9th Symposium on Financial Crime

Thursday 26th October 2023 @ 11am BST

Ernst & Young - More London 1 More London Place, London
Join us at the 9th symposium for financial crime hosted by Ernst & Young and The Centre for Islamic Finance at the University of Bolton, in association with Hume Institute for Postgraduate Studies, Lausanne, Switzerland. You’ll have the opportunity to engage in insightful discussions and network with professionals and gain valuable knowledge about the evolving landscape of financial crime.

About the speakers


Tynan is a Director within the Financial Services Cyber Security practice at EY. He has over 15 years of experience in financial services across the UK and the USA covering a broad range of topics including Cyber Resilience, Outsourcing and Third Party Risk, Financial Crime, Tax and Business Transformation.
Tynan’s current focus is Cyber Resilience and Third Party Risk Management (recently identified as a top 3 board risk) supporting global Financial Services clients through transformation and regulatory compliance programmes. Tynan has been working with UK Finance and UK regulators as well as presenting at a number of industry forums on emerging topics in this space.
Recent experience includes:
  • Leading EY’s Third Party Information Security Assurance programme for a leading UK Bank, where EY conducts over 200 Information security assessments annually
  • Third-party risk and outsourcing transformation for a global Swiss bank including compliance with the ESMA Cloud Security Guidelines
  • Undertaking operational resilience deep dive on SaaS provider as well as developing exit strategies for Security Operations Centre service provision


Patricia studied law at Edinburgh and Oxford Universities. She has served as general counsel of two multinationals and a UK-listed company. Having worked all over the world she has a good understanding of different regulatory regimes and board cultures. She set up her own multi-award-winning law firm, Bonaccord in 2007 and was the first Scots lawyer to be awarded a fellowship by the American Bar Association. She has practical experience as a board director in both the commercial and charitable sectors


Claire is a partner within the Financial Services Forensic & Integrity Services practice at EY. She has 27 years of experience advising clients in financial services, including 19 years of experience investigating fraud, financial crime and other irregularities within financial services.
Claire’s forensic experience is diverse but her particular focus is conducting regulatory, financial crime, fraud and forensic accounting investigations in the financial services sector. She regularly works with in-house legal and external counsel of financial institutions assisting them in responding to regulatory enquiries and investigations. Claire has also been retained by the FCA and the Central Bank of Ireland to conduct regulatory investigations on their behalf.
Recent experience includes: Completing a 15-month secondment to the conduct investigations team at a large UK retail bank. Claire led several conduct investigations and assisted in the implementation of a new operating model for conduct investigations. Working with the FCA to conduct an investigation into a bank’s senior management following its failure. Engaged by the Central Bank of Ireland to conduct an investigation into the activities of the previous management of a failed Irish financial institution. Leading an independent investigation into alleged fraudulent trading transactions posted by an employee at a European bank.


Nicholas Long is the Deputy Global Head of Controls Testing and Assurance at Deutsche Bank, focusing on Financial Crime Testing and Quality Assurance. Nicholas is a lawyer, qualified to practise in Australia and England & Wales. He spent over 10 years in private practice in Australia and London specialising in regulatory litigation, with firms such as Freshfields, before going in-house with GE Capital in 2006. Since moving in-house, Nicholas has held senior Compliance roles in a number of firms, including the Global Head of Regulatory Compliance for GE Capital, the Global Head of Risk Assessment and Reviews for UBS and the International Head of Surveillance and Testing for Morgan Stanley. Nicholas has a first-class honours degree in Law and a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the Australian National University.


