ACAMS Caribbean Conference

December 8 - December 9, 2022
13 ACAMS Credits

    Transparency, Ownership, Control

    For the Caribbean compliance community, rapid responses to constant changes are nothing new, but even by historic standards 2022 brought new challenges at an unrivaled and unrelenting pace. And the only change on the horizon is . . . more change on the horizon. Which makes the ACAMS 4th Annual AML & Financial Crime Conference – Caribbean an invaluable resource for future-focused compliance professionals across the region. This virtual conference, to be held 8-9 December, offers content tailored specifically for Caribbean jurisdictions. Topics include FATF/CFATF evaluations, correspondent banking relationships, and the local impact of global issues such as sanctions and the US AML Act of 2020. Drawing expert speakers from throughout the region and around the world, the conference details where things stand and what lies ahead. It’s a must-attend to keep ahead of the compliance trends affecting the region’s vibrant financial sector in 2023 and beyond.


    ACAMS Caribbean Conference by the Numbers


    Full Days of Content


    Days of On Demand Recordings


    ACAMS Credits*

    *ACAMS members can earn 13 ACAMS Credits at the conference. These credits count towards maintaining your ACAMS Certification.

    Top Sessions

    FATF and CFATF: Evaluations, Expectations, Preparations
    Defying De-Risking: Adapting Oversight for an Evolving Correspondent Banking Environment
    Sanction Spotlight: Unique Caribbean Risks Involving Venezuela and Russia
    AMLA 2020: Analyzing Implications and Obligations for Caribbean Compliance Professionals


    9:00 AM – 9:10 AM

    Welcome Remarks

    9:10 AM – 9:40 AM

    Keynote Address with Q&A

    9:40 AM - 9:45 AM


    9:45 AM – 10:45 AM


    FATF and CFATF: Expectations, Evaluations, Preparations

    • Exploring the impact of national risk assessments on enterprise-level risk assessment
    • Sharing best practices for achieving technical effectiveness and successful outcomes in the CFATF Mutual Evaluation Experience, avoiding the greylist, and overcoming the challenges for smaller jurisdictions in meeting FATF Immediate Outcome 7 (money-laundering investigations and prosecutions)
    • Understanding the use of AML metrics in measuring success and determining risk vulnerability


    Rick McDonell, Former Executive Secretary, Financial Action Task Force (FATF), Executive Director, ACAMS


    Dawn Spicer, Executive Director, CFATF

    10:45 AM – 10:55 AM


    10:55 AM – 11:55 AM


    Insights on Oversight: A Caribbean Regulatory Roundtable

    • Learning what regulators consider to be the top regulatory issues in their jurisdictions, including new legislative initiatives and the impact of new FATF and EU AMLD requirements
    • Assessing the increasing interest of regulators in ESG topics, including CIMA’s movement toward developing a regulatory and supervisory approach for climate risks and other ESG issues
    • Examining the range of enforcement actions open to the regulator and options for appeal and judicial review


    Gloria Glidden, Head of Division, Banking Supervision, Cayman Islands Monetary Authority

    11:55 AM – 12:25 PM

    Luncheon Break

    12:25 PM – 1:25 PM


    A Proliferating Issue: Risk-Based Approaches to Assess and Combat Proliferation Financing

    • Reviewing FATF guidance on proliferation financing risk assessment
    • Assessing proliferation financing risk at the national and entity level
    • Determining how best to prepare for FATF’s new proliferation financing requirements that will feature in the fifth round of mutual evaluations


    Dr. Jonathan Brewer, Visiting Professor, King’s George College London

    Andrew Dalip, CAMS, CGSS, Attorney at Law, Mason Chambers, Trinidad and Tobago

    1:25 PM – 1:35 PM


    1:35 PM – 2:35 PM


    Defying De-Risking: Adapting Oversight for an Evolving Correspondent Banking Environment

    • Analysing whether and how the risk of de-risking has shifted in the Caribbean
    • Identifying and mitigating the AML risks in correspondent banking, including anti-bribery and corruption
    • Exploring solutions for correspondent banking challenges, including JN Bank setting up its own correspondent bank in the U.K., and options for financial institutions that operate in a country on the FATF greylist


