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True Cost of Financial Crime Compliance – EMEA Edition

May 5, 2021
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM CEST

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LexisNexis® Risk Solutions just released its yearly True Cost of Financial Crime Compliance – EMEA Edition research study.

Join us to learn more about the key findings and which of the regions are impacted the most. Our panelists will discuss, the escalating compliance cost, the single driver for high compliance cost, the correlation of cost and due diligence efforts as well as the indirect impact on productivity and employee retention.

Register now to learn more about:

  • The true cost of financial crime compliance
  • The operational compliance screening challenges
  • The COVID-19 impacts
  • The benefits of investing in Financial Crime Compliance processes

Katarina Pranjic
Consultant, LexisNexis Risk Solutions

Katarina is a subject matter expert in financial crime compliance. She is intrigued by the world of virtual assets and loves doing research on the subject. In her role Katarina is responsible for working with strategic customers and partners as a consultant on LexisNexis Risk Solutions. She regularly assists on various strategic initiatives across EMEA. She joined LexisNexis Risk Solutions from PwC Croatia, where she worked in the Financial Crime Compliance / Risk Management areas. Katarina is CAMS-certified and has more than nine years of experience in corporate risk management and financial crime compliance. In her prior roles, she advised and assisted clients in the banking, retail, hospitality, virtual currency and telecom sectors in their efforts to identify and mitigate financial crime threats. In addition to implementing KYC and AML programs incorporating a broad range of vendor solutions, she also has experience with GDPR, PSD2, FATCA and CRS.

Louie Vargas
Principal Compliance Officer – Sanctions, Controls and Technology, Danske Bank

Currently, Louie is a Principal Compliance Officer focusing on sanctions controls and technology enhancements for the largest Danish bank.

Previously, he served as a Sanctions Compliance Officer focusing on sanctions transaction alert remediation and reporting to OFAC at a German Bank. Prior to that, he was as a Compliance Officer at a Chinese Bank where he wore many hats, and was with a large domestic bank where he acted as a Compliance/Operations Manager managing a team of eight analysts focused on customer/client screening. He is bilingual in Spanish and English. He has knowledge of systems such as LexisNexis, World-Check, Prime, Bridger, GSM, Fircosoft, Actimize, Kharon, Orbis, Lloyd’s Maritime List Intelligence, Windward Maritime Intelligence and Dow Jones Risk and Compliance. He graduated from NYU with a BA in Social Science/History, Certified Financial Crime Specialist (CFCS) through ACFCS, and Certified Global Sanctions Specialist (CGSS) though ACAMS.

Dev Odedra
AML Expert, Minerva Stratagem Consulting
Dev Odedra is an independent anti-money laundering and financial crime expert. He has significant experience in managing financial crime risk in the retail, corporate and investment banking sectors, having worked at a number of global banks. His expertise covers investigations, advisory and controls implementation and improvement.