Paul Robinson[email protected]
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Paul started his career at the Guernsey Financial Services Commission as an Analyst in the Investment Business Division in 2009. He was promoted to Senior Analyst in 2012 before transferring in November of that year to become one of the founding members of the Financial Crime Division. Paul worked for six and a half years in that division, having been promoted to Assistant Director in 2015 with a focus on financial crime policy.
In his last three years at the Commission Paul’s primary focus was the rewriting of the Commission’s Handbooks on Countering Financial Crime and Terrorist Financing, which included liaising with the Policy and Resources Committee and the Law Officers on the drafting of the changes to the Criminal Justice (Proceeds of Crime) (Bailiwick of Guernsey) Law, 1999.
Paul’s other responsibilities included:
- developing and maintaining the Commission’s Financial Crime Risk Return completed by all regulated and registered businesses;
- formulating and maintaining the Commission’s Inherent ML/FT Risk rating process which is used to drive the Financial Crime Division’s engagement with regulated and registered businesses;
- supporting the Commission’s engagements with businesses, including leading and participating in Financial Crime Risk Assessments and other forms of on-site inspections; and
- conducting thematic reviews on focused topics, for example, the 2015 thematic on financial crime training.
Paul also has a keen interest in FinTech and RegTech developments. His MA dissertation, completed in 2015, focused on the merits and methods of regulating virtual assets and virtual asset service providers, attaining a distinction. Paul was a member of the Commission’s Innovations Soundbox since its creation and has attended a number of conferences in this area, including representing the Bailiwick at the Financial Action Task Force’s FinTech & RegTech Forum.
Paul holds a BSc (Hons) in Police and Criminal Investigation from the University of Central Lancashire and an MA in Fraud Management from the University of Teesside. Paul is also a Certified Financial Crime Specialist.