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COVID-19, AML & Risk Management Webinar

June 4, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am


COVID-19, AML & Risk Management Webinar

Thursday 04 June, 9:00 am – 11:00 am

FTS Seminar on COVID-19, AML & Risk Management; covering new FATF COVID-19 AML Guidelines, Cybersecurity risks and updates from the Financial Reporting Authority.

The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted our lives in numerous ways including the risk management environment. This disruption has not only occurred by interrupting the ability of risk management and compliance professionals to carry out their duties, but will also have implications for our risk management and compliance systems.



9:00 to 9:05am   Welcome Remarks, Paul Byles, Director, FTS

9:05 to 9:25am    FRA Key updates, by Ms. Kim France, Sanctions Coordinator, Financial Reporting Authority.

9:25 to 9:50am    COVID-19 and Cybersecurity Risks, by Alexandra Simonova and Wayne Green of Deloitte.

9:50 to 10:25am   FATF COVID-19 Guidelines and what they mean for existing AML procedures, by Paul Byles Director FTS.

10:25 to 11am      Q&A Panel Discussion & Closing Remarks

Thursday June 4th 2020,  9:00am to 11:00am

Registration Fees: CI$100 or US$122 per person






Wayne Green, Director, Deloitte Risk Advisory
Wayne is an experienced Director specialising in managed services with a concentration in Information Technology. Wayne has 14 years of experience working with Deloitte offices and clients across the Americas, South East Asia, Africa and Europe.

His skill set has allowed him to work with clients across a broad array of industry sectors specialising in financial services, telecommunications and public sector. Areas of experience include: Cyber Risk services, Enterprise wide technologies such as Managed Wide Area Network (“WAN”), Metropolitan (“MAN”), Local Area Network (“LAN”) and unified communication solutions in production, hot sites and warm sites. In addition to this Wayne is an experienced database administrator and applications consultant.


Kim France, Sanctions Coordinator, Financial Reporting Authority
Ms. Kim France has been the Sanctions Coordinator since February 2017, when the post was established within the Financial Reporting Authority. Prior to joining the FRA, she was the Chief Financial Officer of the Portfolio of Legal Affairs / Judicial Administration / Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions / Office of the Complaints Commissioner and Information Commissioner for 5 years.

Prior to her time with the Cayman Islands Government, Ms. France also worked at a Cayman Islands money service provider for almost 9 years as the Head of Accounting. Ms. France has 27 years of post-qualification accounting experience.

Ms. France holds a Postgraduate Diploma with distinction in Legal Practice, Bachelor of Laws (Hons.), a Master of Science in International Business and a Diploma in Business Administration (Accounting) (Hons.). She has been a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) since 2001 and was an Associate of the ACCA from 1996 to 2001.


Alexandra Simonova, Director, Deloitte Cayman Islands
Ms. Alexandra is a Director in the Deloitte Cayman Islands practice. She has around 14 years of experience in IT management and 10 years of performing Cyber, Strategic, and Technology & Digital Risk services for Deloitte’s clients. This includes work in cybersecurity strategy and governance, security and privacy assessments, incident response, system implementation, data analytics, and project management. Alexandra is also a frequent speaker at Cyber conferences in Cayman and the Caribbean.

Alexandra has a Masters Degree in Software Engineering and is finishing her Ph.D. in Information Assurance and Security. Alexandra is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Information Privacy Manager (CIPM), Certified ISO/IEC 27001:2013 Auditor, and a Certified Project Management Professional (PMP).


Paul Byles, Director, FTS
Mr. Paul Byles is Director of FTS, which provides regulatory and management consulting services. He is an experienced economist and finance professional having worked in the financial services industry for 25 years. He is a former head of regulatory and economic consulting services of a big four consulting firm. He is a former Head of Policy at the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority where he drafted the original Guidance Notes on Prevention and detection of Money laundering for the Cayman Islands and many formal regulatory policies and guidelines issued by CIMA for the financial services industry.

He is author of the book ‘Inside Offshore’ which focuses on the reputation of the Cayman Islands as a financial services jurisdiction and author of ‘Offshore Financial Services: a BVI text’, published in 2014. He serves as an independent director on a number of financial services and local operating firms. He holds a Masters Degree in economic development from the London School of Economics, and a Master Degree in Economics from Birkbeck College in the UK.




June 4, 2020
9:00 am - 11:00 am