Webinars

Webinar: AML/CFT Compliance Priorities in the Pacific

Course Duration: 75 minutes
Course Points: 75

Fintelekt Advisory Services hosted a webinar on AML/CFT Compliance Priorities in the Pacific on September 14, 2021.

Arpita Bedekar, Director – Strategy & Planning, Fintelekt opened this webinar with a presentation on “Overview of Global Regulatory Trends”.

This presentation was followed by a panel discussion moderated by Shirish Pathak, Managing Director, Fintelekt. The speakers for this session were Avaneesh Raman, Consultant – Fiji & Pacific, Fintelekt Academy, Fintelekt, Russell Wilson, Special Counsel at Maddocks and former General Counsel, AUSTRAC and Tevita Tupou, Program Management officer, UNCTAD and Consultant, International Organisation for Migration.

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 Tuesday, September 21, 2021.

Webinar: A Comprehensive Approach to Financial Crime Compliance Surveillance (with assessment and certificate)

Course Duration: 72 minutes
Course Points: 70

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 A Comprehensive Approach to Financial Crime Compliance Surveillance on September 1, 2021.

This webinar was moderated by Shirish Pathak, Managing Director, Fintelekt and the speakers were Zubin Chichgar, Head – Monitoring and Analytics, Standard Chartered Bank, John Dalton, Vice President & Global Head of Financial Services Product and Solutions Strategy, KX, Madhu Sinha, Independent AML Compliance Professional, Former Head of AML, Citibank India and CJ Mhatre, Business Head – South Asia & Asean, KX.

Webinar: A Comprehensive Approach to Financial Crime Compliance Surveillance

Course Duration: 62 minutes
Course Points: 60

Fintelekt Advisory Services and the Asian Bankers Association hosted a webinar on A Comprehensive Approach to Financial Crime Compliance Surveillance on September 1, 2021.

This webinar was moderated by Shirish Pathak, Managing Director, Fintelekt and the speakers were Zubin Chichgar, Head – Monitoring and Analytics, Standard Chartered Bank, John Dalton, Vice President & Global Head of Financial Services Product and Solutions Strategy, KX, Madhu Sinha, Independent AML Compliance Professional, Former Head of AML, Citibank India and CJ Mhatre, Business Head – South Asia & Asean, KX.

Fintelekt ABA Webinar: Assessing the Impact of the FATF on Financial Inclusion

Course Duration: 59 minutes
Course Points: 55

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 Assessing the Impact of the FATF on Financial Inclusion on June 22, 2021.

The webinar was moderated by Shirish Pathak, Managing Director, Fintelekt Advisory Services and he was joined by esteemed speakers F. Christopher Calabia, Senior Advisor, Supervisory & Regulatory Policy, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Isabella Chase, Research Fellow, Centre for Financial Crime & Security Studies, Royal United Services Institute.

Around the world there are roughly 1.7 billion people without access to a financial account either at a bank or with a mobile money provider. For those 1.7 billion, access to financial services is constrained by several factors, including the controls in place at financial institutions to try and curtail financial crime risk. The standards for these controls are set by the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) who, since 2019, have committed to promoting financial inclusion. The FATF recently launched a project to examine the unintended consequences of its framework, one aspect of which, focuses on financial exclusion. 

The Centre for Financial Crime & Security Studies(CFCS) at The Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies (RUSI), over the past 18 months, has researched the impacts of the FATF standards on financial inclusion. This effort, funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, has resulted in the production of two papers released in June 2021. 

The webinar includes the findings of these two papers and highlights:
(a) the impacts of the FATF framework on financial inclusion and
(b) five recommendations for how FATF could better promote and protect financial inclusion in the future.

Webinar: Assessing the Impact of the FATF on Financial Inclusion

Course Duration: 41 minutes
Course Points: 35

Fintelekt Advisory Services and the Asian Bankers Association hosted a webinar on Assessing the Impact of the FATF on Financial Inclusion on June 22, 2021.

The webinar was moderated by Shirish Pathak, Managing Director, Fintelekt Advisory Services and he was joined by esteemed speakers F. Christopher Calabia, Senior Advisor, Supervisory & Regulatory Policy, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Isabella Chase, Research Fellow, Centre for Financial Crime & Security Studies, Royal United Services Institute.

Around the world there are roughly 1.7 billion people without access to a financial account either at a bank or with a mobile money provider. For those 1.7 billion, access to financial services is constrained by several factors, including the controls in place at financial institutions to try and curtail financial crime risk. The standards for these controls are set by the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) who, since 2019, have committed to promoting financial inclusion. The FATF recently launched a project to examine the unintended consequences of its framework, one aspect of which, focuses on financial exclusion. 

The Centre for Financial Crime & Security Studies(CFCS) at The Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies (RUSI), over the past 18 months, has researched the impacts of the FATF standards on financial inclusion. This effort, funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, has resulted in the production of two papers released in June 2021. 

The webinar includes the findings of these two papers and highlights:
(a) the impacts of the FATF framework on financial inclusion and
(b) five recommendations for how FATF could better promote and protect financial inclusion in the future.

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.

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.

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

Course Duration: 1 hour 11 minutes
Course Points: 70

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

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