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3rd Annual Economic Crime & Compliance Symposium

Join your industry peers at the School of International Financial Services' 3rd Annual Economic Crime & Compliance Symposium in November 2023.


Join your industry peers at the School of International Financial Services' 3rd Annual Economic Crime & Compliance Symposium in November 2023.

At this prestigious face-to-face event you will have the opportunity to meet in-person, and hear from, a range of world leading experts who will share insights into the latest economic crime developments from AML/CFT and sanctions to tax evasion and bribery and corruption.

Suitable For

This event is suitable for all financial services compliance professionals, including MLROs, Compliance Officers and Directors with risk management oversight in Jersey.






08:30-09:00   Registration 
09:00-09:15   Welcome from the Symposium Chair
Helen Hatton, Director at the School of International Financial Services
09:15-09:45   Deferred Prosecution Agreements: expanding Jersey's arsenal to fight the war on financial crime
Mark Temple KC, HM Attorney General at the Law Officers’ Department
09:45-10:15   Levelling the playing field - implications of the new failure to prevent fraud offence
Matthew Wagstaff, Head of Fraud, Bribery & Corruption at UK Serious Fraud Office
10:15-11:00   Panel discussion: Lessons learnt from the UKs implementation of DPAs
Helen Hatton, Matthew Wagstaff & Mark Temple KC
11:00-11:15   Refreshment break 
11:15-11:45   Privacy vs public registers: where next for beneficial ownership transparency and data privacy?
Shazia Zamir, Expert Trainer at the School of International Financial Services
11:45-12:15   Cybercrime... You're on your own: understanding how real the threat of cybercrime is to your organisations
Sandip Patel KC, Barrister at Law at 33 Bedford Row
12:15-12:45   AI and economic crime detection and prevention – is the future here?
Howard Rawstron, Head of Economic Crime Oversight at Lloyds Banking Group and Cifas Advisory Board Member
12:45-13:45   Lunch break
13:45-14:15   Onboarding complex client structures: challenges and solutions
Tom Devlin, Chief Commercial Officer at RiskScreen
14:15-14:45   JFSC supervision update: feedback from 2023 and looking ahead to 2024
David Eacott, Executive Director of Supervision at the Jersey Financial Services Commission
14:45-15:30   Panel discussion: Understanding the importance of reaching international standards in AML
Helen Hatton, Ed Shorrock, Jeremy Swetenham & Jonathan Groom
15:30-15:45   Refreshment break
15:45-16:15   If all the world’s a stage, then sanctions are a monologue
Caroline Dutot, Advocate, Non-Executive Director at Ardent Chambers
16:15-16:45   The future of combatting financial crime in Jersey, IFCs and around the world – a view from 2023 to 2030
George Pearmain, Director of Financial Crime Strategy at the Government of Jersey
16:45-17:00   Chairs closing summary & remarks
Helen Hatton, Director at the School of International Financial Services



Helen Hatton (Chair)

Director at the School of International Financial Services

Helen Hatton 

Helen is a well-known figure in the offshore world and is widely recognised as the prime architect of the Jersey regulatory regime. She was Director of Enforcement for the Isle of Man Financial Supervision Commission; Deputy Director General, Jersey Financial Services Commission and founder of Sator Regulatory Consulting Limited and KYC Worldwide. Helen merged Sator with BDO in 2016 and became BDO Sator MD and BDO Group Chairman from 2016-2021. She has undertaken a wide range of major, international fact finding mandates including those for the World Bank, IMF, FATF, Commonwealth Secretariat, the UK Foreign Office and a fistful of Central Banks, regulatory authorities and governments. She is a Fellow of the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies and Royal Society of Arts, and sits on the Editorial Board of the International Banker.

Helen holds non-executive appointments at Santander International, Jersey Post International Limited, Jersey Office of the Information Commissioner, and is shareholder and director of KnowYourCountry.Com and the School of International Financial Services. Helen is Executive Chairman of Central Associates Limited, a London based, family owned and relationships driven, investigations, intelligence and surveillance company.


