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Hong Kong | 12. 03. 2019

2019 Hong Kong Financial Crime Prevention Symposium

The financial services industry in Hong Kong is inherently susceptible to being abused by criminals involved in financial crime. Following the recent visit by the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) it is more critical than ever that financial services businesses take steps to manage the risk of being involved in money laundering and other illicit financial flows. This one-day symposium will examine the key risks facing financial services businesses in Hong Kong and will enable financial crime professionals to strengthen the fight against financial crime.

2019-03-12 09:00:00 2019-03-12 17:00:00 Europe/London 2019 Hong Kong Financial Crime Prevention Symposium The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong JIBS Events bookings@jerseyibs.com
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Overview

The financial services industry in Hong Kong is inherently susceptible to being abused by criminals involved in financial crime. Following the recent visit by the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) it is more critical than ever that financial services businesses take steps to manage the risk of being involved in money laundering and other illicit financial flows. This one-day symposium will examine the key risks facing financial services businesses in Hong Kong and will enable financial crime professionals to strengthen the fight against financial crime.

The symposium will attract financial services professionals from around Southeast Asia and aims to host over 200 delegates.

Pricing & discounts

Price: HKD 5,000

We offer the following discounts for this event:

  • 15% for members of ICAS
  • 10% for members of: ICA, IoD, STEP and The Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce (Discounts cannot be used in combination)

Who will attend?

  • Compliance professionals
  • Consultants
  • Corporate executives (including CEOs and CFOs)
  • Senior managers
  • Risk executives
  • Directors
  • MLROs

Learning outcomes

Having attending this event, delegates will:

  • Better appreciate the breadth of financial crime risk
  • Understand how financial crime can impact their business and their clients
  • Develop contextualised knowledge of the threat that financial crime poses to Hong Kong
  • Be able to develop more robust risk management solutions
  • Feel at the forefront of the cultural fight against money laundering
2019-03-12 09:00:00 2019-03-12 17:00:00 Europe/London 2019 Hong Kong Financial Crime Prevention Symposium The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong JIBS Events bookings@jerseyibs.com
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Event Schedule

Registration & Refreshments

08:30 - 09:00

Chairman's opening address

Chris Usher, Global Head of AML and Financial Crime Risk Education at BPP Professional Education

09:00 - 09:15

2019 regulatory update

Mr Thomas Atkinson, Executive Director - Enforcement at the Securities and Futures Commission

09:15 - 09:45

Key considerations when preparing for a regulatory visit

Kyle Wombolt, Head of the Global Corporate Crime & Investigations Practice at Herbert Smith Freehills

09:45 - 10:15

Panel discussion: Exploring international standards in financial crime prevention

Chris Usher (Chairman), Kyle Wombolt (Herbert Smith Freehills) & more speakers to be confirmed

10:15 - 10:45

Refreshment break

10:45 - 11:15
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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)

11:15 - 12:00
  • Grand Corruption – Why don’t the bribe takers (“the kleptocrats”) get targeted?
  • FCPA Enforcement Trends
  • International Cooperation & Enforcement

Panel discussion: Why it is essential to win in the fight against corruption

Chris Usher (Chairman), George “Ren” McEachern (Exiger) & more speakers to be confirmed

12:00 - 12:45

Lunch break

12:45 - 13:45

Combating the Financing of Terrorism

Michael Hertzberg, Assistant Director at the U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of Terrorist Financing and Financial Crimes

13:45 - 14:15​

Cryptocurrencies: Trends in Criminal and Terrorist Typologies

David Carlisle, Head of Community at Elliptic

14:15 - 14:45

Panel discussion: From the shadows to the dark net, how cryptocurrencies are used to evade sanctions and facilitate financial crime

Chris Usher (Chairman), Leonhard Weese (The Bitcoin Association of Hong Kong) & more speakers to be confirmed

14:45 - 15:15

Refreshment break

15:15 - 15:45

A review of modern AML typologies

Chad Olsen, Partner at Deloitte China

15:45 - 16:15

Why good Corporate Governance is essential for Financial Crime Compliance

Dr Angus Young, Senior Lecturer at the Hong Kong Baptist University & Author of 'A Concise Guide to Corporate Compliance Management'

16:15 - 16:45

Chairman's closing remarks

Chris Usher, Global Head of AML and Financial Crime Risk Education at BPP Professional Education

16:45 - 17:00
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Event Speakers

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Chris Usher

Global Head of Financial Crime Risk Education and AML at BPP Professional Education

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’.

