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Many businesses are overwhelmed with regulatory updates and information, our series of podcasts on the subject of risk is designed to help organizations cut through the clutter and focus on the important issues. Our subject matter experts will present short, concise and practical analysis that helps organizations to connect, simplify and perform. We believe that compliance shouldn’t be seen as a burden or a constant challenge, but an opportunity to accelerate business growth and discover new opportunities.

Latest Episodes

Trade Based Money Laundering

The increasing focus on trade based money laundering as a conduit of illicit financial flow follows years of ever tightening anti money laundering controls. Those seeking to move funds illicitly have had to innovate, and international trade offers many opportunities. Jesse Spiro, Global Head of Threat Finance and Emerging Risks at Thomson Reuters chats to Khalid Shaikh, Senior Vice President – Head of Compliance and Bank MLRO, Masreqbank, about how why it is important that compliance executives prepare for upcoming regulation.

8 MIN2018 AUG 31
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Trade Based Money Laundering

De-Risking: The Impact in MENA and Globally

Financial inclusion is key to economic growth, yet many banks and financial institutions are choosing to de-risk by suspending services to entire sections of the business population. While there are many reasons for derisking, cost is undoubtedly a factor, yet de-risking potentially endangers the stability of the financial system. James Swenson, Head of Enhanced Due Diligence and Screening Services, Thomson Reuters, chats to Ibtissem Lassoued, Partner – Financial Crime, Al Tamimi & Co, about the extent of the problem of de-risking in MENA and what regulators are doing about it.

7 MIN2018 JUN 15
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De-Risking: The Impact in MENA and Globally

FATF Mutual Evaluations

The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) facilitates scheduled peer review evaluations that help governments to benchmark their anti money laundering efforts against a global standard. In the run up to an evaluation it is usual for government policy to be scrutinised and upgraded where necessary, and this will have an impact on organizations. David Shepherd, Market Development Lead for Risk in MENA chats to Dr. Hans-Peter Bauer, Member of the Board, Basel Institute on Governance & Senior Advisor, Wolfsberg Group about what organizations can expect.

8 MIN2018 MAY 4
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FATF Mutual Evaluations

The Future of Financial Information Sharing

According to experts, less than 1% of the proceeds of financial crime is identified in the financial system and recovered. Despite increasing financial regulation, illicit money transfers still flow freely. Regulators are looking at the potential of the sharing of financial information as a way of stemming the tide. Listen to Jorg Schaper, our Global Head of Proposition for Third Party & Customer Risk, ask Nick Maxwell, Head of the Future of Financial Intelligence Sharing Program, why the sharing of financial information has become a key factor in the fight against financial crime.

9 MIN2018 APR 6
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The Future of Financial Information Sharing

Financial Crime in the Middle East & North Africa 2018

The Financial Crime in MENA Report tracks changing norms and standards in compliance across the region. Now in its 4th year, we note moderating budgets while the regulatory burden continues to increase for compliance departments.

16 MIN2018 MAR 6
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Financial Crime in the Middle East & North Africa 2018

Trade Based Money Laundering

Trade based money laundering is receiving increasing attention from regulators. It involves a complex and sophisticated layering of paperwork and touchpoints, and can be difficult to unravel. We speak to Ibrahim El-Adawi, Senior Compliance Consultant at Thomson Reuters, about how organizations can protect themselves.

18 MIN2017 DEC 9
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Trade Based Money Laundering

Derisking in MENA – how should banks respond?

Recent surveys in the MENA region reveal that the issue of ‘derisking’ – when larger, international banks withdraw their correspondent relationships with smaller regional banks – has become a substantial concern for many MENA-based banks. David Shepherd, Market Development Lead - Risk (Middle East & North Africa), Thomson Reuters, chats to Antoine Hobeiche from React … Adapt … Lead Consulting and Dr Ali Awdeh from the Union of Arab Banks about the scale of the issue and the steps that banks can take to protect their relationships with their international partners.

22 MIN2017 OCT 16
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Derisking in MENA – how should banks respond?

Emerging threats and technologies facing AML practitioners in the world today

The task of complying with anti money laundering regulation has never been so complicated. The collection, analysis and management of client data to meet regulatory demands and find hidden risk has become an increasingly complex and laborious task. Automation will help to reduce some of the burden of the task, yet the growing role of technology in compliance brings is own set of challenges. Martin Wood, the Head of Financial Crime for Thomson Reuters, chats with Khaled Alhuneidi and Adrianus Schrool, both of whom are AML specialists and lawyers with Allen & Overy in Dubai, about the future of AML and the challenges of data management.

10 MIN2017 SEP 17
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Emerging threats and technologies facing AML practitioners in the world today

FATF in the MENA Region

FATF assessments can have a substantial impact on countries and on the organizations that are based there. Andy Critchlow, the Middle East editor for Breakingviews, chats to Abdul Hafiz Mansour, the Secretary General of the Special Investigation Commission FIU Lebanon & Vice Chairman, Egmont Group, about the impact of FATF on the MENA region.

14 MIN2017 AUG 12
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FATF in the MENA Region

Why It’s Important To Reduce Supply Chain Risks in 2017

Risk management of the supply chain has been a constantly expanding and challenging task over the past few years, but as we enter 2017, the need for a robust and effective compliance policy has never been stronger. James Swenson, Global Head of Proposition for Risk Managed Services at Thomson Reuters, speaks to Carla Koffel, Executive Director at The Pearl Initiative, the Gulf business-led, non-profit organisation that works to promote a corporate culture of accountability and transparency as a key driver of competitiveness across the region.

