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Fintelekt-ABA Webinar on The Cost of Financial Crime Compliance in APAC

Course Duration: 63 minutes
Course Points: 60

This course allows Premium users to download a Participation Certificate.

Fintelekt Advisory Services and Asian Bankers Association hosted a webinar on The Cost of Financial Crime Compliance in APAC on July 20, 2022.

The webinar was moderated by Arpita Bedekar, Director – Strategy & Planning, Fintelekt Advisory Services. The speakers were Sharon Pamplona, Head of Financial Crime and MLRO, ANZ Hong Kong, David Haynes, Vice President, Asia Pacific, LexisNexis Risk Solutions, David Zhuo, Market Planner, LexisNexis Risk Solutions and Rika Astari, AML/CTF Compliance Expert / Consultant.

The webinar included a presentation on the key findings of the True Cost of Financial Crime Compliance Study 2022 that was published recently by LexisNexis Risk Solutions. 

The key issues that were discussed during the webinar:

  • Sourcing the right compliance talent to deal with ongoing compliance complexities
  • The volatile sanctions screening landscape due to the Russia-Ukraine war
  • The risks emanating from digital payments
  • The challenge of developing a single risk customer profile and maintaining an audit trail for transactions in a comprehensive manner
  • Mechanisms that should be put in place to ensure that DNFBPs cannot abuse the banking system
  • Areas in compliance screening operations facing the largest challenges and overcoming them
  • Alert volumes and clearance time – has the pandemic contributed to this adversely; and what has been the impact on analyst teams’ productivity and the ability to file suspicious transaction reports in a timely manner.

Fintelekt-ABA Webinar: AML Enforcement Challenges

Course Duration: 66 minutes
Course Points: 65

This course allows Premium users to download a Participation Certificate.

Fintelekt Advisory Services and Asian Bankers Association hosted a webinar on AML Enforcement Challenges on February 22, 2022.

The webinar was moderated by Shirish Pathak, Managing Director, Fintelekt Advisory Services. The speakers were Stephen Cutler, Chief Enterprise Risk and AML Officer, OmniPay, Inc., Nicholas Mctaggart, Founder, The Murinbin Group and Avaneesh Raman, Consultant – Fiji & Pacific, Fintelekt Academy.

The key issues that were discussed during the webinar:

  • How are AML and financial crime risks evolving due to the Covid-19 pandemic?
  • What are some of the new and evolving typologies and trends?
  • From an enforcement lens, how has the modus operandi evolved (pre/post pandemic)?
  • What are some of the AML prosecution challenges recently observed?
  • How does capacity/capability challenges impact enforcement measures?
  • From detection to analysis, investigation and successful prosecution, where are the biggest gaps in the AML/CFT framework?
  • The benefits of regional public private partnerships

Certificate Course: Ultimate Beneficial Ownership Module 3

The Module 3 of this certificate course covers international norms and approach to beneficial ownership. The trainer covers misuse of corporate entities, forms of direct and indirect ownership and control, international norms of UBO Identification, including FATF Recommendations and information mechanisms adopted by various countries, Beneficial Owner Gap Analysis Tool and two case studies.

Updated: March 2021
Level: Beginner-Intermediate
Inclusions: Assessment, Completion Certificate
Duration: 27 minutes
Course Points: 25

Trainer: Debmalya Maitra, Senior Director, BFSI at Chokshi Group
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Certificate Course: Ultimate Beneficial Ownership Module 2

The Module 2 of this certificate course covers methods of establishing beneficial ownership and source of funds. The trainer talks about the characteristics of a beneficial owner, global definitions of a beneficial owner, characteristics of an effective framework for identification of beneficial ownership, measures that must be taken to enhance transparency and ways to overcome obstacles to increase transparency and common red flag indicators.

