Are you a money launderer? - Hong Kong Networking Event

19-04-2018 12:00PM 19-04-2018 2:00PM
Cliftons Hong Kong, Level 5: Rooms 508-520 Hutchison House 10 Harcourt Road, Central, Hong Kong

Please join your fellow Hong Kong compliance professionals at this session to familiarise yourself with the latest trends in money laundering – and how to recognise and combat it.
Our speaker at this session, Russ Harding, will lead us through some important core issues such as:

  • What is and is not money laundering in HK?
  • What will get you into trouble, and what will keep you out of trouble.
  • What is required of you if you handle money, or assets of any kind.
We would love for you to join us for a light lunch, presentation and discussion on this important topic.

Our speaker:

Russ Harding has more than 20 years experience in the anti-money laundering (AML) and financial crime compliance (FCC) discipline.  He has worked in this field for the Hong Kong Police, UBS, HKU Space and K2 Consulting.
More generally, Russ served as a detective in the Police for more than 30 years and has experience in investigating all the major areas of organised crime, including armed robbery, murder, rape, kidnapping, and arson.  In the last two thirds of his detective career, Russ specialised in financial crime, including money laundering and the proceeds of crime, and was the lead investigator in some of Hong Kong's largest and most complicated money laundering prosecutions. 
Russ has subsequently been the APAC regional head of financial crime compliance UBS, and now works as an independent risk consultant with K2 specialising in financial crime.  Major clients served as a consultant include the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA – HK’s central bank and banking regulator) for whom he developed a professional compliance training programme, and a major insurance company, for whom he runs on-going training to assist with the transition to a fully regulated insurance industry. 
Russ also developed and delivers a FCC module for the Hong Kong University (HKU Space) Executive Diploma in AML/CFT.
Russ is widely recognized both in Hong Kong and overseas for his practical expertise in the investigation, prosecution, risk assessment and the prevention, remediation and mitigation of money laundering and related crime. He is frequently approached for advice on the subject, and has extensive experience as a speaker about and testifying in court on money laundering and related matters.  Russ has been a Mutual Evaluator for FATF/APG, and is also a rugby referee.