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Accuity Client Summit
Singapore

May 14 – 15, 2019
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM +08

Singapore skyline with name and dateAccuity is holding its third annual series of Client Summits. Taking place in Singapore on May 14-15 2019, this invitation-only, complimentary event is offered exclusively to our Firco Compliance Link and Firco Enterprise (comprising of Firco Trust and Continuity) clients.

We will focus on the opportunities and challenges you are facing, providing best practice in:

• Managing compliance and procedure
• Fighting financial crime – new innovations and technologies
• Understanding the challenges brought by current and future regulations
• Sharing our product developments and roadmaps
• Networking opportunities with other industry professionals like you

Register today to save your seat at the Summit. We have dedicated product sessions throughout the two days, please use the links below to register for the option most relevant to you. If in doubt, check out the agenda.

Firco Enterprise RegistrationFirco Compliance Link Registration

 

Become part of the community

Join other professionals like you to discuss the challenges you face and receive detailed insight on how to use our latest solutions and innovations.

Connect with other Fircosoft users to share experiences that will help you improve your account and transaction screening operations. Become part of a close-knit community and grow your network of like minded professionals.

Welcome to the APAC Client Summit 14-15th May 2019

If you would like to contribute, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

Day 1

Timing Agenda
8:15 – 9:00 Welcome Coffee and Registration
9:00 – 9:20 Opening Remarks

Speaker: Bharath Vellore, Managing Director, Asia-Pacific, Accuity

9:20 – 10:00 Opening Keynote
Redefining Banking With AI
Learn how Artificial intelligence (AI) will enable financial institutions to redefine how they work, how they create innovative products and services, and how they transform customer experiences.

Speaker: Neela Das, Head of Innovation, Accuity

10:00 – 10:30 Fireside chat:
In the world of real-time – Fintech vs risk management considerations

Speakers:
Prajit Nanu, Co-founder & CEO, Instarem
Bharath Vellore, Managing Director APAC, Accuity

10:30 – 11:00 Refreshments and Networking
11:00 – 11:50 Financial Crime Compliance: Tackling the Challenges of Changing Regulation
Staying ahead of regulatory change continues to present one of the greatest challenges to banks and others operating in the finance industry. The increasingly extra-territorial impact of legislation adds to the complexity. The session will focus on global regulatory trends with a local view of how they impact the APAC region.

Key topics covered:

  • How regulatory legislation is evolving around the world
  • The extraterritorial reach of foreign legislation that impact Asia and what companies can be doing to prevent themselves from being behind the curve
  • Trade-based money laundering – the last frontier for technology
  • Regulator expectations related to corporate culture, senior management accountability and conduct
  • Enforcement Trends
  • The Public Private Partnership Concept – formal and informal partnerships

Speakers:
Richard Carrick, Regional Head Financial Crime Assurance (APAC), Barclays
David James, Tax & Illicit Finance Lead at UK Government, British High Commission
Yvette Cheak, Adviser, Association of Banks
Natalie Curtis, Partner, Herbert Smith Freehills

11:50 – 12:30 Financial Crime Screening : The Fircosoft vision for 2019 and beyond
Fircosoft has been pioneering on financial crime screening for 25 years. As the world of compliance and technology continues to evolve with moving regulatory targets and the advent of instant and peer to peer payments, artificial intelligence, model validation, cryptocurrencies, sectorial sanctions and more, what will this mean for the Accuity product vision and mission to remain as the RegTech partner of choice in the years ahead?

In this session, you’ll discover…

  • Evolving regulation and what regulators are thinking
  • The elements of excellence in financial crime screening
  • The Accuity product development process for pioneering solutions that continue to maximize effectiveness, efficiency and transparency

Speaker: Sophie Lagouanelle, VP Financial Crime Screening, Accuity

12:30 – 13:30 Lunch and Networking
13:30 – 14:15 Firco Enterprise session:
The complete journey of the transaction: Firco Continuity V.6
Auditors and regulators tend to expect proofs that you are in control of your transaction screening system. Discover how Continuity V6 allows you to respond to any query – fast and easily – by allowing a full-history of all transactions at your fingertips.

