Nov
15
1:00 PM13:00

The Changing Landscape of Beneficial Ownership in Canada

Join us for a complimentary webinar on November 15 from 1:00-2:15pm EST with expert panelists on everything you need to know about the changing landscape of Beneficial Ownership in Canada. Our guests include Matt McGuire of the AML Shop, James Cohen of Transparency International Canada, Gene DiMira of Manulife, and Nelson Coombs of Dye & Durham . Click the link below to register now, as space is limited.

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7172520462118502915

More details about this webinar:

The beneficial ownership requirements in Canada have been evolving, with new regulations, guidance and government initiatives to ensure relevant information is more accessible. These requirements will continue to expand, given international expectations and a flurry of public reports about snow washing in Canada.

We are thrilled to have Transparency International Canada as a panelist that will share news and plans around their work in Canada on Beneficial Ownership. Transparency International is a movement that works relentlessly to stir the world’s collective conscience and bring about change. Check out their recent news coverage around property transparency in BC’s real estate industry, that garnered national attention.

Topics we will cover in this webinar:

  • A recap of the current state of beneficial ownership requirements in Canada, with a focus on FINTRAC’s recent guidance.

  • A survey of the current methods used by financial institutions across Canada to meet current requirements and regulator expectations. This includes manual, automated and integrated methods for initial on-boarding and ongoing monitoring of customer information.

  • A review of the information access needed by financial services to meet regulatory and risk requirements related to beneficial ownership transparency.

  • An overview of the current initiatives of Transparency International Canada surrounding beneficial ownership.

    Key takeaways from this webinar will include how to:

  • Understand existing standards and peer approaches to beneficial ownership collection, verification and updates

  • Be conversant in the expected standards and prepare for them

  • Become aware of initiatives to expand and rationalize beneficial ownership initiatives


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WEBINAR-How Will The Proposed Amendments to PCMLTFA Impact Your Organization?
Jun
19
12:00 PM12:00

WEBINAR-How Will The Proposed Amendments to PCMLTFA Impact Your Organization?

Please join Matt McGuire and the AML Shop for our upcoming FREE webinar on Tuesday June 19th at 12:00pm EDT

How Will The Proposed Amendments to PCMLTFA  Impact Your Organization?

Registration is free!     

The evolution of Canada's AML standards is unrelenting. Even with a Department of Finance consultation and Parliamentary Review in progress, substantial changes to the PCMLTFA regulations were published on June 9th.
 

The proposed changes include:

  • Virtual currency dealer regulations
  • Prepaid access regulations
  • New foreign MSB rules
  • Updated risk assessment requirements
  • STR timing changes
  • Changes to ID requirements for both individuals and entities

Comments are sought by September 2018.

Please join us for this webinar where we'll explore the changes, discuss the ways it would impact your organization, and how you might prepare. 

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3737941902582144514?source=Website

 

 

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DEBATE -  Toronto Digital Assets
Jun
14
10:30 AM10:30

DEBATE - Toronto Digital Assets

Please join Matthew McGuire of The AML Shop who will provide a primer on crypto assets along with other expert panel members, followed by a lively debate on the impact of this growing industry within both the financial world and our daily lives.  

Debate topic: "Be it resolved that crypto-currencies are here to stay and will revolutionize modern life beyond belief over the next 20 years.”

This event is hosted by the Canadian Association of Alternative Strategies and Assets (CAASA)

For event information and registration:

https://caasa.ca/2018/04/24/toronto-digital-assets-debate/

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Cryptocurrencies: AML and the current rules for Financial Services
Apr
4
6:00 PM18:00

Cryptocurrencies: AML and the current rules for Financial Services

The AML Shop is pleased to sponsor the Waterloo Fintech and Crypto Meetup Group for their next meeting on Cryptocurrencies: AML and the current rules for Financial Services. 

To learn more about the free event and to register click below.
https://www.meetup.com/Waterloo-Fintech-and-Crypto-Meetup/events/248808872/

During this discussion, Gene DiMira, CAMS will outline the anti-money laundering and other regulatory requirements that financial services organizations in Canada are required to adhere to and how this intersects in the FINTECH area. 

