Guernsey | 13. 11. 2018

3rd Annual Guernsey Compliance & Economic Crime Symposium

The definitive compliance and financial crime prevention event of the year

The Annual Guernsey Compliance & Economic Crime Symposium will attract financial services professionals from Guernsey, the UK and Europe and will provide delegates with an update on top regulatory issues as well as exploring global topics such as countering the financing of terrorism, sanctions, and bribery & corruption.

2018-11-13 09:00:00 2018-11-13 17:00:00 Europe/London 3rd Annual Guernsey Compliance & Economic Crime Symposium Duke of Richmond Hotel JIBS Events bookings@jerseyibs.com


This year's symposium considers the risks faced by financial services businesses of facilitating monies derived from bribery and corruption.

Following the Panama Papers scandal in 2016 and the increasing focus by governments around the world on the detrimental impact of bribery and corruption on communities in poorer regions, this event will examine anti-bribery & corruption (ABC) from the perspective of policy makers, law enforcement agencies and industry practitioners.

Who this event is for

  • Compliance professionals
  • Consultants
  • Corporate executives (including CEOs and CFOs)
  • Senior managers
  • Risk executives
  • Directors
  • MLROs
  • MLCOs

Pricing & discounts

Price: £355

We offer the following discounts for this event:

  • 20% for GACO members
  • 10% for ICA, STEP, GAT, IoD, CIISF, Digital Greenhouse and GCOC members (Discounts cannot be used in combination)
2018-11-13 09:00:00 2018-11-13 17:00:00 Europe/London 3rd Annual Guernsey Compliance & Economic Crime Symposium Duke of Richmond Hotel JIBS Events bookings@jerseyibs.com

Event Schedule

Jo French LLM (Chairperson), Head of Financial Crime Prevention Learning and Development at BPP

Opening address


Simon Gaudion, Director of Enforcement at the Guernsey Financial Services Commission

Bribery and corruption – the regulator's expectations

  • General bribery and corruption in the context of client base and what the regulator would expect
  • Bribery and corruption threats and considerations for staff when dealing with clients and the systems and controls we would expect to see in place within a firm

Annabel Reoch, Partner, UK Head of Anti-bribery and Corruption at KPMG

Ensuring effective anti-bribery and corruption policies and procedures

  • What is meant by “adequate procedures” under the UK Bribery Act
  • Lessons learned from recent global cases
  • Common pitfalls and challenges in ensuring effective policy and procedures

Jo French LLM (Chairperson), Simon Gaudion and Annabel Reoch

Panel discussion: Understanding the real risks




David Clarke, Group Head, Anti-Corruption & Multi-Lingual Due Diligence Services at Today Advisory Services

How organised crime groups abuse financial services products and services

  • Manipulating the concept of trust
  • Parading as legitimate businesses or credible individuals
  • Creating bogus accounts and identities, both corporate and personal
  • Using third parties as mules and enablers to give a veil of legitimacy
  • Preying on the vulnerabilities of people and financial systems

Dr. Stephen Strickland, Director, Anti-Financial Crime, Head of Financial Crime Investigations UKI at Deutsche Bank

Managing the challenge of financial crime prevention

  • Does current regulation and legislation encourage financial crime compliance or prevention?
  • Is there a difference between financial crime compliance and financial crime prevention?
  • If financial crime prevention is different, what is required for an effective prevention programme?

Jo French LLM (Chairperson), David Clarke and Dr. Stephen Strickland

Panel discussion: Office for Professional Body Anti-Money Laundering Supervision (OPBAS) and where next for the financial crime crusade?




Anthony Williams, Partner and Head of Dispute Resolution at Appleby – Guernsey

Liang vs RBC Trustees - The impact on the AML legislative regime in Guernsey


Roland Guennou, AML/KYC and Client Onboarding Expert

Effective customer due diligence – a practical guide

  • Creating a sustainable KYC framework – governance and accountability
  • Achieving compliant risk-based CDD – policies, processes and training
  • Improving service and efficiency – operating model and technology

Jo French LLM (Chairperson), Fiona Crocker, Roland Guennou and Robert Shepherd

Panel discussion: The regulator's expectations regarding effective due diligence




David Churchill, Director of the Fraud Partnership and Churchill Fraud Solutions

How to effectively manage a financial crime investigation


Initial Investigation Policy and Decision Making points to consider;

  • What is your hypothesis?
  • What criminal offences have been committed? *Is there a main line of enquiry?
  • What evidence is available and how can it be obtained?
  • How many suspects are involved and have they been prioritised in importance?
  • Is immediate action required?

Dominic Wheatley, Chief Executive of Guernsey Finance

Protecting Guernsey's reputation as a leading IFC

  • What is reputation?
  • What are the key elements which make up Guernsey’s reputation?
  • How do we manage the perception of others in relation to reputation?

