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Institute of Banking and Finance Law

Queen Mary University of London-HSBC Annual Lecture on Financial Crime

When: Tuesday, September 10, 2019, 5:45 PM - 8:15 PM
Where: Peston Lecture Theatre, Graduate Centre, Queen Mary University London, Mile End Rd, Bethnal Green, London E1 4NS

On behalf of the Institute of Banking and Finance Law at the Centre for Commercial Law Studies, we are delighted to invite you to attend the inaugural QMUL-HSBC Annual Lecture on Financial Crime.  This exciting new series is kindly sponsored by HSBC and will address some of the pressing issues in financial crime today, with a special emphasis on technology.

We are also delighted to announce that this year’s lecturer will be Mr Xiangmin Liu, who assumed the position of President of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) on July 1 2019, the first person from China to hold that position. The lecture will be on Promoting Responsible Innovation: Mitigating Illicit Finance Risks in the Digital Era.

Mr. Liu currently serves as Director-General of the Legal Department at the People’s Bank of China, China’s central bank. In this role, he is responsible for developing many of China’s key financial sector laws, regulations and policies. Previously, Mr. Liu served as Director-General of the Anti-money Laundering Bureau, responsible for developing and implementing China’s AML/CFT policies and regulations. He has served as head of the Chinese delegation to the FATF.

Mr Liu will be introduced by Sir William Blair, Professor of Financial Law and Ethics at the Centre for Commercial Law Studies, and Prof Rosa Maria Lastra, the Sir John Lubbock Chair in Banking Law and Chair of the Institute of Banking and Finance Law at the Centre for Commercial Law Studies, Queen Mary University of London.


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