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Financial crime and compliance seminar

yCompliance and the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS) are presenting their inaugural Financial Crime & Compliance seminar next month.

It will take place at the Fairmont Southampton on October 17.

yCompliance, which is an online service provider which offers compliance training and solutions to its clients, said: “The nature of the financial crime regime is changing significantly.

“Financial institutions are not only tested by organised and innovative financial criminals, they also face increasing pressure from domestic and international regulators to have robust systems and controls to manage the risks posed by financial crime.”

There will be a panel discussion on the topic: ‘What can financial institutions expect from examiners?' designed for compliance practitioners such as Money Laundering Reporting Officers (MLROs), key stakeholders in financial institutions, law enforcement agencies, government bodies, and other professional groups practicing in financial crime and compliance related areas.

Panellists will deliberate on issues including those relating to regulatory supervision and expectations, risk-based approach, and FATCA KYC obligations. Panellists will include: Jarion Richardson, senior compliance manager, Appleby (Bermuda) Limited, Tina Laws, managing director of Compliance Matters Bermuda Ltd, Charles Thresh, managing director at KPMG, Martha Myron, president of PondStraddler Life Consultancy and Tom Galloway, deputy director at the Bermuda Monetary Authority.

yCompliance said: “The one-day seminar will also feature several keynote addresses and networking sessions with eminent personalities from globally recognised financial institutions, and key regulatory decision makers in Bermuda. Some of the topics that will be discussed include Cyber Crime, IMF assessments and FATF requirements, AML compliance, as well as fraud.

Speakers include: Cynthia Cooper, WorldCom fraud whistle-blower, Craig Swan, managing director of supervisio at the Bermuda Monetary Authority, Larry Clinton, president, internet Security Alliance (ISA), Ross Delston, attorney and expert witness on Bank Secrecy Act/Anti-Money Laundering issues, and consultant to the IMF, Dr Kelly Pope, an associate professor at DePaul University, and Raphael Simons, CFE, manager of security and fraud risk at HSBC.

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Published September 29, 2013 at 3:39 pm (Updated September 30, 2013 at 12:37 pm)

Financial crime and compliance seminar

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