Blockchain and Financial Crime Prevention Event Photos

GACO hosted an event on “Blockchain and Financial Crime Prevention - Risks and Opportunities” on the 17th October 2018. Featuring international speakers from a multitude of backgrounds with experience in this new industry, the event discussed law, regulation and technology in this minefield. It aimed to help delegates understand the basics of this new technology and the opportunities that may be available, through it. The event was attended by over 125 delegates.

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Advanced AML Invitation (28th, 29th November 2018)

GACO welcomes Tim Parkman to the Rock, who will provide AML and CFT training using the latest case studies and videos from his company, Lessons Learned Ltd. (www.lessonslearned.co.uk).

This workshop will cover:

  • Summary of the current state of the fight against money laundering and terrorist financing
  • Recent high-profile cases and their implications for firms
  • ‘What Lies Beneath…’ Practical case study on risk assessment, hidden beneficial ownership and due diligence best practices

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Core AML Invitation (28th November from 9.15am to 12.30pm)

GACO welcomes Tim Parkman to the Rock, who will provide AML and CFT training using case studies and videos from his company, Lessons Learned Ltd (www.lessonslearned.co.uk).

This workshop will cover:

  • Introduction to money laundering and terrorist financing
  • International standards and Gibraltar legal requirements
  • Why CDD is the key to it all: including an introduction to the risk-based approach
  • Beneficial Ownership and Ultimate Beneficial Ownership
  • Source of funds and source of wealth

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Blockchain explained: What it is and isn’t, and why it matters

Understanding how blockchain creates business value is essential for companies to identify the right use cases and move beyond small pilots to widespread adoption.

In this episode of the McKinsey Podcast, McKinsey partners Brant Carson and Matt Higginson speak with Simon London not only about how companies can drive business value through blockchain—but also how business leaders can determine when blockchain is and isn’t the right innovation.

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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?

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

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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