COVID-19 and the potential impact on Global Anti Financial Crimes Monitoring programs

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About the webinar

Banking regulators worldwide are warning that the COVID-19 pandemic may result in an increase in financial crime due to market disruptions, reduced staff, and other factors.

After the worst is over there will be a flood of additional alerts that need to be handled. With an industry that already struggles with more than 95% false positives, this effect of the pandemic can further deteriorate the productivity of the existing AML systems resulting in massive alert backlogs. 

The crisis may also introduce newer means and methods for criminals to launder money such as setting up fake charities or crowd funding accounts. Learn how Analytics can help you control and react to these new realities while taking costs out of their AML compliance operations.

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About the Experts

Amith Satheesh
Global AML Analytics Lead,
Global Security Intelligence Practice

Amith Satheesh is a financial crimes domain consultant who uses advanced analytics and industry best practices to optimize AML behavior monitoring and associate conduct risk. He was previously a director for a top US bank on the wholesale banking financial crimes analytics team, where he spearheaded the rollout of a front-line monitoring program.

Satheesh also worked at a top risk advisory firm helping clients in scenario development and optimization, AML model validation, false-positive reduction, AML program remediation, AML lookbacks, sanctions screening optimization, trade-based money laundering and brokerage surveillance. He is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) and has more than 19 years of experience in the financial services industry.

Christopher Ghenne

Christopher Ghenne has more than 15 years of experience in combating anti-money laundering. As part of the Global Security and Intelligence Division in the SAS Brussels office, he leads a global team of AML subject-matter experts. 

He is responsible for all SAS compliance solutions and for training and supporting SAS pre-sales teams worldwide. He holds a master's degree in economics from the University of Brussels and has been accredited as a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) since 2009.  

Joao Pestana
Senior Manager at KPMG

João is a Senior Manager at KPMG in the Forensic practice, ACAMS certified and has more than 12 years of financial services consulting experience by participating in multiple projects within the banking industry related with Anti-Money Laundering and Counter Terrorist Financing (“AML/CTF”) and international Sanctions compliance (“Sanctions”). 

João has deep experience in review, design and implement AML/CTF and Sanctions frameworks and systems in global financial institutions using advanced analytics techniques and solutions to improve operational effectiveness and efficiency. João has deep knowledge and exposure within the banking industry (including retail banking, corporate and wholesale, investment banking and private banking). By working in global projects, João had exposure to different cultures and realities in Europe, Americas, Africa and Asia. In January 2016, João moved from KPMG UK (London) to KPMG Portugal (Lisbon).