Aaron Stowell

Aaron Stowell

Director, Surveillance

KPMG in the UK

Aaron is a Director of Forensic Technology and Surveillance, specialising in holistic analysis of digital information, and spending most of his time investigating cases of Market Abuse and related Financial Crime. He leads Surveillance for KPMG in the UK, focusing on advanced analytics for communications monitoring, pioneering new approaches for improving risk detection, reducing false positive alerts and, accelerating review and escalation outcomes. In this role Aaron has been involved in many high profile regulatory matters from Rogue Trading incidents (providing a witness statement in the UK’s largest Fraud), London Interbank Offer Rate (LIBOR), OFAC sanctions, and sub-sovereign and agencies (SSA) bond trading.

During the last 15 years working at the forefront of data-led investigations Aaron has conducted hundreds of inquiries, involving breach of contract, counterfeiting (pharmaceutical products and software), fraud, Internet libel, internet protocol (IP), price fixing and unauthorised access to computer systems. He has experience working in multiple jurisdictions worldwide, attending pre-trial mediations in addition to executing civil search orders and preservations under Section 2 of the Criminal Justice Act. As an expert witness, Aaron has provided evidence in civil and criminal matters for both defence and prosecution, and given expert testimony in both UK and US Federal courts.

Education and qualifications
  • (BA), Archaeology, University College London

Accreditation
  • Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert MCSE (2002)

  • EnCase Certified Examiner (2008)

Areas of expertise
  • Surveillance monitoring

  • Financial crime investigations

  • eDiscovery

  • Digital forensics

  • Expert witness testimony