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

Programme-at-a-glance

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

Pricing

ACAMS Members Non-Members
$595 USD $695 USD
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Groups and public-sector employees may qualify for a discount. Email europe@acams.org for details.

Trainers

Holger Pauco-Dirscherl

Bio

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.


Pieter van den Akker

Bio

Pieter van den Akker is senior partner at i-KYC, an Anti-Money Laundering advisory and training firm with offices in Amsterdam and Singapore. i-KYC advises and provides training on a range of financial crime topics such as AML/CFT to financial institutions, financial regulators and Financial Intelligence Units globally.

Pieter has over 25 years of international banking exposure in a variety of functions for ABN AMRO Bank in Korea, Japan and Sweden, including Country Management responsibility for ABN AMRO Bank’s operations in the United Arab Emirates and Indonesia. He was also the founding Director of the ABN AMRO Academy. Until he left the bank following its takeover Pieter was the Global Head of AML/CFT Operations and responsible for managing the ABN AMRO Bank’s Customer Due Diligence and Transaction Surveillance specialists worldwide.

Pieter holds a Master degree in International Law from the University of Amsterdam.


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