10 MIN2017 JUL 17
Comments
Why It’s Important To Reduce Supply Chain Risks in 2017

Latest Episodes

Trade Based Money Laundering

The increasing focus on trade based money laundering as a conduit of illicit financial flow follows years of ever tightening anti money laundering controls. Those seeking to move funds illicitly have had to innovate, and international trade offers many opportunities. Jesse Spiro, Global Head of Threat Finance and Emerging Risks at Thomson Reuters chats to Khalid Shaikh, Senior Vice President – Head of Compliance and Bank MLRO, Masreqbank, about how why it is important that compliance executives prepare for upcoming regulation.

8 MIN2018 AUG 31
Comments
Trade Based Money Laundering

De-Risking: The Impact in MENA and Globally

Financial inclusion is key to economic growth, yet many banks and financial institutions are choosing to de-risk by suspending services to entire sections of the business population. While there are many reasons for derisking, cost is undoubtedly a factor, yet de-risking potentially endangers the stability of the financial system. James Swenson, Head of Enhanced Due Diligence and Screening Services, Thomson Reuters, chats to Ibtissem Lassoued, Partner – Financial Crime, Al Tamimi & Co, about the extent of the problem of de-risking in MENA and what regulators are doing about it.

7 MIN2018 JUN 15
Comments
De-Risking: The Impact in MENA and Globally

FATF Mutual Evaluations

The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) facilitates scheduled peer review evaluations that help governments to benchmark their anti money laundering efforts against a global standard. In the run up to an evaluation it is usual for government policy to be scrutinised and upgraded where necessary, and this will have an impact on organizations. David Shepherd, Market Development Lead for Risk in MENA chats to Dr. Hans-Peter Bauer, Member of the Board, Basel Institute on Governance & Senior Advisor, Wolfsberg Group about what organizations can expect.

8 MIN2018 MAY 4
Comments
FATF Mutual Evaluations

The Future of Financial Information Sharing

According to experts, less than 1% of the proceeds of financial crime is identified in the financial system and recovered. Despite increasing financial regulation, illicit money transfers still flow freely. Regulators are looking at the potential of the sharing of financial information as a way of stemming the tide. Listen to Jorg Schaper, our Global Head of Proposition for Third Party & Customer Risk, ask Nick Maxwell, Head of the Future of Financial Intelligence Sharing Program, why the sharing of financial information has become a key factor in the fight against financial crime.

9 MIN2018 APR 6
Comments
The Future of Financial Information Sharing

Financial Crime in the Middle East & North Africa 2018

The Financial Crime in MENA Report tracks changing norms and standards in compliance across the region. Now in its 4th year, we note moderating budgets while the regulatory burden continues to increase for compliance departments.

16 MIN2018 MAR 6
Comments
Financial Crime in the Middle East & North Africa 2018

Trade Based Money Laundering

Trade based money laundering is receiving increasing attention from regulators. It involves a complex and sophisticated layering of paperwork and touchpoints, and can be difficult to unravel. We speak to Ibrahim El-Adawi, Senior Compliance Consultant at Thomson Reuters, about how organizations can protect themselves.

18 MIN2017 DEC 9
Comments
Trade Based Money Laundering

Derisking in MENA – how should banks respond?

Recent surveys in the MENA region reveal that the issue of ‘derisking’ – when larger, international banks withdraw their correspondent relationships with smaller regional banks – has become a substantial concern for many MENA-based banks. David Shepherd, Market Development Lead - Risk (Middle East & North Africa), Thomson Reuters, chats to Antoine Hobeiche from React … Adapt … Lead Consulting and Dr Ali Awdeh from the Union of Arab Banks about the scale of the issue and the steps that banks can take to protect their relationships with their international partners.

22 MIN2017 OCT 16
Comments
Derisking in MENA – how should banks respond?

Emerging threats and technologies facing AML practitioners in the world today

The task of complying with anti money laundering regulation has never been so complicated. The collection, analysis and management of client data to meet regulatory demands and find hidden risk has become an increasingly complex and laborious task. Automation will help to reduce some of the burden of the task, yet the growing role of technology in compliance brings is own set of challenges. Martin Wood, the Head of Financial Crime for Thomson Reuters, chats with Khaled Alhuneidi and Adrianus Schrool, both of whom are AML specialists and lawyers with Allen & Overy in Dubai, about the future of AML and the challenges of data management.

10 MIN2017 SEP 17
Comments
Emerging threats and technologies facing AML practitioners in the world today

FATF in the MENA Region

FATF assessments can have a substantial impact on countries and on the organizations that are based there. Andy Critchlow, the Middle East editor for Breakingviews, chats to Abdul Hafiz Mansour, the Secretary General of the Special Investigation Commission FIU Lebanon & Vice Chairman, Egmont Group, about the impact of FATF on the MENA region.

14 MIN2017 AUG 12
Comments
FATF in the MENA Region

Why It’s Important To Reduce Supply Chain Risks in 2017

Risk management of the supply chain has been a constantly expanding and challenging task over the past few years, but as we enter 2017, the need for a robust and effective compliance policy has never been stronger. James Swenson, Global Head of Proposition for Risk Managed Services at Thomson Reuters, speaks to Carla Koffel, Executive Director at The Pearl Initiative, the Gulf business-led, non-profit organisation that works to promote a corporate culture of accountability and transparency as a key driver of competitiveness across the region.

10 MIN2017 JUL 17
Comments
Why It’s Important To Reduce Supply Chain Risks in 2017
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