KYC/CDD Boot Camp – Amsterdam
Featuring Crypto Currencies, FinTechs and High-Risk Clients

This one-day training will offer an overview of practical strategies for important issues and challenges in the area of CDD from experienced Anti-Financial Crime (AFC) professionals.

Learning Objectives:

  • Attain a working knowledge on risk factors for higher-risk clients, including in Private Banking and FinTechs as your Customer
  • Applying RegTech to your anti-financial crime framework to strengthen and streamline CDD
  • Strengthen your understanding of how to access and analyse online sources and information, including social media and the dark web
  • Improving your ability to conduct CDD in foreign or less transparent jurisdictions
  • Conditions and limitations in placing reliance on third parties to conduct CDD
  • Better understanding of trade-based money laundering typologies
  • Developing a practical knowledge of OFAC’s 50% rule


8:00 – 9:00 Registration and Networking Refreshments
9:00 Welcome Remarks
9:15 KYC/CDD in Higher-Risk Areas Including Private Banking and FinTechs as your Customer
10:30 – 10:50 Networking and Refreshment Break
10:50 CDD in Trade Finance and Mitigating Trade-Based Money Laundering Risks
11:50 CDD in Light of Sanctions Compliance – How to Identify and Assess Aggregate Ownership
12:50 – 13:50 Networking Lunch
13:50 Effective Use of RegTech and Online Sources for CDD Purposes
15:00 – 15:20 Comfort Break
15:20 Overcoming Some Challenges of Conducting CDD – Third-Party Reliance, Virtual Assets and Foreign or Less Transparent Jurisdictions
16:30 – 16:45 Closing Remarks


ACAMS Members Non-Members
$595 USD $695 USD

Registrations for this event have now closed. For enquiries, please contact


Christopher Moore


Christopher Moore is Director of Re4tify, a risk management consultancy working with organisations to refortify their control environments in financial crime and conduct risk, trade finance and operations. Previously he spent fourteen years as an HSBC International Manager, holding successive leadership roles in India, Spain, the UK and USA. In his most recent role he led the $2bn Trade Finance division’s relationship with the FCA and US DoJ’s Independent Monitor in their review of its AML and Sanctions controls – coordinating country audits, developing and delivering bespoke training programmes, and governing control remediation exercises. He holds an International Diploma in AML.

Holger Pauco-Dirscherl


Holger Pauco-Dirscherl co-founded the ACAMS® Germany Chapter e.V. in 2016 and acted as Co-Chair of the chapter since then. He is a passionate Senior Financial Crime Professional working on a wide range of projects and has a unique blend of international knowledge, expertise and experience together with a good reputation in the national and international Anti-Financial Crime field. He is a recognized SME for Financial Crime giving a wide range of trainings and acts as a speaker on conferences and symposiums both national and international.

Holger is a Partner and the Head of Compliance and Anti-Financial Crime at Transcendent Group Germany. Prior to this he was the Head of the Global Financial Crime Unit of Commerzbank AG. A global unit whose responsibility it is to facilitate information sharing and perform analysis on key events related to AML, CTF and Sanctions. Before this, he was Head Financial Crime at UBS Deutschland AG after acting as German Country Compliance Manager/MLRO and Deputy Branch Manager of the Wells Fargo entities in Frankfurt, Germany. Holger also worked for ING-DiBa AG in the AML and Fraud department among others before he joined GenoTec GmbH as an outsourced MLRO for several banks and financial service providers.

He is an AML Certification Instructors and SME and Content Advisor on Certificates for ACAMS® and also a lecturer at the Frankfurt School of Finance & Management. He is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS®), CAMS®-Audit certified, a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), a Certified Financial Crime Specialist (CFCS) and holds a MBA degree from the OU Business School.

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