ACAMS 10th Annual Singapore Symposium – “Enhanced AML and Financial Crime Tools & Techniques”

  • When: 19 November 2018 (Monday)
  • Where: Singapore
  • Venue: Grand Copthorne Waterfront Singapore
    392 Havelock Road
    Singapore 169663

IBF-FTS Eligible

The symposium is now approved by the Institute of Banking & Finance (IBF Singapore) for listing on the Financial Training Scheme (FTS) Programme Directory and is eligible for FTS claims subject to all eligibility criteria being met. Please refer to IBF Singapore website for more information.

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 on a wide range of topics, which includes addressing regional AML compliance challenges and regulatory developments.


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

Hue Dang, CAMS-Audit, Head of Asia, ACAMS

Beaver Chua, Head of Group Policy Governance & AML/CFT Singapore, OCBC Group
Siew Lee Lim, Executive Director and Head of Group AML/CFT/Sanction Compliance, United Overseas Bank Limited (UOB)
Jun Yuan Tay, Head of the AML Supervisory Division 1, Monetary Authority of Singapore
10:30 – 10:50 Networking and Refreshment Break
10:50 – 12:00 DNFBPs Safety Check: Understanding the New Era of Financial Crime Compliance for Designated Non-Financial Businesses and Professions

Cynthia Cheong, CAMS-Audit, Head of Audit, Asia Pacific, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation


Patrick Franz, Managing Director, PFYN Advisory
Joy Tan, Partner, Wong Partnership LLP
12:00 – 13:15 Networking Luncheon
13:15 – 14:15 Overcoming TBML Issues using Private-Public Collaboration to Improve Effectiveness


Andrew Chow, Head of Compliance, SE Asia, BNP Paribas

Anne-Sophie Karmel, CAMS, AFC APAC Risk, Deutsche Bank AG, Asia Pacific Head Office
14:15 – 15:10 Developing a Better Culture of Compliance for Insurance Companies

Dr. William Scott Grob, CAMS, AML Director – APAC, ACAMS

Lionel King, CAMS, CEO, Professional Investment Advisory Services Pte Ltd (PIAS) 
Aurelie Saada, VP Entreprise Risk Management, Credit Suisse
15:10 – 15:30 Networking and Refreshment Break
Wrestling with the new Wolfsberg Correspondent Banking Questionnaire and Its Internal Implications


Dr. William Scott Grob, CAMS, AML Director – APAC, ACAMS

Davinder Singh Billing, Executive Director, Head of Governance, Correspondent Banking, Financinal Crime Compliance, Standard Chartered Bank
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

Davinder Singh Billing
  • Davinder Singh Billing

  • Executive Director, Head of Governance, Correspondent Banking
  • Financinal Crime Compliance
  • Standard Chartered Bank

Cynthia Cheong
  • Cynthia Cheong, CAMS-Audit

  • Head of Audit, Asia Pacific
  • Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation

Beaver Chua
  • Beaver Chua

  • Head of Group Policy Governance & AML/CFT Singapore
  • OCBC Group


Beaver heads OCBC’s Group Policy Governance & AML/CFT Singapore and previously was HSBC’s Financial Crime Compliance (FCC) function for HSBC Singapore. He manages the Anti-Money Laundering (AML), Sanctions and Anti-Bribery and Corruption (AB&C) efforts of the Group’s businesses in the market. Beaver has extensive experience in FCC – both in the private and public sector. Before joining HSBC, Beaver held vital FCC roles in several global financial institutions in Hong Kong, China, UAE, and Singapore – most recently he was Country AML Compliance Officer for Citibank Singapore.

The Institute of Banking and Finance Singapore (IBF) conferred the Fellow award to Beaver in 2016. The IBF recognizes industry veterans who exemplify thought leadership and commitment to industry development. Beaver is widely acknowledged as an AML specialist and contributes as a panelist at industry forums organized by ACAMS and the Association of Banks in Singapore (ABS).

Before joining the banking industry, Beaver served in the Singapore Police Force as a Senior Investigation Officer.

Andrew Chow
  • Andrew Chow

  • Head of Compliance, SE Asia
  • BNP Paribas


Andrew Chow is currently Head of Compliance, SE Asia at BNP Paribas. Prior to this role, he was a Partner in the Financial Services Regulatory Practice. He has extensive experience in financial services regulatory matters, with an emphasis on banking and capital markets legal and compliance advisory. As one of the first dedicated compliance professionals in Singapore, Andrew has worked for various international financial institutions across the Asian region.

He advised on a wide spectrum of regulatory issues and developments, and has previously guided each of the financial institutions he worked in on regulatory compliance with statutes, regulations, notices and guidelines in Singapore including the Banking Act, the Securities and Futures Act (SFA), the Financial Advisers Act (FAA), the Trust Companies Act, the Commodity Trading Act administered by the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) and other regulatory bodies. Apart from his advisory roles, he also developed the compliance processes and procedures for those institutions, including other risk, operational and IT policies and procedures where legal and compliance input was essential.

Andrew graduated from the National University of Singapore. He is admitted to the Singapore Bar and is also an Attorney-at-Law, New York State Bar.

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.

  • Patrick M. Franz

  • Managing Director
  • PFYN Advisory

Pending Bio

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).

Anne-Sophie Karmel
  • Anne-Sophie Karmel, CAMS

  • AFC APAC Risk
  • Deutsche Bank AG


Risk and Compliance practitioner in banking industry for more than 15 years, Anne-Sophie is a Senior Officer in Anti-Financial Crime, covering APAC Risk Assessment for Deutsche Bank.

