Martin Schofield

Martin has over 20 years’ experience in financial crime prevention and has held senior posts such as Global MLRO (with responsibility for 34 jurisdictions around the world) and Global Head of Faculty, Financial Crime. Martin was at one point a Master Trainer, Financial Crime for an international bank and was responsible for the design and delivery of a face-to-face training programme delivered to approximately 180,000 around the world.

Martin has been engaged on numerous projects, both global and domestic for major financial services firms, involving the delivery of staff training in all aspects of financial crime prevention, including (but not limited to) fraud and money laundering prevention, as well as policy authoring, reviews, audits and pre and post regulatory visit reviews and monitoring.
Previous roles Include:

    • Group MLRO with responsibility for financial crime compliance in 34 countries
    • Co-authoring the Joint Money Laundering Steering Group Guidance Notes
    • Co-authoring the ICT’s Diploma in Financial Crime and Money Laundering Prevention
    • During 2014 to 2016, delivery of AML/Sanctions training to staff of a major high street bank in compliance with the US Deferred Prosecution Agreement. This included acting as Master Trainer and training the bank’s MLRO’s, Investigation Officers and Advisory Officers, and being one of three trainers globally selected to train to the US Regulator/Monitor
    • Training all newly appointed MLRO’s on behalf of the British Bankers Association
    • Training various other organisations, both domestic and international, including UK branched offices of Indian, Italian and Chinese banks

Martin has also acted as lead investigator in countless internal and external investigations, involving mortgage fraud, application fraud, identity fraud and money laundering.

Other areas of speciality include data protection, anti-bribery and corruption, market abuse, senior management responsibility, conduct risk and vulnerable customer management.