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Navigating The Complex World of Sanctions in Malta · Webinar by Sigma Risk

Thursday, 3rd November 2022 · 6 PM · Malta Time – Play Recording

Sanctions are very powerful tool used by governments, supranatural organisations (e.g. UN, OFAC, EU, OFSI) and regulatory authorities. The scope of the sanctions may cover individuals, organisations and regimes as well as regions and countries. The wide scope of sanctions applicability makes it a very complex subject to fully comprehend.

This webinar aims to assist Maltese compliance community listen to subject matter experts from representatives from MFSA, FIAU, SMB, Sigma Risk and industry specialists.

Trade Based Money Laundering MasterclassTrade Finance Compliance, Trade Operations & Trade Finance Sales · Virtual Masterclass by Sigma Risk

Thursday, May 12th, 2022 · 5 PM · UK Standard Time – Enrolment Closed

Sigma Risk TBML masterclass is delivered by subject matter expert holding substantial practical experience in trade finance compliance, trade finance operations and advisory. This masterclass offers an immersive learning experience for the delegates to understand key financial crime risks within international trade finance supported by real life practical case studies, group discussion, trade scenarios, videos and frequent polls to test the knowledge and understanding of the delegates.

Ultimate Beneficial OwnershipRegulatory Requirements, Key Challenges and Industry Best Practices · Webinar by Sigma Risk

Thursday, February 17, 2022 · 6 PM · Malta Time – Play Recording Now

Ultimate Beneficial Ownership is one of the most discussed topics within the financial services sector around the world. Join us at our upcoming webinar and listen to the panel discussion on the key regulatory requirements, challenges and industry best practices. Our expert panel from Malta Financial Services Authority (MFSA), Malta Financial Intelligence Analysis Unit (FIAU), Malta Business Register (MBR), Malta Association of Compliance Officers (MACO), Bank of Valletta, International Compliance Association (ICA) and Sigma Risk shall be sharing their expertise on several relevant issues including but not limited to need to identify UBOs, role of jurisdictions and organisations offering secrecy and privacy, public availability of corporate register, complex ownership structures, nominee arrangements and role of professional organisations e.g. law firms, accounting firms and corporate services providers.

Cyber Risk Assessment Masterclass – In association with International Cyber Threat Task Force (ICTTF) – Delivered by world’s foremost expert on Cyber Security, Paul C Dwyer

Thursday, January 27, 2022 · 11 AM · GMT

Dealing with a cyber-attack is far more di cult than preventing it from happening at the first place. Modern day criminals don’t attack with guns to steal or rob, they carry out cyber-attacks using technology.
Sigma Risk and International Cyber Threat Taskforce (ICTTF) are holding this excellent masterclass on Cyber Crime Risk Assessment, delivered by one of the world’s foremost experts on Paul C Dwyer where we shall discuss how to identify different threat actors, key techniques used by cyber criminals, understanding global cyber security standards and learn how to contain and recover from a cyber breach.

ICTTF and SIGMA certification of attendance shall be issued to all delegates.

Trade Based Financial Crime – Key Challenges & Global Best Practices· Webinar by Sigma Risk & Dellsons Associates

Thursday, December 9, 2021 · 5:00 PM · Pakistan TimePLAY RECORDING NOW

Join the subject matter experts from International Compliance Association (ICA), Global Financial Integrity (GFI), State Bank of Pakistan (SBP), Sigma Risk and Dellsons Associates who will be discussing the ever hot topic of trade based financial crime from a global, regional, local and regulatory perspective.

Are we winning the battle against TBFC?
What are the key regulatory expectations?
How can we identify, evaluate and mitigate warning signs?
Is technology going to solve our problems?
What are the most effective strategies to combat TBFC?

Our panel is very much looking forward to discuss all of the above topics as well as answering your questions.

