Anti-Financial Crime Symposium: Trinidad & Tobago

  • When: February 7, 2020
  • Where: Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago
  • Venue: Hilton Trinidad & Conference Centre
    Lady Young Road
    Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago

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 the Caribbean Region.

Agenda-at-a-glance

7:45 AM – 8:45 AM Registration and Networking Breakfast
8:45 AM – 9:00 AM Keynote Address
9:00 AM – 10:20 AM Detailing Recent Trends and Best Practices for Providing or Obtaining Correspondent Banking Relationships
10:20 AM – 10:50 AM Networking and Refreshment Break
10:50 AM – 12:10 PM Sanctions Update: Managing Risks in an Unsettled Environment
12:10 PM – 1:30 PM Networking Luncheon
1:30 PM – 2:30 PM Regulatory Update: Emerging Issues, New Requirements and Anti-Financial Crime Trends Impacting Trinidad and Tobago
2:30 PM – 3:00 PM Networking and Refreshment Break
3:00 PM – 4:30 PM Establishing and Maintaining a Culture of Compliance
4:30 PM – 4:45 PM Closing Remarks

*Programme is subject to change

Pricing

ACAMS Members Non-Members
$495 $595

Registration Closed

*Enterprise members may receive preferential pricing. Please contact salescaribbean@acams.org to register.

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Keynote Speaker:

Justice Gillian Lucky
  • Justice Gillian Lucky

  • Supreme Court of Trinidad and Tobago

Bio

Justice Lucky was called to the Bar in 1991 and joined the Judiciary in 2009/2010 and then again in 2014. During the period 2010-2014, Justice Lucky was the Director of the Police Complaints Authority (PCA).

Prior to the appointment as Judge in 2009, Justice Lucky served in the positions of Senior State Counsel in the Office of the DPP; Minister in the Ministry of the Attorney General and Legal Affairs; Opposition Member of Parliament and Member of the Crime and Justice Commission.

While lecturing at UWI in the early 1990s, Justice Lucky was responsible for the implementation of the long distance learning programme for the ‘Elements of Commercial Law’ course. This enabled participants in the region to enroll in the programme.

Justice Lucky was a columnist, host of the TV Programme ‘Just Gill’ and Principal of Academy of Tertiary Studies.

In 2018, Justice Lucky completed a certified programme in Countering Transnational Organized Crime at the George Marshall Center in Germany.

Justice Lucky is a lecturer at the Faculty of Law UWI and the Hugh Wooding Law School.

Justice Lucky has a passion for education in law and was appointed the Chairman of the Judicial Education Institute of Trinidad and Tobago (JEITT) in January 2019.

Justice Lucky has conducted workshops in the Region dealing with various topics including the admissibility of digital evidence, money laundering, case management, principles and methodology in sentencing, gang and terrorist prosecutions, the intelligent investigation of serious and violent crimes, judge alone trials and Maximum Sentence Hearings (MSI). Justice Lucky is committed to enhancing jurisprudence and implementing measures to reduce the backlog of criminal cases.

Speakers:

Marissa Allum
  • Marissa Allum, CAMS-Audit

  • Risk and Compliance Consultant
  • Skylis Limited

Bio

Marrisa Allum is the lead Consultant responsible for Anti-Money Laundering/Combating the Financing of Terrorism (AML/CFT) Risk and Compliance services at Skylis.

She is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS), CAMS-Audit certified and a member of the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS), the largest international membership organization and most respected for those combating financial crime. She also holds a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) degree.

Ms. Allum has extensive knowledge and experience in risk, legal and regulatory compliance in financial services in the UK and was Project Lead for implementation of the European Union law, Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID) at a leading investment firm.

She currently works with Supervised Entities to provide solutions and support by conducting Risk Assessments and Audit Reviews, Developing and Implementing Compliance Programmes and providing Anti-Money Laundering/Combating the Financing of Terrorism (AML/CFT) Training in order to meet and exceed legal and regulatory obligations.


Toussant Boyce
  • Toussant Boyce, CAMS

  • Head, Office of Integrity, Compliance and Accountability
  • Caribbean Development Bank

Bio

Toussant is an Attorney-at-Law admitted to practice in Guyana, Trinidad and Tobago and New York. He is also a banker, academic and Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist. He holds Master of Laws degrees in international financial law from Harvard Law School, USA and in commercial law from Cambridge University, UK with first-class together with a Ph.D. in international financial regulation from Cambridge University. He has presented and moderated in many countries and published in international journals on various subjects including commercial, banking and corporate law and international financial law and regulation.


