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    • 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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    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.



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    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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04 Apr 2019 Cyber Fraud
24 Jan 2019 The Evolving face of Insurance Fraud
05 Dec 2018 Midlands Fraud Forum Debate
30 Oct 2018 Criminal and Civil Investigations
20 Sep 2018 Incident Management for Cyber Fraud
18 Jul 2018 Employee Theft of information, Cyber and GDPR
02 May 2018 Open Source Intelligence and Investigative routes
22 Mar 2018 Privilege in investigations
12 Dec 2017 Victimology
21 Nov 2017 Bribery and Corruption
04 Oct 2017 Anatomy of a civil fraud claim
11 Jul 2017 in inceptum finis est
21 Jun 2017 Cyber Fraud
18 May 2017 The Fraud Act 2006 – 10 years on
20 Apr 2017 Pension Fraud and Vulnerable Victims
28 Mar 2017 Operation Afflek
11 Jan 2017 Insolvency
17 Nov 2016 Piercing the corporate veil and money laundering
18 Oct 2016 Interviewing fraud & preventing mortgage fraud
14 Sep 2016 Public Sector and Healthcare Fraud
07 Jul 2016 Cyber Fraud
09 Jun 2016 Fraud Investigations
10 May 2016 Money Laundering and Disclosure in Criminal Cases
12 Apr 2016 Insurance fraud and vehicle leasing fraud
01 Dec 2015 The Winter Fraud Discussion
27 Oct 2015 How to interview about fraud
24 Sep 2015 Investigating Financial Fraud
18 Jun 2015 Investigative Interviewing
24 Mar 2015 Cybercrime - The changing landscape
22 Jan 2015 The Fraud Debate: Showcasing Private, Public & Civil Actions
02 Dec 2014 The Fraud Debate: Showcasing Private, Public & Civil Actions
19 Nov 2014 The Future of Fraud in the Financial Sector
13 Nov 2014 The Future of Fraud in the Financial Sector
16 Oct 2014 Investigative Interviewing Masterclass
23 Sep 2014 'Suspicion, Action, Results' An update on Suspicious Activity Reports (SARs)
24 Jun 2014 Counter Fraud 2020: A Twelve Point Plan to Protect the UK
25 Mar 2014 Sport and Fraud
05 Dec 2013 Investigating Fraud, Local to Global
13 Oct 2013 Insolvency
04 Oct 2013 Confiscation Update
12 Sep 2013 Masterclass
20 Jun 2013 Data: the fraudster's nemesis
19 Mar 2013 Meet the Authors: Countering Fraud and Managing Fraud Risks
16 Jan 2013 Fraud, behind the scenes
11 Dec 2012 The Proceeds of Crime Act and Civil Recovery
24 Sep 2012 Tackling Business Fraud
29 May 2012 Fighting Fraud
26 Mar 2012 The Auditor and Fraud
02 Jan 2012 Fraud and Punishment: Increasing Deterrence through More and Effective Sanctions.
06 Dec 2011 Fraud: Your Solicitor or the Police? - a Debate
12 Sep 2011 Fraud, reporting to and investigation by police
19 May 2011 Buyer beware: Minimising fraud in procurement
04 Mar 2011 The Bribery Act 2010
14 Dec 2010 Masterclass
13 Oct 2010 (MTIC (Carousel) Fraud in UK and the EEC)
14 Jul 2010 Testing the Temperature of Your Anti-Fraud Culture
29 Apr 2010 The Intelligent Breakfast Briefing
16 Dec 2009 Interview with a Fraudster
01 Jul 2009 Fraud in the Public sector (Topics: Procurement and employee fraud and the Bribery Bill)
19 May 2009 Investigation Through to Prosecution
01 Dec 2008 Employee Fraud
24 Sep 2008 Mortgage Fraud
14 May 2008 Anti Money Laundering

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