ACAMS AML Hot Topics 2019

  • When: Thursday, 28 February 2019
  • Time: 5.15 – 7.45pm
  • Venue: The Hermitage
    Exeter Road
    Bournemouth, Dorset
    BH2 5AH

ACAMS is delighted to extend an invitation to you, and your colleagues, for a networking reception for Anti-Financial Crime professionals in Bournemouth on the evening of Thursday, 28 February.

Featuring an expert panel discussion led by David Clark, ACAMS Global Advisory Board, this is a unique opportunity for you to discuss and learn more about the issues affecting AML in 2019. A drinks reception follows the panel discussion, giving you the chance to meet the speakers, your AFC peers in the region, and to forge new professional relationships.

This evening event is free to attend, but all attendees must be pre-registered. Register here to secure your place, and feel free to forward this invitation to any colleagues you believe will benefit from attending.


17:15 – 17:45 Registration
17:45 – 17:55 ACAMS Update
17:55 – 18:00 Citizens Advice Bureau Update
18:00 – 19:00 Panel Discussion:
ACAMS AML Hot Topics 2019
  • How to deal with the flow of illicit funds from Russia and other ex-Soviet states
  • The challenges of fake news to adverse media screening
  • Iranian sanctions
  • Tax evasion as a predicate offence including the Netherlands “grey listing” low-tax jurisdictions
19:00 – 19:45 Networking Reception


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David Clark
  • David Clark, CAMS

  • Global Head of FCC, Learning and Surveillance Analysis
  • Group Financial Crime Compliance
  • Standard Chartered Bank


David has extensive global financial crime risk mitigation experience within banks and, previously, government customs agencies. David joined Standard Chartered from GE Capital where he headed up the Financial Crime risk management function for EMEA and APAC and focused on Anti-Money Laundering, Sanctions & International Trade Controls, and Anti-Bribery & Corruption. Prior to GEC, David worked for Barclays Wealth where he held a global role as the Head of Financial Crime intelligence with specific responsibilities for Anti- Bribery & Corruption, PEPS, Enhanced Due Diligence and Reputational Risk escalations. Prior to Barclays David worked for ABN AMRO where he held a senior position in their global advisory and analysis team, with specific responsibilities for global AML training & communication and Asia advisory. Before switching careers to work in Financial Services, David had an 18-year law enforcement career as a financial investigator & intelligence officer which included 7 years seconded to a crown dependent territory.

Carmel Speers
  • Carmel Speers

  • Head of Business Line Anti-Financial Crimes
  • Global Transaction Banking
  • Deutsche Bank


Carmel is an experienced regional AFC head with a demonstrated history of working in the banking industry. She’s skilled in financial risk, risk management, banking, operational risk, and securities. Prior to joining Deutsche Bank Carmel was Regional Head Financial Crime Compliance, MENAP at Standard Chartered Bank and Compliance Director EMEA Financial Crimes Compliance at JP Morgan. Carmel has a Bachelor of Science (BSc) focused in Statistics from the University of Reading.

Steve Hancock


Steve joined the financial services industry in 1988 and has worked in the field of financial crime prevention since the introduction of the UK money laundering legislation in April 1994. Steve is a Director of AML Analytics Limited. Previously, he was the Global Head of Money Laundering Prevention and Counter Terrorist Financing for Prudential plc for fifteen years. In this role he had operational oversight of the Prudential businesses throughout Europe, Asia and the USA. In addition, he had responsibility for Group policy and procedures in the prevention of money laundering crime, counter terrorist financing and economic sanctions. Steve was the founder chairman of the UK Institute of Money Laundering Prevention Officers from 2001 until 2008 and Honorary President until 2012. He is a Fellow of the International Compliance Association, successfully completing the ICA Diploma in Anti-Money Laundering, obtaining a pass with distinction from the University of Manchester.

Adrian Stones


Adrian joined Alaco in 2005 and is a Member of the Board. His work typically involves an eclectic mix of intelligence-driven assignments for corporate clients and private investors. He regularly handles assignments in sub-Saharan Africa, the Indian subcontinent and the former Soviet Union, particularly where there is a political dimension to the work. He travels frequently to Moscow, Washington and New Delhi.

Before joining Alaco Adrian spent 19 years working for the British Government in a variety of security and intelligence-related functions. His postings included Harare, New Delhi, Washington and Kiev. He speaks Russian. Adrian has a degree in Music from the University of Exeter.

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