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Singapore | 14. 03. 2019

2019 Singapore Financial Crime Prevention Symposium

As a major international financial centre Singapore is inherently susceptible to being abused by criminals involved in financial crime. Following pressure by the international community 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 Singapore and will enable financial crime professionals to strengthen the fight against financial crime.

2019-03-14 09:00:00 2019-03-14 17:00:00 Europe/London 2019 Singapore Financial Crime Prevention Symposium Grand Copthorne Waterfront JIBS Events bookings@jerseyibs.com
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Overview

As a major international financial centre Singapore is inherently susceptible to being abused by criminals involved in financial crime. Following pressure by the international community 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 Singapore and will enable financial crime professionals to strengthen the fight against financial crime.

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

Pricing & discounts

Price: SGD 875

We offer the following discounts for this event:

  • 15% for members of ICAS
  • 10% for members of: ICA, IoD, STEP and The Singapore 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 Singapore
  • Be able to develop more robust risk management solutions
  • Feel at the forefront of the cultural fight against money laundering
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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

Trends and developments in Anti-Money Laundering

Jason Tan, Partner at KPMG

09:15 - 09:45

2019 AML landscape update

Tim Phillipps, Southeast Asia Leader, Forensic & Analytics at Deloitte

09:45 - 10:15

Panel discussion: Exploring international standards in financial crime prevention

Speakers to be confirmed

10:15 - 10:45

Refreshment break

10:45 - 11:15
Plus

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 - 11:45
  • Grand Corruption – Why don’t the bribe takers (“the kleptocrats”) get targeted?
  • FCPA Enforcement Trends
  • International Cooperation & Enforcement

Implementing an integrated risk-based approach in financial crime mitigation

Alban Salord, Head of Business Financial Crime Risk, RBWM ASP at HSBC

11:45 - 12:15

Panel discussion: Developing a robust risk management framework

Speakers to be confirmed

12:15 - 12:45

Lunch break

12:45 - 13:45

Cryptocurrencies: Trends in Criminal and Terrorist Typologies

David Carlisle, Head of Community at Elliptic

13:45 - 14:15

Navigating choppy waters - how Sanctions impact Singaporean financial services businesses

Johnny Lim, Partner at ShookLin & Bok

14:15 - 14:45

Panel discussion: From the shadows to the dark net, how financial crime is evolving

Speakers to be confirmed

14:45 - 15:15

Refreshment break

15:15 - 15:45

Review of mutual evaluations

Ravneet Kaur, Senior Legal Counsel at the Singapore Ministry of Defence

15:45 - 16:15

Anti-Money Laundering and the Legal Profession

Chia Boon Teck, Co-Managing Partner of Chia Wong LLP

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

Chris Usher 400 X 400

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’.

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.

Ravneet Kaur 400 X 400

Ravneet Kaur

Senior Legal Counsel at the Singapore Ministry of Defence

Ravneet Kaur is a Senior Legal Counsel with the Ministry of Defence of Singapore and was previously a Deputy Senior State Counsel with the Singapore Attorney-General’s Chambers. She specialises in international law, particularly relating to criminal justice and security matters. She has been intimately involved in the work of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) and the Asia Pacific Group on Money Laundering (APG). She was part of the Singapore delegation that prepared for Singapore’s FATF mutual evaluation as well as the legal assessor for Sri Lanka’s APG mutual evaluation. Her work at the Attorney-General’s Chambers also included extradition and assistance in criminal matters, particularly for money laundering, counter terrorist financing and other financial crimes.

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.

Tim Phillipps 400 X 400

Tim Phillipps

Southeast Asia Leader, Forensic & Analytics at Deloitte

Tim leads the Southeast Asia Forensic and Analytics practices and is also the APAC Leader for the Financial Crime Strategy and Response Center. Tim is regularly engaged by financial institutions and global corporations to advise on financial crime issues including money laundering, bribery, corruption, fraud and economic and trade sanctions. As the former leader of Deloitte’s Global Forensic and Analytics practices, Tim brings strategic insight to client conversations.

Alban Salord 400 X 400

Alban Salord

Head of Business Financial Crime Risk, RBWM ASP at HSBC Bank (Singapore)

Alban’s career spans more than 20 years during which he moved from academia (Ph.D law), to international contract negotiation (energy & defense), to risk management focusing on compliance and financial crime in the banking industry. He has extensive international exposure, having worked and lived in 5 countries across 3 continents, making Asia his permanent home in 2012 when he became a Singapore citizen.

