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Webinar: AML Challenges in Correspondent Banking

Course Duration: 54 minutes
Course Points: 50

Fintelekt Advisory Services and the Banking Association for Central and Eastern Europe (BACEE) jointly organized a webinar on AML Challenges in Correspondent Banking on May 27, 2021.

The webinar was moderated by Shirish Pathak, Managing Director, Fintelekt Advisory Services who welcomed the participants. Istvan Dengyel, Secretary General of the Banking Association for Central and Eastern Europe (BACEE) set the context for the discussion. He highlighted serious problems like de-risking, difficulty in opening new accounts and the high cost of maintaining correspondent accounts and pointed to an urgent need for solutions in order for banks to stay competitive in this business.

The first resource person, Dr. Elena Scherschneva, Independent Trainer/Consultant & Former Head of Austria FIU, provided an overview of the correspondent banking business, its practical challenges and ideas on how to address them.

The next presentation by Charan Rawat, Head of Compliance, Rabobank was focused on the relevant FATF recommendations, risks associated with correspondent banking, and the emerging role of financial technology providers (fintechs) in this space. 

Participants who attended this webinar live are entitled to receive a participation certificate. If you have already registered on Fintelekt Academy, the certificate will be sent to your registered email id on or before Thursday, June 3, 2021.

Webinar: Effective Implementation of Targeted Financial Sanctions in Zambia

Course Duration: 72 minutes
Course Points: 70

Fintelekt Advisory Services and the Financial Intelligence Centre, Zambia hosted a webinar on Effective Implementation of Targeted Financial Sanctions on May 20, 2021.

The webinar was moderated by Shirish Pathak, Managing Director, Fintelekt Advisory Services and the speakers were Diphat Tembo, Director – Compliance and Prevention Department, Financial Intelligence Centre, Zambia, Nicholas W. Turner, Of Counsel, Steptoe & Johnson and Brent Estrella, Group Head & Chief Compliance Officer, Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation.

The webinar was designed as an educational and awareness generation initiative for reporting entities in Zambia. In order to comply with, and effectively implement the domestic regulations around targeted financial sanctions, as well as help the country to stay compliant with international standards, reporting entities in Zambia must stay current on financial sanctions and be able to understand the impact of these sanctions to their present compliance program.

The webinar speakers brought the following issues to the fore:

– Improving awareness on the obligations around targeted financial sanctions in Zambia
– Understanding the challenges faced by reporting entities in implementing the requirements on targeted financial sanctions
– Best practices around screening
– The importance of employee training to detect potential offences
– How reporting entities are misused and what type of services or products are most vulnerable for the purpose of the potential breach, non-implementation or evasion of targeted financial sanctions
– Examples of indicators to identify risks linked to terrorism and proliferation financing

Participants from Zambia who attended this webinar live are entitled to receive a participation certificate. If you have already registered on Fintelekt Academy, the certificate will be sent to your registered email id on or before Friday, May 28, 2021.

Conversations: Claire Wilson, Consultant and Chairperson, HKICPA Disciplinary Panel

Course Duration: 19 minutes
Course Points: 15

In this video from the Fridays with Fintelekt series, Shirish Pathak, Managing Director, Fintelekt Advisory Services is in conversation with Claire Wilson, Independent Consultant and Chairperson, HKICPA Disciplinary Panel. The focus of the discussion is cryptocurrencies and virtual assets. Claire speaks about her extensive research on cryptocurrencies from an economic, technology and legal perspective, the impact of large companies investing in Bitcoin on the cryptocurrency ecosystem, banning cryptocurrencies and its impact, advice to governments on the fence that are neither banning nor allowing crypto trading and advice to compliance professionals on how to protect their financial institutions from risks associated with cryptocurrencies.


Conversations: Jackie Shinfield, Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP

Course Duration: 21 minutes
Course Points: 20

In this video from the Fridays with Fintelekt series, Shirish Pathak, Managing Director, Fintelekt Advisory Services is in conversation with Jackie Shinfield, Partner & Co-Lead – Financial Services Regulatory Group, Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP. The conversation covers changes in the regulatory compliance over the years, recent investigations in Canada and their impact, need for regulators to keep up with the private sector, regulations in payments industry and advice to compliance professionals.

Fintelekt-ABA Webinar: Future-proofing your Financial Crime Compliance Screening

Course Duration: 1 hour 11 minutes
Course Points: 140

Fintelekt Advisory Services and the Asian Bankers Association hosted a webinar on Future-proofing your Financial Crime Compliance Screening on April 7, 2021.

