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ACAMS Moneylaundering.com Year-End Compliance Review and 2018 Outlook

Keeping up with major enforcement actions, compliance trends and regulatory developments is always a challenge for compliance professionals. Join this panel of experts as they review and assess the most important developments in the United States and globally in 2017 as covered by ACAMS moneylaundering.com. In addition, in preparation for 2018, panelists will share what they think will be the most urgent issues facing the compliance community in the New Year.
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Moderator: Kieran Beer | Speakers: Colby Adams, Dan Bethencourt, John Byrne, Megan Hodge, Valentina Pasquali and Rick Small
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    根据反洗钱和反腐败要求,金融机构必须采取合理措施,确定个人是否是政治公众人物 (PEP)。藉由将 PEPs 置于较高的风险模型中,辅以加强尽职调查,机构可以保护自己不被洗钱者和其他有害活动所使用。但并非所有 PEPs 都存在相同的风险水平,它将因司法管辖权、行业或单位的不同等而有所差异。

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    How regulations are changing
    法规的变化
    Factors contributing to PEP risk – which PEPs may be riskier than others
    导致政治公众人物风险的因素——可能比其他人更危险
    PEP regime
    政治公众人物管理制度
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    优化筛选和监测的最佳做法
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    近期全球各地的裁罚案例频传,透过解读不同的案例,了解监管法规及国际标准的要求,重新检视机构的反洗钱工作,进而辨识风险。在本次的网络研讨会中,专家将藉由不同的裁罚案例来说明如何检视现况并发现风险,为维护和更新反洗钱相关制度、工作提供做法。

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    Interpreting recent enforcement actions
    解读近期的裁罚案例
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    从裁罚案例中了解国际标准与监管要求
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    •How regulations are changing – both domestic and foreign
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    Learning Objectives:
    •Raising awareness about how precious metals and stones are used to launder proceeds of crime
    •Analysing current typologies involving the use of precious metals and stones to move proceeds of crime and conceal its detection
    •Understanding measures that European diamond dealers are taking to comply with AML regulatory requirements
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    Moderator: Joyce Hsu, CAMS-FCI | Speakers: Li Xiaojie, CAMS-Audit, Anna Tsai, CAMS and Jesse Huang
    As AML experts have long observed, compliance at any financial organization is everyone’s responsibility. An effective method of reaching that achievement is creating a strong institutional culture of compliance – with support of everyone from senior management to front-line workers. In this webinar, experts detail the fundamental building blocks of a culture of compliance, and provide practical strategies for creating, implementing and maintaining that culture.

    如同反洗钱专家长期以来所观察到的,任何金融机构的法规遵循是每个人的责任,而实现这一成就的有效方法,就是建立一个由高阶主管至前线员工均全面支持并强而有力的合规制度文化。在本次的网络研讨会中,专家将藉实际经验来介绍合规文化的基本组成部分,并为创建、实施和维护这种文化提供切实可行的策略。

    Learning objectives include 学习目标:
    Gaining senior management backing to establish a culture of compliance as an institutional priority
    将取得高级管理层支持并建立合规文化作为机构的优先处理事项
    Integrating compliance culture concepts into risk assessment models to measure whether operational changes are needed
    将合规文化概念纳入风险评估模型, 以衡量是否需要进行操作更改
    Incentivizing ethical behavior by measuring it in performance reviews
    由上而下在绩效评价中鼓励道德行为
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