Former Senior Special Agent, Robert Mazur, will be the keynote speaker at this year’s Annual Compliance & Economic Crime Symposium, organised by the Jersey International Business School. Taking place at the Hotel de France on Thursday 29 November 2012, the symposium is acknowledged by senior offshore practitioners as the essential event for many MLROs, MLCOs, Compliance Officers, Senior Managers and Directors.

Stephen Platt, Director of the Business School comments,
“I am delighted that we are continuing to attract such a high calibre of speaker after our sell-out event with Paul Moore, The HBOS Whistleblower, in 2011. Mazur will be able to provide a shocking insight to perhaps the biggest and most intricate money-laundering operation of all time. The FBI certainly describe it as the largest money laundering prosecution in US history”

Robert Mazur has a 27 year career as a federal agent and is best known for the two years he spent undercover as a money launderer, befriending dirty bankers and businessman. This resulted in him bringing down the unscrupulous bankers who manipulated complex international finance systems to serve drug lords, corrupt politicians, tax cheats, and terrorists.

Jo French, Director of Education continues,
“Delegates will have the added benefit of being able to attend a half day workshop in Advanced Anti-Money Laundering with Robert Mazur and Stephen Platt on the Friday. Each expert will provide a complimentary take on the regulation of financial services and prevention of crime, whilst bringing relevance to offshore financial centres.”

With a proved and successful format there will be a number of leading industry speakers at the symposium providing valuable insight to the key issues involved n the fight against financial crime. Following each presentation there will be an interview with the conference chairman.

The rest of the line-up includes:

John Harris, Director General, JFSC – Meeting international standards on financial crime – has the Island found the right balance?
Stephen Gentle, Partner, Kingsley Napley LLP – Responding to production notices
Colin Powell, CBE, Adviser, International Affairs, Chief Ministers Department – The impact of international developments in the area of transparency and information exchange for tax purposes
Kevin Stephenson, Senior Financial Sector Specialist, The World Bank – Revisions to the FATF 40 and what they mean for the offshore finance industry in practice
Martin Woods, Managing Director, Hermes Forensic Solutions Ltd – SARs in Light of ‘Shah’
Barry Faudemer, Director, Enforcement, JFSC – Update on civil penalties
Tom Devlin, Barrister, 23 Essex Street – Common weaknesses and the dangers of poor investment fund administration

To book your place at the symposium and half day workshop contact Gemma Renfrey on 01534 816338 or email gemmarenfrey@jerseyibs.com