30th International Symposium on Economic Crime on 'Economic Crime - Surviving the Fall: The Myths and the Reality'
02 September 2012 - 09 September 2012
- The full programme for Responsibility for Risk is available on the symposium website: www.crimesymposium.org
- Organised by:
- Institute of Advanced Legal Studies
- Event Type:
- Conference / Symposium
- Venue Details:
- Event held elsewhere
The Thirtieth Symposium will focus on the particular issues and risks thrown up by the financial crisis from the perspectives of those who, in whatever capacity, are concerned to promote stability and protect the integrity of their institution, business or economy. The near collapse of the financial sector, particularly in the west, has given rise to fundamental changes in the architecture of supervision and the content of regulation. Indeed, in many countries new agencies are being brought into play while those that have to a greater or lesser degree been found deficient continue to function with an uncertain future. The opportunities for fraud, misconduct and the further abuse and undermining of financial institutions are today arguably unrivalled. The gatekeepers are either looking for new jobs or have yet to be given the keys! While this is particularly so in the United Kingdom sadly our experience is not unique.
The regulatory and enforcement environment has changed in many jurisdictions as a result of the financial crisis and the parameters of responsibility and therefore liability have become even less clear. Increasingly responsibility is placed on those in supervisory positions to ‘insure’ the integrity of subordinates and others. These obligations themselves create the potential for new forms of civil and administrative liability. All contribute as very real risks to reputation and thus, stability and sustainability.
The Symposium brings together in one of the oldest medieval Colleges within the University of Cambridge, ministers, legislators, senior officials, diplomats, judges, regulators, law enforcement, intelligence and security officers, financial intermediaries, bankers, professional advisers, compliance and risk officers and scholars from around the world. Last year the symposium attracted well over 1,600 participants from over 100 countries.
The Thirtieth Symposium will focus on the identification and control of real and current threats confronting the financial system and in particular financial institutions from those who engage in self-dealing, corrupt practices and fraud or who assist and facilitate the crimes of others by laundering criminal property or evade taxation. Such threats, however, are complex and manifest themselves at many different levels. For example, considerable emphasis is placed on the problems that confront those who operate in the financial world, primarily as a result of regulatory and enforcement actions designed to address specific criminal issues – such as the disruption of highly profitable crime. Our programme is designed by those working in enforcement, compliance and the financial sector with the deliberate intention of focussing on real and topical issues and providing, at a truly international level, if not answers – better strategies and greater co-operation. In the result the programme provides a unique opportunity at a very practical level, to share the experiences of over 350 specialist speakers and panellists in the prevention and control of risk to the integrity and stability of the financial system and those who operate within it.
The programme is structured to provide a depth and breadth of opportunity - second to none, for those participating in the programme to become aware not only of existing, but also new threats, and how best to address them. Through the numerous plenary and other workshops and in particular the considerable opportunities to meet colleagues socially, there is a degree of inter-action and collaboration that could only be encountered in an institution that has the highest world reputation for learning and research. The University of Cambridge collaborating with a host of distinguished institutions throughout the world offers a wholly different experience in addressing these fundamentally important issues.
The Organising Institutions include:
Centre of Development Studies, University of Cambridge;
The Centre for International Documentation on Organised and Economic Crime;
The Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, University of London;
Cass Business School, City University, City of London;
The Society for Advanced Legal Studies;
International Association of Anti-Corruption Authorities;
The International Chamber of Commerce;
Centre for European and International Financial Law, University of Siena, Italy;
The Australian Institute of Criminology;
The Centre for Strategic and Global Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences;
The Nathanson Centre for the Study of Organized Crime and Corruption, York University, Canada;
IS Integrity Group, London School of Economics and Political Science, University of London;
The British Institute of Securities Laws;
The Paolo Baffi Centre for Monetary and Financial Economics, Università Commerciale Luigi Bocconi, Milan;
The Dickinson School of Law, Pennsylvania State University, USA;
The Stockholm School of Economics, Sweden;
Keio University, Japan;
Department of Business Law and Taxation, Monash University, Australia;
Saint Louis University, USA;
University of the Free State, Republic of South Africa;
Center for International Financial Crimes Studies, University of Florida, USA;
Hungarian Academy of Sciences;
Institute for Legal Studies, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences;
Computer Security Group, University of Cambridge;
Centre for Criminology, University of Hong Kong;
The Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, University of Tokyo;
University of Cyprus;
Argentine Federation of Judges;
Faculty of Political Science, Department of European and International Studies;
Centre for European and Comparative Studies, University of Palermo;
International Compliance Association;
In association with: Jesus College, University of Cambridge.
For further information , please contact: Mrs Angela Futter, Symposium Manager, Jesus College, Cambridge CB5 8BL, UK. Tel: +44 (0) 1223 872160. Fax: +44 (0) 1223 872160. E-mail: email@example.com, or visit: www.crimesymposium.org.
For a copy of the programme, visit: www.crimesymposium.org/curprog.html.
For a copy of the application form and registration fees visit: www.crimesymposium.org/reg.html.