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Jersey Finance, in partnership with Themis, is delighted to be hosting an Asia Financial Crime Risk Assessment Roundtable – a CPD accredited event – for finance firms in Jersey.

Understanding financial crime risks is a cornerstone of the fight against money laundering and the financing of terrorism and proliferation. The majority of the customers of our finance industry’s clients are non-resident therefore an area of focus is our approach to understanding and managing the financial crime risks and threats of conducting business in higher risk jurisdictions.

To help our industry’s risk understanding, Jersey Finance has engaged Themis, a financial crime specialist, to jointly host a roundtable discussion event with experts, focussing on mainland China and Hong Kong SAR.

The roundtable event will provide an opportunity to hear from an expert panel of Asia-focussed practitioners. During the event, attendees will have the opportunity to ask our expert panel about key financial crime threats to mainland China and Hong Kong SAR, and to explore the implications for the operations of finance firms in Jersey or firms with clients and partners based in these regions.

This event is highly recommended for representatives from compliance functions, in addition to those in other business areas, and we welcome multiple attendees from finance firms in Jersey.

If you have any questions regarding this CPD accredited event, please contact our events team.

Event Partners

Themis are a recognised financial crime specialist providing financial services firms with threat-based financial crime research on the latest techniques employed by criminals and the financial crime risks associated with specific industries and jurisdictions. They have a reputation for delivering insightful panel discussions with financial crime experts on discrete threats, industries and jurisdictions. Furthermore, their financial crime risk research of operating in and with customers and partners in higher risk jurisdictions provides the requisite information in a clear and concise format to conduct country risk assessments in line with market best practice and regulatory requirements.

Speakers
Carel van Randwyck

Carel van Randwyck Head of Impact & Partnerships, Themis

Carel van Randwyck is the Head of Impact & Partnerships at Themis, having been with the company since 2020. He has 35+ years’ broad international experience, having lived and worked in Asia, Africa, the Middle East and Europe for market-leading financial services firms. Prior to Themis, he was the adviser to an impact investing VC firm, the Global COO for various sales & trading businesses at UBS Investment Bank, Head of Change Management, Group Sales, at Deutsche Börse, the German Stock Exchange company, financial management & treasury management consultant with Price Waterhouse and auditor with Arthur Young & Co. He is a Fellow of both the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales and the Association of Corporate Treasurers, holds the CFA Certificate in ESG Investing and is fluent in English, Dutch and Spanish.

Hugh Thomas

Hugh Thomas Illicit Finance Policy Lead, British Consulate-General Hong Kong

Hugh Thomas is Consul for Illicit Finance Policy for Hong Kong and mainland China. He is based at the British Consulate-General Hong Kong. As part of the UK Government’s international Illicit Finance Network, Hugh’s is focused on building collaborative relationships with industry, civil society and host Governments to understand and confront illicit finance challenges. Before joining the British Consulate-General Hong Kong, Hugh worked for HM Treasury in London.

Nadia O'Shaughnessy

Nadia O'Shaughnessy Head of Research, Themis

Nadia manages the Themis Insight team, working on threat-based analysis of a variety of topics related to financial crime, including Themis' jurisdictional risk programme. Nadia has a diverse background in international affairs and research. Prior to joining Themis, she completed assignments at the United Nations, FTI Consulting, NATO Parliamentary Assembly and European Commission. Nadia has a dual master’s from the London School of Economics and Sciences Po, Paris, and a Double First Class undergraduate degree from the University of Cambridge, all in the sphere of International Relations.

Natalie Curtis

Natalie Curtis Partner, Walkers LLP

Natalie is a senior financial services regulatory and fintech lawyer with over 20 years' experience. Having practised in four Asia-Pacific jurisdictions and been seconded to the Cayman Islands, Natalie has a unique understanding of the various regulatory regimes and challenges that apply to financial institutions, fintech clients and virtual asset service providers (VASP) operating in the APAC region and beyond.
Formerly a partner at a leading international law firm, Natalie recently joined Walkers in Hong Kong to further strengthen Walkers' regulatory risk and advisory practice groups in Asia.