Topics include:

  • The Firco Continuity V6 framework that enables nable traceability
  • Events traced for non-alerted transactions
  • Events traced for alerted transactions that are cleared automatically
  • Hit level qualifications for maximum effectiveness and a better understanding of false positive categories
  • Business activity monitoring in action

Speakers:
Audrey Lamontagne, Senior Product Manager, Accuity
Barthélemy Leconte, Professional Services Consultant, Fircosoft, Accuity

Firco Compliance Link session:
How are we evolving?
Within an ever-changing regulatory and technology environment, how is the Firco Compliance Link product team approaching product development to deliver value to their users? We will look at the recent and anticipated application changes based on market conditions and customer feedback.

Speaker: Tom Kestler, Senior Product Manager, Risk, Accuity

14:15 – 15:00 Firco Enterprise session:
Customer Engagement Initiatives: What’s new? From Customer Portal to UX Discovery
As a customer driven organization, Accuity takes its customer feedback very seriously and uses that customer information to evolve. The session will cover feedback received from last year’s 2018 client summit sessions. We will focus on sharing your feedback and our progress towards providing you with increased visibility and insight.

Topics include:

  • The Accuity standard for customer collaboration
  • The new customer portal initiative
  • Newest documentation
  • Agility in action: from discovery to user testing

Speakers:
Sophie Lagouanelle, VP Financial Crime Screening, Accuity
Audrey Lamontagne, Senior Product Manager, Accuity

Firco Compliance Link session:
It’s all about the data
A successful screening program depends on high-quality data across sanctions, politically-exposed persons and other entities that could cause reputational harm. Listen in as we review the changes to data management processes and discuss industry trends related to list screening data.

Speaker: David Pan, Director, Professional Services, APAC, Accuity

15:00 – 15:30 Refreshments and Networking
15:30 – 16:05 Firco Enterprise session:
Advanced false positive reduction for transaction screening
In this session, you will discover the unique approach that Accuity uses to reduce false positives. The meeting will cover how level 1 reviews can be automated through the accumulation of a series of mechanisms; the leveraging of structured transaction data, as well as a deep dive into the understanding of meta data.

Key topics include:

  • What various mechanisms are in place to automatically reduce false positives
  • How we leverage our artificial intelligence technology to make better decisions on alerts and dramatically reduce false alerts
  • How traceability of resolved hits can further accelerate false positive reduction

Speakers:
Sophie Lagouanelle, VP Financial Crime Screening, Accuity
Audrey Lamontagne, Senior Product Manager, Accuity

Firco Compliance Link session:
How to get to the latest and greatest?
A look into how our professional services & product management teams coordinate to ensure that customers can stay on the most up-to-date versions of our software. Quality of Life improvements (e.g. performance and security) are a constant in our product development process.

Speakers:
Tom Kestler, Senior Product Manager, Risk, Accuity
Edgardo Yap, Project Director, Professional Services APAC, Accuity

16:05 – 16:55 Firco Enterprise session:
Know-Your-Filter
Know-Your-Filter is a new service launched by Accuity that allows you to perform in-depth testing on the filter and different settings.

Key takeaways include:

  • Understanding the types of tests that can be performed within Know-Your-Filter
  • Insight into the output of the service and how you can use the output to make risk based decisions for your filter settings
  • What a Know-Your-Filter project looks like and how is one executed

Speakers:
Masayo Abe, Product Manager, Accuity
David Davies, Senior Solution Architect Specialist, Accuity

Firco Compliance Link session:
False Positive Management Strategies & Best Practices
What are some existing strategies our customers have used to help reduce the burden of false positives? What are some of the changes to our application and data propositions that help tailor your screening process to your policy?

