The ACAMS European 10th Annual AML & Financial Crime Conference

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10 JUNE 2012
(Separate registration required for all pre-conference workshops.)
08.00 – 13.00 Pre-Conference Workshop Check-In
09.00 – 12.00

Designing an AML Framework for the New Financial Crime Paradigm: Cyber Crime & e-Payments

In today’s complex world of paperless business where so many financial crimes are linked to electronic transactions, it is essential that financial institutions develop stringent, adaptable money laundering controls to combat e-fraud and thwart cyber attacks.

Is your organisation prepared to detect the types of criminal activity facilitated by online and mobile platforms? Do you understand how funds move through emerging technologies such as virtual platforms, electronic currencies and other non-traditional payment methods?

This in-depth training session will provide you with a specific roadmap of effective techniques that can be used to detect and prevent money laundering in emerging electronic channels that have gone virtually undetected by many global institutions. In this interactive workshop, you will:

  • Learn what financial institutions and government agencies are doing to combat cyber crime and better identify the associated red flags
  • Examine emerging financial crime trends and common vulnerabilities involving electronic payments, credit cards and prepaid cards
  • Analyze lessons learnt from the most recent European and international money laundering and cyber crime cases


Will Vorhees
Director of the FIU
SVB Financial Group

Alejandra Elsea-Belousek
Director, Global AML Compliance
PayPal Europe, Cia. S.R.L

13.00 – 16.00 WORKSHOP B:

Risk-Based AML Strategy: A Cutting-Edge Approach to Effective AML Training

Despite agreement that training is a vital (and required) component of a successful AML programme, many financial institutions remain unsure about the effectiveness of their AML training and, in many instances, are disappointed with the final results. Compliance executives often express frustration that AML training is too broad, general in scope, and repetitive of old concepts and outdated strategies.

Attend this interactive workshop to identify the practical steps you can take to ensure your AML training is effective, relevant to its target audience, and focused on the inherent and incidental risks your institution faces. This practical, hands-on session will empower you to do more than just “tick the training box”—you will learn how to:

  • Adopt a risk-based approach to effectively provide AML training within your institution
  • Measure the baseline knowledge of your employees to identify areas of high exposure and opportunities for resource reallocation
  • Roll out a remedial training programme that addresses identified priority areas
  • Design training components that regularly test company-wide AML awareness, facilitate a compliance culture, and inform adjustments to your programme


Pieter van den Akker
Senior Partner

11 JUNE 2012
07.30 – 08:30 Networking Breakfast in Exhibit Hall courtesy of WorldCompliance
07.30 – 18.00 Registration and Information Desk Open
07.30 – 08.30 Networking Breakfast in Exhibit Hall
08.30 – 08.45 Welcome Remarks
08.45 – 10.00

Face to Face with the AML Authorities: Global Trends from FIU Leaders

  • Evaluate the state of the 4th EU directive and overall AML/CTF standards in Europe
  • Learn what the European Commission is discussing in the final round of the consultation period
  • Identify regulatory grey areas and hear leading practises for navigating through complex requirements
  • Hear what examiners look for when conducting a regulatory review


John J. Byrne
Executive Vice President
Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS)

Candidate Speakers:

Hennie Verbeek-Kusters
Head of the FIU
The Netherlands

Jean-Francois Boulot
Substitut Principal du Procureur d'Etat
Parquet Economique et Financier de Luxembourg, Cellule de Renseignement Financier (FIU-LUX)

Raul Vahtra
Head of the FIU
Estonian FIU

10.00 – 10.30 Networking and Refreshment Break in Exhibit Hall
10.30 – 11.30

Spotlight Presentation: Europol’s Perspective on Preventing Financial Crime

  • Tackling money laundering, terrorism, drug trafficking, cyber crime and other abuses of the financial system
  • Facilitating the exchange of criminal intelligence between the police, customs and security services
  • Enhancing cooperation between private industry and public institutions
  • Devising strategies to detect, investigate and prosecute financial crimes
  • Dissecting lessons learnt from real life money laundering cases


Peter Van Crombrugge
Vice President, Chief Analytics Officer


Max-Peter Ratzel
Ratzel Consulting
(Former Director of Europol)

11.30 – 12.45

International Standards
Complying with FATCA and US Tax Provisions: Is Your Organisation Ready?

