February 26th Dinner Meeting: AML/CTF and Financial Crime in Canada – A 2018 Update

The most recent international report on Canada’s AML/CTF efforts (September, 2016) states that Canada faces important money laundering and, to a lesser extent, terrorist financing risks. While Canada has a strong regime to address these aspects of financial crime, further improvements are necessary. At this session, you will learn:
a) The sectors that represent the biggest gaps in the Canadian AML/CTF regime
b) Real-life examples of money laundering taking place in Canada
c) How Canada ranks on their AML/CTF program and with respect to financial crime versus other countries
d) What needs to be done going forward in Canada to strengthen the AML/CTF regime

Mark McManus is the Chief Solutions Officer of GHLC Inc., a Toronto-based global business advisory firm. Mark has a passion and proven track-record for solving the complex challenges organizations face. His expertise in the regulatory compliance space includes training employees in combating financial crime and in sustaining sound business-practices. He has experience in successfully leading high performance teams, in implementing workplace transformation, and in coaching leaders. His career experience includes senior roles with Canadian financial services firms, a provincial securities regulator, and a Canadian global IT firm, as well as in the non-profit sector, and as an officer in the Canadian Forces Reserve.
Mark is a Certified Fraud Examiner, a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist, and a Certified Training and Development Professional. He earned a Master of Education degree, specializing in Workplace Learning and Transformation from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto, and an Honours Bachelor of Commerce degree from Queen’s University at Kingston, Ontario. Mark also holds a Diploma in Law and Security Administration and a Certificate in Financial Management from Algonquin College in Ottawa.


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