ACAMS 5th Annual Mumbai Symposium – “Enhanced AML and Financial Crime Tools & Techniques”

  • When: 25 February 2019 (Monday)
  • Where: Mumbai, India
  • Venue: Hyatt Regency Mumbai
    Sahar Airport Road, Ashok Nagar, Andheri East, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400099, India

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

In addition, there will be a CAMS Exam Preparation Seminar taking place on 24 February 2019 (Sunday) at the same venue. Please visit this page for more details.

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Time Session
08:00 – 09:00 Registration and Morning Tea
09:00 – 09:15 Welcome Remarks
Hue Dang, CAMS-Audit, Head of Asia, ACAMS
09:15 – 09:45 Keynote
09:45 – 10:30 Regulatory Update: Analyzing Regional AML Trends and New Developments
10:30 – 10:50 Networking and Refreshment Break
10:50 – 12:00 SPECIAL PRESENTATION: Lessons Learned from FATF’s 4th Round Mutual Evaluations

Rick McDonell, Executive Director, ACAMS, Former Executive Secretary, Financial Action Task Force (FATF)
12:00 – 13:15 Networking Luncheon
13:15 – 14:15 Building the Foundations for Private-Public Partnerships to Achieve Efficiencies on Transaction

John Mathews, CAMS, Senior Vice President and Head of Client Service, HDFC Asset Management Company
14:15 – 15:10 Examining India’s TBML Issues and Aligning Best Practice
15:10 – 15:30 Networking and Refreshment Break
Enterprise Risk Assessment: Understanding Your AML Risks Across the Organization
17:00 – 17:10 Closing Remarks
Hue Dang, CAMS-Audit, Head of Asia, ACAMS

(Program is subject to change)


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Speaker Faculty

(Surname in Alphabetical Order)

Special Presentation

Rick McDonell
  • Rick McDonell

  • Executive Director


Mr. McDonell is well known for his previous role as the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) Executive Secretary. The FATF was established in July 1989 by a G-7 summit in Paris, and examines and develops measures to combat money laundering and terrorist financing. Among Mr. McDonell’s many accomplishments at the FATF was the development of a new, standardized country assessment “methodology.” This expanded the focus of assessments beyond the initial implementation of FATF standards to examine their actual effectiveness in terms of supporting a reduction to financial crime levels-a dramatic change, which has enabled the strength of AML regimes to be clearly determined.

Under Mr. McDonell’s leadership, the FATF Global Network also expanded to nine FATF-Style Regional Bodies (FSRBs), an important accomplishment for ACAMS as the Association has members in over 160 countries, most of those in one of the nine regions. Mr. McDonell’s many years of direct experience working with the regional bodies has given him a unique global perspective on AML and financial crime challenges facing ACAMS’ members.

Mr. McDonell is a lawyer by training and has had extensive experience as a federal prosecutor and in conducting complex investigations including being in charge of many multidisciplinary investigation Task Forces into organized crime cases both nationally and internationally. He also has had experience in private legal practice and as a university lecturer.

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 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.

William Scott Grob
  • Dr. William Scott Grob, CAMS

  • AML Director – APAC


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).

John Matthews
  • John Mathews, CAMS

  • Senior Vice President and Head of Client Service
  • HDFC Asset Management Company Ltd

John has been with India’s most respected and premier financial services conglomerate spanning three decades. He started his career with HDFC Ltd, India’s leading mortgage finance company and held various responsibilities covering Deposits, Retail Loans, and Management Services. In 2000, he moved to HDFC Asset Management Company Ltd as part of its start-up team and was a key management employee. He is presently the Investor Relations Officer of the Fund, Principal Officer under PML Act and also the Responsible Officer under FATCA. John has set up the Client Services division and has been responsible for various functions. Currently, he is engaged on a full-time basis with the digital team.

He is also a member of the National Risk Assessment Committee for the securities market in India, member of the Operations & Risk Committee of the industry trade body – AMFI, its AML committee, and HDFC’s conglomerate AML committee. He was part of the team that conceptualised and shaped India’s first common KYC repository in the Mutual Fund industry. He also serves as a Director on the Board of MF Utilities India Pvt Ltd.

John holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce, Post-Graduation in Systems Management is ACAMS certified and is an alumnus of Columbia Business School, USA. He is currently pursuing a Doctorate at a leading university in England, UK.