8th Annual Enhanced AML and Financial Crime Tools and Techniques – Singapore

  • When: 21 November 2016
  • Where: Singapore
  • Venue: Parkroyal on Pickering
    3 Upper Pickering Street, Singapore 058289

This year’s annual day-long AML training seminar is focused on the biggest issues impacting the financial crime prevention community in Singapore and the APAC region. We will address financial crime and AML compliance challenges through interactive workshop-style discussions and exercises. This is the ideal AML seminar for those who are new to AML compliance and also veterans who are looking to stay abreast of the latest money laundering regulations.


8:30 – 9:00 Registration and Morning Tea
9:00 – 9:15 Welcome Remarks
Hue Dang, CAMS-Audit, Head of Asia, ACAMS
9:15 – 10:25 Regulatory Update: Compliance Strategies for New Rules and Guidance
  • Reviewing impact on authorized institutions of joint HKAB/HKMA guidance on combating trade-based money laundering
  • Analyzing recent regulatory changes within Hong Kong and throughout the APAC region
  • Evaluating sanctions oversight to incorporate changing rules by OFAC and other governing bodies relating to Russia, Iran, Cuba and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea
  • Meeting upcoming FATCA Deadlines on gross proceeds payments and strategizing for the upcoming OECD common reporting standard (GATCA) implementation
Hue Dang, CAMS-Audit, Head of Asia, ACAMS

  • David J. A. Cope, Managing Director & Head of Financial Crime Compliance, Goldman Sachs LLC
  • David James, HMRC Fiscal Crime Liaison Officer, British High Commission
  • Rosalind Lazar, Country Head of Financial Crimes Risk for Singapore, Standard Chartered Bank
10:25 – 10:45 Networking and Refreshment Break
10:45 – 12:00 Updating AML Models to Meet Global Ultimate Beneficial Ownership (UBO) Standards
  • Tailoring on-boarding and due diligence policies to flag potential UBO exposure
  • Using global data sharing and public registers to enhance monitoring for UBO risks
  • Creating internal systems to assure UBO alerts are escalated, investigated and resolved
  • David J. A. Cope, Managing Director & Head of Financial Crime Compliance, Goldman Sachs LLC
  • Krishna R. Subramanyan, CAMS,  Director & Head – APAC OneKYC, Citibank
12:00 – 13:15 Networking Luncheon for all Participants
13:15 – 14:15 Protecting Institutions from Exposure to Corrupt Proceeds
  • Reviewing third-party agents and foreign entities for potential PEP exposure
  • Analyzing Panama Papers’ cases to identify best practices for monitoring shell firms
  • Using corruption and bribery typologies to detect and resolve transactional red flags
  • Scott Burton, CAMS, Managing Director & Regional Head of FCC, Asia Pacific, J.P. Morgan
  • Richard Moore, MD & Group Head of Financial Crime & Security Services, DBS Bank
  • Maggie Qiu, CAMS, Head of Sanctions – Greater China & Northeast Asia, Standard Chartered Bank
  • Ali Burney, Senior Attorney – Litigation & Dispute Resolution Practice, Clifford Chance
Part I: Strengthening Compliance Oversight with a Risk-Based Approach
  • Tailoring sanctions compliance models to reflect unique institutional risks based on business lines, client profiles, geographic issues and transaction patterns
  • Utilizing emerging technologies to enhance entity resolution and provide robust implementation of sanctions changes
15:00 – 15:20 Networking and Refreshment Break
15:20 – 16:45 Part II: Strengthening Compliance Oversight with a Risk-Based Approach
  • Integrating sanctions oversight into existing culture of compliance with staff training on identifying red flags, updating risk assessments and conducting enhanced due diligence
  • Performing independent sanctions model testing to ensure systemic integrity and identify and resolve any compliance oversight deficiencies
16:45 – 17:00 Closing Remarks
Hue Dang, CAMS-Audit, Head of Asia, ACAMS





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Scott Burton
  • Scott Burton, CAMS

  • Managing Director, Regional Head for Financial Crimes Compliance – Asia Pacific
  • JP Morgan Chase


Prior to joining JP Morgan in June 2013, Mr. Burton was a Managing Director and the Global Co-Head of Anti-Money Laundering, Sanctions and Anti-Corruption Compliance at Credit Suisse. He joined Credit Suisse First Boston in 1998. Mr. Burton has been based in Hong Kong since 2002, having also worked for Credit Suisse in Sydney, Australia. Prior to joining Credit Suisse, he worked in Management Consulting and Investment Banking in both Australia and the United Kingdom.

