David Artingstall

Associate Fellow; Independent Consultant


David Artingstall is an independent consultant specialising in AML/CFT and regulatory risk issues. His roles as a consultant over recent years have included assignments as an international contracted expert for the IMF, Council of Europe and European Commission providing technical assistance on national AML/CFT frameworks.

He has advised the private sector on risk issues and helped to develop the Solicitors Regulation Authority’s risk framework, as well as developing financial crime qualifications and co-authoring research.

Prior to becoming a consultant, David held financial crime policy and intelligence roles in various public sector organisations, including the Financial Services Authority, where as a Technical Specialist he established a strategic intelligence function, in addition to acting as deputy MLRO; the UK Financial Intelligence Unit and Special Projects Branch at the National Criminal Intelligence Service, including being a founder member of the Terrorist Finance Team in 2001 and a period on secondment to one of the UK’s intelligence agencies; and the Metropolitan Police Special Branch, where he specialised in TF intelligence and investigation.

David is interested in the design and implementation of AML/CFT risk assessments, strategies and frameworks, particularly in relation to the FATF Recommendations, as well as public-private sector partnership in intelligence and knowledge sharing.

David holds both ACAMS and ICA professional qualifications. He also has an MA in Mathematics from Oxford University and a Certificate of Legal Studies from the Open University.

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