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Jersey | 06. 11. 2018

14th Annual Compliance & Economic Crime Symposium

Acknowledged by senior offshore practitioners as the essential event for MLROs, MLCOs, Compliance Officers, Senior Managers and Directors, the symposium offers a valuable opportunity to reflect upon the challenges faced by industry, whilst equipping delegates with enhanced awareness of the key risks in compliance and the fight against financial crime.

2018-11-06 09:00:00 2018-11-06 17:00:00 Europe/London 14th Annual Compliance & Economic Crime Symposium The Royal Yacht Hotel & Spa JIBS Events bookings@jerseyibs.com
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Overview

Acknowledged by senior offshore practitioners as the essential event for MLROs, MLCOs, Compliance Officers, Senior Managers and Directors, the symposium offers a valuable opportunity to reflect upon the challenges faced by industry, whilst also equipping delegates with enhanced awareness of the key risks in compliance and the fight against financial crime.

The symposium, now in its 14th year, will attract financial services professionals from around Europe and will host over 200 delegates.

What can you expect?

This year’s keynote speakers will talk for 45 minutes and will be followed by a panel discussion. Other speakers will talk for 30 minutes. After each speaker there will be an interview with the conference Chairman who will also encourage questions from the audience.

This event will also feature a panel discussion with a selection of local and off-island industry expert speakers focusing on the local and global fight against economic crime. Following the panel discussion, delegates will enjoy lunch and will have the opportunity to network with other financial services professionals.

Pricing & discounts

Price: £445 

We offer the following discounts for this event:

  • 20% for JCOA members
  • 10% for ICA, KYC360°, Jersey Chamber, JADO, JBA, IoD and STEP members (Discounts cannot be used in combination)

Who will attend

  • Compliance professionals
  • Consultants
  • Corporate executives (including CEOs and CFOs)
  • Senior managers
  • Risk executives
  • Directors
  • MLROs
  • MLCOs
2018-11-06 09:00:00 2018-11-06 17:00:00 Europe/London 14th Annual Compliance & Economic Crime Symposium The Royal Yacht Hotel & Spa JIBS Events bookings@jerseyibs.com
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Event Schedule

Registration

08:30 – 09:00

Chairman's opening remarks

Stephen Platt, Principal of Stephen Platt & Associates LLP

09:00 – 09:15
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Grand Corruption - Why don’t the bribe takers (“the kleptocrats”) get targeted?

George "Ren" McEachern, Managing Director at Exiger and Former Supervisory Special Agent at the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)

09:15 – 10:00
  • Grand Corruption – Why don’t the bribe takers (“the kleptocrats”) get targeted?
  • FCPA Enforcement Trends
  • International Cooperation & Enforcement
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Following the money; how financial services businesses can help prosecutors to crack down on the global drugs trade

Clark S. Abrams, Chief, Money Laundering and Financial Investigations Unit at the Office of the Special Narcotics Prosecutor for the City of New York

10:00 – 10:45
  • Trade Based Money Laundering (TBML): fraudulent trade documents & alternative payment systems
  • KYC: the antidote to money launderers' sleight of hand
  • Be aware, or beware, of civil forfeiture (confiscation)

Refreshment break

10:45 - 11:00

ICAR – how Jersey supports the fight against financial crime

Robert James MacRae QC, HM Attorney General for Jersey at the Law Officers’ Department and Gretta Fenner, Managing Director at Basel Institute on Governance

11:00 – 11:45

Panel discussion: Russia – how corruption, sanctions and organised crime intersect

Stephen Platt, Clark Abrams, Chris Usher, Ren McEachern, Helen Hatton

11:45 – 12:30

Lunch break

12:30 – 13:45

Where did it all go wrong? Case studies in regulatory failure

Barry Faudemer, Head of Enforcement at the JFSC

13:45 – 14:30

Will the fight against financial crime ever be won? Why victory is essential

Sir Ivan Lawrence QC, Visiting Professor of Law at the University of Buckingham (Hon L.A.D.), University London and and BPP University. Practising at the Criminal Bar.

14:30 – 15:15

Refreshment break

15:15 – 15:30

HMRC’s approach to offshore tax evasion

Kevin Newe, Assistant Director – Criminal Finances Strategy Lead, Fraud Investigation Service

15:30 – 16:15

Practical tips for building a robust operational GRC programme

Helen Hatton, Managing Director – Risk Advisory Services at BDO Sator Regulatory Consulting

16:15 - 17:00
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Keynote Speakers

George Mc Eachern 400 X 400

George “Ren” McEachern

Managing Director at Exiger and Former Supervisory Special Agent at the Federal Bureau of Investigation (US)

Supervisory Special Agent George McEachern has worked in law enforcement since 1995 and entered on duty with the FBI in 2005. Supervisory Special Agent McEachern is an FBI-certified subject matter expert in international corruption and has served in Tampa, Boston, and the Washington Field Office. 

In 2013, Supervisory Special Agent McEachern was selected to the FBI’s International Corruption Unit, where he managed the FBI’s Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) global investigations program and helped architect the FBI International Corruption Squads based in Washington, Los Angeles, New York, Miami, Houston, San Francisco, Boston and New Orleans.  

