Closing remarks - Financial Crime Conference

Closing comments by Nausicaa Delfas, Director of Specialist Supervision, at our Financial Crime Conference.

nausicaa delfas speech1.jpg

Speaker: Nausicaa Delfas, Director of Specialist Supervision
Event: FCA Financial Crime Conference, London
Delivered: 10 November 2016
Note: this is the speech as drafted and may differ from delivered version

And now it falls to me to offer a few closing remarks before we end today’s conference. I’d like to firstly take this opportunity to thank our speakers and panellists very much for their time today and for providing such excellent and thought-provoking speeches and discussions. I really hope you have found today insightful and will take something away for your day-to-day work.

It’s clear to me from today that we all have a united goal. Fighting financial crime and making the UK’s financial system a hostile place for criminals to do business is a priority for all of us. I’ve been encouraged today to meet people from so many different sectors and types of organisation, there are so many parts to this challenge. Which is why it’s so important that we work together to achieve this.

I hope you’ve taken away from today that we, at the FCA, are as committed to this as you are. We want to work with you to achieve the best regime possible, we will use a risk-based approach to focus our resources where it’s needed the most, and we will be proportionate and fair when we take action.

Where there are opportunities to share information and benefit from each others’ work, let’s take these and use them in the best way we can. Let’s take advantage of new technologies where they can help us, and let’s continue to work together to achieve an effective, proportionate and fair regime that works for us all.

Now, that does conclude the formal part of today’s agenda.

I would just like to remind you that we do very much appreciate your feedback, if you can fill in a feedback form, please do before you leave. But I do hope you can join us for a drink outside the room to finish off the day. Thank you.