Graham Barrow

Director, GR Business Process Solutions Ltd


Graham has worked in senior roles across Global Banking, Markets, Corporate, Private, Retail and Wealth Management. After a spell with the FSA during the credit crunch from 2008/09 Graham chose to specialise in anti-financial crime and specifically within the AML/CTF framework. Over the past five years he has had significant roles with Coutts, HSBC, The Cooperative Bank and Deutsche Bank, all in relation to regulatory action around AML and KYC issues.

His expertise is centred primarily on training, policy development and investigations and he has had the opportunity to work within all divisions of the banking world covering retail, corporate, wholesale, private, wealth management and global banking in both first and second line roles.

He has worked globally in at least 15 different countries from Mexico and the Cayman Islands in the west, through all of Europe and out to India, Hong Kong and Singapore in the east.

In 2012 Graham was part of a small team who piloted HSBCs Global Standards programme in Mexico. During one visit he was sent to the heart of drug cartel country in Monterrey – something of a first.

In 2013, Graham designed and implemented the Cooperative Bank’s High Risk and Complex case investigations unit.

Graham’s “Introduction to Global Financial Crime” workshop has been delivered to many thousands of people across 100s of workshops in a variety of different banking institutions worldwide to consistent acclaim.

Graham has most recently been at the heart of Deutsche Bank’s SAMLP visit, liaising directly with the FCA throughout. As a result of the SAMLP feedback, he was asked to manage the redrafting and launching of Deutsche Bank’s Global KYC policy,  as well as guide the development of their new risk rating methodology and author the principles to be applied for agreeing approved regulators and exchanges.

He also has extensive knowledge of the regulatory environment, and has particular expertise in Lot 7 (Financial Crime) “skilled person” reviews.