  • Determine the impact tax, AML and KYC convergence is having on European institutions’ reporting regimes
  • Examine the tax and legal framework FATCA requires non-US financial institutions to implement across global business lines
  • Identify the critical CIP/KYC programme changes FATCA requires of your institution
  • Understand the relationship between tax enforcement and offshore banking and review recent controversial cases such as Wegelin bank in Switzerland


Markus Schulz
Chief Compliance Officer, Global Life & Banking, Group Financial Crime Officer
Zurich Insurance Company Ltd


David Hicks

Partner KPMG

Dr Tony Wicks
Director of AML Solutions
NICE Actimize

12.45 – 14.00 Networking Luncheon
14.00 – 15.00

AML Trends and Typologies
Proliferation Financing: The New Element in Trade Finance

  • Define proliferation financing and the goods, services, and other financial support it encompasses
  • Hear the specific controls that could play a key role in countering proliferation
  • Gain a clear understanding of “dual-use technologies” and the impact they could have on any financial institution
  • Learn valuable lessons from US Immigration and Customs Enforcement Counter-Proliferation Investigations cases that will help protect your organisation


Miriam Ratkovicova


Richard Hoff
Philip Sydney

Jaap van der Molen
VDM Global

15.00 – 15.30 Networking and Refreshment Break in Exhibit Hall courtesy of iDetect
15.30 – 16.45

AML Trends and Typologies
Ethics and Corporate Governance in the AML Equation: New Variables to Help Mitigate Risk

  • Understand how culture, leadership and strategy can improve AML effectiveness
  • Learn how unresolved ethical dilemmas harm your company's reputation, more so considering today's complex AML environment
  • Develop a strategy to balance international ethics, due diligence, and compliance standards with local, cultural, bureaucratic and legal obligations
  • Dissect real-life case studies dealing with ethical dilemmas and learn how corporate ethical standards help determine employee behavior


Simon Dilloway
Managing Director
KYC Cube


Wijnand Nuijts
Head of Department, culture, organisation and integrity
Dutch Central Bank, or DNB 

Cora Wielenga
Dutch Compliance Institute (Nederlands Compliance Institut, NCI) 

Eric Van Den Hout
Compliance Projects

16.45 – 18.15

Emerging Markets: AML Insights from Turkey, the Middle East and the Flow of Dirty Funds Through Africa

  • Address the challenges faced by European institutions in keeping up to date with changes in the Arab world
  • Understand Turkey’s position as a bridge between the Middle East and Europe
  • Learn successful tactics used by financial institutions to protect themselves from unsound businesses
  • Identify strategies to mitigate the AML risks European institutions face in Asia and Latin America


Jurgen Egberink
Global AML Compliance Officer
Group Compliance
Zurich Insurance Company Limited


Lester Joseph
International Investigations Manager - Financial Intelligence Unit
Wells Fargo & Company

Kabira Boulakchour
AML/Compliance Executive
Natixis Global Associates S.A.

Jan Beens
UNODC in Nairobi

18.15 – 18.30

Presentation Dow Jones

John J. Byrne
Executive Vice President
Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS)

Christophe Amez
Dow Jones Risk & Compliance

18.30 – 19.30 Networking Reception in Exhibit Hall
12 JUNE 2012
07.30 – 08.30 Networking Breakfast in Exhibit Hall
08.30 – 09.00 Day Two Opening Remarks
Prof. Dr. Christoph Stueckelberger, Executive Director and Founder,
09.00 – 10.15

International Standards
New International Landscape: From the Impact of the Revised FATF Recommendation to the Work at Egmont Group

