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Webinars

Fintelekt AML/CFT Webinar Series

Fintelekt Webinars are targeted at knowledge building and addressing key AML/CFT challenges within Asia. The webinars feature practitioners as well as subject matter experts and provide a convenient virtual learning opportunity for AML compliance officers from the banking industry in Asia.

Upcoming Webinars

Fintelekt – Asian Bankers Association
Webinar: Sanctions
 
May 06, 2020

Time: 11.00 am to 12.00 noon (India)
           2.30 pm to 3.30 pm (Hong Kong)

Key Issues:

  • Evolution in sanctions over the last few years
  • Recent sanctions enforcement trends
  • Implications on banks’ businesses
  • Keeping track of frequent changes on global sanctions lists
  • Key considerations for banks’ sanctions compliance programmes

Participation Certificates:

  • Participants who attend the webinar or listen to the recording will be invited to complete a multiple-choice assessment.
  • Participants who pass the assessment will be eligible to purchase Fintelekt-ABA participation certificates at the following price:
    Standard Fees: USD 50 per participant
    Discounted Fees for participants from Asian Bankers Association Member Banks: US 25 per participant.
  • Participants who pass the assessment will be notified via email and sent a secure online payment link to purchase the certificate if they so desire.
  • The certificate will be sent to them in .PDF format via email within two working days on receipt of payment.

Speakers:

NICHOLAS TURNER, Of Counsel, Steptoe & Johnson, LLP

SURENDRA THAPA, President & Founder, Global Intelligence Analysis Corporation, New York

VINCENT GAUDEL, CGSS, Compliance Expert, Accuity

Moderator:

SHIRISH PATHAK, Managing Director, Fintelekt Advisory Services

Fintelekt – Asian Bankers Association 
Webinar: Ultimate Beneficial Ownership Identification: Challenges and Best Practices

June 10, 2020
Time: 11.00 am Indian Standard Time
 
Key Issues:
  • Trends in misuse of corporate vehicles for illicit activities
  • Common typologies and recent cases
  • Customer due diligence challenges
  • UBO identification best practices

Fintelekt – Asian Bankers Association 
Webinar: Correspondent Banking Risks

July 8, 2020
11.00 am Indian Standard Time

Key Issues:

  • Identifying ML/TF risks in correspondent banking
  • Due diligence complexities and best practices
  • Issues with the Wolfsberg CBDDQ
  • Responsibilities of respondent banks

Fintelekt – Asian Bankers Association 
Webinar: Fine-tuning AML Transactions Monitoring

August 5, 2020
11.00 am Indian Standard Time

Key Issues:

  • Implementing red flag indicators & scenarios
  • Technology and vendor selection
  • Best practices for reducing false positives
  • Dealing with challenges such as data integration, training, staffing

Fintelekt – Asian Bankers Association
Webinar: Optimising AML Screening

September 9, 2020
11.00 am Indian Standard Time

Key Issues:

  • Global sanctions and watchlist screening
  • PEP screening and due diligence
  • Role of data quality in improving screening results
  • Continuous review and updation

Fintelekt – Asian Bankers Association 
Webinar: AML Governance

December 2, 2020
11.00 am Indian Standard Time

Key Issues:

  • Governance framework
  • Roles and responsibilities
  • Independent risk assessment
  • Establishing tone from the top

Past Webinars

Fintelekt – Asian Bankers Association Webinar:
Managing AML Risk, Operations and Continuity During the COVID-19 Pandemic
 
March 26, 2020

Time: 11.00 am to 12.00 noon (India)
           2.30 pm to 3.30 pm (Hong Kong)

Join us for an exclusive webinar in which Shirish Pathak, Managing Director, Fintelekt Advisory Services will speak to AML compliance experts from Asia on strategies to manage the risks from the Covid-19 outbreak and maintain continuity.

Key Discussion Topics:

Operational Issues:

  • Dealing with expected and unanticipated disruptions due to the pandemic
  • Staffing challenges during lock-downs
  • Potential disruption in service from technology partners

Risk Issues:

  • Operational: Is online fraud expected to increase and how are banks preparing for it
  • Regulatory: Is there an increased regulatory risk due to challenges in monitoring and meeting reporting timelines
  • Balancing risk issues within the bank: will increased mindshare over higher credit risk dwarf the focus on AML?

Participation Benefits

  • Learn how your peers are dealing with the crisis
  • A summary of key takeaways will be made available to all participants
  • Participants will receive Fintelekt-Asian Bankers Association participation certificates in PDF

Speakers:


GUY SHEPPARD, Head of Asia-Pacific Financial Crime, Intelligence and Cyber, SWIFT


SUVEER KHANNA, Partner – Forensic Practice, KPMG

Moderator:


SHIRISH PATHAK, Managing Director, Fintelekt Advisory Services

Webinar: Combatting Illegal Wildlife Trade – United for Wildlife Approach

March 12, 2020
1.30 pm to 2.15 pm Indian standard time

Join us for an exclusive webinar in which Shirish Pathak, Managing Director, Fintelekt Advisory Services will speak to Robert Campbell, Programme Manager, United for Wildlife.

On the webinar, Robert will discuss issues related to:

  • The priorities and mission of UFW
  • Disrupting money flows associated with illegal wildlife trade
  • Urgent need to create greater awareness about the issue
  • How banks can contribute in the fight against IWT

About United for Wildlife

Led by The Duke of Cambridge and The Royal Foundation, United for Wildlife (UFW) works to tackle illegal wildlife trade by bringing together conservation organisations, governments, and global corporations to address the pressing conservation challenges of today and to work to prevent endangered species from going extinct. In 2019, UFW launched the Financial Task Force to engage financial institutions in this effort and to identify specific actions that can be taken by the financial sector.

