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400 to join anti-laundering seminar in Riyadh

Riyadh, March 11, 2014

More than 400 governance, risk and compliance professionals and 35 high-profile regional and international speakers will take part in a major compliance and anti-laundering seminar next week in Saudi Arabia.

Thomson Reuters, the world’s leading source of information for businesses and professionals, will host the 6th Annual Compliance and Anti-Money Laundering Seminar on March 17 and 18 in Riyadh.
 
The seminar will be held in partnership with the Institute of Banking of Saudi Arabia, the pre eminent centre of excellence providing knowledge solutions to the financial services authority in the kingdom.

Under the patronage of Dr Fahad Al Mubarak, Governor of the Saudi Arabian Monetary Agency, the seminar has become the premier compliance and anti-money laundering event for Saudi Arabia's banking and financial services industry, said the statement.

Dr Fahad Al Dossari, director general of the Institute of Banking, said: “We are pleased to host the seminar in collaboration with Thomson Reuters. With the ongoing increase in local and international regulations, the seminar will present a perfect opportunity to discuss challenges and best practices.”

Nadim Najjar, managing director, Middle East, Africa and Russia /CIS, said: “We believe that this regulatory network is critical to effectively addressing cross-border issues, obtaining and sharing information. As the financial sector continues to internationalize, it is important for companies and regulators in the Kingdom to discuss the full scope of the legal requirements that could impact a regulated firm and the conduct of its business.”

The seminar will cover key themes including the emergent regulatory trends, corporate governance, FATCA Implementation, anti-money laundering, embedding transparency and accountability in corporate culture, fraud management, among other topics.

The event is supported by leading banks and financial institutions including Banque Saudi Fransi, Samba, Bank Al Bilad, Al Rajhi Bank, The Saudi Investment Bank, National Commercial Bank, Riyad Bank & Riyad Capital, Arab National Bank, SABB, Saudi Hollandi Bank, Gulf International Bank and other partners such as Dentons, Pearl Initiative and Barclays Simpson. – TradeArabia News Service
 




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