Year in Review Webinar – European Update

  • When: January 18, 2019
  • Time: 1:00 – 2:00 PM GMT
  • Level: All

Presenters from across Europe will discuss AML regulatory developments in their jurisdictions during 2018 and what can be expected in 2019.

Learning Objectives

  • Obtaining a consolidated understanding of the overall European landscape of 2018 related to AML initiatives
  • Providing a Europe-wide perspective of anticipated changes to national AML regulations and requirements in compliance with the 5AMLD in 2019 and beyond
  • Establishing strategies to deal with incorporate legislative and regulatory changes into financial institutions’ anti-financial crime compliance programs

Who Should Attend

  • Compliance Personnel
  • Senior Management
  • Risk Managers
  • Industry Consultants


  • Europe
  • Bank
  • Securities
  • MSB

Register for this Webinar


Kieran Beer
  • Kieran Beer

  • Director of Editorial Content and Editor-in-Chief


Mr. Beer has been the editor-in-chief and editorial director for ACAMS since January 2007. Prior to that he was executive editor of Bloomberg Wealth Manager, a trade magazine for financial advisers to wealthy individuals, and he also served as a staff writer for Bloomberg Markets Magazine. Mr. Beer has been a financial journalist for more than 20 years, beginning his career at Institutional Investor, where he worked as a reporter and editor in the newsletter division and was a contributor to Institutional Investor magazine. He served as editor-in-chief of The Bond Buyer, founding editor of Thomson Municipal News/The Bond Buyer Wire and as the editor of the American Banker. Mr. Beer writes a column and periodically reports on money laundering and bank compliance. He has served as a panelist and moderator at industry conferences and appeared on CNN, CNBC, WCBS and spoken on NPR and Bloomberg radio (WBBR).


Dan Benisty
  • Dan Benisty

  • Head of Compliance, Consumer Protection and Ethics
  • MLRO France and Benelux


Dan Benisty holds a Franco-American business school degree in financial Management and a Compliance, Ethics and Regulation certification at SciencesPo Paris.

He began his professional career in the market activities of a french bank then specializes in financial and regulatory risk management for an audit and advisory firm. He then served as Director of Compliance and Internal Control at international banks.

In 2008, he joined the Western Union Group as Head of AML-CFT compliance. Since several years, Dan Benisty gives conferences in Europe and teaches AML compliance at different French Universities. In 2016, he c0-founded with the Law Versailles University a compliance Officer diploma. In 2013, he co-founded the ACAMS French Chapter and he is the chairman.

Anna Bradshaw
  • Anna Bradshaw

  • Partner
  • Peters & Peters Solicitors LLP


Dr Anna Bradshaw is a partner in the Business Crime Department at Peters & Peters Solicitors LLP in London. She advises corporates and individuals on a broad range of contentious and non-contentious financial crime matters, with a particular interest in anti-money laundering and financial sanctions. She has been a member of the Law Society’s EU Committee since 2011 and has given evidence to Parliamentary select committees on a number of topics related to EU criminal law.

Koos Couvee
  • Koos Couvee

  • Senior Reporter, Europe


Koos Couvée has been ACAMS’s European reporter since October 2017 and is responsible for covering the development of laws, regulations and compliance procedures designed to clamp down on illicit finance in the United Kingdom and European Union. Prior to joining ACAMS, Koos worked as a news journalist at various regional and national newspapers based in London.

Jennifer Hanley-Giersch,


Jennifer Hanley-Giersch ist Managing Partner von Berlin Risk Advisors GmbH, einer in Berlin und Frankfurt ansässigen Beratungsgesellschaft. Sie verfügt über 20 Jahre Beratungserfahrung im Bereich Governance, Risk und Compliance. Sie berät Unternehmen bei Anti-Financial Crime (u.a. Risiko-Analyse, KYC, Sanktionen, Country Risk) sowie bei der vertieften Überprüfung von Complianceund anderen Reputationsrisiken. Darüber hinaus ist sie bei der Entwicklung und Durchführung von Risk Assessments zur Verhinderung von Korruption, Geldwäsche und Betrug im privaten und im öffentlichen Sektor aktiv. Jennifer ist Mit-Gründerin des ACAMS Germany Chapter und Mitglied im Vorstand des Vereins. Als Expertin für Anti-Financial Crime Themen hat sie an der Entwicklung von mehreren ACAMS Zertifikaten mitgewirkt. Jennifer ist Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS), CAMS Audit Certified, Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), Certified Financial Crime Specialist (CFCS). Sie schreibt regelmäßig Beiträge für ACAMS Today und ist Mitglied der Task Force von ACAMS Today sowie von ACAMS Today Europe. Berlin Risk arbeitet mit RegTech-Partner an innovativen Ansätzen zur Weiterentwicklung von Anti-Financial Crime. Jennifer ist Co-autorin eines einschlägigen Beitrags im RegTech Book (erschienen August 2019).