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APAC Financial Crime Outlook 2021: Banking on Uncertainty
As financial crime reaches new levels of sophistication, institutions must respond by seeking a balance between efficiency and effectiveness to disrupt it. In this webinar, we have outlined emerging trends and technological advances in financial crime management that will be in focus in the year ahead.

In 2020, Covid-19 upended the global economy and presented a perfect storm of opportunity for criminals to exploit vulnerable systems, individuals and companies for illicit gains. Bad actors have demonstrated their resilience, flexibility, and an ability to overcome geographic, cultural and organisational boundaries.

In December, the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) issued a renewed warning that criminals were continuing to exploit the pandemic for illegal gains. As the business landscape continues to rapidly evolve, bad actors continue to mirror the changes by adapting their approaches and techniques.

In this webinar, we outlined emerging trends in financial crime management and technological advances that will help institutions respond to financial crime threats as they increase in sophistication in the year ahead. 

Webinar agenda:
·       How 2020 and the coronavirus have changed the risk landscape and business priorities
·       The digital identity revolution and how this will drive the digital transformation of banks
·       Changes to the sanctions landscape and what the next US presidency means for compliance teams
·       The increasing regulatory focus on green crime risks and how to screen for them at scale
Event info
Format:  On-demand Webinar
Duration:  1 Hour

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SEA Financial Crime Compliance Leader

Radish has 23 years of experience in financial services regulations, FCC, regulatory compliance, anti-bribery and corruption, conduct of business and legislative drafting. She currently leads Deloitte’s South East Asia’s FCC practice.

Prior to Deloitte, her roles have included Head of Compliance and Risk, Regional Anti-Money Laundering Officer (AML) / Client Due Diligence (CDD) Head, Office of Secretary to the Board and Audit Committee, Data Protection Commissioner for Dubai International Financial Centre (regime is based on the EU data protection law), member of the Executive Committee for Dubai International Financial Centre Authority.

As a consultant, she has worked on numerous FCC projects, Know Your Customer (KYC) requirements, enterprise wide AML / CFT risk assessments, remediation, validation across complex FCC programmes, innovation, efficiency and optimisation in FCC programes and target state / target operating models and use of robotics process automation (RPA) and AI and ML to create efficiency in AML processes.
Crime Research Agency (CRA)

Richard is the CEO of the Crime Research Agency (CRA), an NGO focused on the detection and prevention of transnational organised crime including human & wildlife trafficking. CRA accomplishes its objectives using community resources as well as advanced data analytics technology with primary, open and third-party data sources. Richard works with law enforcement, NGOs and industry in collaborative partnerships to enable an enhanced response to organised crime.

In his previous capacity with Barclays Bank PLC, Richard was responsible for Financial Crime Assurance and Intelligence units ensuring that Barclay’s Asian businesses, (Corporate & Investment Banking, Wealth & Investment Banking), were in compliance with FCA and local regulatory requirements and protected from criminal activity. He has over 20 years’ experience covering a broad range of compliance based roles for banks and consultancy firms spanning across Toronto, New York, London, Frankfurt, Hong Kong and Singapore.
Founder and Managing Director
RAW Compliance

With over 18 years’ experience in a range of fields and disciplines within legal and financial services non-financial risk, Oonagh has built and led various compliance risk frameworks and teams across the industry and developed and maintained regulatory and industry body relationships.

She is an advocate for ethical compliance leadership and framework development, with increased automation, including AI and Machine learning integration. She is also passionate about empowering people with the capabilities to address risk challenges through understanding behaviours to break down barriers and create cultures of morally imperative business-sensitive decision making. 
Regulation Asia

Brad is Co-founder at Regulation Asia, the leading regulatory news service for the financial sector. He also advises governmental and start-up projects, including several in the digital assets and payments space. Brad previously heading up strategic, business planning and product development across 36 markets at SunGard Financial Systems (now FIS).

Brad is a senior research fellow in Financial Regulation and Risk Management with The Guangzhou-Nottingham Advanced Institute of Finance and the Guangzhou University of Finance’s Institute of Financial Employment. He holds a Masters of Finance from New York University’s Stern School of Business and is a current doctoral candidate with the Swiss Business School in Zurich, focusing on the broader economic impact of financial regulation.
Proposition Sales Director, Risk, APAC

Mike leads Market Development for Refinitiv’s risk business across Asia. In this role he helps define Refinitiv’s go-to-market, product and content strategies, including for the flagship World-Check and Enhanced Due Diligence product sets. He is particularly focused on keeping abreast of regulatory, industry and technological developments, to ensure Refinitiv continues to innovate and develop products that meet client needs.

Mike has a degree in Politics, Philosophy and Economics from the University of Cape Town, and spent several years at the University of KwaZulu Natal (UKZN) studying cognitive science. As a “former future academic”, he has a strong continued interest in history and science, and particularly palaeoanthropology, astronomy and cognitive science. Professionally, Mike has a passion for combating corruption, transnational financial crime, and believes in the power of big data to achieve these ends.