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This two day conference will bring together national Financial Intelligence Units, officials from law enforcement, prosecutors and senior figures from the financial services industry. The conference will focus on the challenges associated with sharing information in multi-jurisdictional money laundering investigations. 

Rapid developments in information and communications technologies allow money to move anywhere in the world with speed and ease. The volume of cross-border financial transactions has increased exponentially as globalisation has accelerated, and within this traffic, organised crime groups now seek to hide complex money laundering operations. 

The volume of data possessed by the financial services sector makes them a potentially valuable resource, but in order to harness this potential, a new international model for enhancing information sharing is urgently needed. It is hoped that the conference will be the first step in developing a blueprint for this model, and following the event RUSI’s Centre for Financial Crime and Security Studies will take this work forward. 

Speakers will firstly examine the principal challenges in information sharing, followed by discussion groups which will focus on a case scenario and seek innovative means of enhancing current practice. 

Key speakers include:

  • Murray Michell, Chair, Egmont Group of Financial Intelligence Units
  • Jennifer Shasky Calvery, Director, Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCen), US Department of the Treasury
  • Donald Toon, Director, Economic Crime Command (ECC), UK National Crime Agency
  • Chris Gibson, Director, Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-UK)

For more information about this event, or the Centre for Financial Crime and Security Studies, please contact Clare Ellis, Research Analyst, at ClareE@rusi.org.

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