Robert Dedman is a Senior Director in the Global Investigations and Compliance practice. He specialises in investigative matters relating to government investigations, corporate internal investigations and anti-bribery and corruption and anti‐money laundering compliance projects.
Rob has spent his career immersed in the City of London’s Financial Services industry and the workings of the courts and tribunals. He also brings with him a senior regulator’s perspective on the supervision of major financial institutions, along with significant expertise in investigations.
Prior to Navigant, Rob worked for the Bank of England, where from April 2013 he set up the Regulatory Action Division – the Bank of England’s enforcement and formal supervisory intervention arm. As Head of that Division, he led the Bank of England’s first ever enforcement investigations into misconduct at banks and insurers, achieving significant results against major financial institutions in the UK, and the first ever prohibition of a Chief Executive of a major bank.
Rob was also a full member of the Prudential Regulation Authority’s Supervision Risk and Policy Committee, which takes significant policy and supervisory decisions relating to major financial institutions in the UK. As Head of Division, Rob was the lead adviser on the Prudential Regulation Authority’s HBOS Review – a report into the failure of a major UK Bank – and advised Supervisors and Executives (up to Board and Governor level) on significant US criminal and regulatory investigations (including AML, fraud, and anti-bribery and corruption) into major UK financial institutions. He also led the Bank’s relationship with enforcers and prosecutors across the globe, the Financial Conduct Authority, the Serious Fraud Office, the US Department of Justice, the Federal Reserve, the New York Fed and the CFTC. Rob also oversaw the Prudential Regulation Authority’s intelligence and whistleblowing team, and ran a team responsible for carrying out internal investigations within the Bank of England.
Prior to joining the Bank of England, at the (then) Financial Services Authority Rob led the legal team responsible for the changes to the UK regulatory system that brought about the creation of the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority. As a member of Executive Committees and Programme Boards, Rob played a key role in setting up not only the legislative framework within which the UK regulators carry out their functions, but also in helping settle the key policies and processes that the regulators needed to adopt as at day one. Throughout his 6 years at the Financial Services Authority, Rob also held a variety of other roles including as legal adviser on information law (with a focus on data protection) and advised FSA supervisors on a variety of financial crime related issues, including the regulatory impacts of law enforcement investigations, and on the implementation of the UK Money Laundering Regulations.
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