ACAMS 11th Annual Hong Kong Symposium – “Enhanced AML and Financial Crime Tools & Techniques”

This targeted symposium provides in-depth discussions covering key areas in AML compliance and financial crime prevention. Our faculty of speakers will share their expertise and vision on a wide range of topics, including regional AML compliance challenges and regulatory developments.

In addition, there is a CAMS Exam Preparation Seminar taking place on the day before (20 October) at the same venue. This Live Preparation Seminar is FREE to symposium attendees who purchased the CAMS Certification Package and will be sitting for the CAMS Exam. For enquiries, please contact apac@acams.org.

For any events / registration / sponsorship enquiries, please contact apac@acams.org.

Educational Credit Units (ECUs)

Six Educational Credit Units (ECUs) will be given upon your attendance of the Symposium. The ECUs are accruable to your application of CAMS Exam (as Qualifying Credits), or CAMS Recertification.

Agenda-at-a-glance

08:00 – 09:00 Registration and Morning Tea
09:00 – 09:15 Welcome Remarks
Hue Dang, CAMS-Audit, Head of Asia Pacific, ACAMS
09:15 – 10:30 Regulatory Update: Analyzing Regional AML Trends and New Developments

Moderator:
Hue Dang, CAMS-Audit, Head of Asia Pacific, ACAMS
10:30 – 10:50 Networking and Refreshment Break
10:50 – 12:00 Crafting Processes to Combat Illicit Money Flows in the APAC Region

Moderator:
Aub Chapman, CAMS-Audit, Director, Aub Chapman Consulting Services

Speakers:
Matt Friedman, Chief Executive Officer, The Mekong Club
Malcolm Wright, Chief Compliance Officer, Diginex
12:00 – 13:00 Networking Luncheon
13:00 – 14:00 FinTech Update: Strengthening Electronic Payment Systems with New Technologies to Mitigate Abuse

Moderator:
Aaron Lau, CAMS-Audit, CAMS-FCI, Head of Fraud Investigation & AML, AITLAU Management Services

Speaker:
Syed Musheer Ahmed, General Manager, The FinTech Association of Hong Kong
Angel Nguyen Swift, CAMS, Vice President, Compliance and Financial Crimes, Enigma
14:00 – 15:00 Digital Banks: Exploring Drivers behind Hong Kong’s Changing Financial Landscape

Moderator:
Martin Dilly, CAMS-Audit, Director, Martin Dilly AML
15:00 – 15:20 Networking and Refreshment Break
15:20 – 16:50 INTERACTIVE WORKSHOP: Digital Identity and eKYC: How to Look at the Growing Technology Requirements and Financial Crime-related Risks

Moderator:
Dr. William Scott Grob, CAMS-FCI, AML Director, ACAMS

Speaker:
Christopher Hui, Executive Director, Board Member, Financial Services Development Council
Pascal Nizri, CEO, CHEKK
16:50 – 17:00 Closing Remarks
Hue Dang, CAMS-Audit, Head of Asia Pacific, ACAMS

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Speaker Faculty (Surname in Alphabetical Order)

Syed Musheer Ahmed
  • Syed Musheer Ahmed

  • General Manager
  • The FinTech Association of Hong Kong

Bio

Mr. Ahmed is the General Manager of Fintech Association of Hong Kong. He has an extensive background in financial services and technology, having been a global markets trader for a decade, and a management consultant following his MBA. He is a founding board member of Fintech Association of Hong Kong and a member of United Nations ESCAP Economic Sustainable Business Network (ESBN) Youth and Women Entrepreneurs Taskforce (YET) and co-founder of IndiaTech Hong Kong.

Mr. Ahmed has a keen interest in technologies impacting/disrupting investment banking such as blockchain, artificial intelligence and digital banking. He is a mentor and speaker at industry events across APAC and guest lecturer on topics of Fintech, Investment Management, Cryptocurrency and blockchain, Artificial Intelligence at HKU, HKUST, HKU Space, CUHK and Lingnan University. He has written blogs on Fintech and Investment Banking and been quoted in various media channels, including on CNBC, SCMP, IFLR, Asian Investor, Lets Talk Payments.


