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AML & CFT – LEGAL ESSENTIALS (PART 1 OF 4)
Date
11 January 2019
Time
13:30 - 17:00
Venue
Casa Leone, Floriana

Contact Person
AnneMarie Gilson
Event Overview

Regulatory compliance is an important priority for operators in a number of regulated and supervised industries, but not only. Even activities and commercial entities that are typically not regulated do have compliance obligations of which they should have full awareness and knowledge, as for example, the sanctions regime. Indeed, the law is there, ignorance of what it entails is not an admissible defence or excuse. A strict Anti-Money Laundering (AML) regime becomes crucial to the integrity of the financial system and helps to facilitate a healthy financial environment. Though AML/CFT laws may cover a relatively limited number of transactions and criminal behaviours, their implications are extremely far reaching. 

The onus to perform under these laws is on the institutions, not the criminals or the government. This seminar is intended to present the basics essential knowledge on the subject, ensuring that the attendees do have a clear idea of the laws they are to work with, the duties emanating therefrom and how to ensure compliance with such legislation and regulation.

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 legislative and Regulatory Framework
  • Prevention of Money Laundering Act and Regulations
  • Criminal Code 
14:30  The role of Financial Intelligence Analysis Unit (FIAU)
  • FIAU Implementing Procedures 
15:00  Understanding the role and responsibilities of subject-persons:
  • Having one’s house in order
  • Policies and Procedures 
15:30  Coffee Break 
15:45  Understanding the role and responsibilities of subject-persons
  • Nomination of MLRO
  • Due diligence requirements 
  • Reporting requirements 
16:15  The role of the Money Laundering Reporting Officer (MLRO) 
16:45  Sanctions 

Other Information

CPE Hours to be confirmed

Registration Information

Registration Fee Euro 140. Register using this link: https://www.castilleresources.com/events/aml-and-cft-legal-essentials-part-1-of-4 


Course: AML & CFT – LEGAL ESSENTIALS (PART 1 OF 4)

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