He is a well-established compliance risk specialist with a particular focus on managing financial crime risk in the wealth and retail banking space. He was responsible for leading the development of compliance and governance frameworks for SCB and ANZ, driving the implementation of Financial Crime Compliance strategies for SCB and HSBC, and helping develop and manage change programmes globally with SCB Private Bank and regionally with HSBC RBWM to meet US Deferred Prosecution Agreements commitments.

He is passionate about building teams and people and dedicates a significant amount of his time mentoring and coaching both professionally and in his personal life (volunteering with children at risk in Singapore and mentoring students with Reading University Thrive programme). Currently he is responsible for embedding and running Financial Crime Risk controls in the Retail and Wealth business of HSBC in Asia Pacific.

Chia Boon Teck 400 X 400

Chia Boon Teck

Co-Managing Partner of Chia Wong LLP

Chia Boon Teck graduated with a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Sheffield, United Kingdom, in 1993 as its top foreign student and amongst the top 5% in the Faculty of Law, and awarded the Herbert Smith Prize in Commercial Law.

Mr Chia was called to the English Bar (Lincoln’s Inn, United Kingdom) as a Barrister-At-Law in 1994, and he was admitted to the Singapore Bar as an Advocate & Solicitor in 1995. Mr Chia is a Litigator and his areas of practice include administrative law, banking & finance matters, civil & commercial litigation, company law, construction litigation, corporate debt recovery, corporate litigation, criminal litigation, defamation, directors & shareholders’ disputes, employment law, immigration matters, insolvency, landlord & tenant disputes, matrimonial matters, medical negligence claims, military court martials, partnership disputes, property disputes, Strata Titles matters, and vehicle & industrial accident claims.

In practice for the past 24 years, Mr Chia has been involved in many high-profile cases.

Mr Chia co-chaired a Law Society committee in 2005 that liaised with the Ministry of Law and Ministry of Home Affairs to improve the criminal justice system, particularly, in respect of accused persons’ treatment and access to defense counsel whilst in police custody as well as the prosecution’s disclosure of documents in criminal trials which culminated in amendments to the Criminal Procedure Code in 2010. In 2006, Mr Chia again co-chaired another Law Society committee to liaise with the Ministry of Law and the Attorney-General’s Chambers to address the relevance and scope of capital punishment in contemporary Singapore which led to landmark changes in the law in 2012. In 2007, Mr Chia was also a member of a Law Society ad hoc committee that presented a submission to the Ministry of Law and Ministry of Home Affairs in response to the Government’s proposed changes to the Penal Code which resulted in the passing of the new Penal Code in 2011.

Mr Chia’s publications include the Singapore Chapter for Global Legal Insights: Litigation & Dispute Resolution 2018 and the Singapore Chapter for Global Legal Insights: Bribery & Corruption 2019.

Jason Tan 400 X 400

Jason Tan

Partner at KPMG

Jason is a Partner leading the Financial Crime segment within KPMG’s Forensic Practice. He has extensive experience leading anti-money laundering reviews, fraud and corruption investigations and dispute advisory engagements across several industries with a focus on the financial institutions, insurance, chemicals and manufacturing sectors.

His countries of experience include China, Indonesia, Taiwan, India, Vietnam and Malaysia. Prior to joining KPMG Forensic in 2007, Jason was with the KPMG Audit practice for three years.

Jason was involved in both working groups of the Anti-Money Laundering and Countering the Financing of Terrorism Industry Partnership (ACIP) and has assisted numerous banks and other financial institutions with the remediation of AML/CFT issues since 2010.

Johnny Lim 400 X 400

Johnny Lim

Partner at Shook Lin & Bok

Johnny is part of the Financial Services Regulatory team and regularly works with banks, brokerages, fund managers and other capital markets intermediaries on licensing, compliance and the conduct of regulated financial services. The Financial Services Regulatory team speaks regularly on a range of topics, including as to anti-money laundering and countering financing of terrorism.

Johnny’s areas of practice also encompass mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance and a broad range of corporate matters, ranging from initial public offerings, secondary fundraising, joint ventures, restructuring and privatisations. He regularly advises listed companies on corporate governance, compliance with listing rules, as well as restructuring involving private debt workouts, schemes of arrangement and judicial management.

2019-03-14 09:00:002019-03-14 17:00:00Europe/London2019 Singapore Financial Crime Prevention SymposiumGrand Copthorne WaterfrontJIBS Eventsbookings@jerseyibs.com

Grand Copthorne Waterfront

392 Havelock Rd, Singapore 169663

2019-03-14 09:00:00 2019-03-14 17:00:00 Europe/London 2019 Singapore Financial Crime Prevention Symposium Grand Copthorne Waterfront JIBS Events bookings@jerseyibs.com