AML Roundtable XVIII 2022-2023
We have the pleasure to announce the start of a new series of the Roundtable.
Following the uncertainties of the past two years, we look forward to the return to normality and the start of a new series. We will continue building on those characteristics that have led you to attending the Roundtable year after year – the freshness of the content, the thought leadership provided and the interactivity of the sessions – blending them in an innovative way to provide you with more value.
Malta’s grey listing is definitely on everyone’s mind, and we are all looking forward to the June’s FATF plenary meeting to see whether we will be voted off the grey list. Come June, we will all be seeking to understand what is going to be next on the agenda in this regard.
Covid years have led us to witness growing amounts of fraud. AML trends have accelerated in 2021, while new ones have emerged in 2022. However, the increase in automation to mitigate the changes in risks is certainly a given. Harnessing regulatory technology will be key for the near future.
In this changing environment, the role of the MLRO continues to be an increasingly important one for subject persons. With it come the challenges that the MLRO faces on a day-to-day basis with the key one being how to mitigate AML/CFT risk without losing good business for your company.
As the organising team, we look forward to discussing the topics above and others during the course of this year. For this series, we will also continue to bring a diverse group of speakers, ranging from the wider KPMG network to the regulators, complementing our seasoned speakers from the KPMG Malta office.
We hope that you will join us for the next season of the KPMG AML Roundtable, and we look forward to our first session at the end of June 2022.
– Alex Azzopardi, Director, Risk Consulting Advisory
– Deborah Cassar, Associate Director, Risk Consulting Advisory – AML Services
– Ariane Azzopardi, Director, Quality and Risk Management
Venue: The Xara Lodge (Sqaq Tac-Cawla, Triq It-Tigrija, Rabat)
Format: Sessions run from 8.30am to around 12.30pm and consist of a series of presentations by expert speakers from KPMG, the Regulator and subject persons. Based on feedback we obtained from previous sessions, we believe that attendees benefit most from interactive group discussions and thought leadership presentations.
Frequency: Once every four months.
Commencement date: The first Roundtable in this Eighteenth Series was held on 23 June 2022 and every four months thereafter.
Fee: Participation fee is Eur450* per annum. The subscription is not personal and registered entities may be represented by a different delegate during each of the three sessions in any one series. Relevant KPMG publications on AML and the financial services industry will also be made available.
*KPMG Learning Academy is exempt from VAT in terms of item 12 (1) of Part Two of the Fifth Schedule to the VAT Act.
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Session #1 – 23 June 2022
Check out the Agenda for the first session.
KPMG Malta’s Director Alex Azzopardi shares what to expect from this session.
Alex is a Director, Risk Consulting Advisory, KPMG in Malta, and leads the Internal Audit Risk & Compliance Services (IARCS) business line of the KPMG Islands Group sub-region within the network. Alex, an accountant by profession with 15 years of experience, has managed and led various AML-related advisory engagements over the past years. The AML/CFT Advisory offering includes a full suite of services in the field: reviews of policies and procedures, testing of AML-related procedures and gap analyses. Alex leads a team of highly-specialised professionals with experience across the spectrum of subject persons and relevant activities. Alex also provides compliance-related training sessions, including AML/CFT. He is the current Chairman of the Malta Forum for Internal Auditors.
Ariane Azzopardi is a Director within the Quality and Risk Management function. She has over fifteen years’ experience in this field and is the delegate of the Risk Management Partner at KPMG in Malta. She is involved in the implementation and monitoring compliance with quality and risk management policies and procedures in KPMG in Malta also handling compliance and risk management queries, including those related to the Prevention of Money Laundering and Financing of Terrorism (PMLFT) and ethics and independence. She delivers sessions on PMLFT at the KPMG roundtable and also at various other seminars and conferences.
Ariane is a the chair of the PMLFT sub-committee at the Malta Institute of Accountants and a committee member of the PMLFT sub-committee at the Institute of Financial Services Practitioners.
Deborah is an Associate Director, Risk Consulting Advisory – AML Services, at KPMG Malta. Deborah has over ten years’ experience within the Financial Services sector, worked for over two years with the FIAU, and has over twelve years’ experience within the AML/CFT field. She has worked extensively in the area of AML/CFT compliance – performing Compliance reviews, as well as assisting subject persons to establish appropriate AML/CFT internal structures. She is a recognised and Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) and also completed the Advanced CAMS in Risk Management (CAMS-RM). Deborah is an active member with the Association of Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (“ACAMS”), is also a Co-Founder & Co-Chair of the ACAMS Malta Chapter.
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- Guided Learning 12 hours
- Language English