and insider dealing.

Our speakers' speeches