About this Talk

In this session, Nicholas Gilmour will deliver a presentation on how global approaches to preventing and detecting money laundering have over complicated anti-money laundering strategies over the last few decades. Mirko Nazzari will then discuss the outcomes of a study that uncovers recurrent patterns in the behavior of money launderers by using quantitative content analysis to gain insights on investments in business sectors. Following this intervention, Jo-Anne Kramer will present her article ‘Money laundering as business: the covert networks of professional money launderers’ which investigates how professional money launderers structure and operate their business. Crispin Yuen will discuss the topic of financial intelligence and how it can be used as a unifying force against trade-based money laundering, particularly in relation to illicit flows stemming from organized crime groups and terrorist networks. The session will conclude with a presentation by Dirk Robertson, who will explore how organized criminals have adapted to changing markets, trading platforms, and distribution infrastructures that have been decimated by the pandemic.

01 December 2021, 11:30 PM

11:30 PM - 12:45 AM

About The Speakers

Dirk Robertson

Mr Dirk Robertson

Visiting Fellow, Southampton Solent Univsiety

Visiting Fellow, Member of The European Consortium for Political Research Standing Group on Organized Crime.


Crispin Yuen

Crispin Yuen

Director, Custos Advisory


Mirko Nazzari

Mirko Nazzari

Researcher and Ph.D. Candidate in Criminology, Transcrime - Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore

Researcher, Ph.D. Candidate in Criminology, Transcrime-Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore


Nicholas Gilmour

Dr Nicholas Gilmour

Independent Consultant / Honorary Academic


Jo-Anne Kramer

Jo-Anne Kramer

PhD Candidate, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam/Netherlands Institute for the Study of Crime and Law Enforcement (NSCR)

PhD Candidate at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam/Netherlands Institute for the Study of Crime and Law Enforcement (NSCR)