17th Annual

European AML & Financial Crime
A Global Outlook

13/14 November 2023

Held hybrid - Merchant Taylor's Hall, City of London



Main Conference – Day 1


14 November 2022, 13:30 – 18:00 GMT


12:30 Registration & light lunch
13:30 Chair’s Welcoming Address
13:45 Main Hall: FATF AML/CFT update – key priorities under the new presidency and ensuing guidance
  Tom Neylan, Head of Risk & Policy Unit, Financial Action Task Force (FATF)
14:15 Main Hall: The changing sanctions landscape and interplay with global efforts to target oligarch assets – a focus on EU, UK & US priorities
  Alina Nedea, Head of Unit, Sanctions, Directorate-General for Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union (DG FISMA), European Commission
  Lauren Sun, Assistant Director for Regulatory Affairs, Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC)
  Chris Watts, Deputy Director, Office for Financial Sanctions Implementation (OFSI) and Economic Crime, HM Treasury 
15:00 Networking Afternoon Tea/ Coffee
15:30 Main Hall: Addressing the greatest AML/CTF, sanctions & financial crime challenges on both sides of the Atlantic – planning ahead
  Alan Ketley, Executive Secretary of the Wolfsberg Group 
  Arun Banerjee, Chief Revenue Officer, AML RightSource
  Bernd Traxler, Chief Compliance Officer, EBRD & previously Chief Compliance Officer at Erste Group Bank AG
  Julian Broxup, Managing Director – Deputy Head FCC EMEA and Co-Head of Business Intelligence Group EMEA, Goldman Sachs
  Lead: Vesna McCreery, Managing Director, AML RightSource & previously Global Head of Financial Crime at RBS & Barclays
15:30 Parlour Room: Push for transparency on suspect Russian funds hidden in complex legal structures & TCSPs – key points for your CDD/KYC, direct and indirect ownership and/or control
  Gregory Dellas, Chief Compliance and Innovation Officer, ECOMMBX & previously Bank of Cyprus Director, Wealth & Markets
  Nicola Thivessen, Director of Group Compliance, Kinleigh Folkard & Hayward
  Ted Datta, Head of Financial Crime Compliance Practice, Europe & Africa, Moody’s Analytics
  Lead: Rachel Sexton, Partner, Head of Financial, Forensic & Integrity, EY
 15:30 Drawing Room: The expanding role of risk appetite, risk-based approach & reputational risk management – future proofing your compliance programme
  Cynthia Borg, Head of Financial Crime Compliance & Group Money Laundering Reporting Officer, APS Bank Malta
  Paul Davis, Head of Financial Crime and Fraud, TSB
  John Clarke, Head of UK Financial Crime and Compliance, Fidelity International
  Lead: Michael Jones, Managing Director, Risk Advisory, FORVIS, previously at Deloitte & PWC
16:30 Main Hall: Combating money laundering from the environmental and wildlife crimes 
  Ian Pemberton, Senior Criminal Intelligence Officer, Financial Crimes, Interpol TBC
17:00 Main Hall: The next steps in data, MI reporting, automation, machine learning & AI
  Ciaran Doyle, Senior Director, Product Lead, Sayari
  Emmet McParland, Lead, MI Reporting & Governance, Beyond MI
  Richard Elliot-Cooke, Financial Crime Director, Baringa
  Roger Walton, Chief Officer, Resistant AI
  Lead: Kaushika Ruwangalla, Global Head of Risk & Compliance FinTech Platforms, HSBC
17:55 Chair’s Closing Remarks
18:00 Cocktail Reception – Courtesy of Platinum Sponsor Sayari
19:00 Networking Dinner – Courtesy of Lead Sponsor AML RightSource    
21:00 Close of Day 1

