2018 National Risk Assessment  - Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing Risks

2018 National Risk Assessment - Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing Risks

According the FATF National Money Laundering and Terrorist Finance Risk Assessment guide: "Identifying, assessing, and understanding ML/TF risks is an essential part of the implementation and development of a national anti-money laundering / countering the financing of terrorism (AML/CFT) regime, which includes laws, regulations, enforcement and other measures to mitigate ML/TF risks. It assists in the prioritisation and efficient allocation of resources by authorities.

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Seminar: How ‘bullet-proof’ is your Source of Wealth Due Diligence?

Seminar: How ‘bullet-proof’ is your Source of Wealth Due Diligence?

GACO and C6 wish to welcome you to a Breakfast Seminar on the importance of having adequate Source of Wealth Due Diligence and to fully understand Ultimate Beneficial Ownership of clients and third parties in order to keep your organisation clear of sanction violations.

Nick Parfitt, Head of Market Planning C6 will discuss how you can avoid being exposed to sanction violations by properly assessing Ultimate Beneficial Ownership of clients and third parties; how fully unwrapping corporate structures will help your company expose compliance risks buried within the ownership structure of a company; and will demonstrate how a proper Source of Wealth Assessment goes beyond simply identifying the assets owned.

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Gibraltar Day in Tel Aviv - 9th & 10th October

Gibraltar Day in Tel Aviv - 9th & 10th October

HM Government of Gibraltar, Gibraltar Finance will be hosting two “Gibraltar Day in Tel Aviv” events on Tuesday 9th and Wednesday 10th October 2018. The events will take place at the prestigious Crowne Plaza Azrieli Centre Hotel, in the heart of Tel Aviv’s business district.

The confirmed events are:

A. Tuesday 9th October: An evening cocktail reception, hosted by Albert Isola, Minister for Commerce, will be held between 19:00 and 21:00. The cocktail reception is focused on senior management and executives from the Israeli finance sector.

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Blockchain and Financial Crime Prevention Risks and Opportunities

Blockchain and Financial Crime Prevention Risks and Opportunities

GACO is delighted to invite you to this practical workshop. Addressing key issues on technology, law, regulation, internal controls and criminal typologies, the programme aims to help get delegates beneath the high fence of tech-jargon and incomprehensible blockchain diagrams, so as to truly understand the basic principles of this break-through technology, how it works, what it can be used for and what the implications are - now and in the future - for the working roles which they perform.

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Banking, insurance and other financial services if there’s no Brexit deal

Banking, insurance and other financial services if there’s no Brexit deal

A scenario in which the UK leaves the EU without agreement (a ‘no deal’ scenario) remains unlikely given the mutual interests of the UK and the EU in securing a negotiated outcome.

Negotiations are progressing well and both we and the EU continue to work hard to seek a positive deal. However, it’s our duty as a responsible government to prepare for all eventualities, including ‘no deal’, until we can be certain of the outcome of those negotiations.

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New Positions Available

New Positions Available

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Best practices in Trust & Company Management Seminar

Best practices in Trust & Company Management Seminar

We are happy to invite you to the seminar on Best Practices in Trust & Company Management that was organised in conjunction by GACO, ATCOM Gibraltar and STEP Gibraltar and that has been set up and will be delivered by CLT International Limited and their designated speaker John Harper, FCA, FCIS, FCMI, F.Inst.TT, TEP.

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Advanced Certificate in Managing Virtual Currency and Financial Crime Risks (2018)

Advanced Certificate in Managing Virtual Currency and Financial Crime Risks (2018)

The course is designed to support risk professionals, anti-money laundering laundering professionals and VC industry practitioners in understanding more about the development of VC and how to manage associated financial crime risks. Core learning is provided via a detailed course manual, with additional media providing further help and guidance on some of the course’s key learning points.

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SEMINAR - Gambling and its compliance challenges in Gibraltar today

SEMINAR - Gambling and its compliance challenges in Gibraltar today

GACO is delighted to invite you to this half day seminar aimed at providing the Gibraltar Gambling industry with awareness of the current jurisdictional operational challenges, money laundering responsibilities and looking at the possible short, medium and long- term compliance challenges facing Gibraltar and the gambling sector.

This will be a unique opportunity to get abreast with the latest hot topics within the gambling industry provided
by Christina, a leading expert in the area.

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Senior Compliance Office Position, Gibraltar

Senior Compliance Office Position, Gibraltar

Bank Lombard Odier & Cie Ltd is one of the oldest and largest private bankers in Europe with a recognised presence in all major financial markets and a network of 27 offices in 23 countries. Our name is synonymous with expertise, quality and tradition. In addition to these values, which we have held since 1796, the Firm is today an innovative and forward thinking organisation.

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EY Global Fraud Survey

EY Global Fraud Survey

Changing regulation, increased enforcement and the adoption of new technologies are changing the risk landscapes that organisations must face. EY's 15th Global Fraud Survey contains insights from business leaders on the risks and challenges organisations face in fighting fraud and corruption in an era of significant technological advance. The survey also discusses how companies are addressing these risks through enhanced technologies and increased compliance efforts. 

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Taxing digital activities – comparing the UK, EU and OECD proposals

Taxing digital activities – comparing the UK, EU and OECD proposals

The current international tax framework maps the taxation of profits to the location of management of key functions, assets and risks. In essence, it seeks to tax profits where value is created. A taxable presence will typically only arise in jurisdictions where an enterprise has a physical establishment.

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Member Benefits

✔ Latest compliance laws and regulations updates
✔ Certification and training
✔ 10% Discount on course and training costs
✔ 10% Discount for events and conferences
✔ Business Networking in Gibraltar
✔ Access to member forums

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Gibraltar Association of Compliance Officers,

PO Box 1493, Gibraltar