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Graham Barrow

Graham Barrow is from the United Kingdom. He works in senior roles across Global Banking, Global Markets, Corporate Banking, Private Banking, Retail Banking and Wealth Management.

During his career, Barrow has worked for a number of both global and local banks, including both HSBC and Deutsche Bank as part of a team brought in to address the significant failings discovered there.

He was also drafted in by the UK regulator, then the FSA, after the Northern Rock crash as part of the team tasked with reforming the training and competence of internal FSA staff. Additionally, Graham worked there throughout the credit crunch of 2008, gaining an insider’s view of the seriousness of the situation.

He is currently working with a number of Regulatory Technology (RegTech) start-ups to help design new tools for automating elements of financial crime controls and alerts to make them more effective, efficient and economical for use within the banking industry.

Furthermore, he works with a variety of NGOs (Transparency International, Global Witness, Tax Justice Network) and Open Data initiatives (OpenCorporates, OpenOwnership, OpenDemocracy) to advocate for, amongst other things, improvement to Financial Crime legislation and transparent corporate registers. Impressively, Graham advised the Danish Parliamentary Committee on AML on how best to improve the Danish Regulatory environment and its effectiveness in relation to financial crime.

These days, Barrow is the co-host of “The Dark Money Files” podcast, a weekly download covering all aspects of money laundering and financial crime. The podcast has a very wide base of regular listeners from all over the world.

He has become well known for his work uncovering suspicious UK company formations, providing evidence on the subject to the UK parliament. He is also frequently asked to speak on the topic, both publicly at conferences and in private with law enforcement and regulators.

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