Conference Two 2017Squire Patton Boggs, London | Wednesday 26th April 2017

Event Details are pleased to bring you the second of our regular industry renowned conferences for 2017. Our conferences are always a great value, full day event, packed with major topical issues and 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, 26th April 2017.

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 £100.00. Please note our new pricing structure.

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2nd Release Admission soldout1
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4th Release Admission £225
Half Day Admission (AM/ PM) £150

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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,

Chairman’s Introduction

A quick welcome to Conference Two 2017 from our CEO and an update on the latest forum news and developments.


09:10 – 09:55

Jan Hagen

Managing Director- Financial Crime, Regulatory Finance Solutions

Further Developments in Tax and source of wealth legislation in financial crime!

Jan Hagen will provide a practical insight into the expected impact of the enactment of the Criminal Finances Bill on regulated businesses. Jan will cover the process of responding to Unexplained Wealth Orders, the legislative changes in relation to a moratorium period and suspicious information and the new offence of failure to prevent tax evasion. Jan will also discuss the debate relating to failure to prevent financial crime.

09:55 – 10:40

Chris Webber
Partner, Squire Patton Boggs

Garon Anthony
Partner Squire Patton Boggs

An overview of Regulatory enforcement in AML – 2016/2017 – common patterns and trends and the landscape going forward!

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10:40 – 11:00

Morning Coffee

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


11:00 – 11:40

Nick Hawke
Head of Governance, Risk & Compliance Practice, Lysis Financial

Dealing with a regulatory review/request

Nick will be explaining the best way to deal with a regulatory review/request– e.g. thematic review, Section 166, what does a skilled person do when they come into your business and how should you best deal with the situation!

11:40 – 12:20

Wendy Langridge
Chief Regulatory Officer, BCS Prime Brokerage Limited

Ella Pevtsova
Compliance Officer, BCS Prime Brokerage

Update on Sanctions regime changes

Wendy is particularly well suited to cover this topic as she heads the team at BCS Global markets and has to deal with some of the more interesting jurisdictions on a daily basis.

Wendy will be covering financial sanctions, focusing on Russia and the Ukraine.  As well as evaluating the current EU and OFAC restrictions, Wendy will be looking ahead at possible changes (“the Trump effect”).  Wendy will also be addressing the practical challenges firms face in introducing a robust monitoring system to prevent sanctions breaches.

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12:20 – 13:00

Paul Anderson
Partner, Squire Patton Boggs

An update on MLD4/MLD5 – what are the key developments, when will it become law, what are the obligations for a firm/MLRO

Paul Anderson will be guiding us through some of the upcoming challenges that he expects to face with the proposed AMLD5. He will be looking at the real working impact of these additions to AMLD4 and how you’ll be affected in your day to day job!

13:00 – 14:00


Selection of sandwiches, drinks and snacks available.


14:00 – 14:45

Neil Hare-Brown CEO, Storm Guidance

GDPR – Guidance For Financial Crime Practitioners


Neil will take delegates through the key areas of GDPR which relate to technical investigations of personal information breaches and frauds including the preservation of evidence and the rapid determination of potential loss and resultant impact.

14:45 – 15:30

Graeme Port,
Head of Product, Encompass

The KYC Operational Landscape: Corporate Customer Due Diligence

In light of the new demands and increased levels of customer due diligence that the MLR2017 call for, Graeme will review the KYC operational landscape including the tools and information available to MLROs which should be considered as part of a modern response.


In this session Graeme will cover:

  • Where we’ve come from; KYC Operations to date
  • Corporate customer due diligence today; New regulations: new demands
  • The KYC operational landscape; what’s available and how can you respond, including an overview of managed service options, information providers and workflow tools
  • The future of KYC operations. What’s coming down the line, how far away is it and will it help? Including automation, utility plays and blockchain technology.


This presentation will be followed by a short panel discussion chaired by Encompass, including expert representatives from AML/KYC information providers and senior risk and compliance professionals.

15:30 – 15:50

Afternoon Coffee

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


15:50 – 16:40

Peter Haines
Global Head of Governance, Risk and Compliance Training, CCL Academy

Training for financial crime staff


Over the past 11 years Peter has been at the forefront of AML training in the UK. His wealth of experience has lead him to not only become a visiting fellow at Reading University but also publish a book on financial services compliance. 

Peter will discuss the ways in which to make financial crime training both interesting and useful. He will discuss the important distinction between training and learning and will also discuss some of the training “crimes” committed in the name of financial crime training.

16:40 – 17:20

Tasnoova Zaki
Consultant, Bovill


Michael Knight- Robson
Consultant, Bovill

Terrorist Financing: Finding The Needle In A Haystack

Terrorist Financing is an increasing concern for law enforcement agencies and terrorist incidents have shown that our financial institutions are vulnerable to being exploited by organisations that support and fund terrorist activities. This session will look into the various red flags that may indicate a link to terrorist financing, how to detect these red flags and what steps to take once such red flags have been detected.


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17:20 – 17:30

Panel Q&A

Our panellists will be available for the usual lively question and answer session dealing with the issues raised by the day’s discussions and anything else the audience can think of!


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, kindly hosted by Squire Patton Boggs.