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WEBINAR - Crypto Coins, Tokens, Exchanges and ATMs: Money laundering risks, responses and investigative methods
Mar
8
1:00 PM13:00

WEBINAR - Crypto Coins, Tokens, Exchanges and ATMs: Money laundering risks, responses and investigative methods

Please join Matt McGuire, the AML Shop and special guests for our upcoming FREE webinar.

This webinar will explore the upper-range compliance and risk management practice in the crypto sector.

Registration is free!      https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2145790788838500098

New and existing crypto coins, tokens, exchanges, and ATMs pose new challenges for anti-money laundering, terrorist financing, sanctions compliance, and KYC. Some of the challenges are brought about by legislation, some represent expected changes, and others are the unwritten expectations of regulators and financial services companies. 

 

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Feb
13
12:00 PM12:00

WEBINAR - Sweeping Changes to Canadian AML Legislation...and Job Security for Compliance Professionals

Please join Matt McGuire and The AML Shop to review proposed changes to AML Legislation and how it may impact you or your organization.

The evolution of Canada's AML standards is unrelenting.  While waiting for the release of regulations to give force to laws for dealers in virtual currencies and prepaid cards, the Department of Finance instead issued yet another consultation.  But this consultation proposes extensive changes to Canada's regime, from adding many new classes of reporting entities to changing the ways we deal with transactions, and how individual Canadians are impacted.

Register for free!!!  https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1266895069557025794

Proposed new businesses and sectors or persons in Canada that could be covered by the regime’s provisions include:

  • Financing, leasing and factoring companies
  • Land registries and title insurance companies
  • Company service provider
  • Mortgage insurers
  • Non-federally regulated mortgage lenders
  • The white-label ATM industry
  • Pari-mutuel or horse racing sector
  • Auto dealers
  • Armoured car companies and;
  • Jewellery auction houses

Apart from bringing all those new entities into the fold, the document seeks comment on these proposals:

  • Structuring transactions would be illegal
  • FX and remittance thresholds for ID harmonized
  • Reporting of pass-through EFT
  • Limits on the amount of cash a person can bulk carry (!)
  • Geographic targeting orders
  • Cross-border declarations for precious metals and stones and prepaid cards
  • Sandbox discretion for FINTECHs
  • Formulaic approaches built into the legislation for AMPs (not just maximums)
  • Uniform timelines for report filing and;
  • Removal of large cash exemptions

Comment is sought by April 30, 2018, which means legislation could come into force in July 2018.  

Join Matt McGuire and the AML Shop for this free webinar where we'll explore the changes, discuss the ways it would impact your organizations, and how you might prepare. 

Registration is free!!! https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1266895069557025794

By registering, you agree that we will be using your information to provide news about this webinar and other marketing initiatives.

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Nov
9
6:00 PM18:00

Post-Quantum Cyber Security Technologies Conference

  • University of Toronto - Bahen Centre for Information Technology (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Matthew McGuire of The AML Shop will be speaking on The Next-Generation in Cybersecurity Technologies at the Post-Quantum Cyber Security Technologies Conference. This event is hosted by the University of Toronto Impact Centre.

For event information and registration, go to:

https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/post-quantum-cybersecurity-technologies-conference-tickets-38703091990

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Oct
31
to Nov 1

ACAMS AML & Financial Crimes Conference

Matthew McGuire of The AML Shop will be speaking on Maintaining Robust Policies and Programs for an Increasingly Complex Sanctions Landscape at ACAMS 5th Annual AML & Financial Crimes Conference. Please join us at the Toronto Hilton Hotel (Oct. 31st to Nov.1st, 2017).

For more information & event registration, go to:

http://www.acamsconferences.org/canada/

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Sep
12
9:00 AM09:00

Understanding De-Risking in the Context of Correspondent Banking Relationships (CBR's)-Navigating the AML Minefield

The AML Shop is pleased to have Saikumar  Sukumaran join us for this webinar.

Understanding De-Risking in the Context of Correspondent Banking Relationships (CBR’s) – Navigating the AML Minefield

Registration is free! https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5753455560697420546

In recent years, several banks and countries have reported a reduction in CBRs by global banks. Pressure on CBRs has been associated with restricted access to financial services by certain categories of customers, business lines, jurisdictions or regions.

