The Year Ahead: Assessing Emerging APAC and Global Financial Crime Issues and Typologies

  • When: February 15, 2019
  • Time: 10:00AM – 11:00AM HKT
  • Level: All

Join our panel of experts as they review and assess the year ahead, including the most urgent and emerging issues anti-financial crime, sanctions and anti-terror finance compliance professionals in the APAC region may face throughout 2019. From enforcement actions, compliance trends to regulatory developments, this webinar will address top-of-mind challenges for APAC compliance professionals.

Learning Objectives

  • Understanding the regulatory response to cryptocurrencies and digitization, including the effects and changes to the face of financial crime risk
  • Reviewing techniques when responding with training and development in order to empower staff around emerging red flags
  • Adjusting your risk-based assessment of jurisdictions, customers, products, services and channels to emerging typologies

Who Should Attend

  • Compliance/Policy Officers
  • Risk Managers
  • Law Enforcement
  • Regulators

Region/Industry

  • APAC
  • Global
  • Bank
  • Securities
  • MSB
  • Law Enforcement

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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).

Speakers

Bill Majcher
  • Bill Majcher

  • President & Global Head of Recovery Operations
  • EMIDR

Bio

Bill Majcher began his professional career as a Eurobond trader in London. In 1985, he left to join the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), where he embarked on a fulfilling two decade long career as a covert operative – culminating in multiple successful money laundering and financial crime prosecutions.

Bill’s lengthy law enforcement career included extensive undercover work across a broad spectrum of the capital markets, including several years as a commodity futures and options trader and broker. He also has extensive global experience as a cash commodities broker engaged in trade-based money laundering. He successfully infiltrated a major Colombian cocaine cartel at the height of their power – providing money laundering and investment services. Bill also exposed Caribbean-based banks established by the Russian mafia to facilitate all manner of criminal activities.

At one point as a covert agent, he was asked to launder discounted bonds for Libya, North Korea and Iran, which identified for the first time the degree to which offshore capital markets were compromised by blacklisted states, including criminal and terrorist organizations – all while being facilitated by third party professionals. Uniquely, Bill successfully engaged the banker who financed a global campaign that financed the single largest act of aviation terrorism prior to the tragic events of September 11, 2001.

Bill has enjoyed professional relationships in Asia since 1994, relocating to Hong Kong in 2006 to establish an international banking platform on behalf of a Hong Kong merchant bank, representing a number of Chinese state-owned and non-state owned enterprise clients engaged in overseas capital market activities. More recently, he served as an advisor to a prominent family in the GCC region.

Bill works with several private capital pools to identify direct investment opportunities and has launched several businesses, including EMIDR, a Corporate Risk firm that deploys US military grade cyber technology to assist in cyber security and asset recovery operations. He continues to provide guidance and insight to select clientele on financial crime risk, sanctions and money laundering. He has used his unique background to develop a quantifiable Principles-Based governance program for large financial institutions.


Malcolm Wright
  • Malcolm Wright

  • Chief Compliance Officer
  • Diginex

Bio

Malcolm Wright is Chief Compliance Officer at Diginex and is based in Hong Kong. Prior to this, Malcolm was Chief Compliance Officer at Revolut in London. In his earlier career, Malcolm held senior several leadership roles within Thomson Reuters’s anti-financial crime business, including overseeing the development and launch of World-Check One and sitting on the leadership that brought the world’s first KYC Managed Service to market.

Malcolm speaks internationally on a variety of topics in particular the FATF Recommendations for Virtual Asset Service Providers. He also sits on international committees including chairing the AML Working Group at Global Digital Finance, an industry-led initiative setting codes of conduct and best practices for the crypto-asset industry. In this respect, Malcolm has also designed and validated an industry answer to the FATF Recommendation 16 for virtual asset firms.