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South Asia AML/CFT 10th Annual Summit 2020

Fintelekt South Asia AML/CFT 10th Annual Summit 2020

December 7-9, 2020 (Virtual Event)
10.00 am to 1.00 pm Indian standard time

Fintelekt presents the South Asia AML/CFT 10th Annual Summit 2020 with the objective to engage AML/CFT experts, regulators, practitioners and suppliers across South Asia on a three-day virtual knowledge-sharing journey from December 7 to 9, 2020.  

In its tenth year, this Fintelekt AML/CFT Summit that previously focused only on India, will expand its coverage to AML/CFT professionals in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. The Summit aims to provide a platform for common dialogue and discussion on pertinent issues within the region.

The Summit is FREE for the entire South Asian AML/CFT community to attend.


Director – Strategy and Planning
Fintelekt Advisory Services

Financial Crime Consultant
LexisNexis Risk Solutions

Head of Compliance – Seylan Bank & President – Association of Compliance Officers of Banks, Sri Lanka

Director – Financial Crime Compliance
LexisNexis Risk Solutions

Regional Subject Matter Expert – Trade Compliance Solutions 
IHS Markit

Criminal Intelligence Officer

Country FCC Head, Principal Officer and MLRO
Standard Chartered Bank – India

Chief Compliance Officer, 100x Group & Advisory Council Chair, Global Digital Finance

Chief Executive Officer
The Mekong Club

CAMLCO; Head of Vigilance, Dutch-Bangla Bank & General Secretary – Association of AML Compliance Officers of Banks in Bangladesh

Director General, Banks Supervision Department
Central Bank of Afghanistan

Of Counsel
Steptoe & Johnson

Chief – AML/CFT, Internal Audit & Company Secretary
NMB Bank

Specialist Advisor, AFC & Compliance
Deutsche Bank, Pakistan

Senior Vice President and Principal Officer AML
Axis Bank

Head – Risk Management, Compliance & AML/CFT Division
Bank of Bhutan


Trade-Based Money Laundering
This session will highlight AML risks enabled by global trade, especially due to the specific vulnerabilities of trade finance products to misuse by money launderers and will share best practices in effective controls to identify and mitigate these risks.

Mitigating AML Risks from Virtual Assets
The AML risk from virtual assets has become a concern for AML professionals due to the anonymity of transactions on the one hand and evolving regulatory expectations on the other. This trend has exacerbated during the Covid-19 pandemic with a large number of financial crime typologies involving virtual assets coming to the fore. The session will address key questions to ask while dealing with virtual assets and suggest mitigating measures.

Public Private Partnerships and Information Sharing
This presentation will highlight the growing importance of financial information sharing partnerships towards enhancing the understanding of risks as well as sharing of operational intelligence more effectively amongst the private and public stakeholders in a national AML/CFT system.

Compliance with Economic Sanctions
Economic sanctions have been used as a persuasive tool to make nations act in a particular manner and this places rigorous obligations on banks across the world. Any sanctions violation poses the possibility of damage to the bank’s reputation and almost certainly results in monetary penalties. This session will discuss the evolution in sanctions over the last few years, recent enforcement trends, the implications on banks’ businesses, keeping track of frequent changes on global sanctions lists and key considerations for banks’ sanctions compliance programmes.

Ultimate Beneficial Ownership & Source of Wealth
Cases such as Panama Papers reiterate the need for robust and thorough due diligence not just for acquiring customers, but also to determine the origins of funding and wealth. This session will provide an understanding of current regulatory guidelines and practices followed by leading global banks and financial institutions around UBO identification & determining sources of wealth.

Detecting Human & Wildlife Trafficking
Financial institutions have a key role to play in the fight against trafficking against humans and wildlife, by detecting and disrupting money flows of organised traffickers. The session will provide insights around some of the indicators that banks and financial institutions can use while monitoring transactions and identify cases of probable exploitation, as well as how to report these to regulators.

AML/CFT Risk Assessment
A regular AML audit and independent assessment is critical to determine whether an organisation’s AML programme delivers on its planned objectives, apart from meeting regulatory obligations. However, time and cost considerations often weigh heavily on the quality of AML audits. The session will bring in practical advice on the critical success factors in terms of making the most of an AML audit, as well as common pitfalls that can be avoided.

KYC and Due Diligence
A risk-based approach to KYC and due diligence, especially during the pandemic, has been highly advocated by the FATF and by regulators of several countries. This coupled with already existing priorities of financial inclusion, is leading to an inevitable move towards digitalisation and greater use of technology. The various factors involved in KYC and due diligence will be discussed during the session.

Fintech/ RegTech
The role of technology in the future of AML/CFT is likely to be pivotal with expected gains in efficiency, costs and customer experience. The Covid-19 pandemic may provide a further fillip to fintech/regtech usage as banks and financial institutions find innovative ways to stay in touch with customers, all within the purview of regulatory expectations. The session will provide participants with the latest developments and use cases in fintech/regtech deployments.

Proliferation Finance
The presentation will focus on issues around the awareness and understanding of proliferation financing and the implementation of international standards set by the FATF and UNSCR and provide practical insights that banks and financial institutions can apply into their AML/CFT programmes. 


The Summit is FREE to attend for the entire AML/CFT community from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.
A participation certificate may be purchased at a nominal fee of USD 15 per person for the entire Summit.

Registration Information:
• A registration confirmation email will be sent automatically after registering.
• Some organisations block emails from external servers. In that case, it would be advisable to register with a personal email id.
• If you do not receive the link after submitting your registration (please also remember to check your spam email folder), please write to us at [email protected]
• The joining link for each day will be sent to the participant on Friday, December 04, 2020.

Certificate Issuance Terms and Conditions:
• An attendee must attend a minimum of 3 hours of the summit in total to qualify to receive the participation certificate.
• The participation certificate will mention the number of hours attended (maximum is 9 hours).
• Note that all sessions must be attended live. A recording of the session will not be available after the Summit.
• No refund will be provided if you cannot attend.
• The Certificate may be used towards credits for other professional certification programmes.

Participants outside South Asia
Participants from other countries may attend the South Asia summit by paying a registration fee of USD 50 per person (including a participation certificate).
Please apply for registration via email to [email protected] Kindly allow us two working days to revert to you with approval. A payment link will be sent to you along with the approval email.


Will the presentations slides and recordings be available after the Summit?
Presentation slides will be available to all participants after the Summit, subject to permission from individual speakers to share slides.
A recording will NOT be available.

How do I join the Summit?
All registered participants will receive a joining link to the online session on the registered email address at least three days before the session date.

What do I need to attend the Summit?
You can join the session through a laptop/personal computer, tablet or mobile phone. A stable internet connection (with an average speed of at least 2 mbps) is recommended for uninterrupted streaming.
Please note that some organisations block access to external emails, webinar platforms, or audio/visual hardware. Kindly contact the IT team of your bank to resolve any such issues. Or alternatively, use a personal computer to log in to the session.

Can you invoice my bank for the Participation Certificate?
Due to the small amount involved, we are unable to invoice the bank for individual participants. We encourage participants to pay online and get the amount reimbursed from the employer.

I have paid for the Participation Certificate but have not received a confirmation. What do I do?
Please send a screenshot of the payment confirmation to us at [email protected] We will get back to you within two working days after reconciliation with our payment service provider.

When will the Participation Certificate be sent?
The Participation Certificate will be emailed in .PDF format within ten working days after the Summit week to the registered email id of the participant.

Can I get a refund for the Participation Certificate fee?
We do not provide a refund once payment is made.

You are welcome to provide your comments or feedback about the course by writing to us at [email protected]