The Office for Professional Body Anti-Money Laundering Supervision: First Year Review

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RUSI’s Centre for Financial Crime & Security Studies is delighted to be welcoming Alison Barker, Director of Specialist Supervision, to present the first year findings of The Office for Professional Body Anti-Money Laundering Supervision (OPBAS).


Active since January 2018, OPBAS is a new regulator set up by the UK government to strengthen the UK’s anti-money laundering (AML) supervisory regime and ensure the professional body AML supervisors provide consistently high standards of AML supervision.

Against the backdrop of the publication of the UK’s Financial Action Task Force Mutual Evaluation, this discussion will reflect on the first year of OPBAS operation.

The event will be chaired by RUSI Associate Fellow Helena Wood, lead author of RUSI’s 2018 Occasional Paper ‘Known Unknowns’ that assessed the structural, systemic and cultural issues in the UK’s anti-money-laundering regime related to information and intelligence flows to and from the non-financial sectors. The paper is available here.

The event will be entirely on the record.

Tea and coffee will be served from 1000, with the event commencing at 1030 and running for one hour.

To register or for further information please contact allanah@rusi.org 



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