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Upcoming events

    • 25 Feb 2022
    • 13:30 - 15:30
    • Online Webinar
    Registration Time: 13:15
    Sessions Time: 13:30 - 15:30 (no break)
    Speaker: Mr Manfred Galdes
    Venue: Online Webinar
    Participation Fees (The Institute is now accepting payments via Paypal)
    MIA Members: €28.00 
    Non-MIA Members: €50.00
    Retired Members: €15.00
    Students: €20.00

    *Group bookings for 3 or more participants available.


    With the adoption of the 4th EU Anti-Money Laundering Directive and its transposition into Maltese law as from 1st January 2018, the risk-based approach in AML/CFT compliance took a new dimension – it not only became mandatory for all customer due diligence to be carried out on a risk-sensitive basis but centre stage in AML/CFT compliance was shifted onto the requirement to understand and manage money laundering and terrorism financing risk. The revised version of the FIAU Implementing Procedures (Part I) issued in July 2019 and the subsequent amendments to these rules, including those published last October, have now crystallised what subject persons are required to do to meet the regulator’s expectations. This two-hour session will not only cover the legal requirements, but practical guidance will be provided on the most effective ways in which a CRA, JRA and BRA should be conducted.

    Why is the session of relevance to our members?

    All accountants, except for those in employment, are required to apply customer due diligence on a risk-sensitive basis. This is only possible if a BRA is in place, jurisdictional risk is assessed in accordance with the FIAU implementing Procedures and every client relationship is subjected to a ML/FT risk assessment.

    Target Audience 

    All professionals and employees of companies subject to AML/CFT obligations

      Speakers' Profile

      A lawyer by profession, Manfred has over the past 20 years held leading roles in the area of regulatory and AML compliance. He leads a multi-disciplinary team at ARQ that advises major domestic financial institutions and top-tier gaming companies, assisting them in ensuring compliance with a range of applicable laws. He is also a non-executive director and chair of the Risk Committee of HSBC Malta plc, Co-chair of the AML Sub-Committee of the Malta Institute of Accountants and Strategy Director of the ACAMS Malta Chapter. Manfred is the former director of the FIAU, a position he held for eight years.


      2 Hours Core


      Terms and conditions  apply


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