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Benchmark best regulatory practices and innovation with the largest community of regulatory experts in Asia
Thomson Reuters and ALB are delighted to present the annual Pan-Asian Regulatory Summit, Asia's leading financial regulatory conference. Attended by 1,000+ delegates, the event will discuss the latest on LIBOR transition, regulatory developments, non-financial risk, and derivatives.
There is a rapid evolution taking place in the world of regulatory compliance and risk management. With the confluence of challenges from the global economic downturn, geopolitical tensions, and sanctions evasion, along with digital disruption and the crypto market meltdowns, there is a new wave of compliance concerns. The two-day program will explore key themes such as regulatory risk management across Asia, operational resilience, anti-money laundering, the “G” in ESG, data governance and privacy, enabling technologies, security, developments in China and what it means for Asia, and other regulatory trends.
The summit is the only event that is fully dedicated to providing a forum for regional and global regulatory bodies and policy makers within the financial services industry across the Asia-Pacific region. The summit offers access to insightful discussions and a chance to connect with the regional financial regulatory community once again in person.
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Speakers And Panelists
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Carmen CHU. JP
Executive Director (Enforcement and AML), Hong Kong Monetary Authority
Ms Chu is responsible for overseeing the enforcement function including the Complaint Processing Centre of the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) as well as the supervision of the anti-money laundering and financial crime risk management by authorized institutions and stored value facility licensees. She also sits on the board of directors of the Financial Dispute Resolution Centre.
Ms Chu joined the HKMA in 1994 as a Manager Trainee, and has taken up different responsibilities in the HKMA, including research and monetary operations. She was seconded to the World Bank Office in Beijing from 1998 to 1999. Since then, she has mainly been involved in international and regional financial cooperation initiatives as well as renminbi business development in Hong Kong. She was appointed Executive Director (External) in April 2010 and Executive Director (Banking Conduct) in September 2014 before her current position in December 2017.
Senior Executive Director, Policy & Legal, Financial Services Regulatory Authority, Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM)
Mr Paramasivam is the Senior Executive Director of the Policy & Legal Division at the Financial Services Regulatory Authority (FSRA) at Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM). He is responsible for overseeing the FSRA’s policy and legal teams. He took up this role with ADGM in April 2021, having held 25 years of legal, financial services regulatory, financial crime, and leadership experience.
Prior to joining ADGM, he held a number of leadership positions in Australia and the UAE, including senior roles at the Dubai Financial Services Authority and the Australian Securities and Investments Commission. He participated in international assessments of the UAE by the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) and the OECD in relation to financial crime and tax-related matters.
Mr Paramasivam holds a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Business-Accountancy from the Queensland University of Technology, as well as having achieved Graduate Diplomas in an Executive MBA from the Mt. Eliza Business School Australia and Company Secretarial Practise from the Chartered Secretaries Australia; and an Islamic Finance Qualification from the Securities and Investments Institute of the UK.
Deputy Executive Secretary, Asia/Pacific Group on Money Laundering
Ms Lubowicz is the Deputy Executive Secretary of the Asia Pacific Group on Money Laundering. Prior to joining APG, she was a Chief Advisor at New Zealand’s Ministry of Justice and served as New Zealand’s head of delegation to the Financial Action Task Force and the APG for 6 years.
Ms Lubowicz brings a wealth of technical expertise to the role, as well as extensive leadership and governance experience. Prior to moving to New Zealand, she served as an Assistant Attorney General in Palau and practiced commercial litigation in the United States. Through her varied experience, she has developed a broad understanding of the issues facing APG jurisdictions, both large and small.
Director, Asia-Pacific, MyComplianceOffice (MCO)
Ms McHugh is the Director, Asia-Pacific, for MyComplianceOffice (MCO). She is responsible for the growth and retention of their business, which is specifically focused on financial services conduct risk, employee compliance, and control room compliance activities. In Asia-Pacific, she provides the voice of MCO customers in the region to the global product management teams to enhance and develop a suite of regulatory solutions, ensuring the needs of Asia are met. She is also responsible for growing the local office to support the region.
Ms McHugh has 14 years of experience in the compliance and risk management industry, including both as a practitioner and as a solution provider. Her recent experience has also included managing regional product and sales teams for financial services regulatory compliance solutions in Hong Kong, Singapore, and Australia. She enjoys preparing pitch presentations for clients and really listening to a customer’s requirements, ensuring the voice of the customer is heard.
Ms McHugh graduated from the University of Auckland in accounting and information systems. She is a Certified Risk and Information Control Professional and, in a previous life, was once a Chartered Accountant.
