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 BPP Events events@bpp.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)
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Event Schedule

Chris Usher (Chairperson), Chief Executive Officer of Jersey International Business School

Opening address


Christopher Edwards, Partner at Mourant

2018 Regulatory update

  • What are the major themes throughout the year so far?
  • What is over the horizon?
  • What should be keeping you awake at night?

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

Chris Usher (Chairperson), Christopher Edwards 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?

Chris Usher (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

Chris Usher (Chairperson), Robert Shepherd, Fiona Crocker, Roland Guennou and Richard Field

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?

Chris Usher (Chairperson), Chief Executive Officer of Jersey International Business School

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

Chris Usher 400 X 400

Chris Usher

Managing Director (Jersey) of BPP CI

Chris has over 20 years’ experience in international financial services, working both in the UK and offshore, for major financial institutions such as Barclays Wealth and Santander.

Formerly an International Investment Manager he advised both individuals and corporate entities on complex investment scenarios. He now specialises in delivering training in investment management, taxation and regulatory matters in international finance centres around the world.

Chris is a specialist chairman of a number of high-profile events, including conferences such as the Annual Compliance & Economic Crime Symposium and the International Taxation Conference. As an expert in the financial crime risks posed to international offshore financial centres, Chris was invited to speak at the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS) conference on the topic of ‘Understanding the Criminal Vulnerabilities of Offshore Products and Services’.

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 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 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 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 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 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 Richard Field

Richard Field

Partner at Appleby (Guernsey) LLP

Richard is a Partner in the Dispute Resolution & Regulatory team at Appleby, specialising in corporate and commercial litigation and regulatory matters. His regulatory focus covers the areas of data protection and cyber, AML and compliance, technology and eGaming.

Richard has been working on data protection matters for some years and is at the forefront of advising on Guernsey’s Data Protection Law and GDPR. He sits on the States of Guernsey’s GDPR Industry Working Party and has recently been elected Chairman of the Bailiwick of Guernsey Data Protection Association. He is also a member of the International Association of Privacy Professionals and a qualified GDPR Practitioner. He has written and spoken extensively about data protection, information management and cyber issues in a legal and practical context and is considered one of the leading lawyers on the island in this area.

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.

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 Anthony Williams

Anthony Williams

Partner and Head of Dispute Resolution in Guernsey at Appleby (Guernsey) LLP

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.

400 X 400 Christopher Edwards

Christopher Edwards

Partner at Mourant

Christopher is a Partner in Mourant’s Guernsey Litigation and Dispute Resolution practice. He specialises in complex commercial and trust litigation, and provides advice to a range of financial institutions and fiduciaries, particularly in multi-jurisdictional disputes.

Having obtained diplomas in compliance and anti-money laundering, Chris’ focus is often on regulatory and compliance matters. He regularly advises on routine and non-routine matters, including liaising with the Guernsey Financial Services Commission, the police and the Financial Investigation Unit.

Christopher also has expertise in relation to cross-border assistance in tax and money-laundering issues.

Christopher joined Mourant Ozannes in January 2002 and was called to the Guernsey Bar in 2005.

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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