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Alastair Lauder

Alastair Lauder

Head of Transformation at P2 FinCrime
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Exposing Financial Crime

15 years since Madoff and our obsession with financial crime continues

03 May 2023

Can you believe it’s been 15 years since the Madoff scandal was uncovered? 15 years since the global financial crash. In fact, it was that incident that signalled the end for Bernie Madoff, the financial sociopath, who – under the guise of being a successful co-founder of the NASDAQ and one of the most successful stockbrokers on Wall Street – cunn...

Financial Transformation

The FCA’s new sanctions tool – how should firms prepare?

02 Nov 2022

This summer, the FCA issued a letter to the Chair of the Treasury Select Committee, answering questions on new sanctions that have been created following the invasion of the Ukraine by Russia. In the letter the FCA said that it will be automating its review process. In the past, it conducted on-site meetings, using face to face interviews and docum...


Banking Regulations

FCA warns UK financial institutions of UBO adherence

17 Mar 2022

Following the start of the Ukrainian crisis, the FCA sent letters to all UK financial institutions, warning them the new Economic Bill will be fast-tracked. This bill includes a new register meaning foreign owners of UK property must declare and verify their identities with Companies House. The aim is to stop overseas criminals and oligarchs from ...

Financial Transformation

Financial Crime Regulatory Complexity Due to Rocket in 2022

06 Jan 2022

2021 has been a year of two halves – the first we were all dealing with life under lockdown. And the second half, supercharged with the vaccine programme, has seen life trying to get back to normal. But whatever the conditions, financial criminals have carried on regardless, capitalising on pandemic conditions and our increasing reliance on techno...