17th Annual

UK AML & Financial Crime



17/18 MAY 2021

Held virtually over two afternoons


Main Seminar                                        Masterclass

Day One

Monday, 17 May 2021

1:00 PM Registration
1:20 PM Chair’s Welcome Address
1:30 PM UK’s Economic Crime Plan & Brexit – the strategic priorities 2021
  Owen Rowland, Deputy Director & Head of the Economic Crime Unit, Home Office
2:00 PM NCA on the new threats, SARs reform programme & tech advances
  Vince O’Brien, Head of Strategy & Change UK FIU & Head of Proceeds of Crime Centre, NCA
2:30 PM HMT AML/CTF update – direction of travel for UK’s legislative development
  Emily Bayley, Deputy Director, Sanctions and Illicit Finance, HM Treasury
3:00 PM Tea/Coffee
3:15 PM Breakout session: New financial crime challenges and key areas of focus 2021 – building up an efficient and effective compliance programme
  Carol Smit, Executive Secretary, JMLSG
  Julie Copeland, Partner, StoneTurn
  Moderator: Peter Green, AMLP Advisor and previously BNP Paribas Group Head of AML
3:15 PM Breakout session: HMRC supervision and enforcement agenda 2021
  Pete Maydon, Assistant Director, Strategy AML Supervision, HMRC
  Lisa Chitty, Director Compliance & Risk, Travelex
  Mark Hayward, Chief Policy Advisor, NAEA
Moderator: Mark Ashdown, Head of Risk and Compliance, MFS Africa & previously at MoneyGram
3:15 PM Breakout session: Gambling hotspot: Rising to the challenges of new regulation – a focus on the Gambling Act review, player protection and AML
  Paul Buck, Chief Executive Officer at EPIC Risk Management
  Jason Chess, Founding partner & Co-Head of Betting & Gaming at Wiggin LLP
  Neil Tyson, Director Rightway Compliance, Fraud Management Resource Centre
4:00 PM The evolving role of machine learning in financial crime – an inside track
  James Siswick, Partner, Financial Services Advisory & Compliance, Guidehouse
  Jocelyn Norval, Global Screening Pillar Lead, ING Bank
Alison Clew, until recently Global Head of Anti-Money Laundering Compliance, Citigroup
Daniel Bastin, Chief Revenue Officer, Ayasdi
4:55 PM Chair’s Closing Remarks
5:00 PM Close of Seminar Day 1
Day Two

Tuesday, 18 May 2021

1:00 PM          Registration

1:20 PM          Chair’s Welcome Address

1:30 PM          FCDO, OFSI & ECJU on UK financial & trade sanctions strategies 2021 – main changes
                         Freya Page, OFSI Head of Guidance & Communication, HM Treasury
                         Jenping Myron Chiu, Head of EU Transition & Sanctions Policy, Export Control Joint Unit, DIT
                         Stuart Connick, Head Sanctions Operations and Outreach Team, FCDO
                         Moderator: Susannah Cogman, Partner, Herbert Smith Freehills

2:15 PM          Breakout session: CDD/KYC evolution – a focus on digital onboarding, perpetual KYC & higher risks
                         James Holian, Director, Financial Crime and Controls Commercial and Private Banking, NatWest
                         Lee Hale, Global Head of AML, KYC, Sanctions & CIB AFC, Deutsche Bank
                         Moderator: Vesna McCreery, Founder and CEO of Ansev Solutions, and former Group Head of                                         Financial Crime at Barclays & RBS 

2:15 PM          Breakout session: The three line of defence and data governance for effective risk                                                         management & controls
                         Emma Hardaker, Head of Financial Crime and Compliance, Lloyd’s of London
                         Dr. Anna Slodka-Turner, Global Leader, Risk and Compliance Practice, Evalueserve
                         Moderator: Peter Green, AMLP Advisor and previously BNP Paribas Group Head of AML

2:15 PM          Breakout session: New UK AML guidance for the legal sector – rising compliance standards
                         Nicola Kirby, Senior Compliance & Ethics Attorney, Latham & Watkins
                         Mark Boyle
, Policy Lead, Anti-Money Laundering, Solicitors Regulation Authority
                         Declan Brown, AML Regulatory Manager, AML Directorate, Solicitors Regulation Authority
                                                 Moderator: Che Odlum, Senior In-house Counsel, International Operations, Eversheds Sutherland

3:00 PM          Tea/Coffee

3:15 PM          The Modern Slavery Act, human right sanctions & interaction with POCA – risks & opportunities
                         Dr. Liliya Gelemerova,
Head of Financial Security,  Crédit Agricole CIB, UK
                         Nick Mays, UK Head of Law Enforcement Outreach & Investigations, Western Union
                         Michael Thorne,
Senior Associate, Willkie Farr & Gallagher
                         Richard Ferrell, Labour Exploitation & Illicit Finances, Modern Slavery & Human Trafficking Unit, NCA
                         Ted Datta, Director, Compliance Solutions, Bureau van Dijk
                         Moderator: John Binns, Partner, BCL Solicitors