She started her career in consulting in France and developed her expertise in AML/CTF while working for major European CIB and Investment Management firms. She built her exposure to Public Private Partnership while working on co-investment platform and other environmental-related financial projects for the French Caisse des Depots. Relocated in Singapore since 2013, she has covered Compliance and AML/CTF (including TBML) advisory on Structured and Corporate Finance, Private Banking and Markets for Credit Industriel et Commercial before joining the German lender 2 years ago. She holds two Master’s degrees in applied mathematics and computer science. She is CAMS, GARP-FRM and CQF certified.

Lionel King
  • Lionel King, CAMS

  • CEO
  • Professional Investment Advisory Services Pte Ltd (PIAS)


Lionel King is the CEO of PIAS, one of the largest and most respected and fastest growing network of advisers in Singapore which is regulated by the MAS. Lionel King joined Prudential Assurance Company Singapore (Prudential Singapore) as Executive Vice President and Chief Risk Officer on 2 April 2012. He heads the Legal, Risk and Compliance division.

Lionel’s career with Prudential spanned more than two decades. From 1991 to 1999, he was working in the company’s Group Head office. He moved to Prudential Singapore in 2000 and spent the next four years in various roles – Finance Director, Life Operations Director and Chief Operations Director. In 2004, he left Singapore for Prudential Services Asia (PSA), Malaysia, where for the next four years he held the role of Chief Finance Officer till his return to the United Kingdom in 2008.

Lionel also spent three years with the UK Financial Services Authority (FSA). He started as a Supervisor in Wholesale Insurance, then became a Supervisor in the UK Life Insurers Department, and finally, was a Risk Specialist in the Risk Specialists Division, focusing on Solvency II. Lionel is an Electrical Engineering graduate of Imperial College and a Chartered Accountant and is CAMS certified.

Siew Lee Lim
  • Siew Lee Lim

  • Executive Director and Head of Group AML/CFT/Sanction Compliance
  • United Overseas Bank Limited (UOB)


Ms Lim is the Group Head of Anti-money Laundering (AML)/Countering Financing of Terrorism (CFT)/ Sanction Compliance at UOB. She oversees the implementation of the AML/CFT/Sanction framework for the Group and is also responsible for ensuring compliance with sanction regulations.

Throughout her career over the past 20 years, Ms Lim has worked closely with The Association of Banks in Singapore (ABS) to provide feedback and guidance on the adoption and implementation of international and local AML/CFT standards and practices. As a supporter of industry initiatives, she has played a pivotal role in notable projects such as the National Know Your Customer Utility and the AML/CFT Industry Partnership. Ms Lim was conferred IBF Fellow in 2017.

Ms Lim has also participated in international industry forums. Since 2012, she has been invited to attend the annual Wolfsberg Forum in Zurich, Switzerland. Attended by senior leaders and experts in financial crime compliance, the exclusive forum discusses best practices and addresses emerging global risks and threats. She also speaks at IBF and regional events such as the ASEAN Bankers Association’s Building Digital Infrastructure for Inclusive Banking workshop held in Yangon in July 2017.

Aurelie Saada
  • Aurelie Saada

  • Vice President, Entreprise Risk Management
  • Credit Suisse


Aurelie is currently Vice President at Credit Suisse and in charge of assessing and mitigating the risks related to New Business and New Projects for APAC, covering 18 countries in the region.

Previously, Aurelie was Head of Risk for Singapore for AIG Singapore, where she covered all categories of risk from operational risks, reputational risk, financial risks to insurance risks. She was then part of the Executive Committee and presenting risks matters to the Board of Director. Through her career she also worked in HSBC for about 7 years, mainly for Private Bank and Asset Management, still in the risk function.

She has over 13 years of international experience in risk management and audit, both in major banking and insurance companies. She accumulated a strong knowledge in all risk areas, as well as in product development, conduct risk, compliance and regulatory matters.

She holds a Master in Management in Audit and Consulting from a French international business school as well as few local certifications from the Singapore College of Insurance. She also has the CERG (Certified in Entreprise Risk Governance) from ERMA.

Joy Tan
  • Joy Tan

  • Partner
  • Wong Partnership LLP


Joy TAN is the Deputy Head of the Commercial & Corporate Disputes Practice and the Joint Head of the Corporate Governance & Compliance Practice and the Financial Services Regulatory Practice. She is also a Partner in the International Arbitration Practice and Employment Practice.

Her main practice areas are banking, corporate and commercial dispute resolution, and contentious investigations. She also regularly advises on corporate governance and financial services regulatory matters under the Companies Act, Securities and Futures Act and other regulatory statutes, including in relation to corporate fraud, anti-money laundering issues and insider trading. Joy graduated with First Class Honours from Cambridge University. In 1992, she was awarded the UK Council of Legal Education Prize at the Non-Vocational Bar Exam. Joy is admitted to both the English Bar and the Singapore Bar. She joined the Singapore Legal Service as a Justices’ Law Clerk with the Singapore Supreme Court before entering private practice.

Jun Yuan Tay
  • Jun Yuan Tay

  • Head of the AML Supervisory Division 1
  • Monetary Authority of Singapore


Mr Tay is the Head of AML Supervision Division I at the Monetary Authority of Singapore. He has over 12 years of experience in the supervision of financial institutions. Over the years, he has supervised a range of financial institutions across sectors, including large internationally-active banks and capital markets intermediaries, as well as across various risk types. Mr Tay’s involvement in international work include more recently the drafting of the FATF Risk-Based Approach Guidance for the Securities Sector, and previously as a member of the Secretariat of the Financial Stability Board. Mr Tay graduated with First Class Honours from Nanyang Business School, NTU, and has earned the GARP-FRM certification.