Gems and Gold: How Asian-Pacific Companies can Prevent Crime while Balancing Business Needs

  • When: July 9, 2020
  • Time: 10AM – 12PM (HKT)
  • Level: All

We build on the previous U.S. and European webinars to advance the discussion around precious metals, jewellery and gems. This webinar is an intermediate discussion where we examine the regulatory landscape across Asia and focus more specifically on New Zealand, Australia and Singapore regulations on precious stones, metals, bullion and high-value goods.

The panellists dive into gems and gold with some recent case-studies to share their insights on threats and vulnerabilities while evaluating the anti-money laundering and counter-financing of terrorism (AML / CFT) controls for small and medium-size operators.

Learning Objectives

  • Raising AML / CFT awareness and transparency to benefit the entire cohort of precious stones and precious metal operators
  • Examining money laundering and fraud vulnerabilities to improve the industry standards
  • Understanding the Singapore AML / CFT requirements on precious stones and metals dealers

Who Should Attend

  • AML / CTF Officers
  • Industry Consultants
  • Legal Advisors
  • Precious Stones and Metals Dealers

Region / Industry

  • Asia Pacific
  • Global
  • Bank
  • Law Enforcement


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William Scott Grob
  • Dr. William Scott Grob, CAMS-FCI

  • AML Director – APAC


Dr. Grob has over 25 years of financial and banking expertise. His most recent role was as Regional Head of Affiliates Management, HSBC, where he worked on mitigating financial crime and correspondent banking risks across Asia. His 12-year career at the bank also included managing risk within the Equity/FX prime brokerage business, Structured Funds business, and Hedge Fund units.

Dr. Grob earned a Bachelor’s degree from Boston University, a Master of Arts from George Mason University, a certificate from Harvard Business School’s General Management Program, and a Doctorate of Management from SMC University (USA), where his dissertation was focused on correspondent banking- “IMPACT OF CORRESPONDENT BANK ENHANCED DUE DILIGENCE PRACTICES.” Also, he has designations from the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) Association, and Global Association of Risk Professionals (FRM).


Nicholas McTaggart
  • Nicholas McTaggart

  • Founder
  • The Murinbin Group


Former Australian Federal Police Agent and National Coordinator of the Australian Government’s Asset Confiscation Task Force, Nicholas retired from the Australia Federal Police after 38 years gathering cutting edge subject matter expertise to commence his own consultancy business, Murinbin Consulting.

Murinbin Consulting is a strategic consulting practice designed at reducing the impact of financial crime through collaboration.

Nicholas was also the AFP’s representative on FATF and APG forums co-publishing two typology reports for those organisations, the first on TBML and second, the vulnerability of the Gold market to ML and TF.

Nicholas has consulted AUSTRAC, Fiji Revenue and Customs and other public and private sector entities. He recently facilitated a three-day workshop for NZ Customs and other NZ government agencies on Trade Base Money Laundering (TBML).

Nicholas is considered to be a very experienced subject matter expert on anti-money laundering, economic crime and criminal asset confiscation and has been engaged in strategic planning of whole of government approaches to the problem over a number of years.

Mark Pey
  • Mark Pey

  • Co-founder and Director & Business Development
  • SendGold


Mr. Pey has spent his career at the juncture of technology and financial services. He began as a banker on the institutional buy side primarily with JP Morgan. Following that he joined Microsoft Corporation and was responsible for some of the company’s largest financial services clients and largest payments innovation initiatives. He relocated to Australia in 2007 to serve as Microsoft’s Financial Services Industry Manager, and is the Co-Founder of digital physical gold platform company SendGold, based in Sydney.