MLROs.com Conference One North 2020

BDO LLP, Birmingham | Wednesday 12th February 2020

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Event Details

MLROs.com are pleased to bring you our first conference outside the M25 in 2020. Join us in the next in our series of conferences held outside of London, kindly hosted by our friends at BDO LLP at their Birmingham offices.

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.

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

The delegate fee includes refreshments, lunch and a post-event networking drinks reception, hosted by our friends at BDO. The conference will be held at their Birmingham which are located at 2 Snow Hill Queensway, Birmingham, B4 6GA on Wednesday, 12th January 2020.

Tickets & Bookings

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

1st Release Admission £149*
2nd Release Admission £199*
3rd Release Admission £249*
4th Release Admission £299*
Half Day Admission (AM/ PM) £199*

Register Here

Please email us at conference@mlros.com if  you require a PDF booking form

Hosting Partner

BDO’s Financial Services’ team has over 350 specialists in the UK and is part of a global BDO network with operations in all major financial centres. Our expertise covers the banking, insurance, capital markets, private equity and asset management sectors where we work with firms of varying sizes, from new entrants to the largest and most complex financial services organisations in the world.

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

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CEO’s Introduction

A quick welcome to MLROs.com Conference One 2020 from our CEO and an update on the latest forum news and developments.

David Pelled,
CEO, MLROs.com

09:10 – 09:55

 Sanctions, Where Can We Go? What Can We Do?

With Iran, Russia, Venezuela doing “their own things” & the US getting worked up over Turkey, Hong Kong and China, Sanctions are in the news a lot currently. Neil will take a look at what is actually occuring in these regions and how it directly affects you in the office.  

Sanctions clauses is a new and interesting development currently going through the courts for us to take a look to see how it may affect you in the near future.  

Neil will also take a look at screenings (see Apple),  and how Brexit may also cause issues. 

Speaker: Neil Whiley

09:55 – 10:40

Persons of Significant Control & MLD5

Lee leads the companies house effort on compliance and is regarded as the Companies House expert on PSCs (People with Significant Control) and beneficial ownership. In 2018 he was heavily involved in the UK’s successful FATF assessment and 2019 he led the Companies House elements of the 5MLD transposition.

Speaker: Lee Robins
Head of Enforcement, Companies House

10:40 – 11:00

 

 Morning Coffee

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

11:00 – 11:45

Suspicious Activity Reports and Suspicious Transaction and Order Reports, two sides of the same coin or completely different processes!?

On October 18, the Financial Conduct Authority published a letter giving guidance on the distinction between suspicious activity reports (SARs) and suspicious transaction and order reports (STORs). The letter was sent in response to a request by UK Finance, a trade association, following a meeting of the ‘SARs Collaboration Working Group.’

This presentation, will assess the similarities and differences between SAR and STOR regimes, their respective legislative backgrounds, and best practice guidance which Firms should seek to follow when navigating their reporting requirements. 

Speaker: Vladimir Ivanov
Manager, BDO

11:45 – 12:30

How Technology Can Help Financial Crime Prevention

Session Information Pending

Speaker: Gareth Narinesingh Commercial Director – Financial Services, Yoti

12:30 – 13:30

Lunch

Selection of sandwiches, drinks and snacks available.

13:30 – 14:15

Session TBC

Session Information Pending

Speaker: Dev Odedra
AML Expert (Director), Minerva Stratagem Consulting

14:15 – 15:00

Demystifying SOW and SOF

In an ever-more complicated regulatory environment, firms are still struggling to truly understand their responsibilities and obligations regarding the identification and verification of their customers’ source of wealth and source of funds.
Whilst UK and international regulatory standards and requirements both make clear the importance of establishing source of wealth and source of funds, practical guidance is limited and the stakes are high. In this session, Fiona will discuss the differences between source of wealth and source of funds; when these need to be identified and verified; what documentation firms should be collecting; and some examples of good and bad practice.

Speaker: Hassan Elsoussy
Economic Crime Advisory Manager, BDO

 

15:00 – 15:20

Afternoon Coffee

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

15:20 – 16:05

5 MLD and the Future of AML Regulation

Session Information Pending

Speaker: Gabriella Marhhertio
AML Regulatory Changes, Standard Chartered Bank

16:05 – 16:50

Keynote Session TBC

Session Information Pending

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 BDO LLP.

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

CEO’s Introduction

A quick welcome to MLROs.com Conference One 2020 from our CEO and an update on the latest forum news and developments.

David Pelled,
CEO, MLROs.com

09:10 – 09:55

Sanctions, Where Can We Go? What Can We Do?

With Iran, Russia, Venezuela doing “their own things” & the US getting worked up over Turkey, Hong Kong and China, Sanctions are in the news a lot currently. Neil will take a look at what is actually occuring in these regions and how it directly affects you in the office.  

Sanctions clauses is a new and interesting development currently going through the courts for us to take a look to see how it may affect you in the near future.  

Neil will also take a look at screenings (see Apple),  and how Brexit may also cause issues. 

Speaker: Neil Whiley

09:55 – 10:40

Persons of Significant Control & MLD5

Lee leads the companies house effort on compliance and is regarded as the Companies House expert on PSCs (People with Significant Control) and beneficial ownership. In 2018 he was heavily involved in the UK’s successful FATF assessment and 2019 he led the Companies House elements of the 5MLD transposition.

Speaker: Lee Robins
Head of Enforcement, Companies House

10:40 – 11:00

 

 Morning Coffee

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

11:00 – 11:45

Suspicious Activity Reports and Suspicious Transaction and Order Reports, two sides of the same coin or completely different processes!?

On October 18, the Financial Conduct Authority published a letter giving guidance on the distinction between suspicious activity reports (SARs) and suspicious transaction and order reports (STORs). The letter was sent in response to a request by UK Finance, a trade association, following a meeting of the ‘SARs Collaboration Working Group.’

This presentation, will assess the similarities and differences between SAR and STOR regimes, their respective legislative backgrounds, and best practice guidance which Firms should seek to follow when navigating their reporting requirements. 

Speaker: Vladimir Ivanov
Manager, BDO

11:45 – 12:30

How Technology Can Help Financial Crime Prevention

Session Information Pending

Speaker: Gareth Narinesingh Commercial Director – Financial Services, Yoti

12:30 – 13:30

Lunch

Selection of sandwiches, drinks and snacks available.

13:30 – 14:15

Session TBC

Session Information Pending

Speaker: Dev Odedra
AML Expert (Director), Minerva Stratagem Consulting

14:15 – 15:00

Demystifying SOW and SOF

In an ever-more complicated regulatory environment, firms are still struggling to truly understand their responsibilities and obligations regarding the identification and verification of their customers’ source of wealth and source of funds.
Whilst UK and international regulatory standards and requirements both make clear the importance of establishing source of wealth and source of funds, practical guidance is limited and the stakes are high. In this session, Fiona will discuss the differences between source of wealth and source of funds; when these need to be identified and verified; what documentation firms should be collecting; and some examples of good and bad practice.

Speaker: Hassan Elsoussy
Economic Crime Advisory Manager, BDO

 

15:00 – 15:20

Afternoon Coffee

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

15:20 – 16:05

5 MLD and the Future of AML Regulation

Session Information Pending

Speaker: Gabriella Marhhertio
AML Regulatory Changes, Standard Chartered Bank

16:05 – 16:50

Keynote Session TBC

Session Information Pending

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 BDO LLP.

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