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Hong Kong | 08. 07. 2019

2019 Anti-money Laundering (half-day) Forum

As a major international financial centre Hong Kong is inherently susceptible to being abused by criminals looking to commit financial crime. Recent cases have clearly shown the importance of financial services businesses managing the risk of being involved in money laundering and other illicit financial flows. This half-day forum will explore the key risks facing financial services businesses in Hong Kong and propose risk management solutions to help those working for these businesses to manage the risks.

2019-07-08 13:00:00 2019-07-08 17:00:00 Europe/London 2019 Anti-money Laundering (half-day) Forum The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong JIBS Events bookings@jerseyibs.com
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Overview

As a major international financial centre Hong Kong is inherently susceptible to being abused by criminals looking to commit financial crime. Recent cases have clearly shown the importance of financial services businesses managing the risk of being involved in money laundering and other illicit financial flows. This half-day forum will explore the key risks facing financial services businesses in Hong Kong and propose risk management solutions to help those working for these businesses to manage the risks.

Pricing & Discounts

Price: USD 325
Discounts: 10% for ICA & STEP members

2019-07-08 13:00:00 2019-07-08 17:00:00 Europe/London 2019 Anti-money Laundering (half-day) Forum The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong JIBS Events bookings@jerseyibs.com
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Event Schedule

Opening address

Chris Usher, Chief Executive Officer of Jersey International Business School

13:00 - 13:15

What can we expect post-FATF?

Annie Chan, Managing Director, Forensics, Regulatory Compliance and Litigation Support at Mazars Hong Kong China

13:15 - 13:45

How the international financial services industry was complicit in facilitating the 1MDB scandal

Speaker to be confirmed

13:45 - 14:15

Panel Discussion: Emerging typologies in financial crime

Speakers to be confirmed

14:15 - 14:45

Break

14:45 - 15:15

Modern Slavery Typologies for Financial Services Providers

Matt Friedman, Chief Executive Officer of The Mekong Club

15:15 - 15:45

Identifying red-flags in money laundering

Jo French, Director of Education at BPP Professional Education

15:45 - 16:15

Panel Discussion

Speakers to be confirmed

16:15 - 16:45

Closing address & summary of key takeaways

Chris Usher, Chief Executive Officer of Jersey International Business School

16:45 - 17:00
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Event Speakers

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 Matt Friedman

​Matt Friedman

Chief Executive Officer of The Mekong Club

Matt Friedman is an international human trafficking expert.

From 2006 to 2012, Matt was the Regional Project Manager of the United Nations Inter-Agency Project on Human Trafficking (UNIAP) in Thailand, an inter-agency coordinating body that links the United Nations system with governments and civil society groups in China, Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam.

From 1991-2006, Matt worked for the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in Thailand, Bangladesh and Nepal. For over a decade, he worked passionately to design and manage both domestic and regional human trafficking programs. He also helped establish a counter-trafficking regional training centre, participated in resource mobilization, and produced two award-winning international films about sex trafficking.

Matt is a technical advisor to numerous governments. He is frequently cited in the news media, has been invited to speak at major conferences around the world, and is the author of nine books.

400 X 400 Annie Chan

Annie Chan

Managing Director, Forensics, Regulatory Compliance and Litigation Support at Mazars Hong Kong China

Annie Chan has specialized in corporate recovery and forensic accounting for over 19 years and is currently in charge of the Corporate Recovery & Forensic Division. Her specific focus and expertise are in the areas of insolvency, restructuring, corporate and fraud investigation, regulatory compliance consulting, anti-money laundering review, shareholder disputes and litigation support. Her experience includes acting as liquidator and receiver for a number of companies. She was previously Assistant Registrar at the Official Receiver’s Office and Senior Manager, Enforcement Division, at the Securities and Futures Commission.


Annie works closely with attorneys and has been engaged in many diversified assignments. She assisted the audit committee of a US company to perform a forensic investigation into alleged falsification of revenue and business misconduct violating the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act of USA; has conducted investigations for the Board of a multinational company into the local senior management for diversion of company businesses; and has led the investigation into a local London gold financial scam, thereby assisting in the criminal prosecution of the fraudster.

In another engagement, she led a major securities fraud investigation involving misappropriation of client funds exceeding USD2 million. She has also led various regulatory compliance projects involving the Securities and Futures Ordinance and other relevant regulations. In addition, Annie has prepared expert witness reports involving analysis of suspicious financial transactions and false accounting.

She is an experienced public speaker and has made numerous presentations on corporate recovery, fraud investigation and regulatory updates for clients, solicitors and bankers. Annie speaks fluent English, Cantonese and Mandarin.

Jo French 400 X 400

Jo French LLM

Financial Crime Prevention Education Training and Development Manager at BPP

Jo has worked in offshore financial services since 1988 and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators. Jo previously ran the ICSA programme at BPP Professional Education where her students won many of the international prizes. Jo has also taught on CMI and ACCA.

In addition she is a senior lecturer for the International Compliance Association delivering on their full range of AML and compliance qualifications. As well as exam training and involvement on JIBS’s extensive public programme, Jo specialises in developing bespoke, technical in-house CPD programmes covering a range of AML, compliance and governance issues. Clients include the British Bankers' Association, the Association of Corporate Service Providers in the Isle of Man and the Guernsey Training Agency.

A committed educationalist, Jo obtained a First Class Law Degree in 2005 (LLB), facilitated through the Open University. In 2015 she was awarded a Merit in a Masters in Law (LLM) from Queen Mary University of London specialising in financial services law. She is passionate about the delivery of accessible and innovative training courses.

2019-07-08 13:00:002019-07-08 17:00:00Europe/London2019 Anti-money Laundering (half-day) ForumThe Ritz-Carlton, Hong KongJIBS Eventsbookings@jerseyibs.com

The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong

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

2019-07-08 13:00:00 2019-07-08 17:00:00 Europe/London 2019 Anti-money Laundering (half-day) Forum The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong JIBS Events bookings@jerseyibs.com

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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