Luxembourg Chapter


Upcoming Luxembourg Chapter learning events will be announced soon.

ACAMS® Luxembourg Chapter Mission Statement

While Luxembourg is subject to a complex and dynamic regulatory and supervisory environment and because of the global importance of the country as a top tier financial market, ACAMS has decided to enhance its presence in Luxembourg to facilitate interaction with and cooperation amongst compliance professionals.

To make the aggregation, sharing and creation of knowledge possible, the Luxembourg ACAMS Chapter was created with the mission to foster and expand the cooperation between professionals, to generate a knowledge centre with relevant possibilities of education and to enhance the compliance culture within the country in general.

The Chapter brings together a set of Luxembourg ACAMS members, young professionals wishing to join the network, MLROs as well as other AML and Financial Crime Compliance professionals in order to add value to the institutions, organisations and to the country in the fight against financial criminality, money laundering and terrorist financing.

In order to succeed in this mission, the Chapter members are – amongst others – focusing on doing the following things:

  • Providing a platform for knowledge sharing and training for FCC professionals
  • Sharing of market best practices, trends and evolving insights and technologies on AML and Financial Crime Compliance
  • Encouraging and participating in innovative initiatives to bring standardisation and to improve the technique and effectiveness of the anti-financial crime and counter terrorist financing defence system
  • Raising awareness on AML topics and reinforcing public confidence in the high ethical standards of the FCC professionals
  • Organizing events with topical speakers and network opportunities

Upcoming Luxembourg Chapter learning events will be announced soon.

ACAMS® Luxembourg – Chapter Launch

Wednesday 22 January was the day that after a few years of “silence” in ACAMS® Luxembourg Chapter was re-launched. Over 110 professionals from the Luxembourg Anti-Financial Crime community joined us to celebrate this event, with a program full of prominent speakers, a panel discussion and a networking reception at the end.

After a welcome by Yuri Broodman (ACAMS® Luxembourg Chapter Chair), a brief introduction to ACAMS® by Berengere Delahaut (ACAMS® Account Manager) and the introduction of the new European ACAMS® Director of Sales – Paolo Munari, the program started with two presentations.

During the first presentation Christopher Stringham (Risk Solution Consultant from Refinitiv) shared his views and experience of how data, human intelligence, and advanced technology play a vital role in risk management to fight financial crime. He used multiple interesting case studies to demonstrate the importance of data, but also emphasized that it is the AFC professionals who ultimately need to analyze and use this data is a smart way.

The second presentation was a discussion between Michel Turk (ML/TF National Coordinator and Head of the FATF Delegation to the Ministry of Justice) and Stephane Leloup (MD and Head of Legal and Compliance, Bitstamp Europe S.A.) who explained what the FATF evaluation in Luxembourg means for the region and they shed their light on the challenges presented by virtual assets.

After the presentations an interactive panel discussion took place, for which Sandrine Periot (Partner at KPMG who is leading the Forensic and AML practice) joined the three previous speakers. Tatiana Turculet (ACAMS® Luxembourg Chapter Vice-Chair) moderated the discussion which touched upon the role of AFC professionals within companies in the current dynamic regulatory landscape, an elaboration on the importance for AFC professionals to use data to improved decision making and also a number of interesting questions from the audience, amongst others about AFC controls in relation to transactions with a potential link to the dark web.

As this was the launch event, Yuri Broodman as Chapter Chair introduced the rest of the Board members and shared the mission and goals of the ACAMS® Luxembourg Chapter, whereby he emphasized that the chapter is there for all AFC professionals in Luxembourg, and that if people have any questions or suggestions that the Board is very happy to learn about it so make sure future events feature those topics which the local community is keen to hear about.

Finally, Monica Blaj (Regional Chapter Manager) asked 2 of the speakers to draw the prizes: two of the attendees winning ACAMS® eCertificate Voucher, allowing them to redeem it for a course of their interest.

The program of this very interesting evening ended with a reception sponsored by KPMG which allowed for an opportunity to talk with the speakers, meet up with old AFC colleagues as well as network amongst AFC peers.

To be continued.

