The 13th MENA Regulatory Summit
FATF Evaluations: Key Considerations in MENA
The 13th MENA Regulatory Summit brought together more than 250 senior compliance and regulatory professionals from the GCC to The Address Hotel in Dubai. Find the latest post-event information, talks and resources here.
The Refinitiv MENA Regulatory Summit
For more than a decade the MENA Regulatory Summit has been recognized as the region's largest and most distinguished regulatory event.
It is the platform for regulators and financial crime industry experts and professionals to discuss the latest regulatory issues and challenges.
Key findings from the MENA FATF Evaluation: Nadim Najjar, Managing Director for Refinitiv, Middle East & Africa, opening the 13th MENA Regulatory summit.
Event survey results revealed
44%Perceive personal liability as the main barrier to information sharing
69%Regulatory technology will make peoples jobs more specialized over the next ten years
44%Have fallen victim to financial crime in the past five years
Interviews with financial crime experts
Balancing regulation and innovation
David Shepherd, Head of Market Development, Refinitiv MEA and Bryan Stirewalt, CEO, Dubai Financial Services Authority discuss the pace of change, financial inclusion, and fintech regulation.
Counter Terrorism Financing
Ernst Pienaar, Global Head of Content Specialists, Refinitiv and Ghaith Zubi, Sanction Expert, UN Security Council discuss key red flags in new industries and businesses, the challenges of terrorist financing and the future investment potential in regional conflict zones.
De-risking & Corresponding Banking Relationships
Phil Cotter, Global Managing Director, Risk, Refinitiv and Wissam Fattouh, Sevretary General, Union of Arab Banks discuss the role of regional compliance association organizations, the international community and the importance of information sharing.
Top Priorities for the Compliance Community in 2019
David Shepherd, Head of Market Development, Refinitiv MEA and Han-Peter Bauer, Senior Advisor, Basel Institue on Governance and the Wolfsberg Group discuss the biggest priorities for the compliance community, the challenges of information sharing and key factors that make public private partnerships successful.
Key Themes and Findings from 'Financial Crime in MENA Report 2019'
David Shepherd, Head of Market Development, Refinitiv MEA and Antoine Hobeiche, Advisor, Union of Arab Banks explore key findings, new trends and focuses for compliance programs reported in the 5th edition of Refinitiv's Financial Crime Report.
Emerging technology and trends
David Shepherd, Head of Market Development MEA, Refinitiv and Jesse Spiro, Global Head of Policy, Chainalysis discuss the three main technologies that the community will see adoption of in the future.
Phil Cotter, Global Managing Director, Risk, Refinitv and Abdul Hafiz Mansour, Secretary General, Special Investigation Commission, Lebanon FIU discuss the methodology of the FATF assessments and the recommendations from the evaluations for other MENA countries.
Summit panel sessions
Main Challenges in the fight against Financial Crime
Wissam Fattouh, Secretary General - Union of Arab Banks & Chairman of the MENA FCCG discusses the main challenges in the fight against Financial Crime. He took center stage for the guest executive address quoting: “We are in a serious battle against criminal minds, fighting to put an end to their illicit behavior and safeguarding Arab banks and societies by defining the concepts of money laundering and terrorism financing”.
Key Challenges in Financial Crime and Global Transparency
Abdul Hafiz Mansour, Secretary General - Special Investigation Commission, Lebanon FIU delivered an engaging presentation on Enhancing Transparency & Beneficial Ownership addressing the key challenges of fighting financial crime and global transparency.
UAE FATF Evaluation discussion
Key members from the FATF communtiy discuss the preparations and challenges faced when preparing for the upcoming FATF evaluations.
Concerns and Key Trends in fighting against Financial Crime
Phil Cotter, Global Managing Director for Risk, and Abdul Hafiz Mansour, Secretary General - Special Investigation Commission, Lebanon FIU discussed the concerns, challenges and key trends in fighting against financial crime.
Global Coalition in the fight against Financial Crime
Che Sidanius, Global Head of Financial Crime & Industry Affairs - Refinitiv presents an engaging and insightful presentation uncovering the power of data with World-Check Risk Intelligence.
Information Sharing: Challenges & Opportunities Faced within the Industry
Che Sidanius, Global Head of Financial Crime & Industry Affairs – Refinitiv moderated the session Information sharing, where key regulators discuss the challenges of information sharing and key factors that make public, private partnerships successful.
Key Trends identified in the 5th Edition of Refinitiv's Financial Crime Report
David Shepherd, Head of Market Development - Refinitiv, Risk, MEA and Antoine Hobeiche, Advisor to the Union of Arab Banks discuss key findings from the MENA financial Crime survey, identifying new themes and key focuses for compliance programs.
Impact of New Emerging Technologies and Trends within the Financial Industry
Vishal Relhan, Head of Risk Specialists, GCC & Pakistan - Refinitiv led the emerging technology and trends panel which brought together global tech specialists to discuss key trends and technologies that the community will see adoption of in the future.
Latest Global Sanctions: Implications for MENA
In this video, experts within the sanctions space share their views on the latest global sanctions updates and the key considerations for the MENA region.
FATF Evaluation Implications Across MENA
Hans-Peter Bauer, Ghassan Schbley and Abdul Hafiz Mansour discuss the lessons learnt from FATF mutual evaluation preparation, methodology of the FATF assessments and the recommendations from the evaluations.
Meet key members of the MENA Financial Action Task Force
Find out more about the esteemed speakers that engaged in our panel sessions.
More Refinitiv perspectives on financial crime
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