CEO, Asia Securities Industry & Financial Markets Association (ASIFMA)
Ms Law is the Chief Executive Officer of the Asia Securities Industry & Financial Markets Association (ASIFMA). She oversees the association of over 165 members firms with divisions focusing on Equities and Post-Trade, Compliance and Tax, Fixed Income, Public Policy and Sustainable Finance, Technology and Operations, Asset Management and Education & Training.
Prior to joining ASIFMA, for 23 years Ms Law served in the public sector and held various senior positions in the Mandatory Provident Fund Schemes Authority (MPFA) and the Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) in the Hong Kong SAR. During her tenure as the Deputy Chairman and Managing Director of the Mandatory Provident Fund Schemes Authority (MPFA) from 2018 to 2021, Ms Law spearheaded the commencement of the eMPF Project, a multi-billion dollar digital transformation programme that will reshape the Hong Kong MPF ecosystem of over HK$1 trillion dollar worth of assets.
Prior to her roles at the MPFA, Ms Law was an experienced financial regulator having served 14 years in the SFC and participated in a number of market reforms following the respective Asian and global financial crises. Ms Law made significant contributions to explore other frontiers for the Hong Kong market by setting up new rules for exchange traded products, real estate investment funds and structured products.
Ms Law has been a Council member of the World Economic Forum since 2014. She was the Co-chair of Global Future Council on Responsive Financial Systems of the World Economic Forum between 2020-2022 (June), the focus of which is on digital led economic recovery, Green Finance and climate change issues. She is the first Hong Kong Chinese to assume this leadership role.
Ms Law was appointed as an Adjunct Professor in the Faculty of Law of the University of Hong Kong in 2022. Ms. Law is a solicitor admitted in Hong Kong and in England and Wales. She obtained her Master of Laws degree from the University College of London and is a law graduate of the University of Hong Kong. She had years of private legal practice in Hong Kong before joining the public sector.
Xavier Andre Justo
Whistleblower on the 1MDB Financial Scam, Speaker, Writer, EXPOSE ADVISORY SERVICES
Mr Xavier Andre Justo was born in 1966 and started his banking career in 1987 at UBS in Geneva.
In 1998, he cofounded an asset portfolio management company in Geneva with branches in Paris and Luxembourg.
After having sold his company in 2009 he moved to London in 2010 and was the Director of International Business Development of Petrosaudi until April 2011. In 2011, he relocated to Thailand, where he started a real estate company until 2015.
Mr Justo in 2015 leaked the data that eventually exposed one of the biggest financial scams in history and the largest asset seizure in the US, according to the US Attorney General. Major law firms and banks were involved in this financial crime and subject to fines and penalties, including a three billion dollar fine for Goldman Sachs and the revoking of BSI bank license.
He spent 18 months in a Thai jail under false charges for exposing the truth. After his release, he has been helping different countries with the 1MDB-PETROSAUDI financial crime.
He is a key speaker at major conferences worldwide with a focus on financial crimes, banking, compliance, and ethics.
He has been nominated as the whistle-blower of the year by Constantine Cannon in 2020. He was a short-listed candidate for the prestigious Allard Prize for Integrity in 2021. He is also the writer of RENDEZVOUS WITH INJUSTICE, written with his wife, which describes the incredible story of this gigantic financial crime.
Clare Rewcastle Brown
Investigative journalist and founder , Sarawak Report and Radio Free Sarawak
Ms Rewcastle Brown is an investigative journalist born in the former British Crown Colony of Sarawak (now part of Malaysia) to British parents. She attended a local primary school, moved to the United Kingdom when she was eight, attended private boarding school and subsequently obtained her masters degree in international relations from the London School of Economics. She became a journalist, joining the BBC World Service in 1983.
In 2010, she founded Sarawak Report, a blog seeking to highlight the destruction of Sarawak’s tropical rainforests for profit and alleged corruption at the highest levels of the state government.
Her relentless pursuit of wrongdoings by Malaysia’s political elite that resulted in the widespread destruction of the Borneo rainforests and the impacts on civil and indigenous rights as well as on the environment eventually led her to prominence when she was the first journalist to expose the 1MDB Development Fund scandal.
Her story rocked the global financial community; helped put the off-shore finance industry on the run; embarrassed some famous figures in Hollywood, Las Vegas and New York, and contributed to the unprecedented defeat at the polls of Malaysia’s sole ruling party of 61 years.
Fortune Magazine named her one of the World’s 50 Most Influential Figures in 2016; she was named one of Britain’s Women of the Year 2016. In 2013 she received the International Press Institute’s Pioneer of Media Freedom Award; in 2014 she received Queensland University’s Communication for Social Change Award and in 2018 the Guardian Award by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners.
