ACAMS AML & Anti-Financial Crime Symposium - Beijing

November 30, 2022
6 ACAMS Credits

    Program will explore

    Sharing best practices to address AML challenges and examine a wide array of anti-financial crime (AFC) topics
    Managing effective sanctions risk assessment and ensuring effective delivery of AML customer due diligence with proven methods
    Preventing the misuse of beneficial ownership information for trusts and other legal arrangements for money laundering or terrorist financing


    This symposium will be conducted in Chinese.


    Simultaneous interpretation from English to Chinese will be available for English sessions.


    *Program is subject to change without prior notice.


    09:00 – 09:10

    Welcome Remarks

    Hue Dang, CAMS-Audit, Global Head of New Ventures and Senior Asia Pacific Leader, ACAMS

    09:10 – 09:20

    Keynote Address

    BAI Rui Ming, Former Deputy Secretary General, China Banking Association, Distinguished Fellow, Beijing AIKEMU Research Institute

    09:20 – 10:30

    Regulatory Update: Analyzing Global AML Trends and New Developments
    • Reviewing FATF/APG upcoming topics that may be useful for your compliance program
    • Examining recent regulatory developments and guidance to establish best practices for meeting evolving regulatory expectations
    • Discussing global hot topics and the direction of AML/CTF requirements going forward
    • Collective Action in banking: International associations’ role in a fast-evolving industry (e.g., The Wolfsberg Group)

    Hue Dang, CAMS-Audit, Global Head of New Ventures and Senior Asia Pacific Leader, ACAMS

    Dr Gordon Hook, Executive Secretary, Asia/Pacific Group on Money Laundering (APG)

    Alex Levin, Head of Financial Crime, Asia-Pacific, HSBC, Co-Chair Asia, Wolfsberg Group

    10:30 – 10:40

    Morning Break

    10:40 – 11:20

    Know Your Data (KYD) - Key Tenet of Effective AML Compliance
    • Understanding AML data governance challenges: data quality gaps, lack of a centralized data dictionary and metadata, technological gaps and management silos
    • Sharing best practice on how to extract and analyze data generated by transaction monitoring and KYC, reducing systemic inefficiencies and duplicated risk functions
    • Enforcing effective data management to identify data structure issues and leverage data for more accurate analysis

    SONG Min, Manager, AML System Management & Monitoring Division, Internal Control & Compliance Department, Industrial and Commercial Bank of China

    LIANG Kai Peng, Fellow, Beijing AIKEMU Research Institute

    11:20 – 12:00

    Practice Sharing: Managing High Risk Clients
    • Learning best practices in managing high-risk clients and the opportunities and challenges presented by new technologies
    • Analyzing recent regulatory changes which may require an update of your organization’s high-risk clients’ management processes (e.g., beneficial ownership)
    • Assessing the appropriateness of risk management systems for high-risk clients and identify existing gaps and potential improvements to your organization’s compliance program
    • Developing quantitative and qualitative metrics for risk rating models to flag high-risk entities and assign adequate oversight controls

    ZHAO Sheng, Vice President, Internal Control and Legal Compliance Department, Bank of China

    12:00 – 12:30

    Special Presentation: Value Reconstruction and Regulation Capture of International AML Order

    Prof. TANG Jun, Professor, School of Information and Safety Engineering, Zhongnan University of Economics and Law

    12:30 – 13:30

    Lunch Break

    13:30 – 14:00

    Special Presentation: A Foreign Financial Institution's Perspective on Cross-Border Data Compliance

    James Wang, Cluster Head of CFCC, China and Japan, Standard Chartered Bank (China) Ltd.

    14:00 – 15:00

    Sanction Deep Dive (Part One: How Sanctions Impact Russia and the Global Economy)
    • Gaining a greater understanding of the risk environment for Russia and Russia’s responses to western sanctions, and analyzing how sanctions impact Russia and the global economy 
    • Looking at the differences between the EU and USA sanctions against Russia/Belarus and the EU and USA sanctions against other countries
    • Assessing key challenges and compliance considerations of China's Banking Industry, as well as mapping potential future developments

    Kevin Cai, Expert Adviser, CGG Think Tank

    SUN Cai Hua, CGSS, Author, US Economic Sanction Risk Prevention (Practical Guide and Case Studies)

    Prof. ZHOU Xin Yu, Professor, Academy of Regional and Global Governance, Beijing Foreign Studies University


    15:00 – 15:10

    Afternoon Break

    15:10 – 16:00

    Sanction Deep Dive (Part Two: Keep Pace with the Future Sanction Compliance Trends)
    • Understanding global sanctions situation and challenges to cross-border business 
    • Learning how to establish sanctions compliance system for globally systemically important banks
    • Sharing best practice of effective management information mechanism  

    WONG Hong Hui, Former Chief Compliance Officer, Global Bank

    16:00 – 16:50

    Sanction Deep Dive (Part Three: Proactively Identify, Measure and Monitor Sanction Risk)
    • Conducting comprehensive and effective sanctions risk assessment on clients
    • Ensuring effective delivery at front line and synergies with AML CDD due diligence
    • Assessing potential sanctions risk exposure, examples of sources to consider and how to assess adverse news / allegations 
    • Mitigation of potential sanctions risk exposure

    Kelvin Kairong Toh, Head of Sanctions and Transaction Monitoring, HSBC

    16:50 – 17:00

    Quiz Time and Closing Remarks


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