Dates: November 3 - 5, 2021
Location: Surrey, United Kingdom
The Steering Committee welcomes up to 48 senior in-house practitioners and leading advisors who specialize in financial crime and sanctions risk for financial institutions. Participants are drawn from across the United Kingdom and Europe with a complement of selected representatives from abroad.
Using candid, seminar-style discussions at this annual meeting, the group shares the most pressing issues they face and examine trends and developments across jurisdictions to learn how others address these problems and work together to identify solutions.
This elite group, comprised of experts in the field, personally nominates all invitees and develops the Agenda, which forms the basis of our discussions.
Sterling is the Chief Compliance Officer of Diem Networks and leads all aspects of financial crime compliance. Sterling brings extensive experience in the financial crime compliance discipline having had leadership roles across banking, financial services, and standard-setting bodies. Previously, Sterling was a Managing Director and Global Head of Financial Crime Compliance for Credit Suisse; a Managing Director in Compliance at Goldman Sachs, and a Principal with Deloitte.
Head of Financial Crime, Barclays UK
Nadine is the Head of Financial Crime for Barclays UK (Senior management accountabilities effective since April 2018). Prior to this, Nadine joined Barclays in November 2005 and has worked in a varied number of Legal and Compliance, as well as Financial Crime roles within Europe and Emerging Markets. Nadine was appointed as the Europe Retail Business Banking Money Laundering Reporting Officer in late 2007 where she gained Pan-EU regulatory experience. She held this position until moving into the role of the Head of Sanctions in February 2012.
In 2013, Nadine was promoted to the Barclays Global Head of Sanctions as part of a wider functionalization exercise within Financial Crime. In late 2015, Nadine was seconded to South Africa and appointed as the Acting Head of Financial Crime for BAGL on an Interim basis whilst recruiting someone permanently into the role.
Before joining Barclays, following Nadine’s decision to widen her international experience she moved from South Africa to London in 2001. She started her career in the International Financial Services sector and gained extensive Regulatory and Compliance experience holding a number of varied positions in a number of top tier Global Financial Organisations including Credit Suisse First Boston, Deutsche, JP Morgan Chase and Brewin Dolphin Securities.
As a qualified Solicitor of the High Court of South Africa – Nadine practiced law at Deneys Reitz Attorneys (now merged with Norton Rose) in Durban South Africa.
Nadine graduated from the University of Natal, Durban, South Africa and has an undergraduate degree in Bachelor of Social Sciences and a postgraduate Bachelor of Laws degree.
Nadine is happily married to Jaco and lives in Surrey.
Emma is Senior Forum Director and Financial Services Lead at Cambridge Executive Connections (CEC), a subsidiary of Cambridge Forums, Inc. Naturally curious and a lifelong learner, Emma has developed and managed a variety of meetings in both the profit and non-profit sectors. Before joining Cambridge, Emma was Assistant Vice President, Global Marketing at State Street in Canada, where she spent close to two decades of her career, offering her a great depth of knowledge and understanding of the financial and investment sectors. In Emma’s current role, she leads CEC’s Financial Services portfolio, including programs for institutional investors, banking, private funds, risk, and governance professionals.
Built on genuine interactions and spontaneous connections, the Forum is a unique opportunity for practical discussions between outside and in-house counsel considered preeminent leaders in financial institutions enforcement.
"High quality discussion of relevant topics among a select group of market-leading practitioners."Stephen Woodward Managing Director - EMEA Head, Litigation & Regulatory Investigations Citi United Kingdom
"A small group of experienced practitioners taking time out to discuss & share – candidly – AML & sanctions matters that they really care about."Ceri Lawley Chief Compliance Officer International Finance Corporation United States
"What a fantastic opportunity + well run! This was an exceptional forum with true thought leaders, focused and actionable conversations. I’ll be thrilled to recommend this to colleagues + clients."Gregory C. Lisa Partner Hogan Lovells US LLP United States