William Aubrey Chapman
  • Aub Chapman, CAMS-Audit

  • Director
  • Aub Chapman Consulting Services

Bio

Prior to his retirement, Mr. Chapman was a career banker with over 42 years of professional experience. In his last role at Westpac Banking Corporation, he was responsible for managing a number of functions including Group Fraud Control, Physical Security, Business Continuity Services, Cash and ATM Services as well as managing the group’s compliance with AML/CTF legislation. Since his retirement, Mr. Chapman has been consulting in both the public and private sectors, not only in Australia, but also internationally. He specializes in controls against financial crime and management of cash services. His international experience includes assignments for the United Nations, the Asian Development Bank, The Eurasian Group on Money Laundering (on behalf of the FSVC), Bank Negara Malaysia, Institut Bank-Bank Malaysia and the Labuan Offshore Financial Services Authority. He has been a guest speaker at a number of international AML/CTF conferences and international conferences associated with the cash services industry.


Hue Dang
  • Hue Dang, CAMS-Audit

  • Head of Asia Pacific
  • ACAMS

Bio

Ms. Dang is the Head of Asia Pacific of ACAMS, having established its regional head office in Hong Kong in 2008. Ms. Dang has more than 25 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.


Martin Dilly
  • Martin Dilly, CAMS-Audit

  • Director
  • Martin Dilly AML

Bio

Mr. Dilly is a Director of MD/AML, a specialist AML firm providing consulting and auditing services in New Zealand, Australia and the Pacific Islands. He has consulted full-time as an AML specialist since June 2012. In that time, he has assisted entities across every captured sector.

Prior to becoming an AML consultant, Mr. Dilly commenced his career as a corporate lawyer at Russell McVeagh, one of New Zealand’s largest law firms. He also held senior legal and compliance roles at ABN AMRO Bank N.V. – New Zealand branch as Associate Director, Legal and Compliance, and with Heartland Building Society, then New Zealand’s largest non-bank deposit taker, as Head of Compliance and Company Secretary.

Mr. Dilly received his CAMS in May 2012, and was the first in Australasia to gain the CAMS Audit advanced certification in April 2014. Martin is also a member of the ACAMS teaching faculties for CAMS and CAMS-Audit.


Matt Friedman
  • Matt Friedman

  • Chief Executive Office
  • The Mekong Club

Bio

Matt Friedman is an international human trafficking expert with more than 29 years’ experience as a manager, program designer, evaluator and frontline responder. He is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of The Mekong Club, an organization of Hong Kong-based private sector business leaders who have joined forces to help fight human trafficking in Asia. Mr. Friedman was previously Regional Project Manager at the United Nations Inter-Agency Project on Human Trafficking (UNIAP) in Thailand, an inter-agency coordinating body that linked the United Nations system with governments and civil society groups in China, Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam. Prior to this, he worked for the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in Thailand, Bangladesh and Nepal where he designed and managed country and regional human trafficking programs. Mr. Friedman also offers regular technical advice to numerous governments and corporations working to stop slavery, and is the author of thirteen books.


William Scott Grob
  • Dr. William Scott Grob, CAMS-FCI

  • AML Director – APAC
  • ACAMS

Bio

Dr. Grob has over 25 years of financial and banking expertise. His most recent role was as Regional Head of Affiliates Management, HSBC, where he worked on mitigating financial crime and correspondent banking risks across Asia. His 12-year career at the bank also included managing risk within the Equity/FX prime brokerage business, Structured Funds business, and Hedge Fund units.

Dr. Grob earned a Bachelor’s degree from Boston University, a Master of Arts from George Mason University, a certificate from Harvard Business School’s General Management Program, and a Doctorate of Management from SMC University (USA), where his dissertation was focused on correspondent banking- “IMPACT OF CORRESPONDENT BANK ENHANCED DUE DILIGENCE PRACTICES.” Also, he has designations from the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) Association, and Global Association of Risk Professionals (FRM).


Chrstopher Hui
  • Christopher Hui

  • Executive Director, Board Member
  • Financial Services Development Council

Bio

Mr. Christopher Hui is Executive Director of Financial Services Development Council (FSDC). Mr. Hui possesses extensive experience in strategy formulation and business development in the financial services industry across both private and public sectors. He was a Managing Director at Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited, holding various senior positions in the Market Development Division and Listing Division for over 12 years. He spearheaded a number of important initiatives including the implementation of the Stock Connect Programme.

Immediately prior to joining the FSDC, he served as Director of Strategic Development at New World Development Company Limited responsible for the development of the company’s strategy and business ecosystem in the Greater Bay Area. He was once an Administrative Officer of the HKSAR Government.

Mr. Hui received his BA in Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE) from University of Oxford and MBA from INSEAD. He is active in public service, now being a Council Member of City University of Hong Kong and a member of the Exchange Listing Review Committee, MPFA Process Review Panel and HKICPA Disciplinary Panel.