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

The speakers were:

  • Shirish Pathak, Managing Director, Fintelekt Advisory Services (Moderator)
  • Srinivas Vaman Gollapudi, Joint President and Business Head – Trade Finance and Commercial Operations, Kotak Mahindra Bank
  • Brent Estrella, Group CCO, Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation
  • Douglas Wolfson, Director – Market Planning, FCC & Payments, LexisNexis Risk Solutions

Key Issues:

  • The challenges around the current regulation and compliance frameworks designed to combat crime
  • Their impact on customer onboarding while increasing false alerts and operational costs
  • Negative impact on the customer experience as a result

Webinar: Future-proofing your Financial Crime Compliance Screening

Course Duration: 58 minutes
Course Points: 55

Fintelekt Advisory Services and the Asian Bankers Association hosted a webinar on Future-proofing your Financial Crime Compliance Screening on April 7, 2021.

The speakers were:

  • Shirish Pathak, Managing Director, Fintelekt Advisory Services (Moderator)
  • Srinivas Vaman Gollapudi, Joint President and Business Head – Trade Finance and Commercial Operations, Kotak Mahindra Bank
  • Brent Estrella, Group CCO, Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation
  • Douglas Wolfson, Director – Market Planning, FCC & Payments, LexisNexis Risk Solutions

Key Issues:

  • The challenges around the current regulation and compliance frameworks designed to combat crime
  • Their impact on customer onboarding while increasing false alerts and operational costs
  • Negative impact on the customer experience as a result

Conversations: Sujata Dasgupta, Tata Consultancy Services

Course Duration: 21 minutes
Course Points: 20

In this video from the Fridays with Fintelekt series, Shirish Pathak, Managing Director, Fintelekt Advisory Services is in conversation with Sujata Dasgupta, Global Head – Financial Crimes Compliance Advisor, Tata Consultancy Services. This conversation talks about technology trends in AML/CFT Compliance and the role of employees of reporting entities evolving as a result, impact of emergence of FinTech and RegTech on large IT services or product technology companies in the AML/CFT ecosystem, effectiveness of penalties issued by regulators, awareness of AML Compliance in the smaller/regional financial institutions and lacunae in the banking/financial system to detect and report transactions.

Conversations: Dawne Spicer, Caribbean Financial Action Task Force

Course Duration: 27 minutes
Course Points: 25

In this video from the Fridays with Fintelekt series, Shirish Pathak, Managing Director, Fintelekt Advisory Services is in conversation with Dawne Spicer, Executive Director, Caribbean Financial Action Task Force. Dawne talks about AML/CFT compliance challenges faced by CFATF members and advantages of being part of smaller jurisdictions, measures taken by Caribbean countries to improve their AML/CFT regulation and supervision, cryptocurrency regulations and evolving ecosystem, risks emerging as a result of Covid-19 pandemic in the Caribbean region, the Liechtenstein Initiative and banking perception of human trafficking and modern slavery as an AML/CFT risk and areas of co-operation that might result in consistency in AML framework across the globe.

Conversations: Mark Nuttall, Hill & Associates Limited

Course Duration: 34 minutes
Course Points: 30

In this video from the Fridays with Fintelekt series, Shirish Pathak, Managing Director, Fintelekt Advisory Services is in conversation with Mark Nuttall, Country Manager at Hill & Associates Limited. The conversation covers reasons for low rate of conviction or asset confiscation related to money laundering and terrorist financing crime, challenges faced by AML/CFT ecosystem because of crime becoming increasingly multinational, ways in which AML/CFT stakeholders can become better engaged with combating crimes like human trafficking, wildlife trafficking and other environmental crimes, increasing efficiency in international cooperation and need for rationalization in the existing cooperation mechanisms, information sharing with the Law Enforcement Agencies (LEAs) and impact of Covid-19 on the money laundering and terrorist financing landscape and cyber crime.

Julia Yansura, Global Financial Integrity on The Gold Standard: Addressing Illicit Financial Flows in the Colombian Gold Sector through Greater Transparency

Course Duration: 25 minutes
Course Points: 25

This conversation between Shirish Pathak, Managing Director, Fintelekt Advisory Services and Julia Yansura, Program Manager, Latin America and the Caribbean, Global Financial Integrity (GFI) summarizes the recently launched report by GFI called The Gold Standard: Addressing Illicit Financial Flows in the Colombian Gold Sector through Greater Transparency. The report was launched in collaboration with Cedetrabajo and the Alliance for Responsible Mining.

This report examines illicit gold mining practices in Colombia and its effects on local mining communities, the environment, and trade.

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