Currently, Supervisory Special Agent McEachern supervises the Washington Field Office International Corruption Squad with a focus on FCPA, International Money Laundering, Kleptocracy and Antitrust investigations. Supervisory Special Agent McEachern is a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) and a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS).

400 X 400 Male Silhouette

Clark S. Abrams

Chief, Money Laundering and Financial Investigations Unit at the Office of the Special Narcotics Prosecutor for the City of New York

At the Office of the Special Narcotics Prosecutor for the City of New York, Clark Abrams investigates and prosecutes money laundering cases, and trains, assists, and advises prosecutors. He also sits on the Office's committee that approves and reviews undercover money laundering operations. Including positions with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and Manhattan District Attorney’s Office, he has spent over 25 years handling international money laundering, narcotics trafficking, and financial crime cases. A frequent speaker, he has served on various Financial Action Task Force (FATF) Working Groups, was trained as a Mutual Evaluation Assessor for the 40 + 9 Recommendations, and is a founding member of the New York City Bar Association’s Compliance Committee.

Event Speakers

400 X 400 Stephen Platt

Stephen Platt (Chairman)

Principal of Stephen Platt & Associates LLP

Stephen Platt is one of the world’s most experienced practitioners in the conduct of regulatory investigations. He is widely regarded as a leading expert in the criminal abuse of financial services and related regulatory issues with particular specialisms in anti-money laundering, sanctions and US extra-territoriality.

Stephen is an English barrister and a visiting Professor of Law at Georgetown University in Washington D.C. His practice is international. Among the numerous high-profile matters that he has been involved in over the last 2 decades are Arch Cru, Belgravia, R2R, Abacha, Maluf, Bhutto, Standard Chartered Trust Co, Anchor Trust, Caversham & Bell, and a whole host of others, less well publicised.

When not practising, he is much sought after as an accomplished speaker on the criminal abuse of financial services and regulation. He has trained the U.S. Department of Justice, the U.S. Treasury, numerous US law enforcement agencies, Europol, the Metropolitan Police and several regulatory authorities. He has spoken at the International Institute for Strategic Studies, the Cambridge Economic Crime Symposium, the European Parliament, the UN, the UNODC and the World Bank.

400 X 400 Gretta

Gretta Fenner

Managing Director at Basel Institute on Governance

Gretta is the Managing Director of the Basel Institute on Governance, where she also holds the position of Director of the Institute’s International Centre for Asset Recovery (ICAR). At ICAR, she oversees and directs the advice provided by a team of law enforcement and legal practitioners to ICAR’s partner countries in the investigation and prosecution of complex international anti-corruption and money laundering cases, with the ultimate purpose of recovering stolen public assets to their country of origin.

She is a political scientist by training and holds a BA (Hons) and MA from the Free University Berlin and the Paris Institute for Political Science, as well as an MBA from Curtin University Graduate School of Business, Australia.

400 X 400 Robert

Robert James MacRae QC

HM Attorney General for Jersey at the Law Officers’ Department

Robert MacRae was appointed Her Majesty's Attorney General for Jersey in May 2015.

The Attorney General of Jersey heads the Island's independent prosecution service. He is also the body responsible for giving and seeking mutual legal assistance to overseas judicial and law enforcement agencies in criminal cases.

One of the priorities for the Attorney General of Jersey is to ensure that money laundering cases are investigated and prosecuted swiftly and that the fruits of money laundering and fraud are confiscated. In the past decade Jersey has achieved a number of notable successes in prosecuting fraud and money laundering cases. Mr MacRae will discuss one such case, the work of the new Economic Crime and Confiscation Unit and Jersey's new Civil Asset Forfeiture Law.

400 X 400 Ivan Lawrence

Sir Ivan Lawrence QC

Visiting Professor of Law at the University of Buckingham (Hon L.A.D.), University London and and BPP University. Practising at the Criminal Bar.

Sir Ivan has been practising at the Criminal Bar for 56 years (37 of them as Queen’s Counsel and 19 years as a Crown Court Recorder). He has defended in over 90 murder trials, including those of the Kray twins, the serial killer Denis Nilsen and Russell Bishop, charged with the Babes in the Wood murder. Other notorious trials have concerned the Brinks-Mat gold bullion robbery, rape alleged against a prominent sportsman, and Yugoslav war crimes.

He is active in international human rights, is a Master Bencher of the Inner Temple (and an advocacy trainer), a Fellow of the Society of Advanced Legal Studies, was formerly an elected member of the Bar Council, and is a Visiting Professor of Law at the University of Buckingham and BPP University. He was admitted as Doctor of Laws (Honoris Causa) in 2013.

He was Conservative MP for Burton for 23 years, and served on parliamentary committees on employment, social services, foreign affairs and crime, and successfully campaigned for tape-recorded interviews of suspects. He was elected Chairman of the Home Affairs Select Committee, Chairman of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (UK Branch), a member of the Executive Committee of Conservative backbenchers, and Vice-President of the Society of Conservative Lawyers. His Private Members bill initiated the National Lottery. He is a Freeman of the City of London, and was knighted in 1992 for political service.

