ACAMS Launches Baltics Chapter
The Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS) is pleased to announce the launch of its Baltics Chapter. ACAMS announced its investment in supporting the professional anti-money laundering (AML) and financial crime prevention sector in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania by establishing a chapter co-located across all three Baltic countries.
The official launch of ACAMS’ Baltics Chapter will take place on Wednesday, November 8, 2017 at the Riga Latvian Society with an evening of networking for members of the AML and combating-the-financing-of-terrorism (CTF) community. Minister of Finance for Latvia, Mrs. Dana Reizniece-Ozola, will provide the keynote speech and underline the importance of robust AML/CTF and sanctions compliance programs in the fight against global financial crime, and recognize the importance of advancing compliance education in today’s ever-changing financial regulatory and technological landscape.
A panel discussion addressing the challenges of complying with the 4th European Union AML Directive will also be held, the speakers to include: Deputy State Secretary on Legal Policy of the Ministry of Justice, Ms. Laila Medin; Mr. Rick McDonell, ACAMS executive director, and former executive secretary financial action task force (FATF) and chief of the global program against money laundering (GPML), UNODC; ACAMS’ Nordics Chapter Co-Chair Ms. Marie Lundberg, Acronym Consulting; and ACAMS’ Baltics Chapter board directors representing all three Baltic countries.
“AML, CTF and financial crime identification and prevention are global issues,” said Angela Salter, ACAMS head of Europe. “We are very appreciative of the level of commitment and support we have received from all sectors of the anti-financial crime community across the Baltics and in the number of professionals who have already registered their interest in ACAMS’ Baltics Chapter. This is a clear indication that the anti-financial crime professional community is committed both to furthering banking transparency and to implementing all the corporate governance requirements introduced within the 4th EU Directive.”