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Thomas Atkinson

Executive Director, Enforcement at the Securities and Futures Commission

Mr Thomas Atkinson is an Executive Director with responsibility for the Enforcement Division. The Enforcement Division is responsible for the surveillance of the securities and futures markets to identify unacceptable conduct as well as for investigating statutory offences and breaches of the legislation enforced by the SFC, and disciplining licensed persons and initiating prosecutions where appropriate.

Mr Atkinson also sits on the Securities Compensation Fund Committee, the Investor Compensation Fund Committee and the Executive Committee of the SFC.

Prior to joining the SFC, Mr Atkinson was Director of Enforcement at the Ontario Securities Commission, Canada. Before that he was President and CEO of Market Regulation Services Inc., previously a national regulator of equity trading in Canada, and from 1996 to 2001 he held progressively senior positions with the Toronto Stock Exchange, including Vice President of Regulation Services. He began his career as an Assistant Crown Attorney at the Ontario Court of Justice.

Mr Atkinson holds a Law Degree from the University of Windsor and a Masters Degree in Public Policy and Public Administration from McMaster University.

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)

Mr. McEachern joined Exiger from the Federal Bureau of Investigation in Washington, DC, where he was the Supervisory Special Agent of the FBI’s Washington Field Office, International Corruption Squad. In this role, Mr. McEachern led a team of Special Agents, Forensic Accountants, and Intelligence Analysts with a focus on investigations related to the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), International Money Laundering, Kleptocracy and Antitrust. Mr. McEachern worked closely with DOJ and the SEC on global investigations and resolutions, to include deferred prosecution agreements, non-prosecution agreements, declinations, compliance reviews and mediation, “Filip Factors” presentations, penalties, fines and disgorgement, individual prosecutions, forfeiture and seizure, and violations of prosecution agreements.

Mr. McEachern routinely coordinated with foreign counterparts on global parallel investigations to improve the collection of certified evidence, while advocating the importance of intelligence sharing for proactive case initiation and support. Mr. McEachern has managed international corruption investigations in the Americas, Asia, Europe, Africa and the Middle East. These investigations have involved multiple industries, to include pharmaceuticals, aerospace & defense, energy, retail, hospitality, financial, banking, technology, extractives, education and others.

Currently, Mr. McEachern is a Managing Director at Exiger in Washington, DC. Mr. McEachern leads complex technology-enabled investigations to ensure multinational companies and financial institutions fully understand their regulatory risks in an ever-changing global environment. This focus and technology allows for a more efficient and effective approach to various liabilities to include anti-bribery, corruption, sanctions, AML and compliance matters.

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Michael Hertzberg

Assistant Director at the U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of Terrorist Financing and Financial Crimes

Mr. Michael Hertzberg is an assistant director with the U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of Terrorist Financing and Financial Crimes, where he works on systemic initiatives to combat terrorist financing and other illicit finance activity. He is the primary drafter of the U.S. National Terrorist Financing Risk Assessment, and supports other efforts to identify and assess illicit finance trends and threats. He also assists the U.S. delegation to the Financial Action Task Force, as well as the FATF-Style Regional Bodies, including the Asia-Pacific Group on Money Laundering (APG), and served as a member of the APG assessment team for Indonesia. He previously worked as an associate at Paul Hastings LLP, where he advised U.S. and foreign financial services companies on banking and payments regulatory issues. He received a B.A. and J.D. from the University of Chicago.

400 X 400 Kyle Wombolt

Kyle Wombolt

Head of Global Corporate Crime and Investigations Practice at Herbert Smith Freehills (Hong Kong)

Kyle is regarded as one of the Asian market's leading white collar and regulatory lawyers. He has been described as "one of the cornerstones of investigations work in Asia" and "an exceptional lawyer". Kyle has led investigations and compliance projects in more than 40 countries worldwide. He focuses on multi-jurisdictional corruption, money laundering, regulatory, fraud and accounting investigations, as well as trade and sanctions issues involving multinational and major regional corporates. Long ranked as a leading individual by Chambers, The Legal 500 and IFLR, Kyle is a frequent speaker on criminal and regulatory enforcement issues arising in Asian markets. Kyle is admitted to practise in Hong Kong, California and New York and is a registered foreign lawyer in England and Wales. Kyle speaks English and Mandarin.