    Candice Huggins, Chief Compliance Officer, CIBC First Caribbean

    2:35 PM – 3:05 PM


    Presented by

    3:05 PM – 4:05 PM


    Sanctions Spotlight: Unique Caribbean Risks Involving Venezuela and Russia

    • Examining the effect of greater sanctions coordination among bodies such as the U.S., U.K and E.U., sometimes resulting in quasi-global sanctions
    • Anticipating how the U.S. and its allies might reshape sanctions to deal with increased trading among sanctioned states including Venezuela, Iran, Cuba, and North Korea
    • Sharing best practices in how financial institutions should deal with Russian entities


    Ulrich de la Paz, CAMS, CGSS, Manager Sanctions, AML/ATF Models and Analytics, Maduro & Curiel's Bank NV

    4:05 PM – 4:10 PM

    Closing Remarks

    9:00 AM – 9:05 AM

    Welcome Remarks

    9:05 AM – 9:35 AM

    Special Presentation with Q&A

    9:35 AM - 9:40 AM


    9:40 AM – 10:40 AM


    AMLA 2020: Analyzing Implications and Obligations for Caribbean Compliance Professionals

    • Analyzing how the tightened U.S. approach to beneficial ownership in AMLA 2020 will influence the development and future interpretation of the FATF standards.
    • Assessing how the increased focus on public-private partnerships in AMLA 2020 could provide models for breaking down institutional silos in the Caribbean
    • Examining the continuing consequences of AMLA 2020 for correspondent banking, including an overview of key provisions and subpoena powers


    Daniel Stipano, Partner, Davis Polk & Wardwell

    Candice Huggins, Chief Compliance Officer, CIBC FirstCaribbean, Barbados

    10:40 AM – 10:50 AM


    10:50 AM – 11:50 AM


    Who’s Who and What’s What: A Caribbean Primer on Beneficial Ownership, KYC and PEPs

    • Reviewing case studies in the use and misuse of legal persons and beneficial ownership, including how to determine and verify an entity’s ownership
    • Identifying beneficial owners and the red flags for PEPs
    • Outlining best KYC practices to strengthen risk management and identifying ongoing obligations after initial onboarding, all while broadening financial inclusion

    11:50 AM – 12:20 PM


    Presented by Skopenow

    Leveraging OSINT for Cryptocurrency and NFT Investigations

    • Researching cryptocurrency wallets to determine contents and put a live value to a criminal's funds hidden in the blockchain
    • Investigating NFT and cryptocurrency transactions to trace money flows for illegal goods and services
    • Identifying anonymous cryptocurrency wallet holders through collaborative measures


    Steve Adams, Product Marketing Manager, Skopenow

    12:20 PM – 12:50 PM

    Luncheon Break

    12:50 PM – 1:50 PM


    Innovative Solutions: Risk Management Models for Virtual Assets and Other Innovations

    • Reviewing FATF Guidance on the risk-based approach to virtual assets (VAs) and virtual asset service providers (VASPs)
    • Analysing how regtech can help implement a risk-based approach to AML using AI instead of manual processes, as well as assessing how to meet the “Garbage In, Garbage Out” challenge posed for regtech in transaction monitoring data
    • Examining AML for digital assets: Central Bank Digital Currencies, crypto exchanges, and how to avoid enabling money launderers


    Jeffrey Baron, Chief Compliance Officer, Bittrex

    1:50 PM – 2:00 PM


    2:00 PM – 2:30 PM

    Ask ACAMS

    Denise Perez, CAMS, Head of Caribbean, ACAMS

    2:30 PM - 3:10 PM

    Special Presentation with Q&A

    Megan Lundstrom, Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer, The Avery Center for Research & Services

    3:10 PM – 3:20 PM


    3:20 PM – 4:20 PM


    Human Trafficking and Trade-Based Money Laundering: Shining a Light on Dark Money

    • Understanding the AML risks posed by human trafficking for the purposes of forced labor and sexual exploitation
    • Reviewing regional case studies that illustrate new developments in human trafficking — changes in scale, scope and typologies
    • Using case studies to review the red flags and strategies for the detection and prevention of TBML, especially with regard to tracking financial flows


    Daniel Thelesklaf, Project Director, Finance Against Slavery and Trafficking (FAST) Initiative, United Nations University Centre for Policy Research (UNU-CPR)

    4:20 PM- 4:25 PM

    Closing Remarks

    Speakers and Task Force

    Special Presentation Speaker

    Speakers and Task Force


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