Former FBI Agent Joseph Pistone (aka ‘Donnie Brasco’) will be the keynote speaker at this year’s Annual Compliance & Economic Crime Symposium, organised by Jersey International Business School.

This ever popular event, now in its 9th year is taking place at the Hotel de France on Tuesday 12 November 2013. The symposium, which was attended by over 200 people last year, is acknowledged by senior offshore practitioners as the essential event for MLROs, MLCOs, Compliance Officers, Senior Managers and Directors.

Chris Usher, Commercial Director of the Business School, comments,
"More than ever it is vital that those working in financial services understand the complex nature of the risks of money laundering. The Compliance & Economic Crime Symposium gives industry professionals an opportunity to hear from leading speakers who have real experience of the key issues."

Joseph Pistone had a 27-year career as an FBI agent and is best known for successfully infiltrating New York’s Bonanno Mafia family. Going under the name of “Donnie Brasco”, Pistone became close to several Mafia members during an undercover assignment that lasted six years and the information he amassed over that time led to 235 convictions. Eventually, ‘Brasco’ was pulled and the mission was ended for Pistone’s safety.

Pistone is now a police training consultant and instructor on undercover/organised matters for the FBI and other very highly regarded law enforcement agencies around the world. He is also the author of the New York Times bestseller “Donnie Brasco: My Undercover Life In The Mafia” and many other books based on the Donnie Brasco character.

Chris Elliott, Director of Operations of the Business School, continues,
"Delegates will have the opportunity of being able to attend a half day workshop entitled ‘Lessons for the finance industry from my time laundering money undercover for the Mafia’ with Joseph Pistone and Stephen Platt on the morning of Monday 11 November.

There is also the opportunity to attend a screening of the star-studded film ‘Donnie Brasco’ which is based on the true story of Joseph Pistone. The film will be followed by a Q&A session with the man himself on the evening of 11 November at the Radisson Blu Waterfront Hotel.     In order to provide maximum flexibility both the workshop and the screening of ‘Donnie Brasco’ can be booked separately to the symposium.”    

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

The rest of the line-up includes:

Clive Jones, Chairman of the Jersey Financial Services Commission – “Effectiveness – The new currency of international evaluations – and what it means for us”

Barry Faudemer, Director, Enforcement, Jersey Financial Services Commission – “Key lessons from enforcement cases”

Jonathon Benton, Detective Chief Inspector, Head of the Proceeds of (International) Corruption Unit (Metropolitan Police Service) and UK Anti-Corruption Asset Recovery Task Force – “Metropolitan Police international corruption investigations and offshore”

Mike Bowron QPM, Chief Officer, States of Jersey Police – “Jersey’s response to the Arab Spring”

Dr Nick Ridley, Senior Lecturer in Policing and Security, London Metropolitan University – “The evolving terrorist financing treat”

Peter Lilley, Founder & Owner, Proximal Consulting – “Cyber Laundering Threats”    

To book your place at the symposium, the half day workshop or screening of ‘Donnie Brasco’ please contact Gemma Renfrey on +44 (0)1534 816338 or email