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About Us

Offshore Education Specialists

We are the market leading provider of training and education to international financial centres; providing a fresh and innovative approach to learning delivery built on the solid foundations of a traditional training business.

Why work with us?

Global Expertise Our faculty combines decades of expertise in senior industry, regulatory and educational roles spanning across major IFC’s around the world

Local Understanding As experts in offshore, we understand the challenges of offshore international finance. Using our faculty and network of industry specialists we bring tailored CPD with purpose

Commercially Aware Whether you have 15 employees in 1 Jurisdiction, or 15,000 across 10, we can develop a suitable commercially aware training program for all budgets

Innovative Delivery Flexible and innovative learning delivery; choose from in-person face-to-face training, or delivery using our Microsoft education infrastructure including Teams Live and Teams Cloud (Recorded)

SIFS Faculty

Helen Hatton

Helen Hatton is widely recognized as the prime architect of the modern Jersey regulatory regime. She resigned as Deputy Director General of the Jersey Financial Services Commission in May 2009, having led the implementation of regulatory development in the island from its blacklisted state in 1999 to achieving one of the world’s best IMF evaluation results, to establish Sator Regulatory Consulting, which merged with BDO Jersey in April 2016. Prior to taking up her roles in Jersey, Helen was Director of Enforcement with the Isle of Man Financial Supervision Commission from 1992-1999, introducing the first offshore ‘all crimes’ money laundering regime in 1997 and, notably, achieving the world’s first ‘freestanding’ offshore Mareva injunction without a local cause of action in the case SIB-v-Lloyd Wright. This milestone case brought an effective end to banking secrecy in the Crown Dependencies.

Helen is a Fellow of the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Banking Regulation and member of the Worshipful Company of International Bankers. She is a recognised international speaker on regulatory compliance topics and regularly publishes papers on regulatory matters.

Claire Graves

Claire has over 15 years industry experience and a degree in Financial Services from Manchester Met University. She moved to Jersey 12 years ago and is married to Joel with two young girls, Georgia and Annabelle.

Claire is passionate about the offshore financial service market and sees there is a great opportunity for SIFS to assist the financial services industry. She strongly believes that the most important resource for any company is their people, and it is of paramount importance that companies continue to invest in upskilling and developing talent in their businesses across the offshore jurisdictions, given the dynamic regulatory and economic landscape we all work in, she believes this is an important element of companies achieving long term, sustainable success.

She is keen to hear from you as SIFS develops and grows, on what financial topics you would like to see being discussed, and what qualifications you want available to you, so together we can continue to build a strong and vibrant offshore financial community.

Andrew Horbury

Andrew Horbury FICA is a Director at the School of International Financial Services. Andrew provides training and education on his areas of subject matter expertise including anti-money laundering, financial crime prevention, risk management, financial technology, blockchain and cryptocurrency.

Andrew joined SIFS from another professional education provider where he sat as their Global Head of Blockchain & Cryptocurrency and a Senior Lecturer in Anti-Money Laundering & Financial Crime Prevention for a number of years.

Andrew is frequently engaged as an advisor and consultant by a range of financial services businesses across a number of jurisdictions.

Andrew is a Fellow of the International Compliance Association, having completed the Professional Postgraduate Diploma in Financial Crime Compliance. Andrew previously studied law at the University of London and International Financial Services at the University of Buckingham.

Keith Hood

Keith has over 33 years of practical experience in regulatory compliance, risk management and financial crime matters gained through working in senior risk and compliance roles encompassing retail, corporate and private banking, wealth management, offshore life insurance, law firm and trust company business. During this time Keith has gained hands on experience on regulatory compliance, cross-border product and services distribution, financial crime investigations and enforced disclosure issues, financial and trade-based sanctions matters, general conduct of business issues, establishing and overseeing outsourced arrangements oversight both (intra group and with third parties) for multiple providers. Keith has successfully managed a number of regulatory inspections by various international regulators.

Keith began his Compliance career in the UK in June 1988 following the birth of Compliance in the UK by the Financial Services Act 1988. His subsequent roles have included enterprise risk management, financial crime, conduct risk and operational management responsibilities for a number of international blue-chip financial services companies covering various business sectors in various jurisdictions and through local and cross-border distribution channels. Keith has been the Isle of Man and then Jersey since 1995.

Keith is a Fellow, and Certified Professional, of the International Compliance Association and past Chairman of the Jersey Compliance Officers’ Association.

From 2016 to 2019 Keith worked as a regulatory consultant, providing expert assistance, leadership advice and support, troubleshooting, independent assessment of policies and procedures to improve the efficiency and effectiveness, assisting with regulatory remediation issues or business control improvements.

In 2017 Keith was engaged by the International Association of Insurance Supervisors (IAIS), part of The World Bank Group, to review and re-write the ‘Enforcement or Sanctions’ module of the IAIS Core Curriculum for Insurance Supervisors and is the accredited co-author of the module.

Joel Graves

Joel Graves is an experienced Investment Director with a demonstrated history of working in the investment management industry working with private clients, trustees and charities, skilled in Discretionary portfolio management, Investment Advisory, Business Relationship Management, and Risk Management.

Jo French

Jo specialises in developing contemporary bespoke technical in-house CPD programmes covering a range of AML, compliance, and governance issues. She has over 25 years’ experience in delivering expert training to a wide range of financial service businesses both in the Crown Dependencies and internationally. This has also included institutions such as British Bankers Association, the Association Corporate Service Providers in the Isle of Man, and the Guernsey Training Agency. In addition, she has taught on the International Compliance Association’s full range of AML and compliance qualifications since 2005.

Jo is also a senior lecturer, delivering and writing courses across the whole syllabus for The Governance Institute, (formally ICSA), with special emphasis on Trust and Companies, Corporate Governance, Risk and Board Dynamics. A committed educationalist, Jo is Fellow of The Governance Institute (ICSA), has a First-Class Law Degree (LLB) and Masters in Law (LLM) from Queen Mary University of London specialising in financial services law. She is passionate about the delivery of accessible and innovative training courses.

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