ACAMS Anti-Financial Crime/CFT Symposium: Bermuda

  • When: October 24, 2019
  • Where: Hamilton, Bermuda
  • Venue: Rosewood Bermuda
    60 Tuckers Point Drive
    Hamilton Parish HS 02, Bermuda

This one-day interactive seminar provides in-depth presentations and discussions covering key areas in AML compliance and financial crime prevention with a focus on issues relevant to compliance professionals in Bermuda.

Agenda

7:45 AM–8:45 AM Registration and Networking Breakfast
8:45 AM–9:00 AM Welcome Remarks
9:00 AM–10:30 AM Regulatory Roundtable: Compliance Insights on Issues Affecting Bermuda
10:30 AM–10:50 AM Networking and Refreshment Break
10:50 AM–12:10 PM Understanding and Coping With Global Governance Standards for Digital Assets
12:10 PM–1:30 PM Networking Luncheon
1:30 PM–2:50 PM Reviewing Recent Events Affecting Bermudan Cryptocurrency Development
2:50 PM–3:10 PM Networking and Refreshment Break
3:10 PM–4:40PM Sanctions Update: Managing Risks in an Unsettled Sanctions Environment
4:40 PM–5:00 PM Closing Remarks

(Program is subject to change)

Speakers:

Christopher A.C. Brown
  • Christopher A.C. Brown

  • Deputy Director AML
  • Bermuda Monetary Authority

Bio

Chris Brown joined the BMA in February 2018 after a 35 year career at the Bank of Bermuda Limited /HSBC Bank Bermuda Limited.

During his tenure at HSBC, Mr. Brown worked in various roles in systems, operations and finance, most recently as Head of Financial Crime Compliance (2018-2017) and Head of Compliance (2017-2012).

Mr. Brown read Chemistry B.Sc. (Hons) at Exeter University and is an alumnus of Warwick Academy, Bermuda.


Ann Daniels
  • Ann Daniels

  • Senior Consultant
  • Oyster Consulting (Bermuda), Ltd.

Bio

Ann Daniels is a Risk and Compliance professional with over 20 years’ experience in Regulatory Risk and Compliance in the Financial Services Industry. Utilising her experience as a Financial Services Regulator, Ann honed her compliance and consulting roles with small and medium law firms, investment businesses, and money-service businesses, including the development, implementation and oversight of Compliance programs. Ann’s experience also includes the development and implementation of AML/CFT risk assessment policies, procedures, and training; automated monitoring systems; risk assessment methodologies; the implementation of standards and a program of oversight of compliance professionals.


Gregg Fields
  • Gregg Fields, CAMS

  • Senior Copywriter
  • ACAMS

Bio

Mr. Fields was a research fellow in residence at the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard Law School before joining ACAMS. His work focused on systemic causes of the 2008 financial crisis. He spent most of his career as a financial journalist at The Miami Herald, where he covered money laundering and white-collar crime and was a member of the staff that won the 1993 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service. Mr. Fields has also taught financial journalism at graduate schools in Beijing and Hong Kong.


Allyson Lang
  • Allyson Lang, CAMS

  • Principal
  • Bermuda Monetary Authority

Bio

Allyson Lang joined the Bermuda Monetary Authority in February 2018 as an AML/ATF Principal responsible for the supervision of banks, securities dealers and digital asset businesses. Allyson is currently participating in Bermuda’s Caribbean Financial Action Task Force (CFATF) Mutual Evaluation Review and Report. Prior to joining the Authority, Allyson served 17 years at the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions in Canada, 12 of which were in AML/ATF, where she helped to develop and implement the country’s AML/ATF supervisory process. She became a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) in 2006.


Rachel Nightingale
  • Rachel Nightingale

  • Senior Associate
  • Walkers

Bio

Rachel Nightingale is based in Walkers’ Bermuda office and is a senior associate and member of the corporate, finance and funds practice. Rachel specialises in advising on corporate, regulatory, compliance and finance matters.

She has particular expertise advising on international M&A transactions, public listings, Bermuda law regulatory and compliance matters and FinTech businesses in connection with the digital asset framework in Bermuda.

Rachel regularly advises licensed insurance and reinsurance entities, financial institutions, investment managers, advisors and brokers as well as start-up FinTech venture companies.


Jonathan Raynor
  • Jonathan Raynor

  • Compliance Manager
  • Estera Services (Bermuda) Limited

Bio

Jonathan is the Compliance & Risk Director of Estera Services (Bermuda) Limited. In this capacity, he has overarching responsibility for the effectiveness of the processes, systems and controls through which Estera manages the risk exposures it assumes and for ensuring that it operates in compliance with all applicable laws, regulations and codes of practice, including those associated with the prevention of money laundering and terrorist financing.

Jonathan has held a variety of increasingly senior risk management roles over the course of his 30+ year career in Bermuda and the UK. He was Head of Risk of the Bank of N.T. Butterfield & Son Limited’s Trust Division before joining the Estera team and prior to that served as the Head of Compliance & Risk Change of the Butterfield Group worldwide. He is experienced in building out multi-jurisdictional AML / ATF and operational risk management programs and has led a number of different multi-disciplinary change, remediation and SSAE16 initiatives.


