Layla Abdel-Spence


Layla is a specialist financial crime consultant based in London. She provides specialist advice and support to clients across financial crime services including risk assessments, skilled person reviews and remediation work.

Before joining Bovill, Layla worked at the Financial Conduct Authority in the Financial Crime Market Intervention (FCMI) division. She spent over four years working in the division investigating cases of money laundering. Before moving into FCMI she worked in the Prudential and Client Money and Client Assets divisions performing assessments of firms’ systems and controls to identify potential harm and proposed course of action in case-by-case.

Layla has completed the ICA International Diploma in Anti-Money Laundering and the ICA International Diploma in Managing Sanctions Risk. She has a degree in Accounting & Finance from LaSalle University and has also completed both a Post Graduate Diploma in Business Advisory and the Regulation & Compliance (I & II) qualification with the CISI.


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