Speakers:
David Pan, Director, Professional Services, APAC, Accuity
Edgardo Yap, Project Director, Professional Services APAC, Accuity

16:55 – 18:05 Cocktail Reception and Networking

Day 2

8:30 – 9:00 Welcome Coffee and Networking
9:00 – 9:10 Opening Remarks

Speaker: Bharath Vellore, Managing Director, Asia-Pacific, Accuity

9:10 – 9:50 AML risks and opportunities in Asia – Moving away from de-risking

Speakers:
Mark Nuttall, Executive staff at INTERPOL
Darren Jolly, Illicit Finance Policy Lead at UK Home Office
Sin Yee Koh, Director, Compliance & Regulatory Consulting at Duff & Phelps
Suressh S, Partner, Eversheds Harry Elias LLP

9:50 – 10:10 Refreshments and Networking
10:10 – 11:00 Firco Enterprise session:
The importance of Strength Index and Exposure Index – reduce your false positives
In this session you will discover how Accuity can support your business using Artificial Intelligence technology that reduces false positives and false negatives.

We will cover:

  • What are Strength Index and Exposure Index
  • How SI and EI help increase account screening accuracy dramatically and enhance the Fircosoft portfolio
  • Why this AI is regulator ready

Speaker: Sophie Lagouanelle, VP Financial Crime Screening, Accuity

Firco Compliance Link session:
Firco Trade Compliance – Layers of risk within trade finance, logistics and cargo
The entire trade ecosystem is focused on identifying risky shipments, transactions and actors – whether it be banks that finance trades, shippers that transit goods or logistics companies that connect interested business partners. How does Accuity help identify risk and combat trade-based money laundering?

Speaker: Saurabh Nagar, Regional Manager, Business Solutions Group, APAC, Accuity

11:00 – 12:00 Firco Enterprise session:
Live Services: securing your screening policy and configuration
Live Services is the control and command platform to help you drive your screening environment. Discover how its capabilities based on a mix of validation workflow and automated deployment will help you keep up with list and configuration changes in a secured and transparent mode.

Key topics include:

  • Manual and automated validation of list and rule changes
  • Deployment to filters – traced for 100% visibility
  • The easy alignment of configuration team actions to your overall risk and compliance policies

Speaker: Sophie Lagouanelle, VP Financial Crime Screening, Accuity

Firco Compliance Link session:
Redefining ASM: Working Group
A look at the existing tools and future developments that support integration with Compliance Link.

As a working group session, attendees will have the opportunity to provide feedback into the ASM road map and clarify top priorities for this solution.

Speakers:
David Pan, Director, Professional Services, APAC, Accuity
Tom Kestler, Senior Product Manager, Risk, Accuity
Edgardo Yap, Project Director, Professional Services APAC, Accuity

12:00 – 13:00 Lunch and Networking
13:00 – 13:45 Firco Enterprise session:
What are the latest developments available to help with model validations
There is an existing challenge for banks & financial institutions around the globe to put mechanisms in place that robustly monitor inputs and outputs to their screening systems–and prove with the right level of granularity and regularity that the filtering itself is mastered.

Speaker: Sophie Lagouanelle, VP Financial Crime Screening, Accuity

Firco Compliance Link session:
Security Best Practices
Threats and vulnerabilities are being discovered daily. The challenge every solution provider faces is how to keep up with new and everdeveloping security risks. As part of the Accuity zero-tolerance on vulnerabilities initiative, we
look into what has been done and what our methodologies are to combat the challenges.

Speaker: Edgardo Yap, Project Director, Professional Services APAC, Accuity

13:45 – 14:30 Firco Enterprise session:
Instant Screening
In this session, we will discuss the Instant Payments landscape and how it differs from the traditional payments process.

Speakers:
Audrey Lamontagne, Senior Product Manager, Accuity
David Davies, Senior Solution Architect Specialist, Accuity

Firco Compliance Link session:
Training sessions: Ask the experts Firco Compliance Link
Small working sessions to answer questions, perform training or any other activities as needed by the attendees.

Speakers:
Tom Kestler, Senior Product Manager, Risk, Accuity
Edgardo Yap, Project Director, Professional Services APAC, Accuity
Rohan Bania, Professional Services Consultant, Accuity

14:30 – 15:00 Refreshments and Networking
15:00 – 16:00 Firco Enterprise session:
Testing for Algorithms: a customer training course for Firco filter algorithms
This algorithm training overview offers the most detailed and exhaustive set of information on the Firco Filter Algorithms ever compiled.

