Partner, EY (London)
Richard Abbey is a Partner in the EY Fraud Investigation and Dispute Services practice. He has over 20 years of complex financial investigations experience having worked across all industries with a particular focus on complex fraud investigations in the financial services sector, international asset tracing investigations and multi-jurisdiction corruption investigations.
Throughout his career, Richard has operated in a wealth of jurisdictions including: Austria, Australia, Cyprus, Dubai, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Iceland, Italy, India, Ireland , Indonesia, Lithuania, Malaysia, Mongolia, Norway, Philippines, Portugal, Singapore, Switzerland, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, UK and USA. He’s led multiple high profile investigations, including a number of matters arising out of the recent financial crisis in both Iceland and Ireland and has given evidence in courts in the UK and Singapore.
Richard started his career in the audit department of Ernst & Young, and upon qualifying as a chartered accountant joined the firm’s Fraud Investigation and Risk Management practice. Having spent an initial 14 years at Ernst & Young, he joined Kroll in 2002 to bring financial expertise to Kroll’s existing corporate investigations practice. In 2004, Richard co-founded a specialist financial investigations practice within Kroll and in the subsequent years, this practice grew from a four person team in London to an international practice of 60 staff in five hubs. Richard held the position of global head of the Investigations and Dispute practice.
Richard re-joined EY in September 2015.
He has written numerous articles for general and specialist media, been quoted as an expert in several publications and has appeared as an expert commentator on both television and radio. He is a qualified Chartered Accountant.