With an international reputation for excellence in policy-oriented research in financial crime, Professor Nicholas Ryder has played advisory roles both nationally (Home Office, Law Commission, the Nationwide, Transparency International, Synalogik and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office) and internationally (NATO, United Nations, Cepol, Europol, EUROMED Police, the Dutch Police, the France Telecom Group, the Law Reform Commission of Ireland). His research has attracted funding from InnovateUK, the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), LexisNexis Risk Solutions, the City of London Police Force, the Royal United Services Limited, The Alan Turing Institute, ICT Wilmington Risk & Compliance, the France Telecom Group and the European Social Fund. Nic created and edited Routledge’s Law of Financial Crime Series and is the co-editor-in-chief of the Journal of Economic Criminology. Collectively, he has published five monographs, edited books and over fifty articles in internationally recognised journals including Legal Studies, the Cambridge Law Journal, the Journal of Business Law, the Criminal Law Review and Studies in Conflict and Terrorism and Contemporary Issues in Law. He has contributed towards two REF Impact Case Studies in 2014 and 2021. Beyond academia, he has delivered numerous counter-terrorism financing training seminars for multiple financial crime stakeholders including Cepol, Europol, EUROMED Police, NATO and several multinational telecommunication and financial services companies.


Dr Folashade Adeyemo is a Barrister, and lecturer in Law at the University of Reading,(Senior Lecturer, University of Liverpool from August 2023). She currently teaches across commercial law subjects such as Banking and Company Law. In addition, she is the Co-Director for Recruitment and Admissions. She has published extensively in the field of banking and financial regulation and has specific interests in whistleblower protection and financial and economic crime. Her research touches on these issues predominately from the global south perspective, focusing particularly on countries such as Nigeria, Kenya and South Africa. Her most recent journal article was published in the Journal of Business Law (2020), where she considers whether whistleblowers are adequately protected under the Public Interest Disclosures Act 1998. Fola’s recent book, titled Banking Regulation in Africa: The Case of Nigeria and Other Emerging Economies was published by Routledge in 2021. The books’ core jurisdiction focus is Nigeria; however, it also provides a holistic overview of the South African and Kenyan banking regulatory environments. She has led discussions in this area, which have been covered by BusinessDay.Ng, and This Day.


Dr Mohammed Abdel-Haq is a Professor of Banking and a Director of the Centre for Islamic Finance at the University of Bolton. Mohammed is also the Executive Director of the Centre for Opposition Studies at the University of Bolton and Principal of Hume Institute for Postgraduate Studies, Lausanne, Switzerland.
As well as his academic knowledge Mohammed has a wealth of practical experience. In a long career in banking in major financial institutions such as Citi Bank, Arbuthnot Latham, Deutsche Bank, ABN AMRO and HSBC. He is also the CEO of Oakstone Merchant Bank Limited.
The Centre for Islamic Finance at the University of Bolton was launched in 2012 and has attracted students and partnerships from around the world. In the tradition of the oldest universities, the Centre is an independently recognised academic centre of the University of Bolton with its own dedicated lecturers and access to the wider pool of talent of the University. With one of the largest percentages of Muslim students in the UK, the University embraces diversity and wider participation. This combination of innovation, inclusivity, and a willingness to look beyond the traditional boundaries makes it the ideal home for the Centre for Islamic Finance. With the teaching intensive, research-informed approach the University of Bolton provides a focused, diverse, and high-quality learning experience for all.


Ken is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, a graduate in Economics from the University of Manchester, and a visiting fellow at the University of Bolton, which has also awarded him an honorary doctorate. Ken has worked at Ernst and Young for 45 years where, for the last 26 years he has been their UK specialist on Islamic finance. Among many services to the sector, Ken assisted three UK stand-alone Islamic banks in obtaining their banking licences. He has also provided audits, regulatory advice, Shari’a assurance, financial modelling of Islamic banks, assistance to European regulators and tax authorities to understand Shari’a-compliant products, and has been consulted by HM Treasury and by UK regulators on Islamic finance issues.
Ken has provided audit and related services to the UK banking sector for over 30 years and has been responsible for the audit and regulatory reporting for the UK operations of a number of foreign-owned banks and related businesses. In a 45-year career, he has gained much experience in management frauds and errors. He has spoken on Islamic finance and on financial crime at seminars and conferences. On Islamic finance, Ken has written published articles and technical accounting and tax contributions for books and journals.
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Hume Institute for Postgraduate Studies, Lausanne, Switzerland (Hume) hosts the University of Bolton Swiss Academic Centre. Hume is a Higher Education Institution based in Lausanne, Switzerland. Hume was founded to foster a commitment to world-class learning and research. Hume is committed to providing contemporary teaching at a postgraduate level with the added value of global learning through the Swiss experience.