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

  • When: 18 November 2019 (Monday)
  • Where: Singapore
  • Venue: The Westin Singapore
    12 Marina View
    Asia Square Tower 2
    018961 Singapore

This targeted Symposium provides in-depth discussions covering key areas in anti-money laundering (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, a Live CAMS Exam Preparation Seminar conducted in English will take place on 17 November at The Westin Singapore. This Live Seminar is FREE to Symposium attendees who purchased the CAMS Certification Package and have not sat 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.

IBF-FTS Accredited

This 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. Participants are advised to assess the suitability of the programme and its relevance to participants’ business activities or job roles. The FTS is available to eligible entities, at a 50% funding level of programme fees subject to all eligibility criteria being met. Please note that in no way does this represent an endorsement of the quality of the training provider and programme. Please refer to IBF Singapore website for more information.

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

Speakers:
LIM Siew Lee, Executive Director and Head of Group AML/CFT/Sanction Compliance, United Overseas Bank Limited (UOB)
Ranjani Rangan, CAMS, Director & COO, CPA Partnership Pte Ltd
10:30 – 10:50 Networking and Refreshment Break
10:50 – 12:00 Crafting Processes to Combat Illicit Money Flows in the APAC Region

Moderator:
Joyce Hsu, CAMS-FCI, AML Director – North Asia, ACAMS
12:00 – 13:00 Networking Luncheon for all Participants
13:00 – 14:00 FinTech Update: Strengthening Electronic Payment Systems with New Technologies to Mitigate Abuse

Moderator:
Joyce Hsu, CAMS-FCI, AML Director – North Asia, ACAMS

Speaker:
Payal Patel, Managing Director Asia, FINTRAIL
14:00 – 15:00 Developing a Better Culture of Compliance within the Casino Industry

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

Speakers:
Iain O’ Donnell, Vice President – Compliance, Wynn Macau 
Panos Makridis, AVP Finance Compliance, MGM Macau
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 – APAC, ACAMS
16:50 – 17:00 Closing Remarks
Hue Dang, CAMS-Audit, Head of Asia Pacific, ACAMS

(Program is subject to change)

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Speaker Faculty (Surname in Alphabetical Order)

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.


Iain O’ Donnell
  • Iain O’ Donnell

  • Vice President – Compliance
  • Wynn Macau

Bio

Iain O’Donnell is currently the Vice President – Compliance at Wynn Macau Limited, where he heads up the Gaming Compliance Department at both Wynn Macau and Wynn Palace. Mr. O’ Donnell has worked in various finance and compliance roles during his illustrious 33-year career in the casino industry. This includes working for Crown Ltd in Melbourne, Treasury Casino in Brisbane, Jupiters Casino on the Gold Coast, Sands Casino in Macau, Solaire Resort & Casino in Manila and Wynn Macau Ltd.

In his current role, Mr. O’ Donnell is responsible for the Gaming Compliance department at Wynn Macau Ltd, which also requires him to formulate and document AML/CFT policies and procedures, liaise with law enforcement and regulatory bodies on AML/CFT compliance issues and ensure that all necessary Wynn team members are adequately trained in all aspects of the companies AML/CFT procedures and immersed in healthy and strong compliance culture.


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).


Joyce-Hsu
  • Joyce Hsu, CAMS-FCI

  • AML Director – North Asia
  • ACAMS

Bio

Ms. Hsu has over 27 years’ experience in the banking industry and joined ACAMS as a subject-matter expert since 2016, with the primary responsibility of developing and executing a strategy in AML/CFT training and knowledge-sharing with a focus in the Mandarin Chinese language. Her 20 years within group, she has worked and charge not only front line but also operation and risk department. Previously, she was in charge of security and investigation service for Citi Taiwan. Her previous experience includes 5 years being responsible for providing Financial Crime and Operational Risk Management solutions for a leading Consulting firm with a particular expertise in AML and Operational Risk Management. Her expertise is focused on financial crime management and investigation. Various roles included progressing from being a front line operator, sales to senior manager of a headquartered-operation center with further progression into a risk manager role. Some accomplishments included: building up Anti-Money Laundering, Anti-Fraud Management for tier one banks in China; designing and implementing ORM tools and systems for an entire bank; and leading a team to develop the banking operation management capability for one of the largest banks in China


Siew Lee Lim
  • LIM Siew Lee

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

Bio

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.