Speakers: David Davies, Senior Solution Architect Specialist, Accuity

Firco Compliance Link session:
Testing for Algorithms: Ask the experts Firco Compliance Link
Small working sessions to answer questions, perform training or any other activities as needed by the attendees.

Speakers:
Tom Kestler, Senior Product Manager, Risk, Accuity
Edgardo Yap, Project Director, Professional Services APAC, Accuity
Rohan Bania, Professional Services Consultant, Accuity

16:00 – 17:00 Firco Enterprise session:
Fircosoft complete V6 architectural landscape – deep dive
See how the new Continuity V6 gives you more control on the data you are screening. A review of the new capabilities of the components and the changes in the architecture. You will see the impacts on your IT environment and the benefits you will be able to get from this new version.

Key topics include:

  • Description of the new components
  • A typical V6 architecture
  • Technical changes walk-through

Speakers:
Barthélemy Leconte, Professional Services Consultant, Fircosoft, Accuity
Audrey Lamontagne, Senior Product Manager, Accuity

17:00 – 17:30 Firco Enterprise session:
Training session: Ask the experts
Small working sessions to answer questions, perform training or any other activities as needed by the attendees.

Speakers:
Audrey Lamontagne, Senior Product Manager, Accuity
Masayo Abe, Product Manager, Accuity
David Davies, Senior Solution Architect Specialist, Accuity
Barthélemy Leconte, Professional Services Consultant, Fircosoft, Accuity

17:30 – 18:00 Closing Remarks

Speaker: Bharath Vellore, Managing Director, Asia-Pacific, Accuity

Our product experts along with other industry experts will be leading the discussions at the client summit to share best practices and facilitate innovative discussions.

Bharath Vellore
Bharath Vellore
Managing Director, Asia-Pacific, Accuity
Neela Das
Neela Das
Head of Innovation, Accuity
Richard Carrick
Richard Carrick
Regional Head Financial Crime Assurance (APAC), Barclays
David james
David James
Tax & Illicit Finance Lead at UK Government, British High Commission
Yvette Cheak
Yvette Cheak
Adviser, Association of Banks
Natalie Curtis
Natalie Curtis
Head – Financial Services Regulatory Practice, Herbert Smith Freehills
Sophie Lagouanelle
Sophie Lagouanelle
VP Finance Crime Screening, Accuity
Audrey Lamontagne
Audrey Lamontagne
Senior Product Manager, Accuity
Barthélemy Leconte
Barthélemy Leconte
Professional Services Consultant, Fircosoft, Accuity
Tom Kestler
Tom Kestler
Senior Product Manager, Risk, Accuity
David Pan
David Pan
Director, Professional Services, APAC, Accuity
Edgardo Yap
Edgardo Yap
Project Director, Professional Services APAC, Accuity
Masayo Abe
Masayo Abe
Product Manager, Accuity
David Davies
David Davies
Senior Solution Architect Specialist, Accuity
Saurabh Nagar
Saurabh Nagar
Regional Manager, Business Solutions Group, APAC, Accuity
Prajit Nanu
Prajit Nanu
Co-founder & CEO, Instarem
Mark Nuttall
Mark Nuttall
Executive staff at INTERPOL
Darren Jolly
Darren Jolly
Illicit Finance Policy Lead at UK Home Office
Sin Yee Koh
Sin Yee Koh
Director, Compliance & Regulatory Consulting at Duff & Phelps
Suressh S
Suressh S
Partner, Eversheds Harry Elias LLP
Rohan Bania
Rohan Bania
Professional Services Consultant, Accuity

The Swissôtel | The Stamford

2 Stamford Road, Singapore

The SKAI Suites on Level 69 offers stunning panoramic views of the Singapore city skyline.

Skysuite Theater

Throughout the event there will be a number of breakout sessions tailored for you, please register your preferred option, you will be able to move between the two.

We look forward to seeing you.

Firco Enterprise RegistrationFirco Compliance Link Registration