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[Webinar] ACFCS Toronto Chapter Launch
We are excited to partner with ACFCS and co-host the relaunch of the Toronto Chapter on November 16 at 10:30 AM ET. As part of the relaunch and to open the ACFCS Future of FinCrime Canada Virtual Summit event, Accuity, along with Canadian industry experts, will provide an informative session on trade-based money laundering from the Canadian perspective.
Recent global events, regulatory guidance and media coverage highlight the importance of trade and the inherent risks involving international sanctions compliance and financial crime prevention.
International trade is one of the many routes used for illicit activities. The growing threat of trade-based money laundering and increasing demands of regulatory compliance make robust trade compliance controls key for mitigating risk. Organizations, regulators, and key players are faced with a complex task of managing an ever-changing and resource intensive compliance process.
Join our webinar to hear more from key industry experts who will provide an overview of trade-based money laundering and address:
- Risks and challenges faced by the industry
- Evolving trends in an ever-changing regulatory landscape
- Best practices being adopted across the industry
Independent AML Consultant, Toronto Chapter Co-Chair
Bob Kapur has over 20 years of experience in financial crimes, most of which was as the Deputy Chief AML Officer at a Big 5 Canadian bank. During this time at the bank, Bob was responsible for all aspects of the global AML, ATF, and Sanctions compliance and risk management program.
As such at one point or another, he managed every team within the group, including those responsible for policy development, risk assessments, investigations, testing, training, advisory, sanctions, enhanced due diligence and high-risk client management, strategy, solutions, governance, and board and regulatory reporting. He was also a member of numerous industry and government committees involved in the drafting and review of Canada’s AML/ATF legislation and regulation, including the recently published changes to the PCMLTFR.
In addition, he was the original private-sector lead of Project Guardian, the public-private initiative with FINTRAC that targets illegal fentanyl trafficking.
Before joining the bank, Bob was the forensic accountant for the Ontario Provincial Police, where he worked on numerous proceeds of crime investigations with the Anti-Rackets, Health Fraud, and Integrated Proceeds of Crime divisions.
Currently, Bob is on a consulting engagement with another Big 5 bank, helping the bank develop and implement its project to address the recent regulatory changes.
Managing Director, Global Head of Sanctions, Scotiabank
Andrew Jensen has more than a decade of professional experience in senior-level positions in the financial services industry and with the U.S. Department of the Treasury. Andrew currently serves as the Global Head of Sanctions at Scotiabank. In this role, he oversees all aspects of Scotiabank’s global sanctions program, including governance, investigation, oversight, risk management, and technology solutions functions. Before joining Scotiabank, Andrew led the Sanctions Intelligence & Investigations team at Citigroup. In addition, Andrew also held various leadership positions at the U.S. Department of the Treasury, including Director of Global Affairs in the Office of Terrorist Financing and Financial Crimes where he oversaw anti-money laundering and sanctions policy development related to illicit finance threats emanating from the Middle East and North Africa. Andrew holds a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from Georgetown University and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Utah.
Managing Director, ManchesterCF
After a decade of working in international banking in Asia, Kim Manchester founded ManchesterCF in 2004. Based in Toronto, ManchesterCF provides online financial intelligence training programs to financial institutions, financial intelligence units and law enforcement. The Financial Intelligence Specialist designation is offered to compliance professionals around the world exclusively through ManchesterCF. Kim has spoken at financial crime compliance conferences in North America, UK/Europe, Asia and the Caribbean.
Innovation Product Manager, Accuity
Nirjhar Daripa is an Innovation Product Manager at Accuity. He is responsible for leading innovation efforts and providing strategic guidance on new functionalities, features and products which would evolve the firm’s financial crime offerings. He has nearly 15 years of experience in the financial crime, fraud and financial markets domains, and has been involved in developing and managing various data, analytics and software related solutions. He has a master’s degree in business administration and has worked across a plethora of product related roles ranging from product development to product strategy.
Independent Financial Crime Consultant
Jennifer Ford-Smith is an Independent Financial Crime Consultant and has almost two decades’ experience in financial crime investigations, fraud analysis and anti-money laundering measures. Her experience has focused on residential mortgage fraud, enterprise fraud risk assessments and transnational transaction monitoring projects.
Jennifer has worked with Canada’s Big Banks and mid-size mortgage lenders performing financial crime investigations, managing bilingual compliance teams and leading transaction monitoring projects with more than 100 investigators across Canada.
Further, Jennifer has managed international fraud investigations involving everything from gold bullion to standard Canadian and US financial products, confidential corporate security investigations and extensive organized crime investigations involving the laundering of funds utilizing residential mortgages as a money laundering tool.
Recently, Jennifer started the FinCrime Investigator Youtube channel and, during the COVID pandemic, created a virtual FinCrime meeting space for professionals with global attendance.