Interview: Richard Alderman, the UK's Serious Fraud Office director

Richard Alderman at the UK Serious Fraud Office

"We have an open door, companies are free to come in to consult us on fraud risks in their business or industry.” That is the message from Richard Alderman, the director of the UK’s Serious Fraud Office (SFO) and one of the country’s leading investigators of financial crime. “People used to think we only got involved where there was a problem. Those days are gone,” he continues. Alderman says he has ushered in an era of a openness and responsiveness at an organisation that had a reputation for r