& Great Chartwell Academy Cross Border Risk Conference 2018Winkworth Sherwood, London | Wednesday 14th March 2018

Event Details

Join us in the first of a series of conferences hosted in conjunction with the Great Chatwell Academy of Learning that will provide risk and compliance professionals with an opportunity to learn more about some of the current hot topics and emerging financial crime related issues that must be managed. In this session we will be learning more about Mexico, Barbados ( and the Caribbean Islands) and Virtual Currencies, as well as benefiting from an update on GDPR developments.

Tickets for this event cost £49 and the delegate fee includes refreshments and a post event networking drinks reception, hosted by our friends at Winckworth Sherwood.

The conference will be held at their London offices which are located at Minerva House, 5 Montague Cl, London SE1 9BB on the morning of Wednesday, 14th March 2018.

Under the Microscope – Managing Financial Crime Risks
in Mexico, the Caribbean Islands and Virtual Currencies & ICO’s

Under the Microscope – Managing Financial Crime Risks in Mexico, the Caribbean Islands and Virtual Currencies

This conference represents the first in a series of intimate sessions during which renowned international risk and compliance professionals travel to London to share with us their personal insights, experiences and case studies covering subjects that are considered to represent some of the greatest challenges to AML, risk and compliance professionals today. During these personal presentations we will learn about current crime trends and how these risks can be identified and managed. The learning outcomes are designed to inform AML, risk and compliance professionals who are required to assess these risks, whilst providing a ‘local’ context to them that will help delegates to understand them better.


Mexico: Although a member of both the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) and OECD, and formerly listed on the EU jurisdiction ‘White List’, Mexico recently received a less than glowing Mutual Evaluation Report from FATF on the status of the effectiveness of AML controls. So, what should firms do now when assessing the risks for Mexico? In this personal insight, Monica Ramires will share her personal insight and update on living in the shadow of the cartels, including how the regulated sector is managing crime risks, including just how regulated staff manage the very real personal safety risks of reporting crimes.

Barbados: Barbados was temporarily registered by the EU on the list of non-compliant tax jurisdictions. Although the island has now been removed from the list, concerns remain about how to manage offshore financial crime risks. In this session, Glenna Smith will share her significant experience that will help to inform risk professionals on what ‘life on the islands’ really means, and how delegates can enhance the effectiveness of their financial crime controls and accurately assess the risks for the islands.

Virtual Currencies and ICO’s: Beata has been an active party to the growth in blockchain Regtech analysis for more than three years, and will provide an update on current best practises to manage virtual currency risks, including how technology is being used to provide sight and transparency to transactions that are perceived as anonymous. Beata will share some of the highlights, and more interesting cases, from her time overseeing AML controls at Coinfirm Limited, including most recently during the successful public token release of AMLT that was managed by Coinfirm up until 31st January 2018.

United Kingdom: With Brexit talks currently in motion, Jon Baldwin will take a look at how the UK Government’s Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Bill, currently in Parliament will domesticate the EU’s work in cross-border risk after Brexit. How with this new piece of legislation change the landscape when the dust settles? Jon Baldwin advises companies operating in regulated sectors including public bodies, charitable organisations and others wishing to do business with them. Jon has particular expertise in public procurement. Jon also advises clients on state aid, data protection, freedom of information, financial and consumer credit regulation, and statutory powers.


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Run in Conjunction with

Great Chatwell Academy of Learning