Jo French LLM (Chairperson), Head of Financial Crime Prevention Learning and Development at BPP

Closing address

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Keynote Speakers

400 X 400 Steve Strickland

Dr Stephen Strickland

Director, Anti-Financial Crime, Head of Financial Crime Investigations UKI at Deutsche Bank

Steve is a senior Anti-Financial Crime professional and is a Fellow of both the International Compliance Association and the Chartered Management Institute. He is an accomplished public and academic speaker and is a regular speaker at the International Symposium on Economic Crime, held annually at Jesus College Cambridge; he has spoken at the House of Commons on economic crime (intelligence) and has worked with a variety of governments, law enforcement and anti-corruption agencies around the world, helping them develop effective anti-financial crime capabilities.

Steve joined Deutsche Bank in 2016 as the Regional Head of Financial Crime Investigations. Prior to this Steve was with Barclays as Head of Anti-Bribery & corruption for Barclaycard. 

Before his move into banking Steve was a senior Detective with the City of London Police working within the office of the National Police Coordinator for Economic Crime. 

In 2014, Steve authored ‘Authorised Professional Practice for Fraud’, the first official practice/guidance on fraud prevention, disruption and investigation for counter-fraud professionals.

Steve completed his Doctorate with Middlesex University, examining the effectiveness of senior leadership in responding to the recommendations of the 2006 Fraud Review, how this changed the fraud landscape and the ethics of how offences are investigated and prosecuted.

Event Speakers

Jo French 400 X 400

Jo French LLM (Chairperson)

Financial Crime Prevention Education Training and Development Manager at BPP

Jo has worked in offshore financial services since 1988 and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators. Jo previously ran the ICSA programme at BPP Professional Education where her students won many of the international prizes. Jo has also taught on CMI and ACCA.

In addition she is a senior lecturer for the International Compliance Association delivering on their full range of AML and compliance qualifications. As well as exam training and involvement on JIBS’s extensive public programme, Jo specialises in developing bespoke, technical in-house CPD programmes covering a range of AML, compliance and governance issues. Clients include the British Bankers' Association, the Association of Corporate Service Providers in the Isle of Man and the Guernsey Training Agency.

A committed educationalist, Jo obtained a First Class Law Degree in 2005 (LLB), facilitated through the Open University. In 2015 she was awarded a Merit in a Masters in Law (LLM) from Queen Mary University of London specialising in financial services law. She is passionate about the delivery of accessible and innovative training courses.

400 X 400 Simon Gaudion

Simon Gaudion

Director of Enforcement at the Guernsey Financial Services Commission

Simon Gaudion worked for almost 30 years in law enforcement, where he worked in several teams investigating serious criminal offences, both domestically and internationally.

During his career he led many frontline teams, including the Fraud and International Team for the Bailiwick of Guernsey. In 2009 Simon returned to the Financial Investigation Unit where he was the Senior Manager in charge of the Money Laundering and Confiscation Team. His last role in law enforcement was as Senior Manager in charge of the Financial Intelligence Service, which was predominantly responsible for the acceptance and evaluation of SAR data and case development.

Simon joined the Guernsey Financial Services Commission in July 2013 as the Director of Enforcement. Since joining the Commission, Simon has overseen the development of the Enforcement Division to enable the Commission to enforce where appropriate and reasonable to do so.

Simon is also a member of Committee 4 and the Screening Group for the International Organisation of Securities Commissions, which is an association of organisations that regulate the world's securities and futures markets.

400 X 400 Dominic Wheatley

Dominic Wheatley

Chief Executive Officer of Guernsey Finance

Dominic is Chief Executive of Guernsey Finance. His role includes business development and the promotion of Guernsey’s finance industry in the island’s target markets including Europe, the US and the emerging markets, and liaison with industry associations and government, both in Guernsey and further afield. Previously Chief Marketing Officer of the Willis Global Captive Practice and Managing Director of its Guernsey business, Dominic has more than 25 years of finance experience in London and, for the past 20 years in Guernsey. Dominic is a member of the Institute of Directors and serves as a non-executive director on a number of local boards. He is a fellow of the Chartered Insurance Institute and holds an MBA from Warwick University.

400 X 400 David Clarke

David Clarke

Group Head, Anti-Corruption & Multi-Lingual Due Diligence Services at Today Advisory Services

David is a specialist in counter-fraud and a regular commentator on the BBC providing opinion on fraud, AML and cybercrime. As a senior policeman he led cross-border operations in the UK, USA and EME for the City of London Police and the UN in Bosnia Herzegovina. As a member of the Attorney General led Fraud Review, he implemented new services including the National Fraud Intelligence Bureau, the first unit of its kind in the world. He is a director and head of anti-corruption and due-diligence services at Today Advisory, based in the City. The ISO:27001 certified firm provides corporate clients across the globe with strategic consultancy, multilingual lease extraction, research and secure technical translation services to support IFRS16 and AML compliance.

400 X 400 Annabel Reoch

Annabel Reoch

Partner, UK Head of Anti-bribery and Corruption at KPMG

Annabel is the UK Head of ABC and an Accredited Counter Fraud Specialist with 12 years of investigations and compliance experience. Annabel has led a wide variety of forensic assignments in the UK and internationally. Annabel is a qualified Chartered Accountant with experience on both reactive investigations and proactive ABC and Fraud assignments. Annabel has experience leading ABC projects including pre- and post-acquisition ABC due diligence, risk assessments, internal audit compliance programme reviews, governance reviews, training and third party analysis.

