MLROs.com Conference One 2019

Squire Patton Boggs, London | Wednesday 6th March 2019

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Event Details

MLROs.com are pleased to bring you the first of our regular industry renowned conferences for 2019. Our conferences are always a great value, full-day event, packed with highly topical issues from expert speakers.

The delegate fee includes refreshments, lunch and a post-event networking drinks reception, hosted by our friends at Squire Patton Boggs. The conference will be held at their London offices which are located at 7 Devonshire Square, London EC2M 4YH on Wednesday, 6th March 2019.

The various presentations will be provided to paying delegates electronically post-conference.

The conference will provide delegates with the information to enhance the scope and depth of their knowledge across a broad range of subjects, as well as earn valuable CPD points.

Tickets & Bookings

Tickets for Conference Two start at just £149* for all-day attendance. Please note our pricing structure.

1st Release Admission
2nd Release Admission £199
3rd Release Admission £249
4th Release Admission £299
Half Day Admission (AM/ PM) £199

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*Prices do not include any booking fees or card handling fees applied by Eventbrite

Agenda & Speakers

 

08:30 – 09:00

Registration & Coffee

Delegate’s arrival / registration and a chance to grab a pre-event coffee and some nibbles before settling into the day’s busy schedule!

09:00 – 09:10

david-pelled-circledDavid Pelled,
CEO MLROs.com

CEO’s Introduction

A quick welcome to MLROs.com Conference One 2019 from our CEO and an update on the latest forum news and developments.

09:10 – 09:55

Panel Session

Starting Over or Keeping an Even Keel: The impact of Brexit on Financial Crime Prevention

A panel of MLROs from both banks and DNFBPs (law firms) discuss how Brexit has changed the approach towards financial crime prevention for their customers and their organisations. The panel will canvass the challenges the faced at both the tactical and strategic level and whether these have changed the way in which they approach their respective roles and responsibilities.

09:55 – 10:40

Panel Session

Spring Cleaning: Detecting and disrupting illicit financing flows into the UK

This session will look at the developments that have taken place since the global bribery and corruption conference in 2016, the changes to the Criminal Finances Act and the disclosures made about the dirty money used to acquire luxury real estate and other goods in the UK.  Success, failure or a work in progress?

10:40 – 11:00

 

 Morning Coffee

Selection of teas, coffees, cakes and fresh juice available.

11:00 – 11:45

Panel Session

Standard setters: Designing/Guiding/ Development of anti-financial crime controls

We will have a panel with members from a central bank, JMLSG, NCA, the SRA, and possibly gaming. They will discuss how they develop the standards used for their sectors to implement appropriate and effective AML compliance controls.

11:45 – 12:30

Chris Webber
Partner, Squire Patton Boggs

Kate Wakeham
Associate, Squire Patton Boggs

Trends in Cryptocurrency Regulation and Disputes for 2019

Even before December 2017 saw Bitcoin prices spike and peak at over $19,000 there had been increasing interest from customers, institutions and regulators in the crypto-asset space. We consider some of the actions taken by regulators over the past 12 months and look forward at their plans for 2019. We also look at some of the ways in which crypto-assets can give rise to disputes and how their structure and operation can raise particular issues where the virtual world of crypto-assets meets physical court systems.

12:30 – 13:30

Lunch

Selection of sandwiches, drinks and snacks available.

13:30 – 14:15

An AML Mock Trial

Having read the Lonsdale decision and the round table in February, what implications are there for MLROs? How are decisions recorded? What level of understanding is there as to what constitutes personal data, etc…

14:15 – 15:00

Anthony Taylor
UK Head of Litigation, Squire Patton Boggs  

Mortgage Fraud – Insights from the Data of Over 6,000 Recoveries Cases

An interactive discussion and presentation of a body of research into 500 mortgage frauds committed in the UK to analyse who is defrauding the banks and where and how they are doing it. To the best of our knowledge this detailed piece of research presented by Squire Patton Boggs is unique within the UK mortgage sphere. Its findings will be of interest to anyone crafting an underwriting policy, setting up a conveyancing panel, undertaking due diligence into a mortgage book, making recoveries on behalf of a lender or who needs an understanding of the nature of mortgage fraud in the UK.

15:00 – 15:20

Afternoon Coffee

Selection of teas, coffees, cakes and fresh juice available.

