Home
overview
Following on from the success of last year’s Anti-Money Laundering, Audit & Compliance conference we are once again bringing together industry leaders, regulators, law enforcement officers, bankers and lawyers. They will tackle all aspects of money laundering compliance, deterrence and enforcement.

The global financial network is becoming increasingly sophisticated, intricate and electronically based, thereby rendering banks and security firms more vulnerable to fraudulent financial transactions.

The Third Annual Event will provide a forum for senior level executives from banks and financial service organisations to discuss the latest methods that criminals employ, the best preventative and combative measures that can be used to minimise fraudulent transactions and thus heavy fines.

Information is power – stay up-to-date with international trends in money laundering and the schemes that exist to combat such activities and increase your value to your company

SMi’s last annual Anti Money Laundering event attracted senior level delegates from international financial centres, including:

  • NatWest
  • ING Bank
  • Standard Chartered
  • Thomas Cook
  • Bank of Ireland
  • Commonwealth Secretariat
  • Ministry of Finance (Slovenia)
  • Prudential Bache International
  • Zambia National Commerce Bank
  • Lehman Brothers
  • Industrial Bank of Japan
  • Royal Bank of Scotland
  • Tokyo Mitsubishi International
  • ABN Amro Bank
  • American Express
  • Deutsche Bank
  • Coutts & Co
  • BankGesellschaft Berlin AG
  • ABC International Bank
  • Ministry of Finance (Sweden)
  • Bank of Ireland Group
  • British Arab Commercial Bank
  • MBNA International Bank Ltd
  • Mansur Trading NV
  • Anglo Irish Bank Corp
  • Northern Rock plc
  • DepfaBank Europe plc
  • Banco di estado de Sao paulo

Conference programme

8:30 Registration & Coffee

9:00 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Peter Johnstone

Peter Johnstone, Head of Law (Research Group) & Director of LL.M Programme on ‘International Business Crimes’, University College Northampton

9:10 OPENING ADDRESS

Robert Wardle

Robert Wardle, Assistant Director, Serious Fraud Office

  • The effects of money laundering
  • The effects of new technology
  • International co-operation
  • Fraud and money laundering
  • 9:40 INTERNATIONAL ASPECTS

    Andrew Lewis

    Andrew Lewis, Head of Financial Crime Branch, HM Treasury

  • The Financial Action Task Force-latest developments
  • The current international agenda on money laundering-what more needs to be done?
  • What can we do about non-co-operating countries
  • Meeting international standards in the UK, and in the UK Overseas Territories
  • 10:20 THE PERSPECTIVE FROM INTERPOL

    Damien Hendrick

    Damien Hendrick, Specialised Officer, FOPAC, Interpol

  • INTERPOL activities
  • Worldwide anti money laundering activities
  • Recent trends of money laundering cases
  • Co-operation between law enforcement and financial institutions
  • Future prospects
  • 11:00 Morning Coffee

    11:20 PRACTICAL MONEY LAUNDERING

    Richard Smolicz

    Richard Smolicz, Senior Fraud Consultant, Nationwide Building Society

  • Controls & procedures
  • Culture
  • Structures to help make it work
  • Lessons learnt & pitfalls
  • 12:00 CASE STUDY

    Stephen Bishop

    Stephen Bishop, Head of Money Laundering Prevention, Coutts

  • Detecting Money Laundering schemes
  • The nature of suspicion
  • Integrate anti-money laundering programmes into business strategy
  • Programmes to combat money laundering
  • The implications of bank secrecy, does it help or hinder money laundering schemes
  • Distinguishing between a launderer and a normal client
  • 12:40 Lunch

    14:00 LONDON AS A FINANCIAL CENTRE

    Dr Oonagh McDonald

    Dr Oonagh McDonald, Director, FSA Ombudsman

  • Is London as a financial centre under real threat from serious crime?
  • An analysis of the secrecy that surrounds transactions
  • Co-operation must be achieved to allow crimes to be combated
  • Explanations for London’s attraction as a magnet for the Launderer
  • Is European money-laundering legislation as strict as it should be?
  • Self regulation-Is it right to leave it up to the Banker to report suspicious activity
  • 14:40 REGULATION OF THE INTERNET

    Steve Mitchell

    Steve Mitchell, Compliance Manager, NatWest

  • A brief overview of the types of crimes committed over the Internet
  • Do existing controls combat financial crime on the Internet?
  • An exploration of the current regulations that have an impact on transactions in cyberspace
  • What challenges are facing the regulators and what sort of impact can firms anticipate
  • Could overly burdensome regulation stifle business opportunity
  • 15:20 Afternoon Tea

