How data and technology can turn the tide

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Advances of the Fourth Industrial Revolution are reshaping industries and regulatory frameworks, but can Industry 4.0 have a positive effect on helping to fight financial crime? 

47% of organizations in Refinitiv’s 2018 global survey indicated they suffered some form of financial crime during the preceding year. Moreover, the survey revealed that significant gaps in formal compliance procedures remain. This situation allows financial crime to flourish, but emerging technology offers the tools to bridge these gaps and presents opportunity to help tackle financial crime, solve regulatory and compliance challenges and manage costs more effectively.
 Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) and its regulatory partners also encourage businesses to take innovative approaches to combating money laundering, terrorist financing, and other illicit financial threats.
Join us for the next Financial Crime Conversation to discuss: 

  • What are the drivers for using innovative technologies to fight financial crime
  • What are the challenges for organisations to achieve better outcome in fighting financial crime 
  • How are leading financial institutions adopting innovation to fight financial crime 
  • What are the best practice approach to fight financial crime with innovative tools 
  • How is innovation and technology helping to bridge compliance gap and drive efficiencies  
  • What is the role of public and private partnerships in information sharing

For information on our panelists please see below.
Event Info
Date:  5 June 2019
17:00 - 18:00 Registration & Networking
18:00 - 19:15 Panel discussion
19:15 - 20:30 Networking drinks & canapes
Live Broadcast
18:00 - 19:15 BST / 19:00 - 20:15 CEST / 13:00 - 14:15 ET

Location:  30 South Colonnade, London, E14 5EP / via live broadcast link


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Our Panel

Geraldine Lawlor, Global Head of Financial Crime, Barclays

Geraldine is the Global Head of Financial Crime for Barclays plc responsible for the global implementation and delivery of an effective Financial Crime risk management strategy and policy framework.  Prior to that Geraldine was Deputy Global MLRO and Head of Group Financial Crime at RBS. Geraldine previously worked with AIB plc as their Enterprise Head of AML/CTF and Sanctions having held a similar position in their Capital Markets Division.  Prior to that Geraldine worked across various areas of the bank including Compliance, Group Internal Audit, IT operations and branch banking.

Tony Craddock, Director General, Emerging Payments Association

An enthusiastic business leader of the UK’s most influential trade association in payments, a lively public speaker and avid networker, Tony is passionate about payments and the difference emerging payments can make to lives everywhere. Tony champions payments technologies globally and shares his deep payments knowledge, borne from a decade of working in the payments industry, and evangelises new innovations – through speaking and chairing at conferences, publishing books and white papers, or enrolling payments leaders to join him in his mission to improve lives everywhere. A serial entrepreneur; Tony invests in many early stage payments and PayTech companies – enabling them to grow and proliferate in a highly competitive payments ecosystem. Tony conceived and launched the Emerging Payments Association (EPA) in 2012, where he is Director General. The EPA promotes the UK as global hub for payments innovation and the interests of the EPA’s 130+ members, which include banks, card schemes, PSPs, issuers, processors, acquirers, who all come together to drive collective industry change.

Michael Shearer, Global Head of Product Management, Financial Crime Threat Mitigation, HSBC

Michael joined HSBC in 2014 to manage the delivery of the Financial Intelligence Platform, a new strategic capability to enable timely and reliable intelligence on financial crime risk. In January 2017 Michael was appointed Global Head of Product Management for the Financial Crime Threat Mitigation.
Prior to HSBC, Michael spent 20 years in government service in a variety of operational and technical roles. Michael led the delivery of several international projects to acquire and process large volumes of highly sensitive data. Michael also ran operational intelligence teams to manage critical incidents and led a team of senior relationship managers to form strategic partnerships between government and industry.

James Mirfin, Global Head of Digital Identity and Financial Crime, Refinitiv

On behalf of Refinitiv, James leads the global portfolio of financial crime propositions, including World-Check and Digital Identity. He is leading the strategic conversations with financial Institutions, regulators and industry partners around the world as they battle to identify “who’s there” when they onboard and transact with their customers. James started his career in the UK, and spent 16 years in Asia in senior leadership roles with American Express, PayPal and Thomson Reuters, living and working in Singapore, Thailand, India and Hong Kong, before relocating to New York early in 2018.
Axel Threlfall, Editor-at-Large, Reuters

Axel Threlfall is Editor-at-Large, Reuters, based in London. Alongside his editorial duties, he hosts high-profile engagements and thought leadership events for and on behalf of Reuters and Thomson Reuters, such as the Newsmaker series and the World Economic Forum news programming in Davos. He was previously Lead European Anchor for Reuters Digital Video. Prior to joining Reuters, Axel spent four years as an anchor for CNBC in London. Before that, he was an editor with The Wall Street Journal in New York and a news reporter for Bloomberg in London. He has also advised businesses and NGOs on their dealings with the international media. Axel is frequently asked to moderate events for international organizations, including the United Nations, the IMF and the OECD. He has a BA in History from Durham University and a postgraduate degree in journalism from City University, London.