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The Financial Crime Leaders' Network


Financial crime is an ever-present threat for banks of all sizes. The value of what criminals seize is only part of the cost. There are also penalties, civil judgments, and the cost of litigation and conducting investigations. Bribery, fraud, and cybercrime are increasingly sophisticated. Regulatory agencies are demanding more accountability. The Financial Crime Leaders’ Network brings together the world’s most senior anti-financial crime professionals at the forefront of developing best-in-class practices to discuss practical solutions.

What is it?

  • The Financial Crime Leaders’ Network (FCLN) is a private, invitation-only series of meetings for (10-20) senior decision-makers to discuss the most pressing financial crime challenges
  • The FCLN is underpinned by a group of Founding Members who are senior Managing Directors running financial crime at the world’s leading banks, either at a regional or global level. The Founding Members are committed to attend the meetings in their region and work with 1LoD to set the agenda. Note, other Managing Directors and financial crime leaders attend the meetings too as guests

Who is it for?

  • Global and regional heads of financial crime, sanctions, KYC, AML, fraud and ABC
  • Managing Director or head of function level only

What is the FCLN's objectives?

  • To provide an opportunity for senior financial crime leaders to collaborate through sharing best practice
  • To aid identification of efficiencies and better management of risk within the function
  • To allow  benchmarks to be explored
  • To provide a platform from which practitioners can hear about and understand the latest advances in technology
  • To provide a safe, off the record environment for banks to speak freely between themselves

In what format is it delivered and when?

  • The FCLN is held in-person, regularly, in London and in New York
  • One of the regular meetings in each region will be part of The Financial Crime Summit in-person conference 
  • Chatham House Rule applies, creating a safe environment for a free discussion
  • No press are in attendance

Read some of our Leaders' Briefings reports