FinTech, Crowdfunding and Other Innovative Businesses: Avoiding Trying to Force Square Pegs in Round Holes

  • When: April 21, 2017
  • Time: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM BST
  • Level: All

The UK and the Nordics are quickly becoming emerging global hubs for FinTech businesses and other innovative financial businesses. This means taking a different approach toward not only customer due diligence, but also in understanding and assessing their customer risk profile. Learn from representatives from this sector the tips, tricks and traps behind undertaking appropriate and effective CDD on these types of business.

Learning Objectives

  • Gaining a clear understanding of the risk profiles of innovative business firms and their risk characteristics as they relate to financial crime
  • Obtaining greater awareness about the steps taken by these types of businesses to mitigate the risk of their possible misuse in order to launder the proceeds of crime
  • Developing a wider comprehension about the information that should be sought and understood in order to undertake an appropriate and accurate risk assessment of these types of business relationships

Who Should Attend

  • Compliance Officers
  • Industry Consultants
  • Regulatory Representatives


  • Europe
  • Banks
  • MSB/ Fintechs
  • Securities
  • Insurance
  • Trust and Corporate Service Providers

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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.


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