Corey A. Reason
  • Corey A. Reason

  • SVP, Head of Compliance / MLRO
  • Clarien Bank Limited

Bio

Corey serves as Clarien’s Senior Vice President, Head of Compliance / MLRO. He reports directly to the Chief Risk Officer, with responsibilities for the overall financial crime risk management including AML, Anti-Terror Financing, Sanctions and Anti-Bribery and Corruption. Corey has more than 13 years’ experience in global financial crime compliance. Prior to joining Clarien, he worked as Vice President and Director for the HSBC Group working in New York City. At HSBC, Corey spent seven years in various leadership roles across the Financial Crime Compliance function. During his time at HSBC he served as an International Financial Crime Executive, working in nine countries across five continents; with the goal of bolstering the local teams with financial crime knowledge and program execution expertise. Corey has also served as a liaison from the banking industry to NGOs and government on financial crime issues, working with the United Nations, World Bank, International Monetary Fund and other global banks to understand new and emerging risks to the global financial system. Previously, Corey worked in various financial crime roles at several banks ranging from small community banks to super-regional banks across the US.


Ian Grant Tomkins
  • Ian Grant Tomkins

  • Detective Chief Inspector
  • Organized & Economic Crime Dept.

Bio

Detective Chief Inspector Grant Tomkins joined the Bermuda Police Service in February 1991 having previously served six years in the West Mercia Constabulary in England. Since joining the Bermuda Police Service he has served in Central Uniform, Parishes, Schools Liaison Unit, Outward Bound, Commercial Crime Department, Financial Crime Unit and Organized & Economic Crime Dept.

Chief Inspector Tomkins is married and he and his wife have one daughter currently studying abroad. He has an Honours Degree from University of Manchester in Management with Compliance and holds two University of Manchester Business School Post Graduate Diplomas in International Financial Crime Prevention and International Compliance, he has been a Certified Anti Money Laundering Specialist since 2007. During his Service in Bermuda, he has received a number of letters of good work, merit awards and five Commissioner’s Commendations. As part of his role, Grant has worked closely with the National Anti-Money Laundering Committee and represented the Police Service, in three National Risk Assessments for Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing. He was also a representative of the BPS in the Mutual Evaluation Process. A Qualified Senior Investigating Officer, he also has successfully completed financial investigation courses both regionally and in the United Kingdom. He has been the lead investigator in a number of successful money laundering investigations, which have resulted in money laundering convictions in Bermuda, The Caribbean, The United States and The United Kingdom. His recent work includes working closely with the Civil Recovery Agency to recover proceeds of crime.


Sinclair White
  • Sinclair White

  • Director
  • Bermuda Financial Intelligence Agency

Bio

Mr. White is the Director of the Financial Intelligence Agency (FIA) which came into existence on 15 November 2008. He was instrumental in planning the transition of the FIU from a Law Enforcement Model to an Administrative Model in 2008. He was asked by the Government of Bermuda to set up a Board of Directors to establish such an Agency.

Prior to this, Mr. White spent over 30 years with the Bermuda Police Service. During the early 2000s and up until his retirement, he was responsible for the Police FIU. As part of the FIA’s mandate, they became a member of the Egmont Group of FIUs and the Caribbean Financial Action Task Force (CFATF) since inception. Within the Egmont Group, Mr. White has served as the English Speaking Representative in the Americas Region at the Egmont Group Heads of FIUs between 2010-2016. He sat as a member on the Egmont Group Committee, which is the advisory body. The Committee serves as the consultation and coordination mechanism for the different Egmont Working Groups i.e. Heads of FIUs, the Regional Groups and other relevant Working Groups within the Organisation. The Egmont Group, globally, now has a membership of 159 FIUs.

In 2012 and 2013, he was invited by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) as an FIU Expert to provide Technical Assistance to the Belize FIU.

In January 2014, Mr. White was invited and attended a Mutual Evaluation Assessor Training Course with the IMF held in Washington DC, USA. He has been trained as a 4th Round Mutual Evaluation Assessor under the revised FATF Recommendations and Methodology.

He, along with the Chairperson of the National Anti-Money Laundering Committee (NAMLC), represent Bermuda on the Steering Group of the CFATF which is the policy setting group which provides strategic leadership and oversight in relation to the ongoing activities of The CFATF. He serves on the Human Resource Committee and the Accreditation Council responsible for the accreditation of FIU Analysts and Financial Investigators. He is an active member of the Heads of FIU Forum.

Domestically, he is a member of NAMLC and chairs the Operational Working Group (OPS WG) of the Committee.

During his social time, Mr. White serves as the Chairman of the Berkeley Educational Society and is a member of the Paget Parish Council. He has always had a keen interest in servicing the people of Bermuda and its communities.


Cherise Wiltshire
  • Cherise Wiltshire

  • Vice President, Compliance & Ethics
  • Bitt

Bio

Cherise Wiltshire is the Vice President, Compliance & Ethics at Bitt, a revolutionary fintech company based in Barbados which focuses on providing financial technology solutions for the growth and success of the Caribbean. Cherise is responsible for managing the execution and coordination of the compliance function at the group level and is the architect & steward of enterprise compliance and ethics strategy, structure and processes.

Cherise is an experienced compliance and risk management professional over 13 years experience in the AML compliance, risk management and internal audit functions at several financial institutions. She also holds a Bachelor’s in Economics and Management and certified compliance qualification from Manchester Business School. She is also a Fellow member of the International Compliance Association.

Passionate about compliance and regulatory developments in the financial industry and promoting high compliance and ethical standards, she is an active member of the Barbados Association of Compliance Professional and currently Chairs the Public Relations Committee.

She also has her own compliance consulting firm, Wiltshire Consultancy which offers compliance services to several financial companies on her island of Barbados.

Pricing

ACAMS Members Non-Members
$495 $595

Registration Closed

Enterprise and Government members may receive preferential pricing for the Bermuda symposium. Please contact salescaribbean@acams.org to register.

CAMS Preparation Seminar will take place the day before the Symposium at the Bermuda College. The cost to attend this seminar is $350, and a separate registration is required.

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