Mr. Burton holds Bachelor degrees in both Arts and Economics from the University of Queensland and a Post Graduate degree in Applied Finance from the Securities Institute of Australia. He is a Fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australia and is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) and Board Member, HK Chapter ACAMS. Scott is recognized as a subject matter expert and is frequently requested to speak at industry seminars and conferences.

Ali Burney
  • Ali Burney

  • Senior Attorney – Litigation & Dispute Resolution Practice
  • Clifford Chance


Mr. Burney is a senior attorney in Clifford Chance’s Singapore office, where he advises on economic sanctions, export control mattes, AML and anti-bribery corruption, with a focus on international economic regulation and foreign investment. He has over 10 years of experience in Washington, D.C. conducting internal investigations and training relating to US foreign trade controls, including US economic sanctions laws, US export controls, and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA). He frequently works onsite at client facilities and Clifford Chance’s offices globally to provide supervision, guidance, and training to non-US personnel engaged in compliance proceedings and risk mitigation activity in response to extra-territorial US laws and regulations. Prior to joining Clifford Chance, Mr. Ali served in the Licensing Division at the US Department of Treasury, Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC). Mr. Burney holds a law degree from Albany Law School, where he graduated cum laude, and a Masters in Law in International Banking Law from the University of London. Mr. Burney is admitted to practice law in the District of Columbia and New York.

Mr. Burney’s sanctions experience includes acting as external counsel concerning sanctions and export control matters for major international banks and companies, specializing in the finance, commodities, oil and gas, logistics, and aviation sectors. His advisory work has included drafting and revising compliance policies and assisting in the implementation of corporate compliance programs, including providing ongoing advice regarding the identification of high-risk customers. Mr. Burney’s investigations experience includes representing a major European bank concerning accounts held by Iranian state-owned entities, managing extensive transaction reviews and look-backs for non-US banks, and assisting in the identification of complex payment patterns used by trading companies to disguise activity on behalf of undisclosed parties in the Middle East. He has conducted OFAC compliance training seminars in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Asia.

David Cope
  • David J. A. Cope

  • Managing Director and Head of Financial Crime Compliance
  • Goldman Sachs LLC


Mr. Cope has over 25 years of experience in the financial crime and anti-money laundering space, both as a Compliance Officer and in Hong Kong law enforcement. Prior to joining Goldman Sachs, he was the Asia Pacific Head for Global Financial Crimes Compliance at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, previous to his time at Bank of America he was the Regional AML/CTF Compliance Manager for Morgan Stanley Asia. Mr. Cope was also briefly a Partner at KPMG based in Hong Kong in the forensic practice dealing with AML/CTF and sanctions issues.

In his Compliance roles Mr. Cope led multinational teams dealing with all aspects of financial crime risk management, including client on boarding, sanctions and corruption issues, suspicious activity detection and reporting, and financial crime risk assessments, as well as providing advice and counsel to bank senior management and business leaders for financial crime issues arising in the region. Mr. Cope was also the regulatory and audit exam management lead in the Region for financial crime, and implemented the design and implementation of the regional monitoring and testing program.

Before his time in Compliance, Mr. Cope’s 17-year long career in the Hong Kong Police was mainly focused on the investigation and prosecuted serious complex financial crime and money-laundering. Mr. Cope had postings to the Commercial Crime Bureau, Organized Crime and Triad Bureau and Narcotics Bureau. He was also part of the formulation and execution of the Hong Kong Police’s financial investigation policy and training including dealing with the Financial Action Task Force Mutual Evaluation process.

