If you are interested to start your career or transition into Regulatory Compliance or Financial Crime in Canada, your first step should be to understand the Financial Regulatory Framework in the country.

As a part of The Knowledge Series, Toronto Compliance & AML Events (TCAE) has invited Jennifer Ford Smith, one of the thought leaders and experts in Financial Crime to walk us through the Canadian Financial Regulatory Framework.

  • Understanding Regulators’ Roles and Responsibilities
  • Overview of Regulatory Structure Framework
  • Top Financial Regulators in Canada
    • Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Centre of Canada (FINTRAC)
    • Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI)
    • Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC)
    • Ontario Securities Commission (OSC)
  • Financial Institution Structure in Canada
  • Q & A

Jennifer Ford-Smith CFE, CAMS, CFCS
Jennifer has almost two decades’ experience in financial crime investigations, fraud analysis and anti-money laundering measures. Her experience has focused on residential mortgage fraud, enterprise fraud risk assessments and transnational transaction monitoring projects.

Jennifer has worked with Canada’s Big Banks and mid-size mortgage lenders performing financial crime investigations, managing bilingual compliance teams and leading transaction monitoring projects with more than 100 investigators across Canada.

Further, Jennifer has managed international fraud investigations involving everything from gold bullion to standard Canadian and US financial products, confidential corporate security investigations, and extensive organized crime investigations involving the laundering of funds utilizing residential mortgages as a money-laundering tool.

Recently, Jennifer started the FinCrime Investigator Youtube channel and, during the COVID pandemic, created a virtual FinCrime meeting space for professionals with global attendance.

Souzan Esmaili MBA, CAMS, FICA
Souzan has over 14 years of international experience in consultancy and training with a focus in Regulatory Compliance, Anti-Money Laundering (AML), Anti-Bribery and Corruption (ABC) and RegTech. She worked for various financial institutions and consultancies in Dubai and Toronto. Souzan holds an MBA and achieved certifications such as Certified Anti Money Launder Specialist (CAMS), Post Graduate Diploma in GRC and FinTech Program from Oxford University.

Souzan created the TCAE group with a passion to help and educate the AML and Compliance professionals in Canada.