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“Financial crime is like water.  As defences go up it relentlessly seeks out weaknesses and takes the easiest path.  In a rapidly evolving environment, protecting against financial and reputational risk becomes an infinite challenge with finite resources.  In this webinar KYC Global Technologies discusses the threats in a Romanian context and how to wage this war with a new weapon.  Because there is a better way to fight money laundering.”


Jeremy Swetenham

As Director, Sales and Channel Partnerships, Jeremy manages enterprise and partner relationships for KYC Global Technologies. Jeremy obtained a BEng Hons in Electronic Engineering from Edinburgh and went onto to served as the Chief Technical Training Officer for the British Royal Armoured Corps.  With a career spanning risk, technology and operations, Jeremy has a deep technical expertise and thorough understanding of risk management through the application of people, processes and technology.  His primary motivation is in helping businesses manage financial crime risk effectively and efficiently.



KYC Global Technologies

KYC Global Technologies is a leading Global RiskTech 100 provider of AML screening and client lifecycle risk management software. The business was established by some of the world’s leading AML experts and data scientists. Its RiskScreen solutions are used by over 850 financial services businesses, industrials, regulators and law enforcement agencies across 135 jurisdictions including Barclays, Investec, Standard Bank, Canaccord, Skipton, Fidelity, Julius Baer, AON, Ernst & Young, Ikea, and Lonhro. The commitment and expertise of KYC Global Technologies in financial crime prevention extends to operating KYC360, the world’s leading AML on-line knowledge portal.


Michael McNeir

Michael McNEIR is a trainer and consultant who specialises in Financial Crime linked to Criminal & Terrorism financing, fraud, dirty money and the links to Art and the London Property Market, as well as other areas of Financial Crime and advisory matters. Michael is based in Bucharest, Romania

Michael has written two papers on Money Laundering and the Art world for the Transatlantic Cultural Property Crime Symposium based in the UK and US.

Michael has recently completed a podcast for Transparency International on Money Laundering and Art which was aired on 4th June 2020 and in May 2020 Michael was a guest speaker for a live virtual interview on Fraud in today’s COVID19 world with a well-known Bucharest Law firm and Michael will also conduct a virtual ‘Fireside Chat’ with them on Criminal Confiscation of assets on 17th December 2020 in Bucharest.

Michael has conducted many presentations on various aspects of Financial Crime including Money Laundering linked to private education at the 35th International Symposium on Economic Crime at the University of Cambridge, Fraud at the London Law firm Howard Kennedy and at other UK conferences. Michael has given presentations at the 2017 & 2018 Montenegrin National conferences on Bribery & Corruption in Podgorica advising Government ministers as well as here in Bucharest at the GOVNET conference on white collar crime and at a British Romanian Chamber of Commerce breakfast meeting panel on business trends in 2020.

Previously, Michael was a Detective and Financial Investigator with the Metropolitan Police New Scotland Yard in the Homicide & Serious Crime Command investigating high profile homicide investigations and later in the Metropolitan Police Financial Asset Confiscation and Enforcement unit seizing various assets from convicted criminals both in the UK and globally.

Michael moved to Bucharest, Romania in 2019 with his partner, where he joined Deloitte as a manager before forming his own business FORUM Financial Advisory & Training Solutions SRL in March 2020.

Forum Financial Advisory and Training Solutions SRL

Forum Financial Advisory and Training Solutions SRL was formed in March 2020 in Bucharest, Romania by Mr. Michael McNEIR. The focus of the business is financial advisory, investigations and financial crime training in the areas of Criminal and Terrorism Financing, Fraud and Bribery/Corruption.

The business’ mission is to assist clients with the skills and knowledge Michael gained whilst working within Law Enforcement in the United Kingdom to ensure businesses are armed to fight financial crime, to ensure clients are aware of what risks they face to ensure any reputational risk is minimised.


Reasons to attend:

  • Protect your business and your reputation from the rapidly changing threats of financial crime
  • Learn from an organisation whose financial crime lawyers have witnessed all of the mistakes over the course of their regulatory investigations
  • Improve the efficiency and speed of your compliance processes
  • Enhance strategic decision making within your risk and compliance function
  • Increase the accuracy of your board and regulatory reporting
  • There is a better way to fight money laundering and the time is now