Andrew Dalip, Jr
  • Andrew Dalip, Jr., CAMS

  • Attorney-at-Law
  • Maeson Chambers

Bio

Andrew Dalip, Jr. is an Attorney-at-Law and was called to the bar in 1998. He holds a Master of Science degree (with Distinction) as well as the CAMS designation. He has undergone multiple trainings in anti-terrorism and is a trained assessor for the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) 4th Round Methodology.

Mr. Dalip served as Special Legal Advisor to three successive Attorneys General and held specific responsibility for anti-terrorism and AML/CFT. He was Deputy Chair of the National Anti-Money Laundering and Combatting the Financing of Terrorism Committee and led the development of policy and legislation to enact or amend several key laws to achieve FATF’s technical compliance and effectiveness standards. As the Head of the Anti-Terrorism Desk, Ministry of the Attorney General and Legal Affairs, he was responsible for applying targeted financial sanctions in respect of both terrorism and proliferation.

Mr. Dalip served as Chair of the Planning Committee of the Caribbean Financial Action Task Force (CFATF) from 2014 – 2018 and led the development of, inter alia, CFATF’s strategic plan and Mutual Evaluation Execution plan. He has represented Trinidad and Tobago extensively in international fora, including both CFATF and FATF. This includes the country’s journey through mutual evaluation, Enhanced Follow-up and the FATF ICRG processes as well as the mutual evaluation of multiple other jurisdictions.

Mr. Dalip returned to private practice in 2018, declining the post of Deputy Executive Director of CFATF, and now serves as a consultant to the Attorney General on AML/CFT including through the ongoing Enhanced Follow-up and ICRG processes. He has acted extensively as advocate attorney in civil litigation related to the Anti-Terrorism Act and targeted financial sanctions and regularly functions as a trainer for law enforcement and intelligence officers.


Wendy Delmar
  • Wendy Delmar

  • CEO
  • Caribbean Association of Banks

Bio

Wendy brings over 20 years of experience in mainstream banking to the leadership of the Caribbean Association of Banks Inc., having previously worked with Scotiabank. Wendy says that she is ever grateful for the opportunities for growth which allowed her to challenge herself and become a solid individual in the field of finance. During her journey with the Bank, Wendy held progressively senior roles, having started her career in Retail Banking as a Teller, moving into Customer Service and then lending. From there, Wendy broke off into training, where she rediscovered her love for imparting knowledge, as she worked throughout the region implementing new technological enhancements to the Banking framework. On her return, Wendy assumed the role of Home Mortgage Specialist with a focus on dealing specifically with the International Business portfolio. Wendy later joined the MDO in Barbados as Retail and Small Business Coach, a position she retained for 2 years before returning to Saint Lucia as the Branch Manager for the Castries operation. She later took on the role of President of the Bankers Association of Saint Lucia. Both posts she held until she joined the CAB in November 2018.

Wendy currently holds an MSc in Global Human Resource Management, which she believes deepens her passion for nurturing growth with the people she encounters daily.

Wendy describes herself as a well-balanced individual who is career driven and self-motivated, but she notes that life has ensured that she appreciates the opportunities to stop and smell the roses – those being family and friends – being intimately familiar with the sting of loss. Wendy is a single mother to 3 beautiful boys whom she describes as her foundation. Wendy says that they keep her grounded and challenge her daily to be the best version of herself.


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.


Jason Narinesingh
  • Jason Narinesingh

  • Director AML Advisory, Caribbean
  • Scotiabank Trinidad & Tobago Limited

Bio

Jason Narinesingh is currently the Director of Compliance for the Southern Caribbean based at Scotiabank (Trinidad and Tobago) Limited. He currently oversees the Regulatory and AML Compliance programs for eleven (11) countries: Trinidad & Tobago, the Eastern Caribbean Region, Guyana and St.Marteen. Jason is also the General Manager and Chief Compliance Officer for Scotiabank (Trinidad and Tobago) Limited.

