The 32nd Cambridge international symposium on economic crime, at Jesus College. Professor Barry AK Rider, Executive Director and Co-Chairman of the Symposium said before the event: “As governments attempt to wrestle with serious crime those who in the ordinary course of their business or profession look after other people’s wealth are increasingly placed in the forefront of this fight. Obligations to inquire, report suspicions and assist in the disruption of criminal and abusive activity, greatly increase the legal and other risks faced by managers and those who advise them.”
A theme of the week-long event was the use and misuse of information.
Among the fraud-related speakers were from the UK David Green QC, Director, Serious Fraud Office among others from the SFO; David Toon, Director, Economic Crime Command, National Crime Agency; Bill Hughes, former Director-General of the Serious Organised Crime Agency (SOCA, replaced by the NCA); Pottengal Mukundan, Director, Commercial Crimes Services, International Chamber of Commerce; Wayne Bath, Manager, Financial Crime Intelligence, at counter-fraud industry trade body CIFAS; Tom Lloyd, former Cambridgeshire Chief Constable; former Metropolitan Police Fraud Squad Detective, Rowan Bosworth-Davies now attached to the United Nations Security Council with special reference to Liberia; former Suffolk Police detective Vivienne Yarham; and former Metropolitan Police Detective Inspector Mike Dixon, now researcher, Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge; Alan Lambert, former Head of Hertfordshire Police Financial Investigation Unit; Dave Porter, Head of Fraud Strategy, SAS; and Commander Stephen Head, of City of London Police
Other speakers included Rob Wainwright, Director of The Hague-based European police body Europol.