Panos Makridis
  • Panos Makridis

  • AVP Finance Compliance
  • MGM MACAU

Bio

Panos Makridis is the Assistant Vice President –Finance Compliance, where he is leading and managing MGM’s China AML and Compliance department. He is responsible for auditing, reviewing and analyzing financial transactions across all lines of business in order to ensure compliance with local and international standards on AML/CFT.

Mr. Makridis’s gaming career began 21 years ago at Crown Ltd Melbourne where he held positions in Table Games Operations, Gaming Integrity and Responsible Gaming. He came to Macau in 2008 for Galaxy Entertainment Group where he held positions in Compliance, Cage and Responsible Gaming and established the first RG program in Macau. Since then he joined Shuffle Master Asia as Director of Table Games & Utilities and Dolphin Gaming as the SVP of Marketing & Gaming Products.


Payal Patel
  • Payal Patel

  • Managing Director Asia
  • FINTRAIL

Bio

Ms. Patel combines her legal education and extensive compliance experience to build ‘best-in-class’ anti-financial crime programmes for clients and is focused on enabling innovative business whilst balancing risk and regulatory demands. She brings over 14 years of experience in financial services across multiple regions, focusing recently on FinTech and crypto. She has led engagements with regulators on new business models and has worked with a wide range of organisations globally on international best practices. Ms. Patel leads the FINTRAIL business in Asia.’


  • Ranjani Rangan, CAMS

  • Director & COO
  • CPA Partnership Pte Ltd

Bio

Ms. Rangan is a MBA professional with over 17 years of International account management experience in the areas of Banking and Consulting. Her meticulous formula of 80% execution (do it), 15% Position (Stick to it) and 5% (Plan it) along with her natural instinct to cross-sell has led to steady growth at all of the organizations she has served. She is an expert closely committed to a solution based approach and has a reputation for Integrity, Satisfaction and Results.

Ms. Rangan has rejoined CPA-Partnership (then PKF) as a Director and Chief Operations Officer since January 2016 and leads the Partnership and Business Development efforts across the various verticals the firm operates in. She previously worked for the firm between 1998 to 2001. Ms. Rangan plays an integral role in heading a global team in developing and maintaining senior level partnerships across a diverse range of industries that include Financial Institutions, Consulting Companies, Government Agencies, Corporates and Individuals. In this capacity, she works in connecting Singapore to the world through the provision of end to end services by the firm. She provides advisory services and feasibility studies in her areas of expertise in Banking, Financial Crime, HR and Government related licensing and grants. Ms. Rangan sits on the board of well reputed companies as well being on the approved list of directors to be on the board of Financial Institutions with the Monetary Authority of Singapore.

Between 2008 to 2015, Ms. Rangan was the Deputy Country Head for Wells Fargo Bank Singapore and was seconded from the US to take on this position. She had the overall responsibility for the Singapore branch in the area of correspondent banking for both Account Management and in Compliance. In this capacity, she had a keen sense of Product knowledge in Cash Management, Trade Finance, Credit, Factoring, Asset Management, Asset Distribution, FX, AML and Financial Crime. She also has the unique skill of being able to sell with risk in mind and is trained to provide AML advisory services as well as mitigations on the identified risks. Under her leadership, the revenues were the highest they had ever been during the branch’s 35 year history and to commend her efforts, she was bestowed with the Global Sales Champion Award by the bank.

From 2001 through 2008, Ms. Rangan held key Relationship Management positions in the United States in both Retail and Corporate Banking at Bank of America and Wells Fargo, USA as well as held a Managerial position with a large MNC, Enterprise Rent-a-Car. In these capacities, she was tasked with generating business while adhering to strict compliance centric culture. During her tenure, she was consistently recognized as a top performer and was invited regularly for the VIP circle award ceremonies within the banks.

With over 17 years of proven experience in International Relationship Management, Product Sales and Compliance, as well as in applying a strong expertise in data-driven, long-term strategic planning, Ms. Rangan is a welcome addition to the consulting services CPA-Partnership offers its clients.