Combatting Serious Financial and Economic Crime – POSTPONED

This Round Table has been postponed to the later part of 2019 due to the unavailability of at least one keynote speaker in February and a sense in several supporting organisations that a re-scheduling would be preferable. The broad shape of the agenda will not change.

Combatting Serious Financial and Economic Crime
– responding to the most dangerous threats
– can we gain an edge?

This, the fifth Cityforum Round Table on Financial and Economic Crime, provides an occasion for government officials, law enforcement, regulators, corporates, security specialists and professional advisers to debate practical approaches and precise measures that can help deal with what policy makers in many countries see as an increasing threat to stability and prosperity.  The pervading sense is that financial and economic criminals can operate with diminishing risk of investigation, prosecution, conviction and criminal sanctions.

In preparing this agenda, Cityforum is discussing with keynote speakers, corporates, security strategists and law enforcement the areas on which to focus at the fifth round table.  Bribery and corruption, money laundering, cyber and cyber enabled crime, fraud against state, commercial and other bodies and individuals, market manipulation, data theft and sanctions evasion, have all been suggested as areas for examination.  The final agenda will reflect what participating organisations and keynote speakers see as the gravest threats.

Much financial and economic crime is conducted without regard to national borders and this poses huge challenges to law enforcement.  The coming departure of the UK from the European Union poses additional risks which the round table may well highlight.  As at the last event in the series, held late in 2016, Cityforum will bring a US/UK focus to this event and we look forward to welcoming back Mr Cyrus Vance Jr, the Manhattan District Attorney, who gave a fascinating overview at the fourth round table. International partnerships among official bodies and between public and private sector organisations are the key to potential success and the agenda will focus on how this can be achieved in the face of current challenges and the range of criminal threats that AI and other parts of this Fourth Industrial Revolution present in the next decade.

We look forward to welcoming the following speakers at the event:

Ms Karen Baxter T/Commander National Coordinator for Economic Crime City of London Police

Mr Scott Borg Director US Cyber Consequences Unit

Mr Richard Brooks Financial Journalist on ‘funding/public sector resources’

Mr David Clarke Deputy Chairman Fraud Advisory Panel

Mr Jonathan Fisher QC Barrister and Visiting Professor at London School of Economics White Collar Crime Centre

Mr Chris Greany Associate Cityforum

Ms Kristin Jones Head of Specialist Fraud Division The Crown Prosecution Service

Professor Andrew Kakabadse Professor of Governance and Leadership Henley Business School

Mr Anthony Stansfeld Police and Crime Commissioner Thames Valley Police

Mr Mark Steward Director of Enforcement and Market Oversight Financial Conduct Authority

Mr Cyrus Vance Junior District Attorney Office of New York County Attorney

Ms Maria Vello CEO Cyber Defence Alliance


A Draft Agenda can be viewed here: Serious and Financial Crime – Agenda as at 16.10.18


To be confirmed

Central London, United Kingdom

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Who should attend?

Government officials and agencies, officials in policing, public sector organisations and private sector companies working within the financial and economic crime sector. Legal practitioners, financial sector organisations, financial consultants and tax advisers, academics, IT security specialists, fraud and risk specialists both global and domestic.