Sunrise Roadmap:
Evaluating the FATF Standards and National Regimes being Implemented by Member States on the Virtual Asset and VASP Community

  • When: 4 September 2020 (Friday)
  • Time: 10:00AM – 11:00AM HKT
  • Level: All

Understanding why Industry Should Apply Adequate Controls against Money Laundering and Terrorism Financing Risks

In July 2020, the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) published the “12 Month Review of Revised FATF Standards on Virtual Assets and VASPs” directing both the countries and virtual asset services providers to mitigate the risk from virtual assets. The guidance indicates a strong statement noting 35 out of 54 reporting jurisdictions have implemented the revised FATF Standards. However, 19 member jurisdictions have yet to implement the revised Standards in their national law.

Be sure not to miss out this webinar as we unravel the regulatory perspectives balanced against the industry response. Also, we will discuss the control infrastructure and preventative measures, such as Inter-VASP Messaging Standard (IVMS101), to enhance financial acceptance of cryptocurrencies and digital assets.

Learning Objectives

  • Evaluating the Virtual Asset Service Provider (VASP) regulations in Japan and Singapore to understand the licensing or registration requirements better
  • Driving awareness into the control infrastructure and preventative measures, such as Inter-VASP Messaging Standard (IVMS101), to enhance financial acceptance of cryptocurrencies and digital assets
  • Outlining next steps to address the Sunrise issues and challenges around not having a global framework for travel rule compliance

Who Should Attend

  • AML Professionals
  • FinTech Professionals

Region / Industry

  • APAC
  • Japan
  • Singapore
  • Financial institutions
  • Virtual Asset Service Provider

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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).


Arisa Matsuzawa
  • Arisa Matsuzawa, CAMS

  • Deputy Director
  • Strategy Development and Management Bureau
    Japan Financial Services Agency


Arisa’s been involved in FIs/DNFBP/VASPs supervisory since April 2018, from on-site inspections, off-site monitoring, to periodical outreaches to those sectors. In addition, she works closely with VASPs self-regulatory body, JVCEA to monitor the development of newly implemented FATF Standards to VA industries, and to closely liaison with FATF stakeholder when necessary.

Before joining JFSA, she worked as senior auditor participating APAC and Global audit, and leaded local AML audits. Previously she was working as AML/Sanction Compliance Officer, Transactor/RM, and other Japanese banks both in Tokyo and Singapore.

Anson Zeall
  • Anson Zeall

  • Chair of IDAXA
  • Chair of ACCESS Singapore


Anson is the Chairman of ACCESS, Singapore’s Cryptocurrency and Blockchain Industry Association (, one of Asia’s most influential blockchain associations.

He is also the Co-founder/Chairman of IDAXA (, the global voice for the world’s virtual asset associations and service providers, formed during the 2019 G20 Summit in Osaka, Japan. Under IDAXA, Anson launched the initiative and the Joint Working Group to form the InterVASP Messaging Standard to comply with FATF’s travel rule, In 2020, Anson was appointed to the OECD’s Blockchain Expert Policy Advisory Board (BEPAB).

Anson is also the founder of Zeall and Company (, company focused on digitalisation and industry 4.0 projects and initiatives. Anson is an alumnus of the Quantic School of Business and Technology, University of New South Wales and Columbia Business School.