    15:40 ACCOUNTING AND MONEY LAUNDERING

    Andrew Hawkins

    Andrew Hawkins, Director, Banking Technical Group, PricewaterhouseCoopers

  • Money laundering and statutory audit
  • Reports for regulators
  • Corporate governance
  • Implications of overseas operations
  • Involvement of internal audit
  • 16:20 INTERNATIONAL PERSPECTIVE

    Keith McBrearty

    Keith McBrearty, Associate Director, Deutsche Bank AG London

  • The importance of the Russian scandal in an international arena
  • Are governments really serious, willing and able to handle such cases?
  • Do the laws lack bite and conviction?
  • The need to distinguish between organised crime revenue and legitimate capital
  • Lessons to be learnt and possible routes forward
  • 17:00 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    17:10 Drinks Reception

    8:30 Re-registration and Coffee

    David Hughes

    David Hughes, Partner, Head of Banking & Regulatory Litigation, Dibb Lupton Alsop

    9:10 CASE STUDY- CENTRAL BANK OF CYPRUS

    Andreas Philippou

    Andreas Philippou, Chief Senior Manager, Banking Supervision and Regulation Division, Central Bank of Cyprus

  • Customer identification and supporting documentary evidence
  • Record keeping rules which will facilitate money laundering investigations under the provision of law
  • Exercise of due diligence in all complex and unusual transactions by the banks
  • Active co-operation between banks and the police
  • Establishment of adequate internal control procedures by the banks to forestall the success of money-laundering operations
  • Develop arrangements for in-house training programmes for the banks from their employees
  • 9:40 COST EFFECTIVE COMPLIANCE WITH NEW FSA RULES

    Peter Andrews

    Peter Andrews, Head, Cost-Benefit Analysis, FSA

  • The accountability arrangements affecting the FSA’s policy making
  • The FSA’s approach to making money laundering regulation cost-effective
  • Identifying potential costs and benefits: the FSA’s consultation
  • Streamlining the requirements, monitoring and compliance
  • What benefits might regulation deliver?
  • 10:20 EUROPEAN MONEY LAUNDERING

    Tomas Thorsen

    Tomas Thorsen, Principal Administrator Banks and Financial Institutions Unit DG XV, Internal Market & Financial Services, European Commission

  • An analysis of the current climate which dictates more stringent laws
  • Developments and possible future changes in the European Commission’s Directives in relation to money laundering
  • The Tampere Agreement
  • The extent of co-operation needed across borders to ensure that money laundering does not take place
  • The imperative need to keep appropriate records and establish anti-money-laundering programmes
  • The harmonisation of money laundering laws across Western Europe
  • 11:00 Morning Coffee

    11:20 RISK MANAGEMENT

    Doug Hopton

    Doug Hopton, Head of Group Fraud Prevention, Barclays

  • Understand and be aware of the risks that your firm may be under
  • Put in place systems that analyse and manage risks in a pro-active manner
  • An overview of common risk issues and standard pointers to look out for
  • How to ensure that your staff are at the cutting edge of anti-money laundering techniques
  • The increasing emphasis on senior management responsibility and the need to develop a ‘conspicuous anti money laundering culture
  • Manage the reputational risks and credit risks with bank counterparts
  • 12:00 THE POLICE PERSPECTIVE

    Simon Wilkin

    Simon Wilkin, Detective Constable, Fraud Squad, Metropolitan Police

  • International Mutual Assistance
  • Money laundering, the European Approach
  • Confiscation Authority, the Irish model
  • Joint Jurisdiction investigations
  • The way forward: The Future
  • 12:40 Lunch

    14:00 MONEY LAUNDERING THROUGH THE DERIVATIVES MARKET

    Rowan Bosworth-Davies

    Rowan Bosworth-Davies, Principal, Unisys

  • An overview of the trend of laundering money through derivatives
  • A focus on how derivatives can be utilised to launder money
  • An analysis of the potential complexity of derivatives which is facilitates to money laundering systems
  • Mirror trading, shadow trading, explanations and analysis
  • Off shore hedge funds: Pools of hot money
  • The use of locals to confuse the audit trail even further
  • 14:40 CASE STUDY- LLOYDS TSB GROUP

    Bob Spencer

    Bob Spencer, Group Money Laundering Co-ordinator, Lloyds TSB Group

  • Training against money laundering must start at the top, secure your support from the top
  • An overview of the approach taken by the Lloyds TSB Group in meeting their money laundering training needs
  • The implications of the short shelf life of money laundering training and budgetary limits
  • Facilitate a easy reporting structure
  • Ensure that training is maintained with vigilance and combines the efforts of central and local management
  • 15:20 Afternoon Tea

