3rd Annual ACAMS Seminar Series: Enhanced AML and Financial Crime Tools and Techniques

  • When: 24 May 2016
  • Where: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Venue: PARKROYAL Kuala Lumpur Jalan Sultan Ismail, 50250 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

This targeted one-day seminar provides a forum for in-depth discussions covering key areas of AML compliance and financial crime prevention. Take advantage of the small group format and take away valuable tools and techniques to share with your team.

Our speaker faculty will share their expertise in a wide range of topics, including addressing regional compliance challenges, effective sanctions management, and an interactive workshop on implementing risk assessment processes.


Md Fahmi
  • Mr. Md Fahmi Bin Md Said

  • Director
  • AML Division, Special Task Department
  • Inland Revenue Board of Malaysia


With over 17 years of experience, specializing in financial intelligence and investigations particularly in money-laundering cases involving tax offences, Mr. Md Fahmi joined Inland Revenue Board of Malaysia (IRBM) as an Assistant Director in 1999 and is currently a Director, Anti-Money Laundering and Legal Division, Special Task Department, Inland Revenue Board of Malaysia. He is tasked with the setting up of Anti-Money Laundering Division when tax offences were officially gazette as part of definition of serious offence in Schedule 2 of the Anti-Money Laundering, Anti-Terrorism Financing and Proceeds of Unlawful Activities Act 2001 (AMLATFPUAA).

His competitive and comprehensive experiences include areas of financial accounting and domestic taxation including assessment, audit, investigation, executive leadership and planning duties.

Mr Md Fahmi holds a Bachelor Accounting (Hons) and Master in Business Administration (Accounting) from University Utara Malaysia. He is also a Certified Tax Investigation (CTIP) and Certified Financial Investigator (CFIP).

ANG Swee Leong
  • ANG Swee Leong

  • Managing Director, Regional Head
  • AML & IT Compliance
  • CIMB Group


Mr. Leong is the regional head for CIMB’s Compliance activities relating to AML, counter-terrorism financing, payments & sanctions, financial transparency and IT/electronic banking. As a former assurance, governance and risk professional with over 20 years of experience, Mr. Leong has advised and served financial institutions and regulators in ASEAN, Europe, Greater China and the Indian Subcontinent covering Governance, Risk, IT risk and security as well as capital markets, and regulatory transformation.

Mr. Leong is a certified financial, audit, IT and risk professional with the Malaysian Institute of Accountants, CPA Australia and ISACA International. He has also served on both international, regional and local standard setting working groups and bodies, covering risk, assurance and information security standards and regulations.”

Hue Dang
  • Hue Dang, CAMS

  • Head of Asia
  • Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists


Ms. Dang is the Head of Asia of the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (“ACAMS”) based in Hong Kong. Prior to joining ACAMS in 2008, she had more than 15 years of experience in banking and finance. She was previously a Bank Examiner at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, Manager with Barclays Capital’s Investment Banking Division in Singapore, Director for Business Development at Citibank’s Global Consumer Banking Group in Singapore and Director of Business Development, Asia/Pacific, for Thomson Financial in Hong Kong. Ms. Dang holds educational degrees from Massachusetts, USA, with a Bachelor of Arts Degree with honors from Amherst College and a Master in Public Policy from Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government.

Steve Farrer
  • Steve Farrer, CAMS, CFE

  • Head of Intelligence and Information Strategies
  • Liberty Asia (Hong Kong)


Mr. Farrer has recently joined the Liberty Asia team (www.libertyasia.org), a group of dedicated professionals from different industries, who feel strongly that a more effective, coordinated response to slavery is essential and that leveraging corporate sector technology & techniques and providing it to the NGO sector will facilitate this response. Mr Farrer leads the strategy to develop the use of intelligence, in partnership with NGOs, service providers, and the financial services sector. Prior to this, Mr. Farrer was the regional head of intelligence for a major financial institution, leading a world-class team, using open source intelligence & techniques to proactively identify & mitigate AML risk. Previously he has enjoyed a number of senior management roles, in both small specialist advisory firms and major multinational corporations, focusing on anti-money laundering & fraud risk mitigation, through the innovative use of technological solutions, and use of intelligence in making risk-based decisions.