Matthew Wagstaff 

Head of Fraud, Bribery & Corruption at UK Serious Fraud Office

Matthew Wagstaff 

Matthew has over twenty five years’ worth of experience prosecuting serious and complex fraud. From 1994 through to 2003 he worked at the Solicitor’s Office of HM Customs and Excise where he was principally responsible for prosecuting a range of offences including drug smuggling, missing trader fraud, alcohol diversion fraud and money laundering.

In 2001 Matthew was appointed as the SCS Head of Special Casework Division (Commercial) in the Solicitor’s Office where he led a team of prosecutors responsible for prosecuting the office’s most complex tax fraud cases. He continued in that post when the Revenue and Customs Prosecutions Office was established in 2005 right through to RCPO’s merger with the CPS in 2010. In 2009, he was additionally appointed as Head of RCPO’s International, Policy and Advisory Division and led a number of workstreams that supported the merger with the CPS.

In 2010 Matthew was appointed Deputy Head of Fraud in the CPS where he had strategic responsibility for stakeholder relations with HMRC; management responsibility for a number of operational units dealing with the full range of fraud casework and responsibility for the Central Fraud Group’s international casework. 

Matthew joined the SFO in the summer of 2012and is currently Head of Fraud, Bribery & CorruptionDivision A which deals with investigationsand prosecutions relating to the full range of SFO offences.


Mark Temple KC

HM Attorney General at the Law Officers’ Department

Mark Temple KC 

Mr Temple was educated at King’s College School, London, and Cambridge University.

Working in the City of London he qualified as an English Solicitor in 1994 and as a Solicitor Advocate of the High Court of England and Wales in 2002 before moving to Jersey 2003.

He is an accredited mediator and qualified as a Jersey Advocate in 2005.

He was a partner in private practice in Jersey specialising in litigation and dispute resolution from 2007 -2015.

Mr Temple was appointed Queen's Counsel in 2015 and served as Her Majesty’s Solicitor General to the Island of Jersey from August 2015 to March 2020.

Mr Temple was sworn in as Her Majesty’s Attorney General for the Island of Jersey on 9 March 2020.


David Eacott

Executive Director of Supervision at the Jersey Financial Services Commission  

David Eacott 

David Eacott joined the Jersey Financial Services Commission (JFSC) in February 2023 as the Executive Director of Supervision.   

As Executive Director of Supervision, David is responsible for overseeing the regulation of Jersey’s financial services industry, ensuring that regulated businesses and individuals meet their relevant legal, and regulatory obligations. David also leads the supervision of other sectors for anti-money laundering and terrorist financing.  

David was previously the Head of Banking Supervision at the Malta Financial Services Authority, where he represented Malta on the ECB’S board, leading the supervisory, policy, and operational teams. 

Prior to this, he worked for the Bank of England and the UK’s Financial Services Authority for 22 years, where he oversaw the successful implementation of the UK’s ring-fencing regime. David worked on the resolvability assessment framework and ran various supervision teams across banking and asset management divisions.  

In 2005, David joined the UK’s Permanent Representation to the EU to work as the UK’s financial attaché during the UK Presidency of the EU, helping to lead negotiations on banking capital.David holds a Degree in Modern European Studies and has passed the examinations to qualify as a management accountant. 


Sandip Patel FCIArb KC

Barrister at Law at 33 Bedford Row

Sandip Patel KC 

Sandip specialises in cross border civil and commercial dispute resolution, fraud, white collar crime, and regulatory proceedings.  He represents individuals, businesses and Governments in complex disputes with an overlap between civil and criminal laws especially in the areas of fraud, corruption, money laundering, tax evasion, and asset recovery. 

In the “Leading silks” list, The Legal 500 United Kingdom guide to outstanding silks nationwide said this about him, “He has a pleasing and reassuring courtroom manner”, “a very good all-round advocate, who is quick on his feet in court”. Described as “a truly exceptional lawyer with a phenomenal eye for detail”.

Exclusive IR advisor for White Collar Crime in England since 2020. IR Global is a multi-disciplinary professional services network that provides legal, accountancy, financial advice to companies and individuals around the world.


Caroline Dutot

Advocate, Non-Executive Director at Ardent Chambers

Caroline Dutot 

Advocate, NED and Mediator Caroline Dutot has a wealth of legal experience and a wide range of skills built up throughout her career. Caroline qualified as a Jersey Advocate in 2009 and founded Ardent Chambers in 2015.

