Squire Patton Boggs hosted the inaugural Northern Conference of the MLROs.com, the fastest-growing member-led forum for financial crime practitioners, at its office in Birmingham earlier this week.
Founded in 2005 with 140 members, MLROs.com leads the way in ensuring that financial institutions and practitioners are educated, supported and empowered to stop financial criminals.
The conference saw a strong turnout of money laundering reporting officers and compliance professionals drawn from a variety of financial services businesses in the Midlands and beyond, including HSBC, Barclays Bank, Deutsche Bank and Svenska Handelsbanken. Presentations covered a wide variety of financial crime-related hot topics and offered unique insights into new developments, enforcement trends and industry challenges.
The conference was chaired by David Pelled, CEO of MLROs.com. Speakers included Garon Anthony, Chris Webber and Paul Anderson from Squire Patton Boggs, together with Quinn Perrott (General Manager, TRAction Fintech), Jason Sugarman QC (Barrister, Foundry Chambers), Jonathan Williams (Former Head of Payments & Strategy, Experian), Denis O’Connor (Financial Crime Expert), Michael Whittington (Head of Employee Screening, The Risk Advisory Group) and Mark Rainsford QC (Barrister, 33 Chancery Lane).