Earlier, Mr Farrer enjoyed a distinguished career in the Royal Hong Kong Police, commanding investigations into complex commercial frauds, counterfeit payment instruments, and international organized crime. He is one of the few recipients of His Excellency the Governor’s Commendation for Bravery, the highest bravery award in Hong Kong.

Emma Hunter
  • Emma Hunter

  • Senior Associate
  • Baker & McKenzie (Australia)


As the founder and Supporting Chair of the Baker & McKenzie Global AML/CTF Group, Ms. Hunter advises investment banks, fund managers, investment advisers, brokers/dealers, foreign exchange dealers, remittance providers, market participants and exchanges on a range of areas relating to anti-money laundering, financial services, financial products, financial markets and related regulatory issues. Her practice is focused on acting for a wide range of both national and international clients in relation to their AML/CTF obligations, acting for issuers of various types of structured financial products, acting for financial markets, clearing and settlement and trade repository operators and providing financial services regulatory advice.

Ms. Hunter has been seconded to Perpetual Limited, Rabobank Australia and Western Union Business Solutions advising on AML/CTF, Future of Financial Advice and Australian financial services compliance matters. She has also advised Amazon, American Express, Bank of China, Gresham Bank, Société Générale and Western Union Business Solutions on AML/CFT matters. Ms. Hunter also acted for Chicago Mercantile Exchange on its successful application for a clearing and settlement facility license. Ms. Hunter is the author of the Australian chapter of the international text book “International Guide to Money Laundering Law and Practice” (3rd edition) 2010, the fourth edition of this international text book (2013) and various articles on AML/CTF featuring in various publications (such as International Pension Lawyer Journal and Financial Planning Magazine).

Richard Moore
  • Richard Moore

  • MD & Group Head of Financial Crime & Security Services
  • DBS Bank


Mr. Moore joined DBS Bank in June 2012 as the Group Head of Financial Crime & Security Services. With his team, he is accountable for ensuring DBS has systems and processes in place to identify and prevent anti money laundering, sanctions, fraud and security risk. Before joining DBS, Mr. Moore performed a similar role with the Commonwealth Bank of Australia across 12 years. He was also a Detective in Australia’s New South Wales Police Service.

Mr. Moore holds a Bachelor of Policing (Investigations) and a Graduate Diploma in Risk Management. He is a member of MasterCard’s Global and Regional Fraud Advisory Councils, bodies which provide guidance to MasterCard on fraud trends and prevention initiatives. He is the Co-Chair of the Board for ACAMS Singapore.

Vincent Tang
  • Vincent Tang

  • Director
  • FS Risk
  • Ernst & Young


Mr. Tang is a Director in Ernst & Young’s Financial Service Advisory Practice, with a focus on AML/CTF, CRS and FATCA. He has a wide range of experience with a diverse portfolio of clients, particularly in investment banks and securities companies. He has extensive knowledge of the regulatory requirement for financial services institutions under the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Ordinance and the Banking Ordinance. Specifically, he has conducted a risk assessment for a global bank covering 18 APAC countries to improve the bank’s ability to identify and mitigate money laundering and sanctions risks. Mr. Tang has also led a team to conduct the AML/CFT reviews for numerous licensed banks in Hong Kong to evaluate the sufficient of AML/CFT controls and/or remediation plans for deficiencies identified by the HKMA, including Correspondent banking, CDD, name screening, suspicious transactions identification, clearance and escalation processes, etc.


8.30 – 9.00 Registration and morning tea
9.00 – 9.10 Welcome Remarks
Hue Dang, CAMS, Head of Asia, ACAMS
9.10 – 10.25 New Regulatory Developments and How to Comply with Them
10.25– 10.45 Networking and Refreshment Break
10:45 – 12:00 AML Risk Management Issues and Answers
12:00 – 13:30 Networking Luncheon for all participants
13:30 – 14:45 Creating a Multi-Pronged Approach to Fighting Human Trafficking
14:45– 15:05 Networking and Refreshment Break
15:05– 16:50 WORKSHOP: ABC’s of KYC
16:50 – 17:00 Closing Remarks
Hue Dang, CAMS, Head of Asia, ACAMS


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