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

  • Date:Thursday, 12 March 2020
  • Time:8am – 4.45pm
  • Venue: Sheraton Zurich Hotel
    Pfingstweidstrasse 100
    8005 Zurich

The safety of the ACAMS community, including our members, participants, speakers, sponsors and colleagues is a top priority. Due to ongoing travel and personal safety concerns related to COVID-19, ACAMS has cancelled this event.

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


LexisNexis Risk Solutions


ACAMS Members Non-Members
$595 USD $695 USD

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


Jennifer Hanley-Giersch,


Jennifer is a co-founder and managing partner of Berlin Risk. She has been working in investigations and anti-financial crime for eighteen years and is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist and a Certified Fraud Examiner. Jennifer was awarded the CAMS Audit Certificate in 2019.

She has worked on a wide range of complex investigations world-wide as well as managed anti-financial crime advisory projects seeking to implement best practice standards. She has contributed to the RegTech Book as an expert on technology and anti-financial crime with particular focus on KYC and has been involved in various risk assessment and remediation projects.

Jennifer has a track record in developing industry standards and methods in the area of customer due diligence as well as tools for risk analysis and the assessment of reputational and integrity issues. She is also a member of the Deutsches Institut für Compliance (DICO) working group for AML in the non-financial sector and also for the development of integrity due diligence and KYC compliance standards.

Since 2008, Jennifer has been a regular contributor and steering group member at ACAMS Today and a designated ACAMS instructor. She is a founding member and board member of the ACAMS Germany Chapter. Since 2008 Jennifer has published widely on compliance topics relating to financial crime issues. Jennifer speaks fluent English, Italian, German, and has a good understanding of French and Spanish.

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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