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Global Anti- Money Laundering & KYC compliance
15 - 16 March 2018
08:30 - 17:30
Casa Leone, Floriana

Contact Person
Ms Anne Marie Gilson
Event Overview

In recent times regulators have shown an extremely heightened focus on AML/KYC, with huge fines being levied against global financial institutions - such as HSBC and Standard Chartered - that fail to comply with current legislation. The risks are high for financial institutions should they fail to ensure a proper screening process in their AML operations.

The penalties for failure include not only sizeable fines against companies, but potential jail terms for individuals. And this is not about jailing the actual money launderers here – it is about the jailing of staff of the Bank, or the Custodian, or the Investment Manager who, whether because of ignorance, or just inefficiency, fails to report a suspicious event, or in some other way unwittingly aids and abets a money launderer.
In this context, proper compliance is critical.

This 2-day intensive course is designed for bankers and people working in the financial services industry to provide them with a better understanding of:
· Money laundering and terrorist financing 
· Suspicious transaction reporting and suspicious activity indicators
· Customer due diligence and record keeping 
· Compliance with domestic and international regulatory standards

This course is designed to provide a practical approach to the subject providing detailed examples and guidelines to identifying and managing AML and terrorist financing issues. An effective AML compliance program requires sound risk management; to this end this course provides guidance on identifying and controlling risks associated with money laundering and terrorist financing. The course provides an overview of AML compliance program requirements, AML risks and risk management expectations, industry sound practices, and examination procedures.


Richard Barr

Richard holds a B.S. in International Business Administration from San Jose State University in California. His professional experience spans over 30 years. The first 5 years were spent with Wells FargoBank. Another 5 were spent honing his globalbanking skills, when Richard was intimately involved with International Trade Finance, Real Time Gross Settlement and International Payments, Cross Border Banking. Richard then repositioned into the private and high- tech sectors providing high-level consulting services, business analysis, project management and training to a wide range of banking clientele across the globe.

He has spent extensive time servicing a diversity of corporates and “financial institutional” clients, in China, Singapore, Hong Kong, Philippines, Korea, Malawi, Ghana, Nigeria, Kenya, South Africa, Poland, Sweden, Ireland, Netherlands, Greece, United Kingdom, Norway, Bermuda and across North America. Clients that Richard has trained & consulted to include with such notable firms as ANZ Bank, AIBBank, Eurobank, ABSA Bank, CitiBank, Swedbank, IBM, Montran and Fundtech, as well as many others. Richard has also filled the role of advisor to ministries of finance, central banks on risk management. corporate governance, cash management, payment systems and technical payment and risk issues.

Furthermore, key staff members from the Bank of England, South African Reserve Bank, Central Bank of Ireland, Bank Indonesia, European Central Bank, Norgesbank, Central Bank of Kenya, Central Bank of Tanzania, Bank of Portugal and others have attended training sessions presented by Richard.



Day 1  Day 2

08:00 - 8:30 - Registration
08:30-09:00 - Introduction
09:00-10:00 - Money Laundering - The Detail
10:00-10:15 - Coffee Break
10:15-11:00 - How Banks fit in
11:00-12:00 - Financial Action Task Force
12:00-12:45 - Lunch Break
12:45-14:00 - Sanctions Screening - part 1
14:00-15:00 - Investigating Suspicious Activities / Transactions
15:00-15:15 - Coffee Break
15:15-16:45 - Bank Examination Techniques
16:45-17:00 - Conclusion, Q&A

08:00-08:30 - Registration
08:30-10:00 - Sanctions Screening - Part 2
10:00-10:15 - Coffee Break
10:15-11:00 - Transaction Testing
11:00-12:00 - Non-Bank Organisations
12:00-12:45 - Lunch Break
12:45-14:00 - Fire & ice - A Tale of Extremes
14:00-15:00 - Practical Tips in AML Management
15:00-15:15 - Coffee Break
15:15-16:45 - Concluding Case Studies & discussion
16:45-17:00 - Conclusion, Q&A

Why should delegates attend?

This training course uses a combination of prepared tuition, examples, and case studies. Most importantly it will offer participants, opportunities to plan such work within small working groups, providing practice in the application of the techniques and tools generating active participation. Case study materials as well as lecture presentations to set out the key issues in developing good AML and anti-terrorist financing activities in banks.

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Download the full agenda and registration form to attend this course. The registration fee for both days is Eur 370.

Global Anti- Money Laundering & KYC compliance

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