24 Mar

Economic Crime Seminar Series: Anti-Money Laundering System and Globalisation – Panopticon built on quicksand?

Online Event


About the Economic Crime Seminar Series

Economic crime costs more than £193bn per year. Tackling this complex problem requires an interdisciplinary perspective. A seminar series in economic crime invites these with expertise and interest in economic crime across faculties, departments, students and broader community to come together, share ideas, and engaged in a collaborative work.

This interdisciplinary initiative is organised by Dr. Branislav Hock, who is a Senior Lecturer in Economic Crime at the University of Portsmouth. He is also responsible for the Czech/Slovakian website of the Risk & Compliance Platform Europe. The Economic Crime Seminar Series is the joint effort of:

a) The Institute of Criminal Justice Studies

b) Portsmouth Law School

c) Portsmouth Business School – the Department of Economics and Finance

d) Portsmouth Business School – the Department of Accounting and Financial Management

About Dr. Liliya Gelemerova

With over 20 years of experience, Liliya has worked across the financial crime space in different roles and capacity and across different platforms. She has managed teams, due diligence projects in challenging environments, and led major investigations and litigation support cases. In the late 1990s she joined Bulgaria’s Financial Intelligence Unit where she headed the International Contacts and Legal Coordination department. Her experience also includes Transparency International in Berlin, several London-based investigative consultancy firms and the Royal Bank of Canada in London.

In 2016 she joined Commerzbank London where she managed the AML Advisory and EDD Team until her appointment as head of Transactions Monitoring and Investigations/UK FIU and deputy MLRO. At the end of 2020 she joined Credit Agricole – Corporate and Investment Bank as Head of UK Financial Security. She holds a doctorate in AML policies from Tilburg University in the Netherlands and gives lectures at the University of Manchester. A speaker at industry events, Liliya has delivered presentations on behalf of Stop the Traffik, a London-based non-profit organisation that fights human trafficking and slavery.

The event will cover several areas, namely:

 How has the AML landscape changed since the introduction of the US BSA in the 1970s?

• Are international AML standards effective?

• The role of the regulated sector – responsibility beyond compliance

• Focus areas moving forward

The Economic Crime Seminar Series: Anti-Money Laundering System and Globalisation event will take place on Wednesday, 24 March 2021 from 13:00 – 14:00 CET online. The webinar link will be sent to attendees prior to the event. Please feel free to register here.