400 X 400 Fiona Crocker

Fiona Crocker

Director of the Financial Crime Supervision and Policy Division at the Guernsey Financial Services Commission

Fiona Crocker is the Director of the Financial Crime Supervision and Policy Division at the Guernsey Financial Services Commission, a role she was appointed to in October 2014. She joined the Commission in 1999 and has considerable experience of AML/CFT supervision of firms across the broad spectrum of financial services businesses in Guernsey including banks, insurers, investment firms and trust companies, and experience of policy development to revise the Bailiwick's AML/CFT framework to meet the 2012 Financial Action Task Force ("FATF") recommendations. Fiona co-led on the Commission’s contribution to the mutual evaluation of Guernsey by MONEYVAL, which resulted in an extremely positive report for Guernsey on the strength of the AML/CFT measures in place and the effectiveness of supervision. She has taken part in a mutual evaluation of a MONEYVAL member country’s AML/CFT regime and has been trained in the FATF’s methodology for assessing compliance with the FATF’s recommendations. She has an economics degree from the University of Wales and is a member of the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment.

400 X 400 Robert Shepherd

Robert Shepherd

Senior Partner at Mourant (Guernsey)

Mourant Global Senior Partner Robert Shepherd has a broad practice in commercial and common law litigation, specialising in corporate and fiduciary matters, including regulatory investigations involving trusts, fraud and disclosure orders. He has substantial experience before the Guernsey Royal Court and Court of Appeal and has, in the last few years, become increasingly involved in advising on "white collar crime" issues arising in the regulatory and AML context.

This involves advising financial services businesses and, increasingly, their employees on how to understand the competing obligations owed to the regulator, the institution's client and the criminal law and navigating a safe passage through the regulatory, criminal and civil law issues.

400 X 400 David Churchill

David Churchill

Director of the Fraud Partnership and Churchill Fraud Solutions

David was head of the West Midlands Police Economic Crime Unit, with over thirty years experience in the investigation and prosecution of financial crime offences, corruption and money laundering and has worked with the Serious Fraud Office on a number of cases.
He runs his own company and is involved in various aspects of fraud investigation, management and training. David has been involved with internal company fraud investigations and does work for the BBC. He is involved in intelligence gathering, research and asset tracing. He is currently involved in a complex corruption enquiry abroad.

400 X 400 Roland Guennou

Roland Guennou, MICA

AML/KYC and Client Onboarding Expert

Roland is a KYC/AML and client onboarding expert with 20 years of international experience in Corporate and Investment Banking across risk management, compliance, service delivery, change, policy and training.

Prior to establishing his own consultancy, Roland held a range of senior international positions in business management, credit risk, KYC and client management at Société Générale, HSBC and Deutsche Bank in Europe, the United States, Japan and emerging Asia.

Roland is currently director of Hendaia Services, which he founded in 2013 and specialises in training and advisory services in the area of Customer Due Diligence.

He is a recognised industry subject matter expert, the principal author of the International Compliance Association’s CDD curriculum, a teacher in AML compliance and a regular speaker at international industry events.

Roland is a graduate of the ESSEC Business School in France and a holder of the ICA International Diploma in Anti-Money Laundering.

400 X 400 Richard Field

Richard Field

Partner at Appleby

Richard is a Partner in the Dispute Resolution team at Appleby in Guernsey, specialising in corporate and commercial litigation and regulatory matters. His regulatory focus is on data protection, AML and compliance, technology and eGaming.

Richard has acted for a range of local and global institutions on complex, cross-border disputes involving funds, banking and investment relationships and trusts. Many of the cases he has worked on involve fraud, asset tracing and applications for injunctive relief, or regulatory issues (such as enforcement, AML, bribery or sanctions), often resulting in ground-breaking judgments, both in Guernsey and England.

Richard has been working on data protection matters for some years and is at the forefront of advising on Guernsey´s new Data Protection Law and GDPR. He sits on the States of Guernsey´s GDPR Industry Working Party and is both a Committee member of the Association of Data Protection Officers and a qualified GDPR Practitioner.

400 X 400 Anthony Williams

Anthony Williams

Partner and Head of Dispute Resolution in Guernsey at Appleby

Anthony is a partner and Head of Dispute Resolution in Guernsey. He is an Advocate and regularly appears in the Royal Court of Guernsey. Anthony has significant experience in many areas of corporate litigation and dispute resolution. He has a particular expertise in high value and complex commercial litigation, with particular focus on investment fund disputes, regulatory enforcement, contentious insolvency matters, asset-tracing and recovery work, and trust litigation.

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Duke of Richmond Hotel

Cambridge Park, St Peter Port, Guernsey, GY1 1UY

2018-11-13 09:00:00 2018-11-13 17:00:00 Europe/London 3rd Annual Guernsey Compliance & Economic Crime Symposium Duke of Richmond Hotel JIBS Events bookings@jerseyibs.com