Batten Down the Hatches: The Complexities of Managing AML/CTF Compliance on a Luxury Cruise Line

  • When: Friday 20 Mar 2020
  • Time: 10:00AM – 11:00AM HKT
  • Level: All

Learning Objectives:

  • Assessing the current culture of compliance on factors that directly relate to products and services offered, and evaluating the types of threats with your casino offerings, financial transactions, and customers.
  • Fortifying AML/CTF controls to monitor illicit activity and identifying red flags at cruise’s casino.
  • Balancing AML/CTF controls with business priorities and customer-oriented promotions and experiences.

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Moderator

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

  • AML Director – APAC
  • ACAMS

Bio

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).

Speaker

  • Eddy Wong, CAMS

  • Vice President – AML Division, Legal & Compliance
  • Genting Hong Kong

Bio

Eddy is an experienced ACAMS (Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists) certified compliance professional with over 15 years’ accrued expertise of AML, Regulatory Compliance, Project Management and Operation Optimization. In his current position as Vice President – AML Division, Legal and Compliance, he leads a team of AML specialists across multiple offices and countries, he has designed the implementation of the company’s AML Program and developed procedures in jurisdictions including Hong Kong, China, Macau, Singapore, Malaysia, Korea and the United States.

He developed and managed an AML training program in multiple locations, offices and onboard a fleet of cruise ships. He also personally trained over 2000 employees, and designed, managed and implemented customized e-learning system for over 3000 gaming and non-gaming staff.

Eddy has been a key member of pre-opening team for major integrated resorts in Mississippi, Detroit, Macau and Korea with focus on standardizing policies and procedures, developing regulatory controls, budgeting, developing staff and acted as an internal consultant for multiple areas including casino operation, hotel operation and IT/financial controls for the Sarbanes-Oxley program.

Prior to joining the hospitality/casino industry, he was an Analyst/Consultant in the financial industry for companies such as Credit Suisse and JP Morgan & Chase in New York City.