Aaron Lau
  • Aaron Lau, CAMS-Audit, CAMS-FCI

  • Head of Fraud Investigation & AML
  • AITLAU Management Services

Bio

Mr. Lau is the principal consultant and director of AITLAU Management Services Sdn Bhd. He is heading the Financial Fraud Investigation and Anti-Money Laundering Compliance services in the firm. He is involved in consultancy and training in areas related to financial fraud and forensic accounting investigations, anti-money laundering, business intelligence and financial accounting.

He is an accredited trainer for the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (ACAMS) certification programme. He heads the ACAMS partnership with AITLAU Management Services Sdn Bhd in Malaysia.

He has provided training services in the areas of financial fraud investigations, asset recovery, anti-money laundering and business intelligence to participants of government-related regulatory bodies like Securities Commission, Royal Malaysian Customs, Inland Revenue Board of Malaysia, Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission, Joint organization between MACC-UNDP-INTERPOL Asset Recovery Workshops, Korean Customs and the Companies Commissioner of Malaysia, both local and foreign financial institutions and corporations. Mr. Lau has been lecturing for the advanced and executive certificate course for strategic management of anti-corruption programme in the area of anti-money laundering and effects of corruption since 2011. In 2015, he was accredited as an international bank’s global trainer in Anti-Money Laundering and Sanctions.

Mr. Lau is also involved in financial fraud investigations for both local and foreign companies. He worked together with the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission to develop the financial fraud tool kits and investigation guidelines for private entities.


Pascal Nizri
  • Pascal Nizri

  • CEO
  • CHEKK

Bio

Pascal Nizri is the Founder and CEO of Chekk, a digital identity and KYC start-up. With Chekk.me, individuals and businesses are empowered to own their Digital Identity and control what data they share, and companies get a secure platform for seamless data request and on-going customer interactions (inc. dynamic customer due diligence at on-boarding and KYC refresh; connectivity to people & business registries, AML lists, company hierarchies, pre-population; electronic verification of identity with OCR, FaceMatching, Proof of Life and antifraud for individuals, directors and UBOs; secure data wallet and messaging for consent, data portability, alerts, statements).

Mr. Nizri has almost 20 years experience in the Financial Industry, having worked across geographies (France, UK, Hong-Kong, Australia, Indonesia), disciplines (strategy, business, technology, digital), and positions (Global Chief of Staff for a large international Retail Bank; Chief Operating Officer for Retail Banking & Wealth Management in various countries; Global Head of Transformation for a leading international Private Bank).


Angel Swift
  • Angel Nguyen Swift, CAMS

  • Vice President, Compliance and Financial Crimes Solutions
  • Enigma

Bio

Angel Nguyen Swift is Vice President of Compliance and Financial Crimes Solutions at Enigma, an Operational Data Management and Intelligence company headquartered in NYC. Enigma puts data in the context of the real world and makes it connected, open and actionable for the Fortune 500.

Ms. Swift recently joined Enigma from American Express, where she served as the Vice President of the Global Financial Crimes Compliance – Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) and played an active role in re-envisioning and rebuilding FIU from the ground up. Today, the unit, a centralized global team of more than 300 people supporting the company in over 40 countries, is responsible for the end-to-end SAR process (monitoring, investigations and reporting), Sanctions screening, PEP/EDD reviews, and Anti-Corruption payments monitoring.

Since 2015, her mission at American Express was to more specifically focus on bringing best in class tools and technology to the virtual desks of compliance personnel at all levels, to maximize capabilities and gain meaningful intelligence in their areas of expertise.  Her role at Enigma will give her the opportunity to continue this mission full-time.

Prior to American Express, Ms. Swift served as a New York County Assistant District Attorney, where she prosecuted a plethora of cases including street level violent crimes, sex crimes, and long-term identity theft and cybercrime investigations. 


Malcolm Wright

Bio

Malcolm Wright joined Diginex, Hong Kong in 2018 as Chief Compliance Officer. Prior to joining, Malcolm was CCO at Revolut, a leading FinTech in London. He has also held several roles with Thomson Reuters as Global Head of AML and Fraud Transaction Monitoring as well as sitting on the leadership team to build the world’s first KYC Managed Service.

Malcolm is a Fellow of the Institute of Leadership and Management. He is also a strong advocate of RegTech, and is a co-author on The RegTech Book published by Wiley in December 2018.

Malcolm regularly speaks on regulatory topics internationally and sits on several international programmes including the Future of Financial Intelligence Sharing programme that has reported up to the FATF as well as Global Digital Finance, a global industry-led initiative to build a taxonomy and codes of conduct for the cryptoasset industry. In GDF, Malcolm co-leads the AML working group. He is also an Associate Fellow of the Royal United Services Institute’s (RUSI) Centre for Financial Crime Studies in London.