Fraud & Financial Crime Asia 2021

Opening Keynote: AML and Financial Crime Risk: How Effective Are We?

• Impact of pandemic on fraud and money laundering-related activities
• Three aspects which will help shape AML/CFT systems for the future

Speakers
• Ms Carmen Chu, Executive Director, Enforcement & AML, HKMA

Opening Panel: Financial Crime & Fraud Outlook 2021

• Current state of play & emerging trends
• Covid-19 specific fraud, scams, risks & typologies
• Regulatory response, shell companies, and effectiveness
• Information sharing, investigations and enforcements

Speakers
• Nick Wakefield, Co-Founder, Regulation Asia (moderator)
• Jamil Ahmed, Chief Compliance Officer, HSBC Singapore
• Victor Apps, Head of Fraud Risk Management, HK & GCNA (Interim), Standard Chartered Bank
• Kim Downs, CAMS, CFE, Enterprise Fraud Risk, ANZ
• Nicole Uber, Head of Fraud, Nice Actimize

Panel: Old Challenges, New Tools: Unpacking Changes in Global Sanctions Regimes

• Global sanctions update & coordination between regimes
• Risk assessment and sanctions screening
• China’s anti-foreign sanctions law
• North Korea sanctions evasion & proliferation finance

Speakers
• Manesh Samtani, Editor, Regulation Asia (moderator)
• Nick Turner, Of Counsel, Steptoe & Johnson
• Sasha Erskine, Research Analyst, Centre for Financial Crime and Security Studies, RUSI
• Ankur Kumar, Head of APAC Research – World-Check, Refinitiv, an LSEG business

Fireside Chat: Financial Crime Risk in Non-financial Businesses

• Financial crime threats in online gaming and streaming services
• Internet companies and the unique compliance challenges they face
• The lack of regulatory guidance & the need for greater collaboration

Speakers
• Brad Maclean, Co-Founder, Regulation Asia (host)
• Henry Chan, Group Head of Sanctions and International AML, Tencent

Panel: The Future of Identity in Financial Crime Compliance

• Establishing corporate identity
• Significance of the LEI in financial crime compliance
• Data on legal entities & beneficial ownership transparency
• KYC, onboarding, and digital certificates

Speakers
• Brad Maclean, Co-Founder, Regulation Asia (moderator)
• Stephan Wolf, CEO, Global Legal Entity Identifier Foundation
• Yanzhao Zhang, Senior Strategy Analyst, China Financial Certification Authority
• Gary Ong, Senior Director, Head of KYC Sales APAC, Bureau van Dijk

Panel: Cyber Crime: The Growing Threat to Global Banking

• Emerging cybercrime threat models & typologies
• Ransomware, cryptocurrency & digital assets
• Threat assessment, incident response & breach management
• Information sharing and the path forward

Speakers
• Manesh Samtani, Editor, Regulation Asia (moderator)
• Guy Sheppard, Head of Asia-Pacific Financial Crime, Intelligence and Cyber, SWIFT
• Mohd Zabri Adil Talib, Head of Digital Forensics Department, Cybersecurity Malaysia
• Ray Irving, Managing Director, Global Business, FS-ISAC
• Joshua Foo, Regional Director (South Asia, HK, TW), Chainalysis

Panel: FRAML The Convergence of Fraud & Anti-Money Laundering

• Overlaps between fraud & money laundering
• Data, legacy systems and the challenges FIs face
• Behavioural patterns & the customer centric approach
• Joining up fraud & financial crime controls & operations

Speakers
• Sara Abbasi, Financial Crime Compliance Consultant, FINTRAIL (moderator)
• Eric Wan, Head of Financial Crime Compliance Controls, Mox Bank
• Adam McLaughlin, Head of AML Product Strategy & Marketing, NICE Actimize
• Brad Maclean, Co-Founder, Regulation Asia

Fireside Chat: The Internal Fraud Threat: Prevention & Detection

• The psychology of fraud: Why good people do bad things
• “Situational honesty”, strain theory, and the fraud triangle
• The challenge of bad apples & the limits of pre-employment screening
• Prevention, detection & mitigation: What does better practice look like?

Speakers
• Guy Sheppard, Head of Asia-Pacific Financial Crime, Intelligence and Cyber, SWIFT (host)
• Michael Skiba, a.k.a. “Dr Fraud”, Founder, J. Michael Skiba and Associates, LLC

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