  • Learn how the FATF is revamping its 40+9 recommendations (leaving just 40) to tighten rules on everything from international global group-wide compliance programmes to tax evasion and terrorist financing
  • Learn what to expect in the key areas of beneficial ownership and wire transfer
  • Obtain a practical interpretation of these changes and their impact on your organisation’s daily operations
  • Gain insight into successful PEP identification, data protection and the new risk based approach in supervising
  • Analyse the real possibility of creating a central register for corporate vehicles in order to gain transparency, and much more


Richard A. Small
Vice President, Enterprise-Wide Anti-Money Laundering and Sanctions Risk Management
American Express


John Carlson
Executive Secretary FATF

Rene Bruehlhart
Deputy chair

10.15 – 10.45 Networking and Refreshment Break in Exhibit Hall
10.45 – 12.00

Sanctions & Financial Crime Spotlight
Examining the Impact of Extraterritorial Anti-bribery Laws and Effective Ways to Address the New Anti-Corruption Environment

  • Quantify the impact of extraterritorial laws on your AML operations
  • Learn how to apply valuable lessons learnt from the implementation of the UK Bribery Act
  • Uncover vulnerabilities in your institution to efficiently leverage your existing compliance programme
  • Understand the OECD’s criticism of several European countries for their inadequate anti-bribery regulations
  • Hear best practices and learn steps your institution can take to stay abreast of international best practices


David Clark
Head of Financial Crime Intelligence & Analysis
Barclays Wealth


Russell Corn
Fulcrum Chambers LLP

Justine Walker
Director Financial Crime (Sanctions and Bribery)
British Bankers’ Association

12.00 – 13.15

Case Study
Real-World Lessons: Critical Insight from AML Investigations and Enforcement Actions

  • Examine the European institutions investigated by the FBI, in a prominent, real life case study
  • Review recent case studies involving new money laundering methods and techniques
  • Gain insight into the complex financial schemes used in these cases and ways in which some institutions are mitigating risk
  • Learn how to protect your institution from new money laundering schemes
  • Understand how to apply techniques learnt from recent cases to improve your institution’s AML/CTF programme


Kieran Beer


Gabriel Lansky

Saskia Rietbroek
AML Services International, LLC

13.15 – 14.30 Networking Luncheon
14.30 – 15.45

AML Trends and Typologies
Assessing the Money Laundering Vulnerabilities of Mutual Funds and Trusts

  • Understand the AML obligations for trusts and investment funds and the steps being taken to correct the deficiencies
  • Examine the strategies used by funds and portfolio managers relating to CDD and other compliance obligations
  • Learn the different KYC requirements for trusts and banks, with focus on the UBO identification
  • Review the step financial institutions have in place to monitor their clients’ activities
  • Identify methods to correct AML deficiencies and comply with more stringent regulatory requirements


Gerard Green, CAMS
Head of AML-Europe, Middle East & Americas
Franklin Templeton Investments


Marco Zwick
Global Head of Compliance

André Nagelmaker
Director and Chairman of the Board
ANT Trust & Corporate Services N.V.

15.45 – 16.15 Networking and Refreshment Break in Exhibit Hall
16.15 – 17.45

Sanctions & Financial Crime Spotlight
Maintaining an Effective Sanctions Programme that Complies with a Complex Regulatory Framework

  • Examine techniques for keeping abreast of OFAC, EU, UN and other government watch lists
  • Assess the benefits of linking sanctions management with KYC and enhanced due diligence
  • Identify effective ways to monitor and prevent false positives
  • Learn how to uncover the true relationship between a business counterpart and sanctioned countries
  • Gain insight into the Iran and Syria sanctions regimes and learn how to protect your institution from risk


Yevgeniya Balyasna-Hooghiemstra
Senior Compliance Officer
Amsterdam Trade Bank


Margreet Wenting
Senior Manager | Fraud Investigations and Dispute Services
Ernst & Young Accountants LLP
(Former Global Head of Sanctions in ABN AMRO and RBS)

Mark Dunn
Market Planning Manager for Risk & Compliance

Jonathan Brewer
Member of UN Panel of Experts on Iran

17.45 Closing Remarks