Professor Nicholas Ryder

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  • Qualifications:Law Degree (University of Glamorgan), Legal Practice Course (Bristol University) PhD (University of Glamorgan)
  • Position:Professor in Financial Crime
  • Department:FBL - Law
  • Telephone:+4411732 81349

About me

I have been a Professor of Financial Crime at the University of the West of England, Bristol since 2013. I previously taught at the University of Glamorgan where I was awarded a Ph.D. My research has been commissioned by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), LexisNexis Risk Solutions, the City of London Police Force, ICT Wilmington Risk & Compliance, the France Telecom Group and the European Social Fund.  Between 2015 and 2018, I was the Co-I for the Centre for Research and Evidence on Security Threats. My main research interests are in financial crime (especially money laundering, market manipulation and terrorism financing) and I have published widely in these areas. I am the co-author of Market Manipulation and Insider Trading – Regulatory Challenges in the United States of America, the European Union and the United Kingdom (Hart 2019); The Financial War on Terror: A review of counter-terrorist financing strategies since 2001 (Routledge 2015); The Financial Crisis and White Collar Crime: The Perfect Storm? (Edward Elgar 2014); Money laundering an endless cycle? A comparative analysis of the anti-money laundering policies in the USA, UK, Australia and Canada (Routledge 2012) and Financial Crime in the 21st Century – Law and Policy (Edward Elgar 2011).  I am the co-editor of Corruption in the Global Era: Causes, Sources and Forms of Manifestation (Routledge 2019); editor of The Financial Crisis and White Collar Crime - Legislative and Policy Responses (Routledge, 2017); Fighting Financial Crime in the Global Economic Crisis: Policy, Trends and Sanctions (Routledge, 2014) and editor of White Collar Crime and Risk: Financial Crime, Corruption and the Financial Crisis (Palgrave: 2018).  I am also the co-author of The Law Relating to Financial Crime in the United Kingdom (Routledge, 2016) and Commercial Law: Principles and Policy (Cambridge University Press, 2012).  I am the series founder and editor for Routledge's The Law Relating to Financial Crime and have published numerous scholarly articles on financial crime.  I am an invited contributor to symposia at the Law Commission; Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies; PWC, UK Finance, European Society of Criminology, Chartered Institute of Internal Auditors, Chartered Institute of Institutional Auditors Fraud and Forensics, the Wales Fraud Forum, the Centre for European Legal Studies, the Bar Association of Commerce, Finance and Industry and the Institute of Advance Legal Studies.  I have been asked to consult on numerous financial crime matters for the media including Bloomberg News, the BBC, CNBC, the Sunday Times and the Wall Street Journal. In terms of subject areas, I teach Financial Crime and Regulation (LLB) and International Financial Crime (LLMs).  I am a member of the University's Academic Board, the Honorary Degrees Committee, Chair of the Law Schools Research Committee, head of the Global Crime, Justice and Security Research Group and the Head of Research in Bristol Law School. 

Area of expertise

Financial crime with particular reference to terrorism financing, money laundering and market manipulation.


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