AML Talk Show brought to you by KYC360.com, with host Stephen Platt
Episode 22: Peter Bainbridge-Clayton in conversation with Stephen Platt
Season 1, Ep. 22
Since co-founding the organisation back in 2012, Peter Bainbridge-Clayton has overseen the implementation of kompany’s proprietary global live network, which offers users real-time access to official and audit-proof information for regulated and unregulated industries. He is a true blockchain and AI enthusiast with a varied background in high throughput telecoms and government systems, including leading the redesign and implementation of the UK Government Business Register, Companies House.Peter has spent all his working life in various IT and scientific projects after teaching himself programming on a Commodore PET at the age of 11. His productive pursuits followed during and after his BSc. in Astronomy, Astrophysics and Physics from St. Andrews University: In a career which has spanned among many several others between designing and developing embedded control systems for bakeries, the world’s first ever implementation of a distributed java application in a manufacturing environment, the first ever implementation of SMS based content services and vending machine payment in telecommunications; the conversion of one of the first software-based telecommunications switches to European standards – including the world’s first transatlantic SIP-based telephone call – or the complete re-design and implementation of the core system for Companies House, the UK’s official company registry
Episode 21: Mike Haley in conversation with Stephen Platt
Season 1, Ep. 21
Since being appointed Chief Executive at British fraud prevention service, Cifas, in May 2018, Mike has actively worked to grow the community of stakeholders sharing data, intelligence and insight in the pursuit of preventing fraud and financial crime. Mike is passionate about Cifas becoming the driving force behind fraud prevention in the UK and with over 30 years’ experience of tackling and preventing fraud across the public, private and not-for-profit sectors, he is determined to bring together a strong cross-sectoral collaborative approach to tackling fraud.
Episode 20: Matt Taibbi in conversation with Stephen Platt
Season 1, Ep. 20
Matt Taibbi is an award-winning investigative reporter and one of America’s more recognizable literary voices. The son of a television reporter and a lawyer, Matt grew up admiring Russian writers, which led him to spend most of his early adult life in the former Soviet Union, where he focused on participatory journalism. On his return to the US in 2002, Matt began work as a contributing editor for Rolling Stone magazine, where he won the National Magazine Award for commentary. He is best known for his coverage of four presidential campaigns, of the 2008 financial crisis, and the criminal justice system; and his many books include "Griftopia: Bubble Machines, Vampire Squids, and the Long Con That Is Breaking America" (2010), and "I Can't Breathe" (2017).
Episode 19: Tom Burgis in conversation with Stephen Platt
Season 1, Ep. 19
Tom Burgis is an investigations correspondent at the Financial Times. He has reported from more than forty countries, won major journalism awards in the US and Asia and been shortlisted for eight others, including twice at the British Press Awards. His critically acclaimed first book, "The Looting Machine", about the modern plundering of Africa, won an Overseas Press Club of America award, and he has just published the highly regarded "Kleptopia, How Dirty Money Is Conquering the World".
Episode 18: Chinali Patel and Brian Gonzales in conversation with Stephen Platt
Season 1, Ep. 18
Illegal wildlife trade (IWT) is estimated to be worth around $20bn per year, making it the 4th largest crime on a global level. Many criminal syndicates perceive it to be a low-risk and highly profitable model, and FATF and United for Wildlife Foundation have highlighted the convergence of IWT with narcotics, human trafficking, arms trade and counter-proliferation, and financial threats. IWT also fuels corruption, has serious environmental and biodiversity costs, as well as potentially significant impacts for public health and national economies. In particular, the recent high profile spread of zoonotic diseases (ie the coronavirus pandemic) underlines the importance of ensuring that wildlife is traded in a legal, safe and regulated manner, and that countries remove the profitability of illegal markets.We're delighted to be welcoming Chinali Patel, Consul International Illicit Finance at the British Consulate General, Hong Kong, and Brian Gonzales, Head of Protection of Endangered Species, WWF-HK. Hong Kong is itself a major hub for wildlife trafficking, and Chinali and Brian will be talking more about this global threat - including the work they're doing with United for Wildlife Foundation Financial Taskforce, ACAMS, NGOs, transport and the private sector in Hong Kong to tackle the money flows arising from illegal wildlife trade.
Episode 17: George Pearmain and Louise Clayson in conversation with Stephen Platt
Season 1, Ep. 17
Lawyer George Pearmain is the Director of Financial Crime Strategy for the Government of Jersey. Jersey, as a leading International Finance Centre, places its responsibility to counter financial crime at the top of the jurisdictional agenda, and George works with a team of experts across the Jersey authorities and wider industry stakeholders to ensure that Jersey remains a leading jurisdiction in risk understanding, risk mitigation and continues to innovate in relation to the ongoing global fight against financial crime. George has also worked recently in the Secretariat at FATF, and currently acts as Head of Delegation for Jersey to MONEYVAL.Detective Inspector Louise Clayson is Head of Jersey's Financial Intelligence Unit, where she manages a team of intelligence financial investigators and analysts, who receive, analyse and develop SAR intelligence. Jersey’s National Risk Assessment (NRA) commenced in 2018 and Louise was the chairperson of the threat assessment working group. The NRA process has involved the extensive collation of law enforcement and partner agency data and the analysis and summary of that information. Since 2018, she has been leading change in respect of further enhancements required within the FIU.
Episode 16: Elise Bean in conversation with Stephen Platt
Season 1, Ep. 16
For nearly 30 years, Elise Bean worked as an investigator for Senator Carl Levin, including 15 years at the Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations leading inquiries into money laundering, offshore tax abuse, corruption, and corporate misconduct. After Senator Levin retired, she helped establish the Levin Center at Wayne Law in his honor, and now works for the Center to help legislatures conduct oversight investigations. Elise has also authored a book: Financial Exposure: Carl Levin’s Senate Investigations into Finance and Tax Abuse.
Episode 15: Dartanyon Williams in conversation with Stephen Platt
Season 1, Ep. 15
Dartanyon Antwaun Williams was the student teachers loved to hate and one of his classmates’ favourites. He graduated with a 4.0 GPA and technical training certifications, then promptly set it all aside to pursue criminal aspirations. The unprecedented sophistication of his crimes earned him consultancies with the FBI, Secret Service, Louisiana Bureau of Investigation, Louisiana State Police, and US Attorney’s Offices for the Eastern and Middle Districts of Louisiana, helping their respective agencies better understand, prevent, and mitigate identity theft. Now, Dartanyon is an advocate, consultant, evangelist, public speaker and serial entrepreneur - and is currently running for election to the U.S. Senate.
Episode 14: Alex Brunwin & Anthony Flemmer in conversation with Stephen Platt
Season 1, Ep. 14
Alex Brunwin and Anthony Flemmer are the chairman and CEO respectively of Defence Logic, a Jersey-based cybersecurity firm which provides cyber-awareness training, and cybersecurity consulting and solutions to clients around the world.Both have extensive experience in the fintech space.