TCAE is excited to invite Kim Manchester, Managing Director of ManchesterCF for a discussion on the black market and illegal trading activity surrounding wildlife trafficking. Proceeds of wildlife trafficking are, in many ways, similar to other forms of illegal proceeds: a launderer has to detach the funds from its source, store and transport the funds in a safe manner and make them available for the benefactor(s). Financial institutes are key stakeholders in monitoring and capturing potential trafficking cases and can play important roles in the investigation and termination of such criminal activity. Join us for an in-depth conversation about the trafficking methods and possible transactional red flags.


  • Learn about wildlife trafficking and associated intranational black market
  • Key methodologies used in fund outflow from the trafficking activity to ultimate benefactors
  • Technical knowledge of the transactional characteristics of illicit wildlife trafficking
  • Q&A


Kim R. Manchester | Managing Director of ManchesterCF

After a decade of working in international banking in Asia, Kim Manchester founded ManchesterCF in 2004. Based in Toronto, ManchesterCF provides online financial intelligence training programs to financial institutions, financial intelligence units and law enforcement. The Financial Intelligence Specialist designation is offered to compliance professionals around the world exclusively through ManchesterCF. Kim has spoken at financial crime compliance conferences in North America, UK/Europe, Asia and the Caribbean.


Souzan Esmaili, Founder | TCAE

Souzan Esmaili has over 14 years of international experience in consultancy and training with a focus on Regulatory Compliance, Anti-Money Laundering, Anti-Bribery and Corruption and RegTech. She worked for various financial institutions and consultancies in Dubai and Toronto.

She is currently working with one of the international banks in Toronto and covering the Anti-Bribery and Corruption program for Canada and Latin America.

Prior to moving to Canada, Souzan worked as a senior consultant and assisted her clients to understand their compliance needs, advised on meeting regulatory requirements and managed a multitude of remediation projects. She has acted as the Compliance Officer and MLRO for a number of firms regulated by the Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA) and advised extensively on matters related to Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC).

In October 2019, Souzan created Toronto Compliance and AML Events (TCAE) with a passion to help the AML and Compliance professionals to connect and inform them of relevant events based in Toronto. In March 2020, Souzan launched The Knowledge Series where she brings international industry experts and thought leaders to share their knowledge and experience with the AML and Compliance professionals around the world.