Hue Dang
  • Hue Dang, CAMS-Audit

  • Head of Asia


Ms. Dang is the Head of Asia of ACAMS, having established its regional head office in Hong Kong in 2008. Ms. Dang has more than 20 years’ experience in banking and finance. Prior to ACAMS, she was 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 the US, with a Bachelor of Arts Degree with honors from Amherst College and a Master in Public Policy from Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government.

David James
  • David James

  • HMRC Fiscal Crime Liaison Officer
  • British High Commission (Singapore)


Mr. James is Her Majesty Royal Customs (HMRC) Asia Pacific Lead on Tax Evasion and Money Laundering, based in Singapore. He is a Tax Inspector by trade with 14 years’ experience of dealing with serious fraud and tax avoidance. He has investigated and led teams of investigators in all types of HMRC intervention involving both criminal and civil responses to tax fraud. In July 2014, Mr. James was posted to Singapore with a focus on combating offshore tax evasion and money laundering in Singapore and the wider Asia Pacific region.

Rosalind Lazar
  • Rosalind Lazar, CAMS

  • Country Head of Financial Crimes Risk for Singapore
  • Standard Chartered Bank


A former Deputy Public Prosecutor with the Commercial Affairs Department (CAD), Ministry of Finance, Singapore, and Litigation Partner with Drew & Napier, Ms. Lazar joined the Financial Sector in 2005. She started with Citi Private Bank (CPB) as a member of the Global AML Team, and was responsible for the review and development of globally consistent CPB AML policies. Her role subsequently became regional to include oversight of Consumer and Corporate Banking. Her responsibilities included Regional APAC AML policy development, governance / reporting and training. In 2010, Ros joined Citi’s Internal Audit. As part of the CPB-Asia team in November 2010, she has audited various controls and processes of private banking, as well as the trust and brokerage brokerage, with special focus on AML/CTF controls. She returned to her former AML role when she joined Standard Chartered in November 2013 as Country Head of Financial Crimes Risk for Singapore. Ms. Lazar holds a Masters in Law from Columbia School of Law, New York.

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. Mr. Moore is also the Co-Chair of ACAMS Singapore Chapter.

Krishna Subramanyan
  • Krishna R. Subramanyan, CAMS

  • Director & Head – APAC OneKYC
  • Citibank


Mr. Subramanyan has more than 15 years’ experience in Regulatory Affairs in Asia Pacific region with expertise in financial services and banking sectors with Banks and systemically significant financial institutions such as Macquarie Bank and GE Capital, where he was APAC Head of Financial Crimes Compliance for more than 10 years.

He currently heads APAC Region of Citibank’s OneKYC Program covering development and implementation of related Standards, Systems and processes for enterprise-wide client on-boarding and maintenance of client relationships. He has exposure to core compliance challenges in AML implementations in Capital Markets, Investment Banking, Retail, Private, SME, & Commercial Banking. Additionally, he has expertise in Monitoring & Testing of Financial Crimes Compliance.

Maggie Qiu
  • Maggie Qiu

  • Head of Sanctions, Financial Crimes Compliance – Greater China & North Asia
  • Standard Chartered Bank


Ms. Qiu is the Head of Sanctions for Greater China & North East Asia in Standard Chartered Bank based in Hong Kong, which in charge of managing all aspects of Sanctions compliance program in the region. Prior to this role, she was the APAC Director, Global Financial Crimes Compliance for Bank of America Merrill Lynch, and was responsible for regulatory exams, audit, regulatory changes, compliance Monitoring & Testing, issue management, Policy and Program, Risk Assessments, and trainings for 12 jurisdictions in the Asia Pacific region.

Before relocated to Hong Kong on January 2014, Ms. Qiu was the Head of AML for BAML China & the China Money-Laundering Reporting Officer, and was leading Bank of America Merrill Lynch’s Anti-Money Laundering and Economic Sanctions efforts in China. She had been in that role since 2010, and previously, Ms. Qiu worked for Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) in Bank of American’s Global Headquarter in US. Before joining Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Ms. Qiu also worked in Wells Fargo, Wachovia on the various risk management roles. She is a frequent speaker in various international AML conferences on topics of Correspondent Banking Relationship, AML audit management, Risk-Based Approach AML program, etc. Maggie received her Master degree from University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, USA.