Main Conference – Day 2


15 November 2022, 09:00 – 15:30 GMT

08:30 Registration & Networking Breakfast
09:00 Chair’s Welcoming Address
09:15 Main Hall: Strengthening AML/CTF resilience in the EU – tackling the new challenges while balancing current EU AML/CTF framework with the new rules & oversight
  Carolin Gardner, Head of Unit, AML/CTF, European Banking Authority (EBA)
  Dr. Eva Maria Poptcheva, Member & Rapporteur on the new EU AML Authority, European Parliament
10:00 Main Hall: Regulators roundtable: new risk-based supervision strategies – step-up in oversight
  Matthew Scicluna, Head Financial Crime Compliance, Malta Financial Services Authority
  Tommy Hannafin, Head of Anti-Money Laundering Division, Central Bank of Ireland
  Lead: John Ringguth, Scientific Expert to MONEYVAL
10:45 Networking Tea/Coffee 
11:15 Main Hall: CDD/KYC risk management evolution through an effective RBA, efficient 1st & 2nd line of defences, perpetual KYC, data & digitalisation
  Karim Tadjer, Global Head of KYC, ING Group
  Jim Nelson, Head of Quality and Standards, Financial Crime & Controls, NatWest Group
  Dermot Corrigan, CEO, smartKYC
  Lead: Jo Priestley, Head of Financial Crime Expertise, Efficient Frontiers International (EFI) & previously Financial Crime Director at Monzo Bank
11:15 Parlour Room: Enterprise-wide risk-based transaction monitoring, investigations & reporting – top innovative ways to detect & disrupt ML/TF & financial crime
  Dr. Jan-Gerrit Iken, Global Head of Monitoring & Screening, Deutsche Bank
  Matthew Dewsbury, Group Head of Investigations, HSBC Group
  Jean Villedieu, Co-founder and Managing Director, Linkurious
  Lead: Shahnaz Mueller, Director, Financial & Regulatory Technology Advisory, Deloitte 
11:15 Drawing Room: Addressing increasing AML financial crime & sanctions risks in cross-border trade finance – raising the bar 
  Kaushika Ruwangalla, Global Head of Risk & Compliance FinTech Platforms, HSBC & until recently in HSBC Trade & Receivables Finance
  Mark Nakhla, EVP of Research, Kharon
  Michaela Arndt, Head, CFCC, Sanctions Compliance, Europe & Americas, Standard Chartered Bank & previously at OFAC
  Lead: Peter Burrell, Partner & Head of Litigation, Compliance, Investigations, Enforcement and White-Collar Defence Practice Groups, Willkie Farr & Gallagher (UK) LLP
12:30 Networking Lunch
13:30 Main Hall: Balancing local and international standards in AML/CTF, ESG, sanctions & financial crime across the enterprise – taking forward an effective global anti-financial crime compliance programme
  Catherine LaFalce, Global Head of AML, Markets and Investment Banking, Citi
  Richard Ahern, Managing Director, Head of Financial Crimes, Barclays Bank Plc
  Neil Marshall, Partner Manager, FinScan
  Giacomo Austin, Group MLRO & Senior VP Compliance, Paysafe
  Lead: Samar Pratt, Global Head of Advisory Solutions, Financial Crime, Exiger 
13:30 Parlour Room: Managing Direct and indirect exposure to cryptos & NFTs – the latest developments including impact of the new travel rules & economic sanctions
  Chris Kiew-Smith, Global Head of Digital Assets & Emerging Technology, Financial Crime, Citi & previously Chief Compliance Officer & MLRO at Zodia Custody
  Valerie-Leila Jaber, Global Head of Financial Crime Compliance, Coinbase & previously Managing Director of Financial Crime at Credit Suisse, JP Morgan & Barclays Wealth
  Lead: David Carlisle, Vice President of Policy and Regulatory Affairs, Elliptic
 13:30 Drawing Room: Progress in information sharing within private to private and law enforcement – key takeaways from the US, UK and EU models
  Nick Maxwell, Head of the Future of Financial Intelligence Sharing (FFIS) Research Programme
  Clay Roberts, Deputy Global Head of Financial Crimes, Western Union
  Taavi Tamkivi, Co-founder & CEO, Salv Estonia
  Lead: Kathryn Westmore, Senior Research Fellow, Centre for Financial Crime and Security, RUSI
14:30 Main Hall: Clamping down on emerging cross-regional transnational crimes – addressing the new threats including decentralized finance
  Jennifer Vander Veer, Product Strategist at TRM & Former FBI Special Agent
  Ian Pemberton, Senior Criminal Intelligence Officer, Financial Crimes, Interpol TBC
  Philipp Amann, Head of Strategy, Europol Cybercrime & Crypto Centre
  Oleksiy Feshchenko, Senior Advisor, Global Programme against Proceeds of Crime, UNODC
  Vince O’Brien, Deputy Director & Head of the UK Financial Intelligence Unit and Proceeds of Crime Centre, UK NECC
  Lead: Erik Barnett, Compliance Managing Director and MLRO, HSBC & previously Homeland Security Attaché to the European Union
15:20 Chair’s Closing Remarks
15:30 End of Financial Crime Conference Day 2


Pre-Conference Masterclass Stream A: AML

14  November 2022, 09:00 – 12:30 GMT

The Masterclass will include a mix of presentations, case studies, polls and interactive discussions.


