On-Demand Webinar

COVID-19 and combating financial crime with a collaborative approach

Duration: 30 minutes

About the webinar

COVID-19 has brought suffering to many individuals and communities, as well as presenting enormous challenges to many businesses, including financial services.

The global response to the pandemic has reinforced the strong belief that “unity is strength”.  We have seen that through collaboration and exchange of information and services our countries and health systems have been successful to contain and limit the negative impacts of the crisis.  In terms of financial crime and more specifically in the area of suspicious behaviour detection, this is becoming the new paradigm where every single financial institution or more broadly every AML/CTF regulated entity cannot identify, detect and qualify money laundering and terrorism financing schemes effectively through customers’ transactions. 

The collaboration model between financial institutions for transaction monitoring can apply at different levels and stages of the overall process - at data integration and preparation level, at the detection stage by the execution of consortium model and/or at investigation level by the creation of investigative hubs.  It’s through the structure of an eco-system that regulated entities will succeed.  However, there are a lot of obstacles to this new paradigm

This webinar will provide a unique opportunity to understand:

  • The type of collaboration model that can be envisaged
  • The external challenges and inherent financial institutions’ limitations which pose as many potential obstacles
  • The necessary regulation developments that will be needed to support this shift
  • How technology can strengthen this new paradigm in AML

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About the Experts

Roger Kaiser
Senior Policy Advisor
Tax & Compliance, European Banking Federation

Roger Kaiser has 30 years of experience in taxation, mostly in international finance and public affairs, and in Anti-Money Laundering (AML) and financial reporting.

After serving the Belgian Internal Revenue Service for 7 years, as Head of the Taxation Unit for Brussels' financial intermediaries and as Adviser to the Directorate General for Corporate Taxation, he joined the European Banking Federation (EBF) in 1999 where he has been charged with the work-streams on taxation, AML and compliance, and the internal audit function.

He currently represents European banks in international expert groups, public-private partnerships and coalitions including:

  • Tax and Financial Crime WGs of the International Banking Federation (IBFed)
  • Tax Committee and Common Reporting Standard Group of Business at OECD (BIAC)
  • Governance Committee of the Europol Financial Intelligence Public Private Partnership
  • Global Coalition against Financial Crime.

He has a Master’s Degree in Business Engineering, a Master’s Degree in Taxation, and a Post-Graduate Degree in European Tax Law. He is also a Certified Tax Accountant.

He is the author of books and numerous articles on taxation and AML, has lectured “tax and crime” at the University of Lausanne, and regularly speaks at international conferences and public hearings.  He is a member of the editorial team of the Revue Fiscalité des Placements.

Eric Malherbe
Business Solutions Manager SAS

Eric Malherbe has over 20 years’ experience in compliance and more especially in anti-money laundering and counter terrorism financing. Eric joined SAS in 2016 with his strong business background as AML customer advisor. 

Eric and his team of AML subjects matter experts across EMEA are taking care of the customer experience with AML/CTF solutions. More particularly about the appliance of AI and machine learning in regulatory processes for increased effectiveness and efficiency as well as accompanying financial institutions on their compliance digital transformation journey.