Updated: March 2021
Level: Beginner-Intermediate
Inclusions: Assessment, Completion Certificate
Duration: 38 minutes
Points: 35

Trainer: Debmalya Maitra, Senior Director, BFSI at Chokshi Group
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Certificate Course: Ultimate Beneficial Ownership Module 1

The Module 1 of this certificate course covers risks associated with legal persons, Politically Exposed Persons, Corporate Vehicles and Arrangements. The trainer covers challenges faced by obliged entities, common methods of misuse of beneficial ownership, regulations and obligations relating to beneficial ownership, customer due diligence process, risk mitigation measures and a case study.

Updated: February 2021
Level: Beginner-Intermediate
Inclusions: Assessment, Completion Certificate
Duration: 38 minutes
Points: 35

Trainer: Debmalya Maitra, Senior Director, BFSI at Chokshi Group
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Insights: Trade-Based Money Laundering

International AML/CFT and Anti-Corruption expert Daniel Thelesklaf speaks about trade-based money laundering (TBML) – a subject that deserves global attention. Using a variety of cases and typologies, Daniel takes us through the challenges in detecting TBML cases and in bringing such cases to the judicial process and achieving convictions. He also summarizes the key findings of the recently published FATF report on Trade-Based Money Laundering Trends and Developments (December 2020).

Updated: February 2021
Level: Beginner-Intermediate
Duration: 27 minutes
Points: 25

Trainer: Daniel Thelesklaf, AML, CFT and Anti-Corruption Expert
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Fintelekt-ABA Webinar: Prioritizing AML Training

Course Duration: 1 hour 4 minutes
Course Points: 60

The first webinar of the 2021 series of Fintelekt-Asian Bankers Association joint webinars was held on February 3, 2021 on Prioritizing AML Training.

This course allows Premium users to attempt an assessment and download a Participation Certificate.

The speakers were:
Arpita Bedekar, Director – Strategy & Planning, Fintelekt Advisory Services (Moderator)
Shirish Pathak, Managing Director, Fintelekt Advisory Services
Chowdhury MAQ Sarwar, Independent Consultant, Bangladesh
Kevin Gomez, Head-AML/KYC and MLRO, IDFC First Bank

Key Issues:

  • Effective and relevant AML training across the organisation – how, what, when, where and why
  • Meeting regulatory expectations and demonstrating a compliance culture
  • Evolution of the AML compliance profession and future roadmap
  • Talent management and expanding the resource pool

Certificate Course: What is an Executive Order?

In this certificate course, the trainer Nicholas Turner, an acclaimed Sanctions lawyer, gives us an understanding of an ‘Executive Order’ in U.S. Sanctions – what is it, what it entails, how it is modified and what comes next.

Updated: January 2021
Level: Beginner
Inclusions: Assessment, Completion Certificate
Duration: 15 minutes
Points: 15

Trainer: Nicholas Turner, Of Counsel, Steptoe and Johnson
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Certificate Course: Secondary Sanctions

The trainer introduces the key concept of secondary sanctions and takes us through the background and overview, authority (bases), cases, examples and trends, and recommendations to financial institutions and non-US persons around secondary sanctions.

Updated: January 2021
Level: Beginner-Intermediate
Inclusions: Assessment, Completion Certificate
Duration: 40 minutes
Points: 40

Trainer: Surendra Thapa, President & Founder, Global Intelligence Analysis Corporation, New York
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Certificate Course: Countering the Financing of Terrorism Module 3

In Module 3 of this certificate course, the faculty member talks about the role of banks and other financial institutions in countering the financing of terrorism. In this module, he discusses about terrorist financing risk factors, the use of financing system for terrorist financing, what role banks and other Financial Institutions (FIs) play in it, monitoring measures that should be in place to prevent the misuse of banks and FIs and challenges faced and measures of overcome these challenges.

Updated: January 2021
Level: Intermediate
Inclusions: Assessment, Completion Certificate
Duration: 48 minutes
Points: 45

Trainer: Pramod Khandelwal, Faculty Member, Fintelekt Advisory Services
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