Financial Crime Team of the Year

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This award recognises an outstanding team that has performed above and beyond the standard expected of those that operate in financial crime. The entry must show how they have taken measures to align the business in a proactive manner with the various financial crime directives set by regulators in the markets/jurisdictions in which the company operates.

For this award, we are looking for nominees to explain what the team has achieved in terms of managing their department and introducing best practice initiatives to prevent financial crime within the business. This could include implementing new working practices, new technology or training initiatives. Judges will take specific instances of how a team or individual has prevented financial crime into consideration. 


  • This award is open to all financial crime teams.  
  • Entries must demonstrate evidence from the last 12-18 months, up to the awards entry deadline. 
  • We welcome entries from teams operating within Europe 


  • Please describe the team, its size and scope of responsibilities. 
  • Please provide a brief overview of the structure and complexities (size, sectors, multiple firms, appointed representatives…) within the business the team operates within. 
  • What has been the business and regulatory context within which the team has been operating?  
  • Please describe the ambition and goal for the team over the last year. 
  • What were the drivers for improvement, What were the drivers for improvement, restructure or change (as applicable)? 
  • or change? 
  • Please share any other contextual information that will help judges understand the challenges the team has had to respond in the last 12-18 months. 


  • Please provide relevant detail to support your entry including: 
  • How did the financial crime team support the business needs over the last year, how has it had to flex, adapt and innovate to deliver excellence? 
  • How has the team collaborated with the business and other stakeholders? 
  • What was the approach to recruitment, people development and retention over the past 12-18 months and how did this contribute to the team’s success? 
  • Please share any specific methodology, leadership approach or strategy that was employed. 
  • In what ways has this team been committed to creating a culture of compliance in the business? 
  • How has technology been utilised to help the team achieve its goals over the past 12-18 months? 
  • How did the team surpass expectations, go over and above?   


  • What were the results for the team over the last year? 
  • Please share any qualitative and quantitative metrics to validate your credentials as Team of the Year. 
  • How did the team change / deliver against its ambition and goals? 
  • How have the financial crime team strengthened good outcomes and/or improved experience for customers? 
  • How has the team delivered impact within resource constraints and delivered value for the business? 


  • Judges will be interested to read up to three testimonials in support of your submission, from wider business partners and other stakeholders who can verify the success of the team in the last 12-18 months. Please keep each testimonial to a max of 100 words.  
  • Or, if the changes implemented by this team have led to wider adoption of best practice or frameworks across the business, or industry please share relevant details. 

Financial Crime Team of the Year

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