ACAMS® Luxembourg Chapter Board

Yuri Broodman

Yuri Broodman, CAMS®
ACAMS® Luxembourg Chapter Chair
MLRO for Global Innovation & M&A Risk Management, ING Netherlands
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Yuri is a pro-active team player with 20 years of business experience in various functions. Between1999-2007 he had an interesting career in the Royal Dutch Naval, before he left in 2008 for Luxembourg where his career in Compliance started. At HSBC he grew from Senior Compliance Officer to Country Head of Financial Crime and Regulatory Compliance in 2014. Afterwards he worked as Chief Compliance Officer at PayPal, China Construction Bank and European Head of AML & Sanctions for an Ant Financial. He recently moved back to the Netherlands to take on an MLRO role within ING’s Innovation business unit, but he remains connected with Luxembourg.

Over the past 20 years he has gained extensive expertise in leading multi-cultural teams, mainly in the fields of Financial Crime Compliance and Regulatory change. Besides his Naval Academy degree and a post-doctoral degree in operational auditing from the University of Amsterdam, Yuri is also a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS®) and a member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE).

Tatiana Turculet

Tatiana Turculet, CAMS®
ACAMS® Luxembourg Chapter Vice-Chair
Compliance Officer, European Investment Fund

Tatiana has been working in the field of Regulatory Compliance and Anti-financial crime in both private and public sectors, mainly EU institutions, after graduating from two top German universities with a Master of Law and Business degree as well as obtaining an MBA from Spain. Her experience includes working in consulting on complex money laundering cases within global banks, as well as assisting clients with regulatory investigations arising from allegations of market manipulation, violation of fiduciary responsibilities and internal fraud.

Tatiana Turculet

Kabira Boulakchour, CAMS®
ACAMS® Luxembourg Chapter Vice-Chair
Conducting Officer, Head of Compliance

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Kabira has many years of hands-on Operations and Compliance experience in the Luxembourg Financial Industry. She has held various functions in the Luxembourg banking sector including being Global Head, Conducting Officer and Head of Compliance for various Financial Institutions (having worked amongst others for Citibank London, JP Morgan, Natixis GAM, IFDS and more recently RBC).

She holds a double Compliance certification: ALCO/IFBL Compliance Officer Function and CAMS® certification. Kabira is also trilingual French/Arabic/English and is operationally competent in German.

Over the past 15 years, Kabira has participated in many AML conferences as public speaker and is also a confirmed Compliance trainer. She has also participated and held membership of professional associations such as ACAMS®, ALCO, ILA.

Aurelio D’Amelio

Aurelio D’Amelio, CAMS®
ACAMS® Luxembourg Chapter Treasurer
Conducting and Compliance Officer, MLRO, Harmonic Fund Services Luxembourg S.A.
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Aurelio’s experiences concentrate on professionals of the financial sector, AIFMs and AIF, Fund Accounting and Transfer Agency, Domiciliary Services, branch of European Credit Institutions established in Luxembourg. With 14 years of experience as Chief Compliance Officer for companies registered in Luxembourg under the supervision of the CSSF, Aurelio is now acting as Conducting and Compliance Officer, MLRO for a Fund Administration company, PSF under the supervision of the CSSF. Previously, he worked, since 2003 in the Banking retail sector in Italy, covering always internal control functions.

During Aurelio’s past professional experiences, he has contributed to the setup and presentation of the PSF filing to the local regulator, the CSSF and the building of the entire setting of procedures and regulatory obligations as from the CSSF circular 12/552. Aurelio has also developed proficiency in KYC/AML controls and supervision of delegates. Aurelio participated to ad hoc compliance projects and regularly reports to the Board of Directors about his annual compliance plan. Recently, Aurelio collaborated with the external auditors in the redaction of the Long Form Report. Aurelio has developed the full set of necessary and mandatory procedures for the entity and he offers a daily compliance advisory assistance to the different departments. Aurelio is the contact person for the CSSF and the FIU. Aurelio developed a risk-based Compliance Monitoring Program covering the Luxembourg regulated business, formulating an annual control plan, conducting a program of monitoring tests and tracking the issues highlighted. Aurelio acts as Conducting and Compliance Officer, MLRO in the day to day management of the PSF, overseeing the efficient and effective running of the PSF from a regulatory and governance point of view, actively participating to the day to day operations.

