360 Degree Review: Europe’s 2017 Activities and Forecasts for 2018

  • When: Friday 19 January 2018
  • Time: 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM BST
  • Level: All

ACAMS chapter members from across Europe will discuss AML regulatory developments in their jurisdictions during 2017 and what can be expected in 2018.

Learning Objectives

  • Obtaining a consolidated understanding of the overall European landscape of 2017 related to AML initiatives
  • Providing a Europe-wide perspective of anticipated changes to national AML regulations and requirements in compliance with the 5AMLD in 2018 and beyond
  • Establishing strategies to deal with incorporate legislative and regulatory changes into financial institutions’ anti-financial crime compliance programs

Who Should Attend

  • Compliance Officers
  • Legal Advisors
  • Law Enforcement
  • Industry consultants
  • Regulatory Representatives

Region/Industry

  • Europe
  • Banks
  • MSB/ FinTechs
  • Securities
  • Insurance
  • Trust and Corporate Service Providers

Moderator

Kieran Beer
  • Kieran Beer

  • Chief Analyst/Director of Editorial
  • ACAMS

Bio

Mr. Beer has been the editor-in-chief and editorial director for ACAMS moneylaundering.com since January 2007.

Prior to that, he was executive editor of Bloomberg Wealth Manager, a trade magazine for financial advisers to wealthy individuals, and he served as a staff writer for Bloomberg Markets Magazine. Mr. Beer has been a financial journalist for more than 20 years, beginning his career at Institutional Investor, where he worked as a reporter and editor in the newsletter division and was a contributor to Institutional Investor magazine. He served as editor-in-chief of The Bond Buyer, founding editor of Thomson Municipal News/The Bond Buyer Wire and as the editor of the American Banker.

Mr. Beer writes a column and periodically reports on money laundering and bank compliance. He has served as a panelist and moderator at industry conferences, appeared on CNN, CNBC, WCBS, and spoken on NPR and Bloomberg radio (WBBR).

Speakers

Dan Benisty
  • Dan Benisty

  • Head of Compliance, Consumer Protection and Ethics
  • MLRO France and Benelux

Bio

Dan Benisty holds a Franco-American business school degree in financial Management and a Compliance, Ethics and Regulation certification at SciencesPo Paris.

He began his professional career in the market activities of a french bank then specializes in financial and regulatory risk management for an audit and advisory firm. He then served as Director of Compliance and Internal Control at international banks.

In 2008, he joined the Western Union Group as Head of AML-CFT compliance. Since several years, Dan Benisty gives conferences in Europe and teaches AML compliance at different French Universities. In 2016, he c0-founded with the Law Versailles University a compliance Officer diploma. In 2013, he co-founded the ACAMS French Chapter and he is the chairman.


Anna Bradshaw
  • Anna Bradshaw

  • Partner
  • Peters & Peters

Bio

Dr Anna Bradshaw is a partner in the Business Crime Department at Peters & Peters Solicitors LLP in London. She advises corporates and individuals on a broad range of contentious and non-contentious financial crime matters, with a particular interest in anti-money laundering and financial sanctions. She has been a member of the Law Society’s EU Committee since 2011 and has given evidence to Parliamentary select committees on a number of topics related to EU criminal law.


Gregory Dellas

Bio

Gregory currently leads the Wealth & Markets Division of the Bank of Cyprus. In the past, Gregory worked with Coopers and Lybrand in Nicosia and held various managerial positions in Cyprus Popular Bank and Bank of Cyprus. He has extensive experience in Wealth Management, in the areas of client advisory and portfolio management, custody and operations. He led the setting up of boutique Private Banking units in the UK and Romania and also served as the Money Laundering Compliance Officer (Group MLCO), responsible for the AML function for Cyprus Popular Bank in Cyprus and all its overseas subsidiaries. Before his current position he served as the Manager Compliance Risk Management for the International Banking, Wealth & Markets Division of the Bank of Cyprus and was responsible for high risk client on-boarding and for providing guidance and training to the management and staff, on AML and regulatory Compliance matters. He holds a BSc in Industrial Economics from the University of Warwick and an MBA from Lancaster University, in the UK, he is a Certified Anti Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS), a certified CAMS instructor, a fellow of ICA and a professional member AMLP in the UK and Transparency International (CY). Gregory also participated as a delegate and a speaker in international conferences and webinars and currently also serves as Chair of the ACAMS Cyprus Chapter.


Guy Wilkes
  • Guy Wilkes

  • Partner
  • Mishcon de Reya LLP

Bio

Guy Wilkes is a partner in the Finance and Banking Disputes Group at law firm Mishcon de Reya where he advises firms and individuals on compliance, investigations and enforcement. Guy formerly headed a department within the FCA’s Enforcement Division where he led a number of high profile investigations into banks’ AML systems and controls. As a member of the FCA’s senior leadership team, Guy had responsibility for contributing to and developing FCA enforcement strategy, especially in relation to financial crime and money laundering where Guy chaired the FCA’s cross-divisional working group. Guy is currently a member of the Law Society’s Money Laundering Task Force which has responsibility for contributing to statutory AML guidance for the UK legal sector.

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