400 X 400 David Carlisle

David Carlisle

Head of Community at Elliptic

David Carlisle is the Head of Community at Elliptic, a provider of cryptocurrency forensics and compliance solutions, where he leads engagement with regulators and other external stakeholders. David has over a decade of experience in AML/CTF compliance and regulatory matters, and previously worked at the US Department of the Treasury’s Office of Terrorism and Financial Intelligence. He is an associate fellow at the Royal United Services Institute, a UK think tank, where he has authored reports on terrorist and criminal use of cryptocurrencies, and appropriate policy responses.

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Chad Olsen

Deloitte China – Financial Advisory

Chad is part of the leadership team at Deloitte's Financial Crime practice. His dedication to the subject matter spans more than 20 years, having worked both in professional services as well as in the banking sector, where he covered Private Banking, Global Markets, Corporate Banking and Retail.

During this period, he worked for several Banks, under regulatory work orders, in financial crime leadership roles ranging from Investigations and Financial Crime Intelligence, Transaction Monitoring & Sanctions Screening to KYC remediation programs. He also held regional leadership roles in Trade Surveillance as well as Fraud Risk Management.

Due to the nature of this work, he has had to build strong relationships and trust with board members, global heads of compliance as well as business line leaders. This also included managing local and home regulators as well as internal audit inspections.

Chad is an Australian Chartered Accountant as well as a Certified Fraud Examiner. He has worked and lived in Singapore, Australia, Beijing and Hong Kong.

Leonhard Weese 400 X 400

Leonhard Weese

President at the Bitcoin Association of Hong Kong

Leonhard specialises in Bitcoin, Information Security and Online Privacy. He currently serves as President of the Bitcoin Association in Hong Kong and as a contributor to Forbes. He holds a degree in Statistics from the University of Hong Kong and a degree in Economics from the Vienna University of Economics and Business.

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Dr. Angus Young

Senior Lecturer at the Hong Kong Baptist University & Author of 'A Concise Guide to Corporate Compliance Management'

Dr. Angus Young is Senior Lecturer at the Department of Accountancy and Law, Research Fellow at the Centre for Corporate Governance and Financial Policy, and Associate Programme Director (formerly Director) of MSc in Applied Accounting & Finance, Hong Kong Baptist University. Concurrently, he is a Distinguished Research Fellow at the German-Sino Institute of Legal Studies, Nanjing University, Adjunct Fellow at the School of Law, Western Sydney University, Hong Kong Representative for the GRC Institute, and Publishing & Product Development Advisor, Wolters Kluwer Hong Kong Ltd.

His contributions to the field of compliance and the profession have been recognized with three awards by the GRC Institute including the Honorary Fellow Award, as a joint recipient for the Brian Sharpe Memorial Essay Award in 2014, and an Honorary Mention for Honorary Fellow Award in 2009. He has been interviewed by CNBC, GRC Professional Magazine and Risk Management Magazine about compliance and financial crimes.

Dr Young’s core research interests and targeted impact are in regulations, governance and compliance. He holds 6 degrees in law, economics and political science from universities in the UK, Australia and New Zealand. Angus is also Fellow of Higher Education Academy, Fellow of Chartered Management Institute, Fellow of CPA Australia, Fellow of FINSIA, Member of the Hong Kong Securities and Investment Institute, and Member of the GRC Institute with accreditations as a Certified Compliance Professional as well as a Certified Risk Professional. In addition, has completed a Certificate in Governance Practice with the Governance Institute of Australia.

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The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong

International Commerce Centre, 1 Austin Road West, Hong Kong, China

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At The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong, 80 seconds is enough to journey to a different world. The elevator ride to the 102nd floor of Kowloon’s International Commerce Centre brings guests to the hotel lobby, where a ceiling mural and panoramic city view are among the first things to capture their attention. This inclination to look outward pulls at guests throughout their stay, as nearly every area of the hotel embraces its location among the clouds.

  • Dining including the two Michelin-starred Tin Lung Heen, featuring Cantonese cuisine, and the Michelin-starred Tosca Italian restaurant
  • OZONE rooftop lounge with sweeping views over the city, Asian tapas, creative cocktails, Sunday brunch and dance parties featuring popular DJs
  • 116th-floor spa with water and skyline views and treatments employing advanced skincare technology alongside traditional massage techniques
  • Indoor infinity pool with a mirrored ceiling and LED wall display
  • 17,000 square feet of meeting and event space including a large ballroom and foyer, a rooftop lounge and Sky100, located three levels down in the ICC
  • Spacious guest rooms, one- and two-bedrooms suites and Club Level accommodations, all with different views of the city or water
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