Karen Briggs | KPMG in the UK
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Karen Briggs

Partner and Head of Forensic and Financial Crime

KPMG in the UK

Karen leads our Forensic practice in the UK and has over 30 years' experience leading money laundering and fraud investigations.

She has led a number of high profile, complex, international financial investigations and her experience ranges from leading money laundering and fraud investigations to the provision of financial crime advisory services covering fraud risk strategy and operational efficiency reviews. Karen was seconded for two years to the Bank of England's Special Investigations Unit, becoming the Head of Bank Investigations within the Enforcement Division of the FSA (now FCA) during this period. During this time she was also an advisor to the Board of Banking Supervision.

Karen has led a number of large regulatory and fraud investigations for investment banks, insurers and retail
banks and has written reports used as expert evidence in the prosecution of fraud. She has been involved in a number of reports to the regulator concerning fraud investigation, money laundering, sanctions and miss-selling.

Karen has been a Partner at KPMG for over 20 years and has held a number of senior positions including Global Head of Anti-Money Laundering, UK Head of Solutions (Tax, Deal Advisory and Management & Risk Consulting) as well as taking an Exco role and more recently the UK Head of Brexit.

Areas of expertise

Advisory Banking Capital Markets Financial Services Investment Management Investment banks Operational Strategy Retail banking Risk Consulting Strategy and Operations

Education and qualifications

  • Mathematics BSc (Hons), University of Leeds


  • Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales

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