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

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Kieran Beer
  • Kieran Beer, CAMS

  • Chief Analyst and Director of Editorial Content


Kieran Beer is chief analyst and director of editorial content with responsibility for ACAMS, ACAMS Today and content for many ACAMS conferences and other programs.

Prior to joining ACAMS in 2006, he was executive editor of Bloomberg Wealth Manager, an award winning investment and financial planning magazine, and he also served as a staff writer for Bloomberg Markets Magazine.

Kieran has been a financial journalist for more than 25 years, beginning his career at Institutional Investor. He subsequently served as editor-in-chief of The Bond Buyer, founding editor of Thomson Municipal Market Monitor, and editor at the American Banker.

Kieran speaks regularly at industry conferences, has appeared on CNBC and Sky News, and has been heard on WBBR and NPR. He writes two columns on anti-financial crime issues and is the host of “Financial Crime Matters,” a podcast series, as well ACAMS videocasts on YouTube


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 Couvée

  • 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 is a co-founder and managing partner of Berlin Risk. She has been working in investigations and anti-financial crime for eighteen years and is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist and a Certified Fraud Examiner. Jennifer was awarded the CAMS Audit Certificate in 2019.

She has worked on a wide range of complex investigations world-wide as well as managed anti-financial crime advisory projects seeking to implement best practice standards. She has contributed to the RegTech Book as an expert on technology and anti-financial crime with particular focus on KYC and has been involved in various risk assessment and remediation projects.

Jennifer has a track record in developing industry standards and methods in the area of customer due diligence as well as tools for risk analysis and the assessment of reputational and integrity issues. She is also a member of the Deutsches Institut für Compliance (DICO) working group for AML in the non-financial sector and also for the development of integrity due diligence and KYC compliance standards.

Since 2008, Jennifer has been a regular contributor and steering group member at ACAMS Today and a designated ACAMS instructor. She is a founding member and board member of the ACAMS Germany Chapter. Since 2008 Jennifer has published widely on compliance topics relating to financial crime issues. Jennifer speaks fluent English, Italian, German, and has a good understanding of French and Spanish.