In terms of the Prevention of Money Laundering & Funding of Terrorism Regulations (PMLFTR) all Subject Persons are required to appoint a Money Laundering Reporting Officer (MLRO).
The core function of the MLRO is to deal with any information, knowledge or suspicion of money laundering, terrorist financing and the proceeds of criminal activity – and to properly disclose such matters to the Financial Intelligence Analysis Unit (FIAU). The MLRO is also responsible for responding promptly to information requests from the FIAU, as well as other competent and law enforcement authorities.
In practice, the MLRO is generally also tasked with monitoring the day-to-day application of the measures, policies, controls and procedures adopted by the Subject Person to ensure compliance with its AML/CFT obligations. In effect, the MLRO serves as the contact point for all issues related to the PMLFTR and Implementing Procedures issued thereunder.
The seminar will outline the salient legislative provisions relating to the appointment and duties of the MLRO and will offer practical guidance in carrying out both the reporting and monitoring functions. The personal responsibilities and accountability of the MLRO will also be addressed.
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Antonio Ghirlando is a seasoned regulatory and financial crime compliance specialist, focussing primarily on the prevention of money laundering, countering the funding of terrorism, combatting proliferation finance and sanctions.
Antonio currently serves as the Head of Compliance and Money Laundering Reporting Officer (MLRO) of a licensed institution. He also remains actively involved in the provision of specialist advice, intuitive guidance, support and training to several clients seeking to ensure ongoing compliance with their regulatory obligations.
During his career Antonio has worked with various entities in both the financial and non-financial sectors. He also headed the Compliance and Legal & International Sections of the Financial Intelligence Analysis Unit (FIAU) and served as the Secretary General of the Malta Bankers’ Association (MBA).
Antonio has been involved in a number of local and international committees, and has also presented numerous papers at various workshops, seminars, conferences and training events. Antonio is a graduate of the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa.
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Day 1: 29/09/2020
Start time: 09:30 CEST
End time: 12:45 CEST
Venue: Online Live Session
Phone: +356 27555560 / +356 77555560