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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. 

Annual MENA Financial Crime Report - Key Findings Video Poster Image
06:34

Key findings from the MENA FATF Evaluation: Nadim Najjar, Managing Director for Refinitiv, Middle East & Africa, opening the 13th MENA Regulatory summit.



MENA Financial Crime Report 2019

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

Expert talks

Interviews with financial crime experts

David Shepherd and Bryan Stirewalt discuss the pace of change, financial inclusion, and fintech regulation
11:47

Featured talk

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 video poster image
05:08

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 and corresponding banking relationships video poster image
10:03

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. 

 

David Shepherd and Han-Peter Bauer discuss the biggest priorities for the compliance community
08:56

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’ – The 13th MENA Regulatory Summit video poster image
10:51

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.

David Shepherd and Jesse Spiro discuss the three main technologies that the community will see adoption of in the future
11:15

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 and Abdul Hafiz Mansour discuss the methodology of the FATF assessments
11:19

FATF Evaluations

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.

Panel discussions

Summit panel sessions

Main Challenges in the fight against Financial Crime Video poster image
15:11

Featured session

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”.

Abdul Hafiz Mansour delivered a presentation on Enhancing Transparency & Beneficial Ownership
23:17

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.

Key members from the FATF communtiy discuss the preparations and challenges faced when preparing for the upcoming FATF evaluations
31:59

UAE FATF Evaluation discussion

Key members from the FATF communtiy discuss the preparations and challenges faced when preparing for the upcoming FATF evaluations.

Phil Cotter and Abdul Hafiz Mansour discussed the concerns, challenges and key trends in fighting against financial crime
22:52

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.

Che Sidanius presents an insightful presentation uncovering the power of data with World-Check Risk Intelligence
13:58

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.

Che Sidanius moderated the session Information sharing
38:05

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.

David Shepherd and Antoine Hobeiche discuss key findings from the MENA financial crime survey
19:00

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.

Vishal Relhan led the emerging technology and trends panel which brought together global tech specialists
38:23

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.

Experts within the sanctions space share their views on the latest global sanctions updates
36:32

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.

Hans-Peter Bauer, Ghassan Schbley and Abdul Hafiz Mansour discuss the lessons learnt from FATF mutual evaluation preparation
54:55

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.