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Jersey Finance, in partnership with Themis, is delighted to host this Jersey Finance, Member only, UAE Financial Crime Country Risk Workshop – a CPD accredited event.

Understanding financial crime risk is a cornerstone of the fight against money laundering and the financing of terrorism and proliferation.

Many of the customers of Jersey’s finance industry are non-resident therefore an area of focus is the industry’s approach to understanding and managing the financial crime risks and threats of conducting business in higher risk jurisdictions.

Following the UAE Financial Crime Risk Assessment Roundtable – in Partnership with Themis, we have been working with the Government of Jersey, the JFSC and Themis to design a practical workshop, with practical exercises that may benefit Jersey Finance Members in their country risk profiling.

As a result, we have engaged a top specialist and Themis trainer, Dawn Fisher, FICA, Dip AML, Dip FCP, Deputy MLRO at Arbuthnot Latham, alongside Nadia O’Shaughnessy, Themis Head of Insight and Carel van Randwyck, Chief Growth Officer & Head of Impact at Themis, to facilitate our UAE Financial Crime Country Risk Workshop on Thursday 4 May, 8.30 am for a 9.00 am start at the Royal Yacht Hotel, St Helier. The event will end at 12.30 pm.

The UAE Financial Crime Country Risk Workshop will focus on the practical approach on how to conduct Country Risk Assessments incorporating:

  • A recap overview panel discussion of financial crime risk in the UAE
  • The Jersey and international regulations and legislation for financial crime country risk assessments
  • Requisite information to conduct such country risk assessments
  • Risk assessment approach
  • Practical case studies drawn from the UAE context
  • Best practice

These discussions will build on the information in the Themis UAE country risk report, which you can buy on Themis’ website here, and will be held under Chatham House Rules to encourage debate and the sharing of best practice.

This year, Jersey will be the subject of a significant evaluation by a body of the Council of Europe – MONEYVAL (Committee of Experts on the Evaluation of Anti-Money Laundering Measures and the Financing of Terrorism) – who conduct evaluations against international Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorist Financing (AML/CFT) standards as set out by the Financial Action Task Force (the FATF).

This process will involve an assessment of the role of the finance industry in understanding risks and applying preventative measures. This work is designed to both develop that understanding for industry and demonstrate our clear commitment to implementing international AML/CFT standards.

This event is highly recommended for representatives from Jersey Finance Member firms’ compliance function, in addition to other business areas, and we welcome multiple attendees from Member firms.

Please click here to register for this CPD accredited event.

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

Carel van Randwyck

Carel van Randwyck Chief Growth Officer and Head of Impact, Themis

Carel van Randwyck is the Chief Growth Officer & Head of Impact 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.

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.

Dawn Fisher FICA, Dip AML, Dip Financial Crime Trainer, Themis and Deputy MLRO, Arbuthnot Latham

Dawn is a financial crime practitioner with a career spanning more than 20 years. She has worked for various parts of the financial services sector which started with a baptism of fire into AML at a money service business and led to positions in securities and investment and prime brokerage firms. After a brief sojourn into consultancy, Dawn took 5 years out of industry to work for the International Compliance Association as a course director, training audiences globally from industry beginners to experienced practitioners, and is also comfortable behind the microphone as an occasional conference speaker or panellist. Dawn currently works for a London-based private bank as Deputy MLRO and takes time out from the day job to undertake select training engagements. Her favourite pastime is hill walking with her dogs and her favourite place (after Jersey) is Singapore.

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.

Venue: The Royal Yacht Hotel, Jersey