Caroline founded Ardent Chambers to provide personable and professional legal services to a wide range of clients. Caroline is able to provide a range of services, from representation in disputes, NED services and independent mediation.

Caroline often advises her clients on regulatory, employment, contractual and licensing matters. Having previously worked for the Attorney General in Jersey, as well as the Jersey Financial Services Commission, she is uniquely placed to advise clients and Boards on Corporate Governance and regulatory issues. Caroline’s unique cross-section of skills particularly come to the fore in those instances where both regulatory and employment issues are intertwined.

As an Advocate, advisor, NED and mediator effective communication skills are key to all areas of her work. Caroline’s passion for communication and ability to understand her client’s point of view underpins all her work, helping her to assist others in achieving pragmatic solutions.

She frequently provides training on topics including Director’s duties, span of control, corporate governance, data protection, GDPR, anti-bribery and corruption practices and financial sanctions – an area in which she drafted the Jersey Financial Service Commission’s industry guidance.


Howard Rawstron

Head of Economic Crime Oversight at Lloyds Banking Group and Cifas Advisory Board Member

Howard Rawstron 

Howard has undertaken a diverse range of roles in the financial services sector spanning the disciplines of operational management, corporate relationship management, strategy and risk management. 

Passionate about preventing Economic Crime his current role is to provide Oversight of Economic Crime risks with particular focus on screening and transaction monitoring.   He is an advisory board member for Cifas, the UKs largest cross-sector fraud data sharing organisation, as well as a member of the European Banking Federation Exco financial crime strategy group.

He is also an active member of the Europol Financial Intelligence Public Private Partnership.

As an active LinkedIn member Howard regularly shares thoughts and insights into the world of Economic Crime Prevention and the latest developments around the globe.

Howard enjoys running getting in a 5km jog on most days.


Ed Shorrock

Managing Director, Financial Services Compliance and Regulation at Kroll

Ed Shorrock 

Ed is a Managing Director in the Financial Services Compliance and Regulation business and is located in the Channel Islands. He has extensive technical and practical knowledge of trust, company, insolvency, regulatory and criminal law which he brings to bear on regulatory assignments involving governance, risk management and AML/CFT arrangements.

He qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Arthur Andersen and then moved to Deloitte where he was a director in the Forensic and Dispute Resolution team. More recently, he spent eight years at one of the Channel Island’s leading dispute resolution law firms providing regulatory and other litigation-related professional services.

Ed is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, and holds a BSc (Hons) in International Management and French from the University of Manchester.


Shazia Zamir

Expert Trainer at the School of International Financial Services

Shazia Zamir 

Shazia Zamir has worked for over 25 years in various Senior Compliance roles held within Legal, Financial and Law Enforcement sectors. 

Her experience includes managing and setting up compliance teams, reviewing and testing effectiveness of policy and procedures, implementing process improvement, conducting AML and GDPR audits, guiding MLRO/COLP’s and COFA’s in making informed risk decisions, designing bespoke risk case management system for centralised teams, writing and delivering firm-wide training on various key compliance topics.  

Having graduated in Civil and Structural Engineering (BEng) from the University of Bradford, Shazia extended her studies further graduate in Law (LLB) from University of College London.

With her academic experience her approach to compliance is making it simple, practical and she is always honest ensuring that the solutions she proposes are workable and effective. 


George Pearmain

Director of Financial Crime Strategy at the Government of Jersey

George Pearmain 

George is the Government’s lead adviser on AML/CFT/CPF policy and Head of Delegation to MONEYVAL. George is a leading strategic adviser on financial crime policy, having worked across the public, private and international organisation sectors for over 15 years. George initially trained and qualified as a lawyer (Jersey Advocate and English Barrister) and moved to focusing on financial services and financial crime risk, compliance, policy and legislation. George returned to Jersey to take this role in March 2020 after a period at the Secretariat to the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) – the international standard setter on financial crime. George has represented the FATF in international meetings around the world both providing input on country evaluations and presenting on FATF initiatives. George has represented the Government of Jersey both on-island to the financial services industry and off-island to officials in foreign governments, regulators and by representing the Government in a variety of international forums such as MONEYVAL, the FATF and the OECD Global Forum. Since 2022, George has jointly led a series of policy work in the FATF (representing Jersey) around corporate transparency and beneficial ownership reform. George has also evaluated countries in the current mutual evaluation round for both the FATF and MONEYVAL. George also has previous experience in private law practice advising clients on regulatory law, trusts law and general civil and criminal litigation.


