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AML / CFT best practices for Cryptocurrencies and ICOs seminar

August 29, 2018 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm


At our latest seminar, AML / CFT best practices for Cryptocurrencies and ICOs, we will be joined by the CFATF’s Executive Director and other local industry experts as we look into Cryptocurrencies, ICOs and AML / CFT risks. The seminar will feature presentations on risk exposure, risk mitigation techniques and the AML / CFT best practices for these new sectors.



9:00am – 9:30am
What makes Cryptocurrencies and ICOs different. An introduction to the sectors and the key risks.
Peter McKiernan, Co-Founder, Riskpass

9:30am – 10:00am
Applying the existing Cayman Islands AML regime to Cryptocurrencies and ICOs.
Francis Arana, Head of the Anti-Money Laundering Unit, Cayman Islands Government

10:00am – 10:15am
Coffee Break

10:15am – 11:00am
KEYNOTE PRESENTATION: Overview of AML best practices on payments systems and Cryptocurrencies and what these mean for existing compliance and risk based systems.
Dawne Spicer, Executive Director, CFATF

11:00am – 11:45am
Panel Discussion
Featuring all speakers.


DAWNE SPICER, Executive Director, CFATF
Ms. Dawne Spicer is a national of Trinidad and Tobago and an Attorney at Law by profession, with twenty-six years of experience in the area of AML/CFT. Ms. Spicer holds a Bachelor of Business Degree in Accounting (Honours), a Juris Doctor (JD) degree and a Legal Education Certificate (LEC) from Howard University School of Business, Howard University School of Law and the Hugh Wooding Law School respectively. Ms. Spicer has been admitted to both the Pennsylvania Bar and the Bar of Trinidad and Tobago.


FRANCIS ARANA, Head of Anti-Money Laundering Unit, Attorney General’s Chambers

Arana is Head of the Anti-Money Laundering Unit in the Attorney General’s Chambers. Prior to that, Francis worked in the Policy & Development Division of CIMA from June 2005 to March 2014, where he rose in rank from the post of Chief Policy and Development Officer to Deputy Head of the Policy & Development Division.



PETER MCKIERNAN, Co-founder, RiskPass AML + Compliance Ltd.
Peter McKiernan has over 20 years’ experience in the international financial services industry, having worked at MeesPierson (now BNP Paribas) Fund Services, Butterfield Fulcrum (now Mitsubishi UFJ) and Prime Management Limited. Peter left his position as Director of Prime Management to head the development of a hedge fund software company, Advanced Alternative Investment Systems Ltd. Peter joined RiskPass AML+Compliance Ltd. as of June 2013. Peter is a qualified Chartered Accountant and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Professional Accountants of British Columbia and Canada.


Please click the below button to register for AML/ CFT best Practices for Cryptocurrencies and ICOs seminar. Registration fee is USD$400 | KYD$336.


August 29, 2018
8:30 am - 12:00 pm
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The Governor’s Ballroom at The Westin Grand Cayman.