Huggins’s extensive experience spans over 20 years of work in the legal, risk management and regulatory compliance within the financial services sector with specialization in international financial services, compliance and risk management in areas such as banking, securities, trust and fund administration. She has worked in both the private and public sectors in multiple jurisdictions (Cayman Islands, British Virgin Islands, Barbados, Trinidad and Tobago and Canada).
Huggins has advised extensively on regional AML, fraud and risk issues through her work with international bodies such as the International Monetary Fund (IMF), World Bank (WB) and the Organization of American States. Specifically, she has served as a consultant for regional and international projects such as the CFATF (Caribbean Financial Action Task Force) Mutual Evaluation and Country Assessment and Preparation programs and the International Monetary Fund/World Bank Offshore Caribbean Pilot Project on AML compliance.
She has litigated in the area of white-collar crime contributing to the jurisprudence of the region as well as developed and implemented risk and compliance programs for credit unions, banks, trust & company service providers, securities companies and real estate agents.
Since 2016, Huggins has also been extremely active on the correspondent banking issues facing regional jurisdictions. She has represented CIBC FCIB at multiple seminars facilitated by the IMF/WB between 2017-2018 in Barbados, Jamaica and most recently in the Bahamas. Huggins has also had significant input in the conversation around the loss and retention of correspondent banks in the region and participated in the dialogue sessions hosted by the U.S. State Department/U.S. Correspondent Banks/Respondent Regional Banks/Governments and Statutory Authorities in Jamaica and Antigua.