4:00 PM          Law enforcement update – combating the new threats including fraud, art market, and cryptos
                         Emma Luxton, Head of Proceeds of Crime and International Assistance, SFO
                         Ryan Adams, Head of Financial Crime Intelligence Unit, Aviva Group
                         Gareth Dunn, Regional Head AML Investigations & Reporting Europe & UK Nominated Officer, HSBC
                         Martin Cox, Head of Engagement and Risk, UKFIU NCA

Peter Burrell, Partner, Willkie Farr & Gallagher 

4:55 PM          Chair’s Closing Remarks 

5:00 PM          Close of Seminar




Pre-Seminar Masterclass Stream A

Monday,10 May 2021

1:00 PM

1:30 PM          Chair’s Welcome Address        

1:40 PM          Mapping your exposure against the new ML & financial crime risks – key learning points for                                   your compliance programme                   

                         Incorporating latest UK National Risk Assessment of ML/TF – the new vulnerabilities           
                         HMT Advisory Notice on high-risk 3rd countries & controls
                         EBA final guidelines on ML/TF risk factors
                         Lessons from recent enforcement cases
                         New ML typologies including for art markets
                         Tying your risk assessment to controls & MI
                         Improving control efficiency & effectiveness
                         Case studies on assessing, prioritising risks, and mitigating risks
                         Jason Holt
, Managing Director, EMEA Regional Lead, Exiger
                         Caitlin Brooks, Director, Financial Crime Advisory, NatWest Markets
                         Celine Bernhardt, Global Financial Crime Intelligence Unit, Deutsche Bank
                         Rakhi Talwar,
Senior Compliance Specialist & previously Global Head of Compliance at Christie’s

3:00 PM          Tea/ Coffee

3:30 PM          Assessing and onboarding higher risk account transactions – evolving best practice

                         High risk factors – latest regulatory focus
                         The drive for transparency of beneficial ownership, and controllers
                         Spotlight on source of wealth/fund
                         CDD/EDD and digital onboarding trends
                         Building a crypto compliance CDD ‘ecosystem’
                         From ‘unusual’ to ‘suspicious’ – red flags
                         A review of current business undertaken through offshore & onshore jurisdictions
                         Case studies on EDD best practices, and analysis of ownership patterns to reveal powerful, “hidden”                               controlling individuals

                         Arun Srivastava, Partner, Paul Hastings (Europe)
                         Malcolm Wright, Chief Compliance Officer, 100x Group & Chair of Global Digital Finance
                         Richard Snookes, Chief Compliance Officer, Sberbank CIB (UK)

4:55 PM          Chair’s Closing Remarks

5:00 PM          Close of Masterclass A 


Pre-Seminar Masterclass Stream B

Tuesday, 11 May 2021

1:00 PM

1:30 PM          Chair’s Welcome Address   

1:40 PM          Sanctions: UK/EU post Brexit, US post-Trump, China – addressing the new dynamic challenges

                         Balancing US, EU, UK, and China sanctions
                         Implementing the new global human right sanctions – overcoming the compliance implications
                         Ensuring humanitarian and permissible payments
                         Managing effectively the blocking regulation & secondary sanctions
                         Evolving risk assessment & due diligence standards
                         Takeaways from latest enforcement actions
                         Case studies on common industry issues & solutions

                         Owen Kennedy, MD, Regional Head of Financial Crimes & MLRO, Bank of America 
                         Sarah Paul, Partner at Eversheds Sutherland, former Federal Prosecutor, SDNY
                         Zia Ullah, Partner, Head of Corporate Crime and Investigations, Eversheds Sutherland LLP

3:00 PM          Tea/ Coffee

3:30 PM          Efficacy of sanctions screening and ISO 20022 implementation – compliance best practice

                         Latest developments and regulatory expectations
                         Meeting ISO 20022 adoption deadline 2021
                         Overcoming the complexity of necessary changes
                         Harnessing the new data model and efficiencies
                         Improving sanctions screening & systems calibration
                         Effective management of real-time payments
                         How technology can serve as a tool in this area
                         Case studies on common industry challenges, useful approaches & solutions

                         James Siswick, Partner, Financial Services Advisory & Compliance, Guidehouse
                         Nicolas Stuckens, Head of sanctions compliance initiatives, SWIFT
                         Veronica Gomez Martin, Global Head of Financial Crime Payment Screening, Barclays, previously                                   Global Head of Sanctions at Barclays Wealth

4:55 PM          Chair’s Closing Remarks 

5:00 PM          Close of Masterclass B 


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