Retooling AML Strategies for New MENA Challenges

  • When: October 17, 2016
  • Time: 16.00 – 17.00 Dubai Time
  • Level: All

From countering evolving methods of terrorist financing to mastering KYC and ultimate beneficial ownership rules — compliance experts in the MENA region today face new global challenges and heightened regulatory requirements. During this webinar, compliance experts will detail the fast-changing demands on AML managers, present practical strategies for managing compliance risks of particular resonance in the MENA region – everything from trade-based money laundering (TBML) in free zones to sophisticated terror financing schemes such as seized tax revenues in occupied cities.

Learning Objectives

  • Quantifying geographic, transactional and sectoral risks to strengthen client assessment accuracy
  • Training staff on TBML typologies such as invoice manipulation to bolster monitoring effectiveness
  • Examining case studies of black market trading in stolen goods to identify and resolve red flags

Who Should Attend

  • Risk Managers
  • Law Enforcement
  • Compliance Officers
  • Relationship Managers
  • Trade Financing Specialists

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  • MENA
  • Africa
  • Asia-Pacific
  • Caribbean
  • Europe
  • Latin America
  • North America
  • MSB
  • Bank
  • Securities
  • Insurance


Kieran Beer
  • Kieran Beer, CAMS

  • Chief Analyst and Director of Editorial Content


Kieran Beer is chief analyst and director of editorial content with responsibility for ACAMS, ACAMS Today and content for many ACAMS conferences and other programs.

Prior to joining ACAMS in 2006, he was executive editor of Bloomberg Wealth Manager, an award winning investment and financial planning magazine, and he also served as a staff writer for Bloomberg Markets Magazine.

Kieran has been a financial journalist for more than 25 years, beginning his career at Institutional Investor. He subsequently served as editor-in-chief of The Bond Buyer, founding editor of Thomson Municipal Market Monitor, and editor at the American Banker.

Kieran speaks regularly at industry conferences, has appeared on CNBC and Sky News, and has been heard on WBBR and NPR. He writes two columns on anti-financial crime issues and is the host of “Financial Crime Matters,” a podcast series, as well ACAMS videocasts on YouTube


Hussam Al-Abed
  • Hussam A. Al-Abed, CAMS

  • Senior Advisor
  • Financial , Banking & Cyber Crime Compliance Training

Giuseppe Lombardo
  • Giuseppe Lombardo

  • Strategic Advisor on Anti-Money Laundering
  • Countering the Financing of Terrorism – Financial Integrity

Liat Shetret
  • Liat Shetret

  • Senior Advisor – Crypto Policy & Regulation
  • Elliptic


Liat Shetret is a Senior Advisor for Crypto-Policy and Regulation at Elliptic and an international strategic adviser for security and financial integrity and inclusion. For more than 15 years, she has led global capacity-building and technical assistance programs on anti–money laundering (AML), countering the financing of terrorism (CFT), financial inclusion, and countering violent extremism. She has formerly worked at the Egmont Group of Financial Intelligence Units, Citigroup Bank, the Global Center on Cooperative Security, and the U.S. House of Representatives Committee for Homeland Security. She has extensive experience implementing capacity-building assistance programs particularly in emerging markets and developing countries across Africa, the Americas, Europe, and the Middle East. Liat holds a Master of International Affairs degree from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA)and a BA in political science and psychology from the University of Illinois. She is also a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS).

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