David A Williams
Principal Investigator, Independent Commission Against Corruption Hong Kong, China
Mr Williams has worked in law enforcement in Hong Kong for 34 years, focusing on financial investigation for the majority of that period. While attached to the Hong Kong Police, he trained and worked with the Commercial Crime Bureau and the Financial Investigations of the Organized Crime and Triad Bureau. He was part of the Hong Kong Police team responsible for developing anti-money laundering strategies and policies, as well as asset recovery protocols, following enactment of the relevant legislation in 1994.
Mr Williams joined the Operations Department of Hong Kong’s Independent Commission Against Corruption (ICAC) in 2011, initially focusing on listed company corruption and money laundering, before handling the prosecution of a major corruption case involving a former senior official. He has over 25 years’ hands on experience in the investigation of complex and listed company frauds, bribery, grand corruption and money laundering. He has been involved in training for law enforcement officers in Hong Kong and Australia, and to a wider audience through the United Nations Asia and Far East Institute for the Prevention of Crime and the Treatment of Offenders, and the International Association of Anti-Corruption Authorities.
CEO , The RegTech Association
Ms Young is the founding CEO of The RegTech Association, a global non-profit industry member body focussed on accelerating adoption of RegTech solutions and creating a global centre of excellence. Since helping to establish the Association in 2017, she has led the growth to 160 organisations. The cohort includes top tier banks, global technology companies and consulting firms. She has advocated for the industry with Government, regulators, investors and trade agencies. She is a sought-after leader and advisor on the global RegTech industry, a regular speaker, presenter and designer of RegTech programs and engages with regulators globally. She is driving the Association’s global market program.
She is member of Chief Executive Women, a member of the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) Digital Panel, she sits on the advisory committee of a women’s regulatory innovation community with leading global regulators and innovation practitioners. Ms Young also sits on the Alliance for Innovative Regulation Global Advisory Council, is the Founder and Committee member for Australian Tech Collective, a member of the NSW Government ICT Procurement Task Force, Australian Federal Government RegTech Stakeholder Reference group, and UTS Business School MBA Women’s Networking Committee.
Ms Young is an accomplished chief executive, non-executive director, mentor and strategic business consultant. She is a passionate diversity advocate and volunteers for a human rights organisation to limit food waste and provide food to those in need. She has over 30 years' experience as a senior executive across financial services, including investment banking, private equity, venture capital, superannuation and insurance spectrums. She holds an Executive MBA (Global) from UTS Business School and was named as one of the Australian Financial Review’s 100 Women of Influence in 2019 for Innovation.
Head, Legal, Compliance and Corporate Secretariat , SGX
Mr Seah is the Head of Legal, Compliance and Corporate Secretariat, and a permanent invitee to the Executive Management Committee of Singapore Exchange Limited (SGX), responsible for advising on legal matters, driving compliance and managing regulatory relationships on a global basis. SGX is a leading exchange group offering multi-asset market access to Asian equities, derivatives, fixed income, FX and commodities products.
Mr Seah has deep experience in law enforcement and litigation, financial markets regulation and compliance. He joined SGX in February 2012 from Standard Chartered Bank, where he was Regional Head, Wholesale Bank Compliance in Singapore and South-East Asia, covering the full suite of products and services from transaction banking to financial markets, corporate finance and private equity.
Prior to Standard Chartered Bank, Mr Seah served in various roles in SGX, including Legal and Regulatory Policy, Staff Assistant to the CEO, and Head of Market Surveillance and Enforcement. Mr Seah was also a Deputy Public Prosecutor and State Counsel with the Attorney-General’s Chambers for several years, covering a broad spectrum of criminal law, including trial and appellate work, cross-border mutual legal assistance and the revision of Singapore’s criminal laws and procedures.
Mr Seah holds a law degree from the National University of Singapore and is admitted to the Singapore Bar. He is professionally certified for both Compliance (IBFA) and Anti-Money Laundering (CAMS), and sits on the Board of Examiners for Financial Markets Regulation and Practice (FMRP) for the Institute of Banking and Finance.
In September 2017, he was recognized as a Fellow of the Institute of Banking and Finance, an award to recognize thought leadership and commitment to industry development. In October 2017, he completed the Advanced Management Programme (AMP) at Harvard Business School.
Vice President, International Compliance Association
The Vice President of the ICA, Mr Dare leads on developing Industry partnerships and academic and assessment standards. He works globally across public and private sectors with financial institutions, fintech and reg tech companies, regulators, law enforcement and inter-governmental bodies sharing best practice and trends in managing financial crime and compliance risk. As such he has a unique perspective on the current and future landscape. He has a wealth of experience in industry, including roles as Money Laundering Reporting Officer for a multinational financial services firm and Head of Financial Crime of a division of a major UK bank. These roles involved managing AML, sanctions and fraud risk.
