GANADO Advocates, in collaboration with Duff & Phelps, organised a series of workshops on Financial Crime. These workshops, held on the 24th and 25th of February, focused on the asset management, payments and insurance sectors. Mario Zerafa presenting GANADO Advocates

Each workshop was attended by a number of MLROs, Compliance Officers and Directors working in these sectors.

Mario Zerafa, a Senior Associate within GANADO Advocates’ Investment Services and Funds Team highlighted the key themes which operators must take into account when establishing their anti-financial crime framework. An analysis of the legal considerations relating to anti-money laundering and counter terrorist financing, sanctions screening, anti-bribery and corruption and whistleblowing was also provided.

Malin Nilsson presentingRepresentatives from Duff & Phelps expanded on the manner in which an anti-financial crime framework needs to be implemented through proper governance arrangements, risk assessments, due diligence, monitoring & surveillance, training & awareness and policies & procedures.

André Zerafa, Partner within the Investment Services and Funds team; Leonard Bonello, Partner within the Banking and Finance team, and Tanya Causon, a Senior Manager within the Insurance and Pensions team, all at GANADO Advocates, moderated a panel discussion in each workshop by analysing key financial crime aspects and the challenges which operators face. The panel discussion brought together experienced local and international professionals.