 


 



 

 

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Jul
6
2:00 PM14:00

WEBINAR - What Has Changed in FINTRAC's Guidance?

FINTRAC's new guidance package was released on June 29 at 5 p.m. Much of the difference involves a reorganization of old content, but some substantive points represent significant changes in FINTRAC's expectations (and apparent departures from law). This webinar will walk through those changes and options to address them, and leave you with marked up copies of the guidance.

Registration is free!!https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1352653673051557635.

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Jun
8
1:00 PM13:00

WEBINAR-Solving the Fintech Growth Puzzle: Lessons Learned From eCommerce & Mobile Gaming

The AML Shop is pleased to have Justin Adler join us for this webinar. As the Head of Operations at Ferst Digital, Canada's first API-enabled banking platform, Justin will share lessons learned, best growth channels along with metrics and tactics that can be applied to FinTech.

Registration is Free!! https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5094063043138731266

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Mar
30
1:00 PM13:00

Webinar: A Procrastinator's Guide to Preparing for the New Regulations and Guidance

Substantive changes to the Proceeds of Crime (Money Laundering) and Terrorist Financing Regulations come-into-force this summer. And over the course of the year, FINTRAC has released guidance on new identification methods and politically exposed person standards (PEPs). During this webinar, we'll be providing a refresher of the changes and providing practical compliance approaches.

Register for the webinar by following this link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3146653125213154050

 

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Jan
19
1:00 PM13:00

Webinar: Human Trafficking in Canada - Part 2 - Investigations

Acting Sergeant Robert Hawkes and Detective Constable Jeff Tucker of the Durham Regional Police Service, will provide us with insights about combating human trafficking from a law enforcement perspective. They will take us through the investigative process (including the use of financial evidence), the laying of charges and their experiences working with prosecutors for forfeiture against the backdrop of real cases. AML professionals will surely benefit from knowing how the information they provide is used to take the profit out of human trafficking, as well as gain further insights into the ways and means of the perpetrators to help them combat human trafficking. 

Register for the webinar by following this link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5636644540545447172.

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Dec
5
11:30 AM11:30

Thomson Reuters Financial and Risk Summit

TOPIC: 'How Will the FATF's 4th Mutual Evaluation Impact Canada's AML and KYC Landscape'

Matt McGuire of the AML Shop will be speaking on this topic at the Thomson Reuters Financial and Risk Summit at The Ritz-Carlton Toronto on Monday, December 5, 2016

Matt McGuire will be speaking at 11:30 am.

Find out more about this event here:

http://financial-risk-solutions.thomsonreuters.info/9VP_Financial-Home

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Dec
1
12:30 PM12:30

Anti-Money Laundering Compliance for Real Estate Brokers and Agents

  • Best Western Mariposa Inn & Conference Centre (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The AML Shop will be speaking on 'Anti-Money Laundering Compliance for Real Estate Brokers and Agents' at FINTRAC – What you need to know event on Thursday, December 1, 2016.  This event is being hosted by The Lakelands Association of REALTORS®.

Find out more about this event:

http://thelakelands.ca/event/fintrac-what-you-need-to-know/

 

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Nov
29
1:00 PM13:00

Webinar: Human Trafficking in Canada and how you and AML efforts such as "Project Protect" can help

As part of its regular webinar series, the AML shop has invited Barbara Gosse, the CEO of the Canadian Centre to End Human Trafficking and Peter Warrack, Director of Anti-Money Laundering and Counter Terrorist Financing at the Bank of Montreal to speak about Human Trafficking in Canada and how you and AML efforts such as "Project Protect" can help.

To register for this webinar, click here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/765062558926222594 

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Oct
20
10:00 AM10:00

CPA Canada's AML: How to Avoid Penalties & Bad Press - New Anti-Money Laundering Rules & Risks Facing Accountants

The AML Shop will be participating at CPA Canada's AML: How to Avoid Penalties & Bad Press - New Anti-Money Laundering Rules & Risks Facing Accountants on Thursday, October 20, 2016.  This event is being hosted by Hamilton Association of Chartered Professional Accountants.

More details on this event coming soon.

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