    15:40 INSTITUTING BEST PRACTICES WITHIN YOUR COMPLIANCE TEAMS

    David Cranston

    David Cranston, Head of Group Compliance, Royal Bank of Scotland

  • Characteristics of Today’s Compliance Team
  • Changing Management Issues for Compliance
  • Compliance as an Asset to the Company
  • 16:20 TAX EVASION AND MONEY LAUNDERING

    Aileen Barry

    Aileen Barry, Partner, Tax Investigations, Arthur Andersen

  • Recognition of tax evasion as a criminal versus a civil offence
  • Inland Revenue prosecution policy
  • Sample indictments
  • Lessons to be learnt from Ireland-The suspect DIRT exempt Accounts
  • Gateways between Inland Revenue and other Regulatory authorities
  • Interaction between financial institutions, accountants and solicitors
  • 17:00 Chairman's Closing Remarks and Close of Conference

    +

    Workshops

    How to develop, maintain and monitor an anti-money laundering programme
    Workshop

    How to develop, maintain and monitor an anti-money laundering programme

    The Hatton, at etc. venues
    1st March 2000
    London, United Kingdom

    The Hatton, at etc. venues

    51/53 Hatton Garden
    London EC1N 8HN
    United Kingdom

    The Hatton, at etc. venues

    HOTEL BOOKING FORM

    Title

    SubTitle
    speaker image

    Content


    Title


    Description

    Download


    WHAT IS CPD?

    CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development’. It is essentially a philosophy, which maintains that in order to be effective, learning should be organised and structured. The most common definition is:

    ‘A commitment to structured skills and knowledge enhancement for Personal or Professional competence’

    CPD is a common requirement of individual membership with professional bodies and Institutes. Increasingly, employers also expect their staff to undertake regular CPD activities.

    Undertaken over a period of time, CPD ensures that educational qualifications do not become obsolete, and allows for best practice and professional standards to be upheld.

    CPD can be undertaken through a variety of learning activities including instructor led training courses, seminars and conferences, e:learning modules or structured reading.

    CPD AND PROFESSIONAL INSTITUTES

    There are approximately 470 institutes in the UK across all industry sectors, with a collective membership of circa 4 million professionals, and they all expect their members to undertake CPD.

    For some institutes undertaking CPD is mandatory e.g. accountancy and law, and linked to a licence to practice, for others it’s obligatory. By ensuring that their members undertake CPD, the professional bodies seek to ensure that professional standards, legislative awareness and ethical practices are maintained.

    CPD Schemes often run over the period of a year and the institutes generally provide online tools for their members to record and reflect on their CPD activities.

    TYPICAL CPD SCHEMES AND RECORDING OF CPD (CPD points and hours)

    Professional bodies and Institutes CPD schemes are either structured as ‘Input’ or ‘Output’ based.

    ‘Input’ based schemes list a precise number of CPD hours that individuals must achieve within a given time period. These schemes can also use different ‘currencies’ such as points, merits, units or credits, where an individual must accumulate the number required. These currencies are usually based on time i.e. 1 CPD point = 1 hour of learning.

    ‘Output’ based schemes are learner centred. They require individuals to set learning goals that align to professional competencies, or personal development objectives. These schemes also list different ways to achieve the learning goals e.g. training courses, seminars or e:learning, which enables an individual to complete their CPD through their preferred mode of learning.

    The majority of Input and Output based schemes actively encourage individuals to seek appropriate CPD activities independently.

    As a formal provider of CPD certified activities, SMI Group can provide an indication of the learning benefit gained and the typical completion. However, it is ultimately the responsibility of the delegate to evaluate their learning, and record it correctly in line with their professional body’s or employers requirements.

    GLOBAL CPD

    Increasingly, international and emerging markets are ‘professionalising’ their workforces and looking to the UK to benchmark educational standards. The undertaking of CPD is now increasingly expected of any individual employed within today’s global marketplace.

    CPD Certificates

    We can provide a certificate for all our accredited events. To request a CPD certificate for a conference , workshop, master classes you have attended please email events@smi-online.co.uk

    Event Title

    Headline

    Text
    Read More

    I would like to speak at an event

    I would like to attend an event

    I would like to sponsor/exhibit at an event

    SIGN UP OR LOGIN

    Sign up
    Forgotten Password?

    Contact SMi GROUP LTD

    UK Office
    Opening Hours: 9.00 - 17.30 (local time)
    SMi Group Ltd, 1 Westminster Bridge Road, London, SE1 7XW, United Kingdom
    Tel: +44 (0) 20 7827 6000 Fax: +44 (0) 20 7827 6001
    Website: http://www.smi-online.co.uk Email: events@smi-online.co.uk
    Registered in England No: 3779287 VAT No: GB 976 2951 71




    Forgotten Password

    Please enter the email address you registered with. We will email you a new password.