15:20 – 16:05

Panel Session

Technology and Detection

We will talk about some of the latest tech being used to identify patterns of possible illicit activity and how this is being leveraged, and also discuss what impact this is having on the types of skillsets that MLRO/ Designated Officers need (and their investigation staff) to effectively take advantage of the opportunities created by these tools.

16:05 – 16:50

Keynote Speaker

 

16:50 – 17:30

Panel Q&A

A selection of the days speakers will be available for a short open Q&A session with questions from the floor.

17:30 – 19:30

Evening Reception & Networking

A fantastic opportunity to decompress with a drink and some food; and network with your peers and the expert speakers of the day, hosted by Squire Patton Boggs.

 

08:30 – 09:00

Registration & Coffee

Delegate’s arrival / registration and a chance to grab a pre-event coffee and some nibbles before settling into the day’s busy schedule!

09:00 – 09:10

David Pelled,
CEO MLROs.com

CEO’s Introduction

A quick welcome to MLROs.com Conference One 2019 from our CEO and an update on the latest forum news and developments.

09:10 – 09:55

Panel Session

Starting Over or Keeping an Even Keel: The impact of Brexit on Financial Crime Prevention

A panel of MLROs from both banks and DNFBPs (law firms) discuss how Brexit has changed the approach towards financial crime prevention for their customers and their organisations. The panel will canvass the challenges the faced at both the tactical and strategic level and whether these have changed the way in which they approach their respective roles and responsibilities.

09:55 – 10:40

Panel Session

Spring Cleaning: Detecting and disrupting illicit financing flows into the UK

This session will look at the developments that have taken place since the global bribery and corruption conference in 2016, the changes to the Criminal Finances Act and the disclosures made about the dirty money used to acquire luxury real estate and other goods in the UK.  Success, failure or a work in progress?

10:40 – 11:00

 

 Morning Coffee

Selection of teas, coffees, cakes and fresh juice available.

11:00 – 11:45

Panel Session

Standard setters: Designing/Guiding/ Development of anti-financial crime controls

We will have a panel with members from a central bank, JMLSG, NCA, the SRA, and possibly gaming. They will discuss how they develop the standards used for their sectors to implement appropriate and effective AML compliance controls.

11:45 – 12:30

Chris Webber
Partner, Squire Patton Boggs

Kate Wakeham
Associate, Squire Patton Boggs

Trends in Cryptocurrency Regulation and Disputes for 2019

Even before December 2017 saw Bitcoin prices spike and peak at over $19,000 there had been increasing interest from customers, institutions and regulators in the crypto-asset space. We consider some of the actions taken by regulators over the past 12 months and look forward at their plans for 2019. We also look at some of the ways in which crypto-assets can give rise to disputes and how their structure and operation can raise particular issues where the virtual world of crypto-assets meets physical court systems.

12:30 – 13:30

Lunch

Selection of sandwiches, drinks and snacks available.

13:30 – 14:15

An AML Mock Trial

Having read the Lonsdale decision and the round table in February, what implications are there for MLROs? How are decisions recorded? What level of understanding is there as to what constitutes personal data, etc…

14:15 – 15:00

Anthony Taylor
UK Head of Litigation, Squire Patton Boggs  

Mortgage Fraud – Insights from the Data of Over 6,000 Recoveries Cases

An interactive discussion and presentation of a body of research into 500 mortgage frauds committed in the UK to analyse who is defrauding the banks and where and how they are doing it. To the best of our knowledge this detailed piece of research presented by Squire Patton Boggs is unique within the UK mortgage sphere. Its findings will be of interest to anyone crafting an underwriting policy, setting up a conveyancing panel, undertaking due diligence into a mortgage book, making recoveries on behalf of a lender or who needs an understanding of the nature of mortgage fraud in the UK.

15:00 – 15:20

Afternoon Coffee

Selection of teas, coffees, cakes and fresh juice available.

15:20 – 16:05

Panel Session

Technology and Detection

We will talk about some of the latest tech being used to identify patterns of possible illicit activity and how this is being leveraged, and also discuss what impact this is having on the types of skillsets that MLRO/ Designated Officers need (and their investigation staff) to effectively take advantage of the opportunities created by these tools.

16:05 – 16:50

Keynote Speaker

 

16:50 – 17:30

Panel Q&A

A selection of the days speakers will be available for a short open Q&A session with questions from the floor.

17:30 – 19:30

Evening Reception & Networking

A fantastic opportunity to decompress with a drink and some food; and network with your peers and the expert speakers of the day, hosted by Squire Patton Boggs.