A qualified lawyer he has also conducted prosecutions for tax evasion and provided legal advice in respect of organized crime groups, complex frauds and corporate tax evasion.
President , Singapore FinTech Association
Mr Taiyabi is the President of the Singapore FinTech Association (SFA), a cross-industry initiative designed to facilitate collaboration between all market participants and stakeholders in the FinTech ecosystem. SFA brings together a strong community to foster collaboration, innovation and partnerships among members and the industry at-large, with the goal of strengthening Singapore’s position as a global FinTech hub. As the elected President since March 2021, he leads the SFA Executive Committee, which sets the strategic direction for its activities related to representation, fostering business growth, facilitating access to capital and opportunities as well as growing the FinTech talent pool.
He has over 16 years of experience working in the financial services industry with over 14 years at FinTech companies. He has a strong track record of growing businesses in the fintech space. He is currently the APAC Head of Fintech and Innovation at Schroders, where he leads Schroders' collaboration with FinTech players and spearheads innovation initiatives in the APAC region.
Senior Consultant APAC (Financial Crime Compliance) , FINTRAIL
Ms Abbasi combines her industry experience in global payments and private and investment banking focusing on transaction monitoring, SAR reporting and anti-money laundering investigations with expertise in agile project delivery. Sara has worked with a range of financial institutions supporting them with technology transformation programmes, designing anti-financial crime frameworks for emerging products and testing, and implementation of third party anti-financial crime solutions to ensure operational readiness.
COO Financial Services, Aboitiz Data Innovation
As Aboitiz Data Innovation (ADI)’s Chief Operating Officer for Financial Services, Mr Sheppard plays a key role in continuing the advancement of ADI’s mission to drive the adoption of Data Science and Artificial Intelligence tools and solutions that can help reduce operational cost, drive effectiveness within financial crime processes, collections, alternate lending, data sharing processes, and ultimately accelerate more inclusive financing.
Mr Sheppard has over 16 years experience in Financial Crime, Cyber and Fraud having led Financial Crime markets teams for SWIFT in the Americas, UK and Asia Pacific over the last seven years. In his career, he has worked for Bankers Almanac (now Accuity), Wolters Kluwer Financial Services, LexisNexis and with the Metropolitan Police Terrorist Finance Investigations Unit on a Joint Venture.
He is also an active individual in the community, having been a former member of the Singapore FinTech Association's RegTech sub-committee and Course Director for the Wealth Management Institute's InfoSec Central Bank training programme.
Asia-Pacific Manager, Regulatory Intelligence , Thomson Reuters
Mr Lynch is a writer and international speaker who has spent two decades investigating the hidden world of dark money. He's developed a forensic insight into the techniques the world's kleptocrats, criminals and terrorists use to wash their illicit wealth. From the terrorism financing hotspots of the Middle East, to the human trafficking hubs of Asia, he has seen the human suffering that walks hand-in-hand with money laundering and illicit finance.
Mr Lynch work for Thomson Reuters peels back the layers of complex financial crime schemes, making them accessible to both a 'layman' and professional audience. As Regulatory Intelligence's Asia-Pacific financial crime expert, he has uncovered and demystified the dirty money conduits that fuel organised crime, corruption and violent extremism around the globe.
He has trained police, government officials and bankers across Asia and the Middle East on the techniques the world's criminals use to conceal and clean their dirty money. He is certified by the US Department of Justice's elite CCIPS Cybercrime Laboratory as a "Digital Forensic Incident Response Specialist". He is a program expert with the Asian Development Bank and the US-based Financial Services Volunteer Corps, which support developing countries in their fight against serious and organised financial crime.
He was awarded the Financial Crime Fighter 2022 award from Macquarie University's Financial Integrity Hub, for his ongoing work to improve Australian anti-money laundering laws. He is the author of the true-crime bestseller, "The Lucky Laundry: How the Aussie economy got hooked on the world's dirtiest cash", which is published by Harper Collins.
Director of Risk solutions , Thomson Reuters
Mr Nuttall MA CAMS CPP PMP is Director of Risk solutions for Thomson Reuters in the Asia and Emerging Markets region. With an extensive counter-crime and risk background and over 25 years of experience in global risk management, anti-financial crime, and international security. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute, the Institute of Paralegals, the International Compliance Association, and the Royal Society of Arts, and holds a Master’s degree in International Security. His extensive practitioner and leadership experience span the corporate and government sectors, along with diverse academic publications.
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