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    Beyond 5AMLD: How VASPs and Financial Institutions can Navigate the Crypto Regulatory Landscape

    About the Event

    The European Union’s 6th Anti-Money Laundering Directive (6AMLD) was implemented on December 3, 2020, giving institutions until June 3 of this year to update their compliance frameworks. For VASPs and Financial Institutions, comprehensive training, risk assessments, and internal procedures in line with the 4th and 5th AMLDs are crucial when it comes to recognizing and avoiding predicate offences – and 6AMLD will only strengthen that need. Acting as a bolt-on to its predecessors, the aim of 6AMLD is to combat money laundering activities by requiring companies to review existing controls and identify risks in their compliance programmes. In this webinar, our experts will revisit 5AMLD and its impact on the regulatory landscape within the cryptocurrency space, as well as look at:
    • The main components of 6AMLD and how it differs from previous directives
    • Key regulatory considerations for updating your AML policies and procedures
    • How Chainalysis can help VASPs and Financial Institutions streamline their compliance workflows
    This session will also include an exclusive fireside chat with Jesse Spiro, Chief Government Affairs Officer at Chainalysis, and guest speaker Christopher Stringham, Solution Consultant Manager for EMEA at Refinitiv.

    About the Speakers

    Jesse Spiro
    Jesse Spiro is the Chief Government Affairs Officer for Chainalysis. Previously, he was the Head of Threat Finance and Emerging Risks for Thomson Reuters/Refinitiv, where he oversaw global engagement and research on threat finance, including terrorism, proliferation, cyber crime, organized crime, smuggling, trafficking. He is a 2018 National Security Fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, a member of the Intelligence and National Security Alliance (INSA) Financial Threats Council, and on the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Human Trafficking Task Force. He is a graduate of the University of Maryland, College Park.
    Ches Jones
    Ches Jones is a Training Specialist at Chainalysis, delivering certification training to a global audience including financial institutions, regulators, government and crypto businesses. Prior to Chainalysis, Ches worked in Financial Crime Compliance, where she took on the responsibility of embedding Chainalysis tools into the transaction monitoring programme, as well as conducting blockchain analysis assessments on emerging cryptocurrency business opportunities.
    Christopher Stringham
    Christopher Stringham currently manages the EMEA Solution Consultant team for Refinitiv’s Customer and Third-Party Risk Solutions. He completed his Juris Doctor from Arizona State University in 2010. Since then he has worked in the areas of compliance and risk management in both the first and second lines-of-defense. He is an expert in the use of data to fight financial crime.
    Jed Sibley
    Jed Sibley is an Account Executive at Chainalysis working closely with financial institutions, insurance and cybersecurity firms in EMEA. He primarily engages with companies in the financial services sector to help them onboard and monitor cryptocurrency firms, in order to streamline their compliance framework. Prior to joining Chainalysis, Jed helped financial institutions meet regulatory reporting requirements whilst working for Lombard Risk. He lives in London.


    May 27 2021


    8:00 am - 9:00 am