Suspicious Activity ReportingRegulatory Expectations, Key Challenges & Industry Best Practices · Webinar by Sigma Risk

Thursday, November 11, 2021 · 6:00 PM · Malta TimePlay Recording Now

Join the experts from Malta Financial Intelligence Assessment Unit (FIAU), Bank of Valletta, Sigma Risk and International Compliance Association for a very interactive discussion programme on suspicious activity reporting, regulatory expectations, key challenges and industry best practices.

The session shall be broadcasted via Zoom offering opportunities for delegates to ask questions from the expert panel and benefit from special discounts on ICA Professional Qualifications and Sigma Risk Masterclasses for all the delegates.

Trade Finance Challenges and best practices · Webinar by International Compliance Association

Tuesday, September 21, 2021 · 1:00 PM · GMT · Play Recording Now

How can financial institutions get on top of trade finance risk? What controls should be in place to combat trade-based financial crimes? And what role can data analytics play in that fight?

In this webinar, chaired by ICA Vice President Pekka Dare, a panel of TBML experts, including the managing director of Sigma Risk (Aamar Ahmad) will discuss current challenges of – and approaches to – detecting illicit activities in trade finance. This will include best practice insights on how to receive trade transactions and review red flags, as well as guidance on the use of data sets to determine value and volume gaps in commodity trades and to evaluate individual trade transactions for suspicious activity.

Client AML Risk Assessment · free Webinar by Sigma Risk

Thursday, August 26, 2021 · 6:00 PM · Malta Time · PLAY RECORDING NOW

Join Sigma Risk webinar on 26th August to discover: 

  • Regulatory expectations around Client AML Risk Assessment (Kurt Lucas & Eric Micallef – MFSA)
  • Industry best practices and challenges faced by Maltese compliance sector in design, development and implementation of effective AML Risk Assessment across the industry (Stefan Berry – MACO)
  • Key risk parameters to be considered as foundation of building Client AML Risk Assessment Methodology and role of technology to automate and standardise Client AML Risk Assessment (Aamar Ahmad – SIGMA)

Gain insight from expert speakers from Sigma Risk, International Compliance Association, Malta Association of Compliance Officers and Malta Financial Service Authority.

Exclusive Offer: All attendees of the webinar are eligible for discounted prices on every ICA Qualification in Malta.

Risk Rating MethodologyClient Risk Assessment – What, Why and How? · free webinar by Sigma Risk & Silo Compliance Systems

Wednesday, June 23, 2021 · 6:00 PM · UK Time · PLAY RECORDING NOW

KYC and CDD are among the most commonly known terms in the financial services industry. It is absolutely critical to understand why we need to know our client, what we need to know about our clients, and how to conduct an effective client risk assessment. Why is it important to have a sophisticated risk rating methodology in place and what does a good methodology look like? What are the key pillars of an effective risk rating methodology and how can automation help identify, evaluate and mitigate client risk.

Managing financial crime risk in Pakistan · free webinar by Sigma Risk & International Compliance Association (ICA)

Wednesday, February 10, 2021 · PLAY RECORDING NOW

Sigma Risk and International Compliance Association hosted a webinar focusing on financial crime compliance and regulatory landscape in Pakistan. The webinar consisted upon presentations from globally recognised speakers followed by a panel discussion.

Managing Financial crime in India – best practices & new technologies · free webinar by Sigma Risk & International Compliance Association (ICA)

Tuesday, February 16, 2021 · 11:00 AM · GMT · PLAY RECORDING NOW

Sigma Risk and International Compliance Association are hosting a webinar focusing on financial crime compliance and regulatory landscape in India. The webinar consists upon presentations from globally recognised speakers followed by a panel discussion.

Key Topics for Discussion:
  • AML, Financial Crime & regulatory landscape – A global perspective
  • What role effective training plays in combating financial crime and what options are available for Indian banking sector
  • Understanding financial crime risks within emerging technologies including digital/crypto currencies
  • Fast changing regulatory landscape in India and government’s efforts in line with FATF expectations
  • ICA & Sigma Risk – Global expertise with local focus in India