Focus on Canada: Reviewing Recent Regulatory Developments and Compliance Trends

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  • When: October 11, 2017
  • Time: 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM ET
  • Levels: Intermediate – Advanced

FINTRAC’s revised guidance related to verification of identity, and other updates to the Proceeds of Crime (Money Laundering) and Terrorist Financing Act, lessons from the FATF Mutual Evaluation of Canada debrief, and the latest regulatory developments are just some of the challenges facing Canadian compliance professionals. Join this panel for a fast-paced examination of compliance hurdles throughout Canada and practical strategies for overcoming them.

Learning Objectives

  • Identifying key changes in the PCMLTFA and updates to regulatory guidance
  • Assessing emerging regulatory issues including feedback included in the FATF report and fintech regulatory developments
  • Formalizing effective strategies when reporting suspicious transaction reports (STRs) to FINTRAC

Who Should Attend

  • Risk Assessment Managers
  • Law Enforcement
  • Compliance Officers
  • FCC Personnel

Region/Industry

  • Canada
  • Global
  • Bank
  • MSB

Pricing

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Moderator

Samantha-Sheen

Bio

Sam is a financial crime prevention professional with over 15 years of practical experience in compliance. Sam holds a number of qualifications and is recognised as a subject matter expert in the field of financial crime. Sam’s previous work experience includes working as MLRO, Data Protection Officer, CCO and Group Head of AML for various financial institutions, both offshore and in Europe. Sam also worked offshore for several years as the first legal counsel to the financial regulator in Guernsey and subsequently set up the financial crime division, overseeing the examination of a variety of financial institutions. She continues to maintain ongoing engagement with other regulators on financial crime matters.

Sam has extensive training experience in the field of financial crime prevention and corporate governance matters. She has most recently been involved in projects related to FinTech businesses and the use of RegTech, to mitigate financial crime and list management relating to the screening of customers and third parties. Sam most recently worked with ACAMS Europe as its AML Director. Sam is recognised by ACAMS as a subject matter expert in sanctions and has co-authored a number of online certificate courses, facilitated working groups on 4/5AMLD in Europe and is a recognised subject matter trainer on financial crime. Originally from Montreal, Quebec Canada, Sam holds a Bachelor of Public Administration and a Law Degree, in which she is qualified as a barrister and solicitor. In addition, Sam holds her Master’s in Business, specialising in risk management.

Speakers

Stephen Cheeseman, CAMS
  • Stephen Cheeseman, CAMS

  • Chief Executive Officer
  • Global Regulation Compliance and Risk

Jacqueline D. Shinfield
  • Jacqueline D. Shinfield

  • Partner
  • Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP

Bio

Jacqueline Shinfield is a Partner in the Financial Services Group at Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP. Jacqueline advises on all aspects of the payments industry including regulatory compliance issues and consumer protection legislation. Jacqueline has extensive experience advising in respect of the Proceeds of Crime (Money Laundering) and Terrorist Financing Act and Canadian sanctions legislation. In this regard, she provides advice on the provisions of this legislation and its application and interpretation, prepares and assists clients in audits of their anti-money laundering and sanctions programs and in preparing industry-specific risk-based risk assessments. Jacqueline also assists clients in making submissions on notices of violation issued by FINTRAC.

Jacqueline has been inducted into the Canadian Payments Hall of Fame and is recognized in The Best Lawyers in Canada, Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory, Chambers Canada: Canada’s Leading Lawyers for Business, IFLR1000: The Guide to the World’s Leading Financial Law Firms, and Acritas Stars 2018.