Guernsey Association of Compliance officers

Governance, Risk and Compliance in the Bailiwick of Guernsey

Event - 20 November 2017

How the Financial Intelligence Service shares intelligence with International Financial Investigation Units

Venue - Harry Bound Room, Les Cotils

Start time - 12:10, finishing no later than 13:30

Buffet lunch included

Book via the website Events page by close of business Thursday 16 November 2017

The charge for this event is £10 per person

Attendees are restricted to 4 per member firm

The Financial Intelligence Service is the competent authority within the Bailiwick of Guernsey to receive, analyse and disseminate financial intelligence in association with other agencies in order to combat money laundering and the financing of terrorism both locally and Internationally.  A key Financial Action Task Force (FATF) recommendation is the dissemination of information to domestic authorities and International Financial Investigation Units (FIUs), Law Enforcement Agencies and Competent Authorities.  This presentation will focus on how a Suspicious Activity Report (SAR) is handled by the FIS and disseminated to other jurisdictions.

Detective Sergeant 156 Jim Wood has been a Police Officer since joining the Guernsey Police in 1993, during which time he has served in many areas within the Force including uniform operational duties, Community Policing, CID and FIS. Throughout this time he has served on the Police firearms team as an operational commander and is also a nationally trained Hostage and Critical Incident Negotiator.

Jim initially joined the FIS in 2004 as a Detective Constable, during which time he qualified as an accredited Financial Investigator, obtaining a Financial Crime Diploma. Alongside this he has had opportunity to train and work with the Counter-Terrorist Operations in Scotland Yard having completed the National Terrorist Financing Investigators course.

Following promotion to Sergeant in 2009, Jim returned to operational duties as Duty Sergeant and Custody Sergeant responsible for managing an operational shift and operational deployments. He returned to the FIS in 2014 as a Detective Sergeant and is now responsible for authorising suspicious activity reports and dealing with any consent issues arising.

Having resumed duties in this role he feels that it is highly beneficial to engage as directly as possible with the ‘Finance Industry’ and appreciates the opportunity to present today. Jim welcomes any questions and will attempt to give as full an answer as possible.


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