He has campaigned prominently for the improvements in criminal justice and for the survival of the independent publicly-funded Criminal Bar.

400 X 400 Kevin Newe

Kevin Newe

Assistant Director – Criminal Finances Strategy Lead, Fraud Investigation Service at Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC)

Kevin joined HMRC in 2006 with early roles in communications and change management. A 2008 secondment to the Serious Organised Crime Agency exposed Kevin to the importance of understanding and tackling Criminal Finances. On his return to HMRC in 2010, Kevin took up a Criminal Finances policy role and was responsible for drafting guidance as the Proceeds of Crime Act developed. In 2014 Kevin took up an operational post, managing approximately 90 financial investigators and financial intelligence officers, delivering multi-million pound confiscation and cash forfeiture work. In January 2018 Kevin was promoted to lead on Criminal Finances strategy, and developed a step change in responding to illicit financial flows. Kevin was HMRC’s representative during the UK’s FATF Mutual Evaluation Review in March 2018.

400 X 400 Helen Hatton

Helen Hatton

Managing Director – Risk Advisory Services at BDO Sator Regulatory Consulting

Helen Hatton is the Managing Director of BDO Sator Regulatory Consulting Limited and Chairman of BDO Group based in Jersey.

Helen maintains key client relationships and oversight responsibility for all major projects. She is a retained and trusted advisor to a number of major institutions in Jersey and internationally.

Widely recognised as the prime architect of the modern Jersey regulatory regime, Helen Hatton resigned as Deputy Director General of the Jersey Financial Services Commission in May 2009 to establish Sator Regulatory Consulting Limited, having led the implementation of regulatory development in the Island from its blacklisted state in 1999 to achieving one of the world’s best IMF evaluation results.

After seven years of outstanding performance, Sator Regulatory Consulting Limited merged with BDO Jersey Limited in April 2016 and undertakes governance, risk and compliance assignments for leading financial services businesses; international standards-setting bodies including the World Bank and IMF, and regulatory authorities.

Prior to taking up her role in Jersey, Mrs Hatton was director of enforcement with the Isle of Man Financial Supervision Commission from 1992-1999, introducing the first offshore “all crimes” money laundering regime in 1997 and, notably, achieving the world’s first “freestanding” offshore Mareva injunction without a local cause of action in the case SIB-v-Lloyd Wright. This milestone case brought an effective end to banking secrecy in the Crown Dependencies.

Chris Usher 400 X 400

Chris Usher

Chief Executive Officer of Jersey International Business School

Chris has over 20 years’ experience in international financial services, working both in the UK and offshore, for major financial institutions such as Barclays Wealth and Santander.

Formerly an International Investment Manager he advised both individuals and corporate entities on complex investment scenarios. He now specialises in delivering training in investment management, taxation and regulatory matters in international finance centres around the world.

Chris is a specialist chairman of a number of high-profile events, including conferences such as the Annual Compliance & Economic Crime Symposium and the International Taxation Conference. As an expert in the financial crime risks posed to international offshore financial centres, Chris was invited to speak at the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS) conference on the topic of ‘Understanding the Criminal Vulnerabilities of Offshore Products and Services’.

400 X 400 Barry Faudemer

Barry Faudemer

Director of Enforcement at Jersey Financial Services Commission

Barry Faudemer is a member of the Executive Board and has been the Director of Enforcement at the Jersey Financial Services Commission (JFSC) since 2007.

During that time Barry has participated in hundreds of complex regulatory investigations and given evidence in several significant financial crime-related criminal prosecutions. He has also been at the forefront of developing the JFSC’s approach to settlement agreements and the introduction in 2015 of legislation enabling the regulator to impose civil penalties.

Barry has 37 years of Law Enforcement/Regulatory experience. Prior to joining the JFSC, he was the Head of the Police and Customs Joint Financial Crime Unit and graduated from the FBI National Academy in 2006 having studied financial crime and the funding of terrorism.

Barry is the Chairman of the tripartite group consisting of representatives from the JFCU, Law Officers’ Department and the JFSC. The tripartite group meets whenever a case emerges that has both a regulatory and criminal nexus. Barry is also a founder member of the Jersey Fraud Prevention Forum and acts as the JFSC’s representative on the National Fraud Intelligence Network – FIN-NET.

2018-11-06 09:00:002018-11-06 17:00:00Europe/London14th Annual Compliance & Economic Crime SymposiumThe Royal Yacht Hotel & SpaJIBS Eventsbookings@jerseyibs.com

The Royal Yacht Hotel & Spa

Weighbridge, St Helier JE2 3NF

2018-11-06 09:00:00 2018-11-06 17:00:00 Europe/London 14th Annual Compliance & Economic Crime Symposium The Royal Yacht Hotel & Spa JIBS Events bookings@jerseyibs.com

If you require accommodation to attend this event, you will be entitled to the below preferential delegate rates:

  • Silver double room – £118.00
  • Gold double / twin room – £162.00
  • Gold deluxe double room – £178.00
  • Platinum double room – £202.00

Please contact the hotel reservations team direct at reception@theroyalyacht.com to obtain these discounted prices.

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