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Sanctions are more numerous, complicated and inconsistent than ever and at the same time, regulatory scrutiny has grown dramatically. As a consequence, the compliance challenge is enormous. Institutions are increasingly expected to adopt a sophisticated and risk-based approach to compliance despite the strict-liability nature of most sanctions regimes.

Access our on-demand recording of Refinitiv and industry experts, and understand what this means for financial institutions and others and how you can manage these challenges.

Topics discussed:
  • Latest global sanctions developments – has there been a fracturing of consensus?
  • UK sanctions post Brexit
  • Global overview of key sanctions developments
  • The challenge of implicit sanctions and the 50% rule
  • What does a best-practice control framework look like? OFAC and Wolfsberg guidance and industry experience 

Event info

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  • Time

    60 minutes


Emil Dall Research Fellow, Centre for Financial Crime & Security Studies - Royal United Services Institute

Emil Dall is a Research Fellow in the Centre for Financial Crime & Security Studies at RUSI, where his research focuses on sanctions policy and counter-proliferation finance. Emil’s work on counter-proliferation finance examines the design and implementation of international sanctions against proliferators (including North Korea), and understanding the role of governments and financial institutions in countering proliferation finance. Emil also conducts research on the use of sanctions in foreign policy, including the design and implementation of country-based sanctions regimes, and is involved in the Institute’s high-level Task Force on the Future of UK Sanctions Policy. Prior to joining RUSI in 2015, Emil was a risk analyst for a major international insurer operating out of Lloyd’s of London, and before that he was a researcher at the Policy Institute at King’s College London. He holds degrees from the University of Cambridge and the Department of War Studies at King’s College London, and was a 2017 Nuclear Scholar at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, D.C.

Enrico Carisch Managing Director, Compliance & Capacity Skills International

Enrico Carisch served the Security Council as a financial and natural resources sanctions monitor prior to co-establishing CCSI. He is currently developing, on behalf of many supporting UN member states, a Best Practices Guide for primary UN sanctions implementation actors, while leading sanctions implementation trainings for governments and industries around the world. He was the initiator and co-organizer of the High Level Review of UN sanctions, and similar UN sanctions reform processes – all being supported financially by many States’ governments. He has co-developed UN system-wide sanctions training programs, has authored and co-authored implementation manuals for non-proliferation sanctions, sanctions implementation studies, books and articles and conducts field research in conflict-affected regions around the world.

Ernst Pienaar Head of Specialist Research, World-Check - Refinitiv

In his current role, Ernst is responsible for all risk data inclusion policies, legal matters and knowledge management within World-Check. Ernst also acts as the lead Content Professional for the World-Check product for client and regulator engagements as it relates to international sanctions, law and regulatory enforcement matters, politically exposed persons compliance and financial and related crime screening. He is the former Global Head of Research for Financial Crime and Reputational Risk activities at Thomson Reuters World-Check. In this capacity, he was responsible for the management of the then 5 global World-Check Research centres (Santiago, Washington DC, Cape Town, Singapore and Penang) tasked with the creation and update of the World-Check and related risk databases for over 245 countries and territories in over 65 local languages.  He assumed responsibility for managing the World-Check global research team in 2009. Ernst joined World-Check in 2009 from the Sanlam Life Group where, over a ten year period, he was the Head of Forensic Investigations and Group Money Laundering Reporting Officer. Previously he was a Senior State Advocate with South Africa's Office for Serious Economic Offenses, and began his career as a State Prosecutor in Johannesburg. He holds a Master’s Degree in Constitutional Law, and LL.B and B.lur law degrees.

Michael Meadon Performance Director, Risk - Refinitiv

Mike leads Market Development for Refinitiv’s risk business across EMEA. In this role he helps define Refinitiv’s go-to-market, product and content strategies, including for the flagship World-Check product set. 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. Based in Johannesburg, South Africa, 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 combatting corruption, transnational financial crime, and believes in the power of big data to achieve these ends.

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