2021 Annual Conference

Celebrating 20 years #instituteis20

'Navigating the new normal - the changing face of financial crime '

14th - 15th October 2021

Chaired by: Emma Radmore - Womble Bond Dickinson

Navigating the new normal - the changing face of financial crime

12.30pm Thursday 14th - 1.00pm Friday 15th October 2021, The Kimpton Clocktower - Manchester

2020 has been an especially challenging year for us all as the
Covid-19 pandemic launched us into different working practices, with criminals taking the opportunity to take advantage of new financial crime typologies. As economies are rebuilt a new normal is being established requiring improved understanding of this environment.

In 2021 we celebrate the 20th Anniversary, recognising the significant contribution that’s been made since the Institute’s inception in 2001, to keep its members informed in the ongoing fight against financial crime.

The 2021 conference draws professionals from all parts of the regulated sector to keep up to date with the next generation of financial crime. It is an excellent opportunity to network with delegates from financial services firms, lawyers, accountants, gambling / gaming organisations, money service businesses, high value goods dealers and more.

The Institute continues to work with both the public and private sector representatives including regulators, supervisors, legislators and law enforcement agencies to keep members up to date with the evolving trends and issues. The 2021 Conference provides another superb opportunity to hear first-hand from relevant speakers on current themes, whilst networking with a diverse range of colleagues from the financial crime prevention community.

2020 has been a challenging year for us all, having to adapt to new ways of working and new financial crime methods and trends. 

Join us at the 2021 Annual Conference to hear from a diverse range of subject matter experts to keep you and your firm up to date. 

Speakers Include:

      • Emma Luxton - Serious Fraud Office
      • HM Treasury
      • HMRC
      • OFSI
      • National Terrorist Financial Investigation Unit
      • Greater Manchester Police
      • Michelle Giddings - ICAEW
      • Collette Best - Solicitors Regulation Authority
      • Dr Stephen Hill - Hill Bingham

2021 Conference Sponsors

Bureau van Dijk are Gold Sponsors of the 20th Anniversary Conference.

Bureau van Dijk, a Moody’s Analytics Company

Bureau van Dijk has the most extensive company information and corporate structures combined with sanctions and other adverse data that delivers new levels of certainty on third parties, and the individuals behind them.

Our detailed, reliable information for third-party due diligence, AML and KYC compliance helps compliance professionals minimize reputation damage and risk exposure. Orbis, our leading entity database, has information on nearly 400 million companies and entities globally; including directors, company structures, beneficial owners, PEPs and sanctions and adverse news.

And our Compliance Catalyst can streamline your KYC, AML, or ABAC research and make your client onboarding and customer due diligence more efficient. It now includes curated risk data from Grid for smarter screening of PEPs, sanctions and adverse media.

AML Analytics are world leaders in the testing and validation of sanction screening and transaction monitoring technologies used by financial institutions in the regulated sector.


Our innovative tests establish the effectiveness and the efficiency of sanction screening and transaction monitoring systems to help a financial institution meet regulatory requirements, minimise exposure to financial crime risk and ensure robust detection systems are in place.


AML Analytics also assists regulators around the globe with Thematic Reviews using our solutions to test and validate the AML systems of regulated entities, providing insight and understanding about prevalent and emerging risks in a market.


AML Analytics has grown rapidly from an emerging start-up into an established and trusted AML technology company with a team of talented professionals delivering unrivalled RegTech and SupTech solutions. Our progressive research is shaping the future of the market through innovation.




Facepoint has taken advantage of enhancements in biometrics & AI to launch a new "no name" AML/KYC screening solution based on facial recognition that no longer relies on inefficient name-based data matching. Combining a unique photographic database and state-of-the-art biometric matching technology, Facepoint enables institutions to biometrically identify persons of interest, such as criminals, terrorists and politically exposed persons. The solution supersedes conventional alphanumeric matching, using facial recognition in order to disambiguate potential matches, massively reducing false positive rates, and addressing the Achilles' heel of identity fraud.

ComplyAdvantage is the financial industry’s leading source of AI-driven financial crime risk data and detection technology. ComplyAdvantage’s mission is to neutralize the risk of money laundering, terrorist financing, corruption, and other financial crime. More than 800 enterprises in 69 countries rely on ComplyAdvantage to understand the risk of who they’re doing business with through the world's only global, real-time database of people and companies. The company actively identifies tens of thousands of risk events from millions of structured and unstructured data points every single day. ComplyAdvantage has four global hubs located in New York, London, Singapore and Cluj-Napoca and is backed by Goldman Sachs Growth Equity Fund, Ontario Teachers’, Index Ventures and Balderton Capital.

Learn more at complyadvantage.com.

In association with...

AML Analytics
Debevoise & Plimpton
FTI Consulting
Bureau van Dijk
AML Analytics

Who should Attend?

This conference is ideal for professionals responsible for the prevention of money laundering and financial crime, counter terrorist financing, and anti bribery & corruption drawn from all parts of the regulated sectors.

Delegates include financial services firms, lawyers, accountants, gambling / gaming, money service businesses, high value goods dealers, as well as law enforcement, regulators, supervisors and government representatives from across the UK. 

The conference provides an excellent opportunity for formal and informal networking with colleagues from the financial crime prevention community.

The Kimpton Clocktower: Manchester

With its Victorian architecture and fresh approach to hospitality, Kimpton Clocktower Hotel is the perfect expression of its setting: Manchester, a city where tradition and modernity meet and where artisanship reigns supreme. Housed in a magnificent terracotta Grade II–listed building, Kimpton Clocktower has a history that dates back to 1890, when the building first opened as The Refuge Assurance Company headquarters. Today, it’s a destination where glamour and luxury meets one-of-a-kind craftsmanship—and where there are new things to discover at every turn.

The Kimpton clocktower has a commitment to rigorous cleaning under the IHG Way of Clean programme. This includes deep cleaning with hospital-grade disinfectants to keep guests safe throughout their stay. IMLPO will be working with the hotel and will be monitoring and following Government guidelines to deliver a safe, secure and successful conference.

Opposite Oxford Road Station and just a 10-minute walk from Manchester Piccadilly, The Principal Manchester is a superb conference venue, easily accessible from London, the Midlands and the North East, either by train or the motorway network.