Fabrizio Lorini

Fabrizio Lorini, CAMS®
ACAMS® Luxembourg Chapter Director of Membership
Asset Management Director, Taleo Consulting
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Fabrizio is a confirmed professional with seventeen years’ experience in the financial industry. His background comes from different areas such Securities Services, Asset Management and Private Banking gained in Luxembourg and U.K. Holder of a master in finance obtained at the University of Turin in Italy, his hometown, he started his career in the AML / KYC world in 2000 at JP Morgan. His evolution then continued by covering different positions within big names in Luxembourg such as RBC Dexia, Alliance Bernstein, BNP Paribas Asset Management, Northern Trust, SOGELIFE, Commerzbank and Taleo Consulting Group. He also spent some time in London at Bank of Montreal. During his career, Fabrizio has developed an extensive expertise in client management skills, built upon a deep understanding of client/processes lifecycles as well as a strong and successful experience in leading small and large teams. He also showed a remarkable “savoir faire” in the implementation and management of regulatory issues and strong expertise in increasing secure compliance level. Fabrizio is considered as an excellent and effective communicator adept at dealing with a wide range of stakeholders, conveying compliance business needs to technical teams and presenting analysis and recommendations to senior management. He says to be always driven by the principle of continuous improvement and to go the “Extra mile”.

Martyna Pankanin, CAMS®
ACAMS® Luxembourg Chapter Director of Programming
Compliance Officer, Hines

Martyna currently works as Compliance Officer at Hines, international leader in the area of intelligent real estate investments. Prior to joining Hines in 2018, Martyna gained over 6 years of experience in the banking sector as well as Big 4 holding various compliance positions. Martyna is an ACAMS® Certified Member and IFBL Certified Compliance Officer in the Financial Sector. Martyna earned her Master degree in Economics from University of Cologne. She speaks English, German, French, Luxembourgish and Polish.

Rafael Soares Co Rodrigues

Rafael Soares Co Rodrigues, CAMS®
ACAMS® Luxembourg Chapter co-Director of Programming
Senior Compliance Officer, Julius Baer Europe SA

Rafael is a hands-on professional with more than 10 years of experience in controlling functions. Over the past 6 years he has been working in Anti Money Laundering in Luxembourg, having different roles such as Compliance Officer at Bank of China Luxembourg, Chief Compliance Officer at Andbank Luxembourg and currently Associate Director at Julius Baer Europe. In the AML field, Rafael has a tracking record implementing tax compliance controls, AML risk matrix, KYC-AML systems, new on boarding processes, organization of AML controls, trainings, etc. Rafael has also experience with regulatory topics such as MIFID2, GDPR and PSD2. Rafael is French, English, Spanish and Portuguese speaker, holding a MBA from Fundação Getulio Vargas (Brazil) and Banking and Finance Master Degree from Luxembourg School of finance (Luxembourg). Rafael is also a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) and Certified Compliance Officer by ALCO (Association Luxembourgeoise des Compliance Officers).

Sandrine Formica

Sandrine Formica, CAMS®
ACAMS® Luxembourg Chapter Director of Communications
Consultant in Compliance & Governance
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As a qualified lawyer with more than 20-years’ experience in the investment fund industry, and as a Compliance C-suite executive for asset managers, Sandrine has touched on many elements of compliance and governance practice within organizations, worldwide. She is passionate about exploring different areas within the AML/CFT sphere, including those related to virtual assets and real estate/private equity investment funds. She participates in many strategic technical committees in Luxembourg’s financial sector. She regularly advises on AML/CFT programs and assists clients and boards of directors in the effective enforcement of good corporate governance.

Jaime Prieto

Jaime Prieto, CAMS®
ACAMS® Luxembourg Chapter Director of Education
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Mr. Jaime Prieto is a lawyer experienced in Financial Crime, Anti-Money Laundering and Counter Terrorism Financing having extensive professional experience in both public and private sectors. Mr. Prieto has been a Head of Compliance in the European Union, the Americas and the Caribbean for banks, trust companies, asset managers, Big Four audit and advisory firms, RegTechs, government agencies and other types of financial professionals. In addition to his experience, he has been legal and educational chair in several compliance and sectorial organizations and performed as a teacher and speaker for a number of organizations and in several local and international forums. Furthermore, Mr. Prieto is an experienced Money Laundering Reporting Officer and a Data Protection officer with additional experience in risk management.