This event explored the ways in which financial institutions can bring additional capacity to the response of law enforcement to human trafficking
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RUSI held a panel discussion to consider the role financial institutions can play in assisting with the identification and disruption of human trafficking.
At a time when governments around the world, led by the UK, are championing the role public/private partnerships can play in achieving a step-change in the disruption of financial crime, this discussion focused on the pernicious crime of human trafficking. The subject of a new Whitehall Report from RUSI's Centre for Financial Crime & Security Studies, this panel explored the ways in which financial institutions are seeking to bring additional capacity to the response of law enforcement to this crime through their considerable transaction monitoring and investigations capability. It also highlighted how the involvement of NGOs can assist both financial institutions and law enforcement in developing more effective identification methods and disruption responses.
This event was introduced by Dr Karin von Hippel, RUSI Director-General and featured a keynote address from Amber Rudd MP, the Home Secretary followed by a panel discussion and audience Q&A chaired by Tom Keatinge, Director of RUSI’s Centre for Financial Crime & Security Studies, including:
- Serena Grant, Director, Thomson Reuters Foundation
- Kevin Hyland, UK Independent Anti-Slavery Commissioner
- Nigel Kirby, Deputy Director, Economic Crime Command, National Crime Agency
- Nick Lewis, Group Head, Financial Crime Investigations and Intelligence, Standard Chartered Bank
- Jennifer Shasky Calvery, Global Head, Financial Crime Threat Mitigation, HSBC
- Rob Wainwright, Director, Europol