Mr. Farrer is currently engaged by the UNODC and the EUTF AML-THB in GHoA, training Government agencies, Financial Intelligence Units (FIUs) and financial institutions in enhancing use of financial investigations and AML to target the proceeds from Human Trafficking. He has had a number of articles published on specific aspects of Human Trafficking and resources to assist AML compliance professionals to identify and mitigate.
Formerly, head of the actionable research team at an NGO pioneering the collation of information on large-scale incidences of trafficking (both human and wildlife) to proactively inform financial institutions of those individuals & entities, either directly facilitating or indirectly benefiting financially from trafficking. In recognition of his expertise, he has spoken at the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), Egmont Group of Financial Intelligence Units (Egmont) and Asia Pacific Group on Money Laundering (APGML) plenaries.
Prior to this, Mr. Farrer was the head of intelligence for a global financial institution, covering Greater China and North & East Asia. Previously, he held senior management roles, in the financial services sector across Asia / Pacific, focusing on AML & fraud risk mitigation, through the innovative use of technological solutions and use of intelligence.
Earlier, Mr Farrer enjoyed a distinguished career in the Royal Hong Kong Police as a Detective Senior Inspector, commanding teams of investigators into complex commercial frauds, counterfeit payment instruments, and international organized crime.
He is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS), Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), MBA Henley Management College (UK), BSc (Hons) University of Reading (UK).