Jonathan Groom

Director of the Jersey Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU)

Jonathan Groom 

Jonathan Groom is the recently appointed Director and National Head of Jersey’s Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU). He is responsible for its wholesale transformation from a law enforcement to an administrative model. 

Jonathan is a career intelligencer, having worked around the globe. He has led sensitive, significant and highly complex operations as well as transformation programmes, across both public and private sectors. Delivering noteworthy impact within the UK and international arenas through his organisational and functional reshaping his focus is to enhance outputs and ensure effective legacy capabilities. 

His experience provides him a unique intelligence viewpoint across the public sector as well as being at the highest echelons of international banking and conceiving and delivering groundbreaking programmes, such as the international award-winning Survivor Bank initiative. 

An expert working group leader across various illicit finance typologies and threats, he is a recent economic crime advisor to UK ministerial departments and sat on the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) State Threats Taskforce. He has been instrumental in the leadership, delivery and impact of a number of public private partnerships, including the Jersey Financial Intelligence Network (JFIN), UK Joint Money Laundering Intelligence Taskforce (JMLIT) and Europol Financial Institutions PPP (EFIPPP).

Tom Devlin

Chief Commercial Officer at RiskScreen

Tom Devlin 

Tom is responsible for oversight of all Sales and Commercial Partnerships whilst ensuring that the marketing, sales and support of the firm's award-winning AML software solutions align. Educated at Oxford, Tom worked in corporate finance at Rothschild before qualifying as an English barrister. For almost ten years he managed systemically important enquiries for regulators into compliance failures within regulated businesses both on and offshore.

Jeremy Swetenham

Business Development Manager at RiskScreen

Jeremy Swetenham 

As Director, Sales and Channel Partnerships, Jeremy manages enterprise and partner relationships for RiskScreen.

Jeremy obtained a BEng Hons in Electronic Engineering from Edinburgh, served in the British Army (becoming Chief Technical Training Officer for the Royal Armoured Corps) and has specialised in enterprise services for scale-up telecommunications and technology service providers. 

Jeremy has deep technical expertise and a thorough understanding of risk management through the application of people, processes, and technology. He has a wide array of experience in both commercial and cultural enterprises. He works with organisations to efficiently and effectively demonstrate that they have carried out the appropriate checks and helps them to achieve optimal financial crime compliance performance with maximum efficiency.




Platinum sponsor

RiskScreen is dedicated to improving the effectiveness of compliance departments through intelligent process automation of risk-based customer onboarding, screening and in-life monitoring. 

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Gold sponsor

Kroll’s global team of recognised experts provides financial services clients with end-to-end compliance and regulatory services, working alongside you to minimize risks, drive efficiencies, and ensure compliance.

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Silver sponsor

Vaiie is part of the Jersey Post Group, a global and independent business that has been fully owned by Government of Jersey since 1969. We work with the biggest names in the financial, insurance, telecommunications and energy sectors making us one of the largest offshore data handlers.

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Silver sponsor

Ogier in Jersey has top-tier legal teams and first-class corporate and fiduciary services professionals providing a full range of services across our core specialisms. 

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Ardent ChambersArdent Chambers

Silver sponsor

Ardent Chambers is a specialist, barrister-style chambers based in Jersey We are experts in dispute resolution and litigation delivering first-class legal advice and litigation services to our clients. 

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Jersey Compliance Officers Association (JCOA)

The Jersey Compliance Officers Association is a professional body which provides a forum for the exchange of ideas and information. The JCOA actively encourages, and provides the environment for those 'experienced' or 'new to' compliance and risk professionals, both from within and outside financial services and the other regulated industries in Jersey, to support others for the benefit of the compliance and risk profession and the Jersey.

JCOA members qualify for a 20% discount when registering to attend this event.

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