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

  • Chief Analyst, Director of Editorial Content


Mr. Beer joined Fortent in May 2006 to launch a new compliance news and legal research service, Fortent Inform. With Fortent’s purchase of Alert Global Media in January 2007, Kieran became editor-in-chief and editorial director of ACAMS, incorporating Inform, Money Laundering Alert and

Prior to joining ACAMS, Kieran was executive editor of Bloomberg Wealth Manager and a staff writer for Bloomberg Markets Magazine.

Kieran has been a financial journalist for more than 25 years, including 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.

Kieran writes regularly on AML and financial crime related topics and has appeared on CNN, Sky News, and other news stations and has spoken on NPR and Bloomberg Radio.


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 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