Speakers:

ROBERT CAMPBELL
Programme Manager, United for Wildlife

 

SHIRISH PATHAK
Managing Director, Fintelekt Advisory Services

Webinar: Trade-Based Money Laundering – Emerging Risks & Mitigation Strategies

February 5, 2020
11.00 am to 12.00 noon Indian standard time

Key issues:

  • Trends in trade mis-invoicing and TBML
  • Emerging areas of risk within TBML
  • Challenges in detecting TBML activities
  • Changes in regulatory expectations
  • Mitigation strategies by banks.

Participation Certificates:

Participants who attend the webinar or listen to the recording will be invited to complete a multiple-choice assessment. Those who complete the assessment will be sent Fintelekt-ABA participation certificates in pdf by email.

Speakers:

LAKSHMI KUMAR
Policy Director, Global Financial Integrity

SHAFATH MUJAWAR
Faculty Member, Fintelekt Advisory Services

JANE LEE
Business Solutions Specialist, Accuity

Moderator:

ARPITA BEDEKAR
Director – Strategy & Planning, Fintelekt Advisory Services Pvt Ltd

Fintelekt & Asian Bankers Association Webinar 4 on New Payment Systems and Inherent AML Risks

December 4, 2019
11.00 am to 12.00 am Indian standard time 

Key Issues:

  • Changing face of payment systems – understanding the latest trends and developments
  • Evolving challenges for the banking sector
  • Regulatory ambiguities and the need for a better framework
  • Mitigating the AML risks from new payment systems

Participation Certificates:

Participants who attend the webinar or listen to the recording will be invited to complete a multiple-choice assessment. Those who complete the assessment will be sent Fintelekt-ABA participation certificates in pdf by email.

Speakers:

RUSSELL WILSON, Special Counsel, Maddocks and Non-executive Director – Transparency International Australia

N. M. EFTAKHARUL ALAM BHUIYA, Head of Legal & Compliance and Company Secretary, Nagad, Bangladesh

Moderator:

ARPITA BEDEKAR, Director – Strategy & Planning, Fintelekt Advisory Services Pvt Ltd

Fintelekt Webinar on AML/CFT in Cash Economies: Informal is the New Formal

October 30, 2019

14:00 India time (08:30 London; 16:30 Hong Kong)

Global AML/CFT frameworks tend to address ‘cash economies’ as informal and exclusive of the formal/traditional banking sector. And yet, cash in circulation in Africa has risen by almost 40% across all countries, over 45% in Asia and over 75% of e-commerce transactions occur with cash payments on delivery on the continent. Continuing to treat cash-intensive economies as informal has risk-related implications but is also fuelling a booming FinTech and payments industry.

In this webinar, you can expect to hear and learn about the following topics:

  • A frank conversation about cash and related aggregate risks including de-risking;
  • Why cash not only remains king, but is also queen, prince, princess and mostly, the court jester;
  • Review case studies drawn from the Horn of Africa region and shared lessons between Africa and Asia;
  • Better understand the regulatory environment applicable to cash and the practical conditions needed for an entrepreneurial ecosystem to flourish; and
  • Discuss cash-relevant AML/CFT tools for banks, small businesses and the private sector.

To access a recording of this webinar, please write to us at contact@fintelekt.com

Expert Speaker:

LIAT SHETRET
International Strategic Advisor for Financial Integrity & Inclusion

Moderator:

ARPITA BEDEKAR
Director – Strategy & Planning, Fintelekt Advisory Services Pvt Ltd

Fintelekt-ABA Webinar on Customer Due Diligence Challenges and Best Practices

July 10, 2019; 11.00 am – 12.00 noon (Indian Standard Time)

Speakers:

  • Dr. Srinivas Yanamandra, Chief of Compliance, New Development Bank, China
  • Catherine G. Chiong, Deputy Head of Regional Compliance, Ascend Money, Thailand
  • Saurabh Nagar, Regional Manager, Business Solutions Group, APAC, Accuity
  • Shirish Pathak, Managing Director, Fintelekt Advisory Services

Key issues:

  • KYC/ due diligence challenges in the era of digital banking and real-time payments
  • Balancing compliance with business and customer expectations
  • The role of data governance in AML
  • Improving efficiency in due diligence

Fintelekt-ABA Webinar on The Role of AML Compliance in Correspondent Banking

February 21, 2019

Speakers:

  • Shirish Pathak, Managing Director, Fintelekt Advisory Services –
  • Charan Rawat, Head of Compliance & Financial Crime, Rabobank, India

Key Issues:

  • FATF recommendations for monitoring and risk management of correspondent banking relationships
  • Inherent AML risks in correspondent banking
  • KYC/CDD/EDD requirements for correspondent banking customers
  • Emerging complexities due to the new Wolfsberg Due Diligence Questionnaire

Fintelekt-ABA Webinar on Why Continuous Monitoring is Critical for Trade-Based Money Laundering

May 8, 2019

Speakers:

  • Pramod Khandelwal, Former Chief Compliance Officer, IndusInd Bank & Faculty Member, Fintelekt Advisory Services
  • Samir Bhatankar, Vice-President, AML Compliance, RBL Bank
  • Arpita Bedekar, Director – Marketing, Fintelekt Advisory Services

Key Issues:

  • The complex eco-system involved in trade and the difficulties in detecting TBML for a banker
  • Best practices in configuring AML systems to monitor trade transactions
  • The importance of training and capacity building among employees
  • TBML case studies and examples of recent trends and typologies