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Course: AML & CFT – FROM 4AMLD TO 5AMLD AND BEYOND (PART 2 OF 4)
Date
18 Janaury 2019
Time
13:30 - 17:00
Venue
Casa Leone, Floriana

Contact Person
AnneMarie Gilson
Event Overview

Tackling financial crime is increasingly becoming a bigger priority throughout the European political spectrum. In order to keep touch with the times, legislation keeps evolving, particularly in the areas of tax fraud, evasion and avoidance, and to bring transparency to the financial dealings of individuals and entities. Regulatory compliance is an important priority for firms and a strict AML regime is crucial to the integrity of the financial system and facilitates a successful financial environment in which we all work. This seminar is intended to present the latest developments of the EU Anti-Money Laundering and Combating of Terrorist Financing regime, in particular the changes brought about by the 4th EU AML Directive and what is in store with the transposition of the 5th EU AML Directive.

As a further development on the preceding instruments, this Directive aims to tighten the obligations placed on firms under the existing rules, includes emphasis on beneficial ownership registers and places greater emphasis on sanctions for breaches, amongst other changes. We set out to discuss and understand some of the key changes which could affect the way we deal with money laundering risks.

Speakers

Dr. Stefan John Berry

By profession, Stefan is a lawyer with a Magister Juris postgraduate specialisation in European and Comparative Laws, a Master’s Degree in International Maritime Law and over 18 years’ experience in the financial services and technical industries. He commenced his professional career as a Tax and Legal Associate at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PWC) and later joined Lombard Bank Malta plc, a well-established and reputable local retail credit institution, where he helped ABOUT THE TRAINER set up and consolidate the Compliance, Risk Management and MLRO functions. He then moved on to Middlesea Insurance plc (part of MAPFRE Group), where he was appointed Compliance Officer and Company Secretary to a number of insurance and reinsurance companies that passport their products and services in the European Union. Thereafter, Stefan has been serving as Company Secretary, in-house Legal Counsel, Compliance Officer and MLRO with a number of MFSA-licenced institutions, authorised to passport their FinServ products and services to other EU Member States. Stefan is also currently very involved in providing advisory services on Internal Controls for FinServ and FinTech licenced entities. He also coaches newly appointed and established Non-Executive Board Directors, who function on licenced and listed entities, and serves as Board member and Vice-President to the Malta Association of Compliance Officers (MACO) and General Secretary to the Financials Institutions Malta Association (FIMA).

Programme
13:30  Registration 
14:00  The PMLFT Regulations 
14:20  An updated timeline of legislative developments 
14:40  The EU 4MLD 
15:00  The EU Transfers of Funds Regulation 
15:30  Coffee Break 
15:45  Recent Developments 2017-2018 
16:00  The EU 5MLD 
16:10 Other legislative initiatives the new Directives and Regulations 
16:30 A note on Virtual Currencies 
16:40  The ESAs and AML/CFT 

Other Information

This event is targeted towards:

  • Executive and Non-Executive Directors serving on Boards
  • Licensed entities
  • Trustees and Corporate service providers 
  • Audit and accountancy professionals
  • Legal and notarial professionals 
  • Other subject persons, viz people in FinServ, Gaming and supporting industries
  • Subject Persons/Obliged Entities old and new 
  • MLROs and other Internal Control personnel, viz Compliance and Risk Officers, Auditors
  • All other persons who wish to receive up-to-date information on this new regime 











**Attendees’ expected level of knowledge: Intermediate

CPE Hours : To be confirmed

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Course: AML & CFT – FROM 4AMLD TO 5AMLD AND BEYOND (PART 2 OF 4)

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