Regional Head of Europe for Financial Crime Threat Mitigation (FCTM), HSBC
Erik Barnett is the Regional Head of Europe for Financial Crime Threat Mitigation (FCTM) at HSBC. In this role, he leads hundreds of professionals investigating financial crime, preventing fraud, and developing intelligence and analytics capabilities to proactively identify risk in 21 countries in HSBC’s Europe region. FCTM has responsibility for end to end transaction monitoring, investigation, analytics and
Prior to this role, Erik was the Attaché to the European Union for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and engaged extensively with European law enforcement and Europol on anti-money laundering and counter-terrorism as well as emerging risks.
Formerly, Erik was the Assistant Deputy Director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, where his portfolio included the criminal investigative function of Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), which was the primary federal enforcement agency combatting illicit trade, travel and finance.
For fifteen years, Erik was a prosecutor, working ultimately at the U.S. Department of Justice where he led units investigating narcotics, white collar fraud, violent crime and international organised crime. Erik has also worked for over five year in the U.S. Congress and was an adjunct faculty member at two law schools teaching legal writing and advocacy.