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Dr Matthew Shillito LL.B (Hons), LL.M, Ph.D, FHEA.

Lecturer in Law Law


Financial Crime

Matt's research interests include: financial crime (in particular money laundering and terrorist financing), non-traditional payment methods, banking law and charity law. In particular my research focuses on two streams. My primary area of research is on the money laundering and terrorist financing risks associated with non-traditional payment methods. My secondary area of research is charities and their financial regulation, in particular how money laundering, terrorist financing, and the challenges posed by emerging payment technologies can impact on the day-to-day operation of charities.

Matt has produced a number of short impact pieces for The Conversation: Governments want to regulate Bitcoin - is that even possible? and The fall of the Silk Road isn't the end for anonymous market places, Tor or bitcoin

Matt has also given a number of conference papers:
• M. Shillito, ‘Cryptocurrency: An Insurable Commodity?’, AIG Offices London, 27th October 2014.
• M. Shillito, ‘An Analysis of Factors Inducing Limited Compliance with FATF SR.VIII’, The Society of Legal Scholars Annual Conference 2014
• M. Shillito, ‘Regulatory Responses to the Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing Risks of Non-Traditional Payment Methods’, Monash University, Department of Business Law and Taxation Seminar Series, Caulfield Campus, 1st August 2014. Available at: (
• M. Shillito, ‘Terrorist Financing through the Non-Profit Sector, challenges for the FATF’, Australian Bankers Association Anti-Money Laundering Technical Working Group, Sydney, 22nd July 2014.
• M. Shillito, ‘Cryptocurrency and the Insurance Industry’, P.I.S. Conference, the Kelvin Club, Melbourne, 17th July 2014.