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                                        Jim Oakes Managing Director   
Jim Oakes Managing Director
The Managing Director of FCR has over 35 years related Financial Crime, Fraud Anti Money Laundering and Corporate Security experience throughout Europe, Middle East, Africa, North America, India and Pakistan. Jim is a Non Executive Director with a UK listed and FSA regulated Payments firm and Financial Crimes Advisor with 'Chartis Reasearch' the leading provider of research and analysis on the global market for risk technology. Supporting enterprises as they drive business performance through better risk management, corporate governance and compliance


A former Police Fraud Squad Detective, Jim is also a Certified Fraud Examiner, President of the  of UK Chapter of the Association Certified Fraud Examiners. Chairman of the Board or Regents of the ACFE, Austin Texas. Certified Financial Crimes Investigator and member of the the International Association of Financial Crimes Investigators. Jim is also an Advisory Board Member of Chartis Research, a member of Transparancy International UK and a member of the UK Fraud Advisory Panel

With security and i
nvestigative experience within public, private, corporate and in particular the financial services sector, ranging from complex corporate fraud, anti terrorist investigations through credit card, e-commerce/e-crime, identity fraud and money laundering, internal fraud/ethical breaches and corruption, crisis management and security audits, internal and external . 

Between 1993 and 2009 Jim held a number of senior management positions within the financial services sector.
As Vice President Citigroup Security and Investigative Services, Jim managed regional based investigation teams in the Europe Midle East and Africa, India and Pakistan region. As Head of Group Fraud for Abbey National he led a senior management team with oversight of 130 staff. Subsequent experience as Head of Financial Crime with GE Money, Financial Crime Director with Barclaycard the Global Credit Card division of Barclays Bank PLC and Financial Crime Director Europe with Standard Chartered Bank. 

Jim represented several of these companies on key industry / regulatory panels and working groups, e.g. British Bankers Association, Association of Payment and Clearing Services and the Financial Services Authority and is involved in other

informal Non Government Organisations/Fraud/Financial Crime Prevention Groups.

Jim has also been registered as a CF11 approved person by the Financial Services Authority with two international Financial Services firms:

" An approved person is someone who is approved to perform a controlled function for an authorised firm or an appointed representitive firm. In order to be approved to perform a controlled function, an individual must: Satisfy the FSA that he/she can meet, and maintain, the criteria for approval (Fit and proper test - FIT)

FIT Test - The most important considerations are the individual's:

Honesty, Integrity and Reputation

Competence and Capability

Financial Soundness

and then perform their controlled function in accordance with a set of standards (The statements of Priciple and Codes of Practice for Approved Persons -APER

The controlled functions are those roles for a FSA regulated business that have particular regulatory significance.

Since 2009 Jim has held a number of Financial Crime consultancy assignments with a range of international firms such as, Head of Financial Crime Risk Europe (AML and Fraud) with Standard Chartered Bank plc , BP AB&C related Assignment,  Senior Investigator with a US based International Risk consultancy firm and Director Financial Crime with the Wynyard Group specialist Advanced Crime Analytics software company. 

Jim is an experienced speaker on financial crime subjects, he has developed a wide range of Financial Crime Awareness training programs and has presented at international events to the Financial Industry, Central Banks and Interpol, US Secret Service and Law Enforcement Agencies.

With extensive Financia Crime, Fraud and Security contacts worldwide Jim is well known and respected by his peers; he is a member of the UK Fraud Advisory Panel Cyber Crime Working Group, a member of the International Association of Financial Crimes Investigators and Membership Secretary of IPSA, an exclusive international association of serving and former law enforcement financial crime investigators. 


Voluntary activities

Jim is the President of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners UK Chapter (non for profit) a member of the Board of Review of the ACFE Austin Texas.


Current assignments and profile can be viewed at:



                   Vice President Association of Certified Fraud Examiners UK Chapter since 2005

                                Financial Crime Risk Ltd comply with the ACFE Code of Ethics 

All Certified Fraud Examiners must meet the rigorous criteria for admission to the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. Thereafter, they must exemplify the highest moral and ethical standards and must agree to abide by the bylaws of the ACFE and the Certified Fraud Examiner Code of Professional Ethics.
A Certified Fraud Examiner shall, at all times, demonstrate a commitment to professionalism and diligence in the performance of his or her duties.
A Certified Fraud Examiner shall not engage in any illegal or unethical conduct, or any activity which would constitute a conflict of interest.
A Certified Fraud Examiner shall, at all times, exhibit the highest level of integrity in the performance of all professional assignments and will accept only assignments for which there is reasonable expectation that the assignment will be completed with professional competence.
A Certified Fraud Examiner will comply with lawful orders of the courts and will testify to matters truthfully and without bias or prejudice.
A Certified Fraud Examiner, in conducting examinations, will obtain evidence or other documentation to establish a reasonable basis for any opinion rendered. No opinion shall be expressed regarding the guilt or innocence of any person or party.
A Certified Fraud Examiner shall not reveal any confidential information obtained during a professional engagement without proper authorization.
A Certified Fraud Examiner will reveal all material matters discovered during the course of an examination which, if omitted, could cause a distortion of the facts. 

A Certified Fraud Examiner shall continually strive to increase the competence and effectiveness of professional services performed under his or her direction





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