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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Mrs. Samantha Sheen is a financial crime risk professional who recently completed work with a global insurer based in Milan, Italy, where she focused on enhancing its financial crime measures across offices in three continents.

Mrs. Sheen previously worked as the inaugural director of the Financial Crime Division for the Guernsey Financial Services Commission. She joined the Commission in 2010 as its first legal counsel. Prior to joining the Commission, Mrs. Sheen worked as legal counsel for various financial companies both in Canada and Australia. While in Sydney, Australia, Mrs. Sheen worked with a large accountancy firm in its compliance advisory team before moving to Guernsey. Originally from Montreal, Canada, Mrs. Sheen started her legal career in Toronto in the late 1990s.

Moreover, Mrs. Sheen holds a bachelor’s degree in public administration, an LLB and a master’s degree in risk management. She is a member of ACAMS and is a graduate of the Harvard University Kennedy School of Government Strategic Management of Regulatory and Enforcement Agencies program. Mrs. Sheen’s particular area of interest is in relation to the effectiveness of risk management and mitigation measures in influencing changes in staff behavior and culture within financial institutions.


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  • Director
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Laurence Twelvetrees
  • Laurence Twelvetrees

  • Head of Risk & Compliance
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