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Governments everywhere are overwhelmed by the task of managing the ongoing pandemic, and criminals will be searching for opportunities to exploit the crisis.

Organizations and individuals should expect an increased risk of financial crime as fraudsters and organized crime groups employ manipulative tools such as phishing emails, identity fraud and other cybercrime tactics.

In April, The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) issued a statement that encourages governments to work with financial institutions and businesses to tackle challenges arisen by COVID-19 and to remain alert to ‘new and emerging illicit finance risks’.

To find out more about what that means for your business, join our experts as they discuss the current landscape, regulatory updates, potential fraud methods, and how technology can help.
Webinar Details
Duration: 1 hour
Topic: Financial Crime during COVID-19: Tackling fraud, scams and misinformation 
Location: Online Webinar (On24)
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Live audio translations will be available in Chinese, Japanese and Korean languages
Webinar Overview
  • The rise in misinformation, fraudulent activities and phishing
  • COVID Impact: How criminals work, especially during crisis season
  • Identifying and remediating financial crime: e.g. money laundering and sanctions violations
  • Role of technology: shift, invest and adoption to tackle challenges
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Our Speakers
Malcolm Wright 
Chief Compliance Officer 
Malcolm Wright is Chief Compliance Officer at Diginex and is based in Hong Kong. Prior to this, Malcolm was Chief Compliance Officer at Revolut, a FinTech payment provider in London. In his earlier career, Malcolm held senior several leadership roles within Thomson Reuters’s anti-financial crime business (now part of Refinitiv), including the development and launch of World-Check One and sitting on the leadership that brought the world’s first KYC Managed Service to market.
Malcolm speaks internationally on a variety of topics. He also sits on international committees including as Advisory Council Chair and Co-lead of the AML Working Group at Global Digital Finance, an industry-led initiative that includes members such as Coinbase in setting codes of conduct and best practices for the cryptoasset industry. In this respect, Malcolm has also co-led the development of the messaging standard, IVMS101, which will underpin the cryptoasset industry’s response to the FATF Recommendation 16 (the ‘travel rule’).
Malcolm is an Associate Fellow of the Royal United Services Institute’s Centre for Financial Crime Studies in London.
Oonagh van den Berg
Founder and Managing Director 
Virtual Risk Solutions
Oonagh has gained over 16 years of international regulatory compliance, anti-money laundering, audit and operational risk experience with top tier US, European and Asian financial institutions.
She has worked in various sectors of the banking industry including investment banking, wholesale banking, corporate banking, asset management and private banking, holding positions such as Head of Compliance, Operational Risk and Legal. She has in-depth experience in designing and enhancing compliance and operational risk frameworks.
Her qualifications include an LLM in European Law with International and European Tax Regulation from the University of Maastricht, Netherlands. She completed her legal training at the European Central Bank in Frankfurt and holds a CISI Investment Compliance Diploma and a FINRA (US) Compliance Diploma and is advanced ACAMS certified in Financial Crime Investigations.
Oonagh is also very passionate about compliance training. She is a regular attendee on the APAC conference sector.
Nathan Lynch 
Manager, Regulatory Intelligence
Thomson Reuters
Nathan Lynch is an experienced writer, public speaker, manager and technology enthusiast in the field of financial regulation and risk management. At Thomson Reuters, Nathan leads a team of experts who provide breaking news, deep analysis and practical guidance to risk practitioners in the global financial services sector. 
Nathan manages Thomson Reuters' award-winning Regulatory Intelligence team across the Asia-Pacific region, tracking developments in financial services law, regulation, financial crime and risk management.
Nathan has been involved in building innovative, tech-based businesses in the financial services "regtech" sector — including Complinet Australia and the Thomson Reuters Risk business.
Hamed Halawani 
Head of Risk Sales Specialists
Middle East, Africa and Russia/CIS 
Thomson Reuters
Hamed Halawani heads up the Risk Sales Specialists for Middle East, Africa and Russia/ CIS at Thomson Reuters within the Risk division based in Dubai. With more than fifteen years of extensive experience in the fields of education, training, governance, risk and compliance under his belt in a variety of roles including sales, project management and consulting.
Hamed is a coveted speaker and presenter in regional and international e-learning events and conferences and a publisher of a number of education related articles. Throughout his tenure, Hamed has been awarded several accolades including Best Risk Specialist from Thomson Reuters.