Registration & Networking Breakfast
09:00 Chair’s Welcoming Address
09:10 The latest on emerging ML & financial crime typologies including on digital assets & VASPs – key learning points
  • Insight into the new UNODC, FATF & EBA analysis on organised crime & new typologies including legal complex structures & virtual assets
  • Lessons learnt from latest enforcement actions
  • Risk assessment & mitigation of new ML/TF risks evolving best compliance practices
  • Harnessing data & automation
  • Case studies on the new ML & financial crime threats & developing mitigation strategies
  Arun Srivastava, Partner, UK & Europe, Regulation & Investigations, Paul Hastings
(Europe) LLP
  Cynthia Borg, Head of Financial Crime Compliance & Group MLRO, APS Bank Malta
  Cynthia Stone, Global Head of External Investigative Reporting, HSBC TBC
  Oleksiy Feshchenko, Senior Advisor, Global Programme against Global Programme against ML & Proceeds of Crime, UNODC
10:30 Networking Coffee/ Tea
11:00 Incorporating negative news screening (NNS) and open KYC info – a focus on effective RBA, data management, perpetual KYC & quality assurance
  • The FATF & Wolsfberg guidelines on NNS
  • Building-up an effective & suitable NNS framework in support of your financial crime risk management
  • Evaluating the reliability & materiality of NNS – key points for your screening, data configuration & alerts
  • How can technology assist – the cons & pros of an automated vs manual screening or a combination
  • Overcoming the local legal & regulatory obstacles
  • Case studies on evolving best compliance practices
  Jo Priestley, Head of Financial Crime Expertise, Efficient Frontiers International (EFI) & previously Financial Crime Director at Monzo Bank
  Phale McMillan-To Van, Head of Financial Crime Risk Management/Deputy Group Head FCR NatWest
  Dermot Corrigan, CEO, smartKYC
12:25 Chair’s Closing Remarks
12:30 Networking Lunch – for those staying for the Main Conference


Pre-Conference Masterclass Stream B: Sanctions

14  November 2022, 09:00 – 12:30 GMT

The Masterclass will include a mix of presentations, case studies, polls and interactive discussions.


Registration & Networking Breakfast
09:00 Chair’s Welcoming Address

The latest on economic sanctions & trade controls – weighing up the geopolitical & sanctions risks with a focus on EU, UK & US responses to Russia over Ukraine while developing an effective response to China, Turkey & UAE among others


  • Balancing latest geopolitical, sanctions & export control risks related to Russia in the new world
  • Addressing the new global sanctions related to human rights, corruption & cyber/ransomware
  • The new red flags including in 3rd parties, cryptos, e-payments, legal structures & high-risk countries
  • Practical considerations for your risk assessments, policies & procedures, and investigative due diligence
  • Case studies on the new red flags, typologies, risk appetite & evolving mitigation strategies
  Anna Bradshaw, Partner, Financial Crime & Economic Sanctions Compliance, Peters & Peters
  Michaela Arndt, Head, CFCC, Sanctions Compliance, Europe & Americas, Standard Chartered Bank & previously at OFAC
  Keith Salmon, Legal Compliance Director, Mastercard Transaction Services 
10:30 Networking Tea/ Coffee
11:00 Best compliance practices for staying on top & ahead of economic sanctions – evolving strategies for your KYC/KYCC, risk appetite, screening, supply chain, deceptive practices & use of AI
  • Implication of the new geo-political risks, sanctions & expert controls on your compliance programme
  • Evolving best practices for enhancing your risk assessments, screening & controls – staying ahead
  • Addressing sanctions evasion in complex networks of front companies, shipping, and the supply chain
  • Leveraging data and technology
  • Case studies on latest vulnerabilities and how to strengthen your defences
  Brian Wilson, Managing Director, Global Head of Sanctions Compliance, UBS
  Daniel Tannebaum, Global Head of Sanctions, Oliver Wyman
  Marcus Thompson, Partner, Government & Internal Investigations, Kirkland & Ellis International LLP
  Kieran Holland, Head of Technical Solutions, FinScan
12:25 Chair’s Closing Remarks & End of Masterclasses
12:30 Networking Lunch – for those staying for the Main Conference 




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CPD Points

Certificate of Attendance will be provided to claim your CPD Points.

  • Eligibility: Sign-in required
  • Records: Retained for 5 years
  • CPD Points: 9.5 for Main Conference and 3.5 for each Masterclass Stream