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Webinar: Uncovering Sanctions Risks in Trade Finance Transactions

July 12, 2017
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM BST


There is growing pressure for banks to step up their internal procedures for vetting trade finance documents in order to meet the latest regulations and best practices expected by organisations such as the Financial Action Task Force, International Chamber of Commerce, Financial Conduct Authority, and Monetary Authority of Singapore. At the same time, a slowdown in global trade affecting margins, coupled with the increasing cost of compliance, is challenging banks to find cost-effective ways to meet their compliance needs.

In this webinar, we will discuss:

  • What is driving the treat? An overview of the unique and complex risks associated with trade finance.
  • Growing pressure – the latest steps taken by regulators around the world to increase their focus on trade compliance.
  • Why banks should go beyond screening payment messages; the importance of understanding the goods, their destinations, and their transport.
  • How to achieve best practice in compliance, whilst reducing the burden on internal resources.


Heather LeeHeather Lee

Director, Risk and Compliance Strategy | Accuity

Heather Lee is director of risk and compliance strategy at Accuity, working to identify key market trends and customer needs that will influence the product vision and roadmap. Heather worked on Accuity’s pioneering trade compliance solution, launching its market-leading dual-use goods screening engine in 2016. Prior to joining Accuity, Heather worked in product management for Accuity’s parent company Reed Business Information. She holds a Bachelor degree in English Literature and Language from the University of Oxford.