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Addressing Urgent Compliance Challenges in the MENA Region

Sanctions, AML risk management and terrorist financing are just some of the daunting challenges facing MENA compliance professionals. Meanwhile, the region must develop coping strategies for global issues such as FATCA and sophisticated new methods of trade-based money laundering. Join this panel for a fast-paced examination of compliance hurdles in the MENA region and practical strategies for overcoming them.

Learning Objectives:
•Identifying trends in terrorist financing to guide development of enhanced CTF programs
•Using risk-based AML oversight to meet regulatory demands and support institutional business goals
•Mapping recent sanctions changes to conduct internal audit and make necessary systemic adjustments
Recorded May 2 2016 67 mins
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Moderator: John Byrne | Speakers: Damian O’Riordan and Chip Poncy
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