Webinar: Who pays the true cost of financial crime?

Uncovering the real impact on business, society and people

The true cost of financial crime extends far beyond pure economics. Critical social and humanitarian consequences impact the lives of millions of individuals across the globe on a daily basis. This has serious economic and social costs in terms of the lost revenues to national exchequers that could be invested in social development, and in terms of the impact on individual lives.
In our recent webinar subject matter experts from the World Economic Forum and the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) discussed the impact financial crime is having across the globe and what can be done to help mitigate this challenge.

Access the webinar recording to find out: 

  • Key findings from Thomson Reuters global survey that measure the scale of the financial crime challenge
  • The impact financial crime is having on business, society and people
  • How can government, society and business help to drive change? 


About the speakers

Matthew Blake, Head of Financial and Monetary System Initiative, World Economic Forum 

Matthew Blake heads the World Economic Forum’s Financial and Monetary System Initiative, which explores how regulation, tech-enabled innovation and competition are reshaping the global financial system. Prior to joining the Forum, Matthew was an analyst concentrating on systemically important banks at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, and an investment advisor at Oppenheimer & Co., with responsibilities for institutional and private client portfolios. Matthew holds a Master in Public Administration from Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government, and a bachelor of arts in international studies from Boston College. 

Tom Keatinge, Director, Royal United Services Institute (RUSI)

Tom Keatinge is the Director of the Centre for Financial Crime and Security Studies at RUSI, where his research focuses on matters at the intersection of finance and security, including the use of finance as a tool of intelligence and disruption. He has a Master’s in Intelligence and International Security from King’s College London, where his research focused on the effectiveness of the global counter-terror finance regime. Prior to joining RUSI in 2014, he was an investment banker for 20 years at J.P. Morgan. 

Rani Hong, Co-Founder,Tronie Foundation

Rani Hong, Co-founder of Tronie Foundation and Rani’s Voice, special advisor to the UN Global Initiative to Fight Human Trafficking At the age of seven, Rani was taken away from her family in southern India and sold to a slave master. Hear a chilling personal story of human traffi cking survivor that represents thousands of people who have been coerced into forced labor.


Che Sidanius, Global Head of Financial Crime & Industry Affairs, Thomson Reuters

Che's role is to manage how regulatory changes around financial crime affect Thomson Reuters Risk & Supply business globally. As a leading source of intelligent information for the world's businesses and professionals, Thomson Reuters provides customers with competitive advantage and intelligent information is a unique synthesis of human intelligence, industry expertise and innovative technology that provides decision-makers with the knowledge to act, enabling them to make better decisions faster. His responsibilities include proposing courses of action to address regulatory changes and drive execution throughout the organizations. His previous experiences include working at Big 4 consultancies within Capital Markets Advisory, as a Senior Advisor at the Bank of England, and a Senior Examiner at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York during the 2007-09 financial crisis 

David Shepherd, Head of Market Development, Thomson Reuters, MENA

David is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS), who also holds a Diploma in Financial Crime and Compliance and brings over 10 years experience in Risk, working with some of the leading public and private sector organisations across the world. David is currently Head of Market Development – Risk (MENA) at Thomson Reuters, where he is responsible for the overall market strategy for the Thomson Reuters Risk division in MENA. He is also the Secretary General for the MENA Financial Crime and Compliance Group (MENA FCCG). He has also completed the Executive Program with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT Sloan) on Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning and is a member of the Association of Fraud Examiners (ACFE). His areas of expertise include Risk Intelligence data, sanctions, beneficial ownership, fraud and ID verification and anti bribery and corruption having worked with many multinationals to help implement their strategy to respond to the UK Bribery Act.  

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