Over the past 20 years he has held progressively senior positions in Compliance and Operational risk both locally and across the Northern, Eastern and Southern Caribbean, including most recently, the position of Associate Director of Operational Risk and Compliance programs at a major regional financial institution.

Jason is a founding member, past Vice President and Director of the Association of Compliance Professionals of Trinidad and Tobago. His extensive experience has allowed him to sit on the speaker’s faculties of many local, regional and international risk and compliance conferences.

Jason is a Fellow and Certified Professional of the International Compliance Association of the UK and a Certified Anti Money Laundering Specialist. He also holds post graduate qualifications in Governance, Risk and Compliance from the ICA/Manchester School of Business, London.


Avelon Perry
  • Avelon Perry

  • Director Compliance and Outreach Division
  • Trinidad & Tobago Financial Intelligence Unit

Bio

Avelon Perry is the Director of the Compliance and Outreach Division of the Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU). She acquired her Masters of Science in Strategic Leadership and Management from the University of the West Indies and joined the FIU in 2013 with years of experience as a Regulator in the development and supervision of Credit Unions and other cooperatives.

During her tenure at the FIU, Ms. Perry has been instrumental in the development of the FIU’s supervision policies and guidelines and, together with her team, drives the FIU’s risk focused supervision regime. The supervisory framework includes conduct of compliance examinations, assessment of AML/CFT policies and programmes and provision of guidance on risk mitigating strategies to financial institutions and other businesses.

Ms. Perry is also a trained and experienced Caribbean Financial Action Task Force Assessor having assessed another country’s AML/CFT systems for compliance with the FATF International Standards.

She is also a part time lecturer in Human Resource Management and advocates strongly for continuous investment in human resources to improve AML/CFT compliance and to foster a culture of compliance.


David West
  • David West, CAMS

  • Director
  • Police Complaints Authority
  • Trinidad and Tobago

Bio

David West is an Attorney at Law who graduated from the Hugh Wooding Law School in 1996. He has worked in the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions as well as the Ministry of the Attorney General, Central Authority Unit. He was the Director Designate of the Financial Intelligence Unit from March 2010 up until 12th September 2010. In 2011, he earned the Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) designation. In July 2015, he was awarded the designation of Certified Financial Crime Specialist (CFCS).

On the 7th November 2014 the President of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago appointed Mr. West Director of the Police Complaints Authority.


Timothy White
  • Timothy White, CAMS

  • Vice President, Business Development and Sanctions
  • AML Right Source

Bio

Timothy R. White, CAMS is Vice-President, Business Development and Sanctions for AML RightSource.

Tim has licensed AML and Sanctions Interdiction Software to over 1400 financial institutions since he started working in the banking compliance arena in 1994.

Tim is an expert on OFAC/Sanctions issues and has addressed OFAC and BSA issues at conferences throughout the United States and internationally.  Tim has published articles in the ABA Bank Compliance Magazine, ACAMS Today and Western Banking Magazine. Tim was a member of the ACAMS’ Certification Exam Task Force in 2010 and 2016, as well as ACAMS’ Task Force for its new certification for Certified Global Sanctions Specialist – CGSS.  Tim was a member of a working group formed by the United Nation’s Al-Qaida Taliban Sanctions monitoring team pursuant UNSCR 1735 in 2007.  In June 2006, at the request of the US Department of State, he addressed an EU-US Workshop on Financial Sanctions and Terrorist Financing in Vienna, Austria. Tim provided training for the; Office of the Comptroller Currency and Federal Reserve Bank’s BSA/AML specialists on OFAC and BSA compliance technologies. In 2004 Tim was a member of the ABA’s BSA – OFAC Working Group on OFAC Examination Procedures.  In 2003 he addressed BSA and OFAC as a faculty member of NACHA’s Payments Institute.  In 2002, Tim consulted the FBI on interdict software capabilities within the financial institution marketplace.  In 2001, while working for Thomson Financial Media, and in conjunction with First Data Western Union, Tim wrote the original product requirements for the first international interdiction database called Global Regulatory File, (now Accuity’s Global WatchList™); the first commercially marketed international sanctions database.

Tim served as the Chairperson of the West Coast AML Forum 2012-2018 and is currently on the Advisory Board.  He is an active certified member of ACAMS’s first graduating class.  After earning a Bachelors of Business Administration Degree BBA from the University of Iowa he attended Xerox’s International Management Center in Leesburg, VA