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:+44 (0)117 32 81349

About me

I am a Professor in Financial Crime, Head of the Global Crime, Justice and Security Research Group, Departmental Research Lead and Chair of the Law Schools Research Committee.  My research has been funded by the ESRC, LexisNexis Risk Solutions, The City of London Police Force, ICT Wilmington Risk & Compliance, Universities South West, 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, the initial funding is for three years, with £4.35m from the UK security and intelligence agencies and a further £2.2m invested by the founding institutions. I have authored five monographs, four edited collections, two text books and has published numerous refereed scholarly articles on financial crime.  I am the series founder and editor for Routledge's The Law Relating to Financial Crime.  I have been 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, Centre for European Legal Studies, Bar Association of Commerce, Finance and Industry, the Wales Fraud Forum and the Institute of Advance Legal Studies.   I have delivered a series counter-terrorist financing training seminars for NATO and the European Police Colleage.  I am regularly asked to consult on financial crime matters for the media including Bloomberg News, the BBC, CNBC, The Times, The Sunday Times and the Wall Street Journal.  My current research involves investigating the relationship between terrorism financing, social media platforms and the use of defence against terrorism financing suspicious activity reports. 

Area of expertise

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


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