Year in Review-European Update

  • When: January 17, 2020
  • Time: 1PM – 2PM GMT
  • Level: All

Presenters from across Europe will discuss AML regulatory developments in their jurisdictions during 2019 and what can be expected in 2020.

Learning Objectives

  • Obtaining a consolidated understanding of the overall European landscape of 2019 related to AML initiatives
  • Providing a Europe-wide perspective of changes to national AML regulations and requirements in compliance with the 5AMLD in 2020 and beyond
  • Establishing strategies to deal with, and incorporate, legislative and regulatory changes into financial institutions’ anti-financial crime compliance programs

Who Should Attend

  • Compliance Officers
  • Law Enforcement
  • Legal Advisors
  • Trade Financing Specialists
  • Financial Technology Professionals


  • Global

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Kieran Beer
  • Kieran Beer, CAMS

  • Director of Editorial Content, Chief Analyst


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


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.

Joe Smith
  • Joe Smith

  • Director, Global Financial Crime Counsel
  • Barclays Bank PLC


Joe Smith is Global Financial Crime Counsel at Barclays.  Based in London, he leads a team of lawyers who provide specialist counsel to Barclays businesses and functions globally on a wide range of complex Anti-Money Laundering, Sanctions and Anti-Bribery & Corruption investigations and advisory matters. 

Joe plays a leading role in the bank’s engagement with UK Government and law enforcement partners on significant AML policy and legislative initiatives, including the Joint Money Laundering Intelligence Task Force, SARS reform and the Criminal Finances Act.

Joe trained as a solicitor at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, qualifying in 2005.