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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.

Fintelekt-ABA Webinar: Cultural Landscape of AML Compliance (with assessment and certificate)

Course Duration: 1 hour 18 minutes
Course Points: 75

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

Fintelekt Advisory Services and the Asian Bankers Association hosted a webinar on Cultural Landscape of AML Compliance on May 5, 2021.

The webinar was moderated by Shirish Pathak, Managing Director, Fintelekt Advisory Services and the speakers were Patrick Kelly, CEO, Paul McCarthy, CTO and Dr. Katy Dineen, Senior Associate from The Mizen Group.

The speakers addressed the cultural landscape of compliance and how cultivating that culture can serve to improve a team’s mindset, skills, and appropriately manage risk while increasing business opportunity.

More specifically, they discussed what is a culture of compliance and why it is so important; recognizing different cultural environments: financial sector vs. corporates; the characteristics of a healthy compliance culture; how innovation and technology can be encouraged to serve compliance needs; and how to bring about cultural change whereby innovative thinking becomes the norm.

Fintelekt-ABA Webinar: Cultural Landscape of AML Compliance

Course Duration: 37 minutes
Course Points: 35

Fintelekt Advisory Services and the Asian Bankers Association hosted a webinar on Cultural Landscape of AML Compliance on May 5, 2021.

The webinar was moderated by Shirish Pathak, Managing Director, Fintelekt Advisory Services and the speakers were Patrick Kelly, CEO, Paul McCarthy, CTO and Dr. Katy Dineen, Senior Associate from The Mizen Group.

The speakers addressed the cultural landscape of compliance and how cultivating that culture can serve to improve a team’s mindset, skills, and appropriately manage risk while increasing business opportunity.

More specifically, they discussed what is a culture of compliance and why it is so important; recognizing different cultural environments: financial sector vs. corporates; the characteristics of a healthy compliance culture; how innovation and technology can be encouraged to serve compliance needs; and how to bring about cultural change whereby innovative thinking becomes the norm.

Webinar: Modern Slavery – Is Your Bank Protected?

Course Duration: 38 minutes
Course Points: 35

This webinar was presented by Fintelekt Advisory Services in partnership with The Mekong Club.

Modern Slavery is an umbrella term encompassing a range of human rights violations, from human trafficking and forced prostitution, to forced labour in supply chains. It impacts virtually every industry in every country in the world, with over 40 million victims across the globe. Increasing legislation holds the private sector responsible for combatting this crime, including financial penalties for non- compliance and confiscation of goods suspected to be tainted by modern slavery within supply chains.

The Mekong Club is an anti-slavery NGO that works positively and collaboratively with the private sector to combat modern slavery across industries. The Mekong Club has long-established working groups spanning the finance, hospitality, retail, and manufacturing sectors which meet on a regular basis. These working groups have highlighted the need for a comprehensive standard to which companies should aspire, to effectively identify and mitigate modern slavery risk in their operations and ultimately eradicate this crime by making it unprofitable for the perpetrators involved.

The Mekong Club has developed the modern slavery baseline assessment process to help companies understand the steps that they should be taking to comply with legislation and demonstrate industry leadership in anti-slavery strategy. It consists of a questionnaire process that is completed confidentially as an internal self-assessment, with guidance and input from Mekong Club. This is aligned with the work of the Asia Pacific Banks Alliance, which seeks to standardise the approach of financial institutions with regards to modern slavery risk across operations. Once completed, the Mekong Club team provides feedback and suggestions for how to improve your anti-slavery strategy over time. During this webinar, the Mekong Club team explains the process and how you can get involved.

The speakers in this webinar were Shirish Pathak, Managing Director, Fintelekt Advisory Services, Matt Friedman, CEO, The Mekong Club and Phoebe Ewen, Programme Director, The Mekong Club.

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

Webinar: Prioritizing AML Training

Course Duration: 56 minutes
Course Points: 50

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

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
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