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Money Laundering Reporting Officer

by Rodrigo Zepeda

Languages: English

Price (from): €2,000 / day

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About the trainer:

Rodrigo Zepeda is Co-Founder and Managing Director of Storm-7 Consulting. He is an expert consultant who specialises in derivatives and banking and financial services law, regulation, and compliance. He is an expert in a very broad range of regulatory compliance frameworks such as FATCA, the OECD CRS, MiFID II, MAD 2 MAR, PSD2, CRD IV, Solvency II, OTC Derivatives, CCP Clearing, PRIIPs, BRRD, AML4, and the GDPR. He holds a LLB degree, a LLM Masters degree in International and Comparative Business Law, and has passed the New York Bar Examination. He was an Associate (ACSI) of the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment from 2004 to 2014 and is now a Chartered Member (MCSI). He has created and delivered numerous conferences and training courses around the world such as 'FATCA for Latin American Firms' (Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, Panama City, Panama), 'MiFID II: Regulatory, Risk, and Compliance (London), and 'Market Abuse: Operational Compliance' (London), 'AEOI (FATCA & CRS)' (London, Lebanon, Dubai, Malta, Manama, Bahrain); AML/CFT: Operational Compliance (Dubai, London); MLRO: Operational Compliance (London).

He has also delivered numerous In-House Training Courses around the world to major international financial institutions such as The Abu Dhabi Investment Authority (MiFID II: Operational Compliance, Abu Dhabi, the United Arab Emirates); the United Nations Principles of Responsible Investment (MiFID II: Final Review, London); CAF, the Development Bank of Latin America (Swaps and Over-the-counter Derivatives, Lima, Peru); Eurex Exchange (CCP Clearing, Risk Management, Recovery and Resolution, Eschborn, Germany); European Energy Exchange AG (CCP Clearing, Risk Management, Recovery and Resolution, Leipzig, Germany); Rothschild Investment Management (UK) Limited (AEOI (FATCA & CRS), London); Resolution Life (AEOI (FATCA & CRS, London); CCP Clearing, Risk Management, Recovery and Resolution; Bethmann Bank AG (MAD 2 MAR, Frankfurt); Saxo Capital Markets (MAD 2 MAR, London); and Invesco Management, S.A. (AML/CFT, Henley); Validus Risk Management (OTC Derivatives, Eton).

For 2019 he has created some of the most cutting edge training courses available on the market today, including Artificial Intelligence in Banking and Financial Services; Supervisory Technologies (SupTech); The European Margin Rules; The 2018-2020 Collateral Paradigm; AML & CFT  Advanced Practitioner; Virtual Currencies, AML, CFT: Operational Compliance; and Behavioural Persuasion Masterclass. He is a Reviewer for the Journal of Financial Regulation and Compliance and has also published widely in leading industry journals such as the Capco Institute's Journal of Financial Transformation, the Journal of International Banking Law and Regulation, as well as e-books on derivatives law. Noted publications include "Optimizing Risk Allocation for CCPs under the European Market Infrastructure Regulation"; "The ISDA Master Agreement 2012: A Missed Opportunity"; "The ISDA Master Agreement: The Derivatives Risk Management Tool of the 21st Century?"; "To EU, or not to EU: that is the AIFMD question"; and "The Industrialization Blueprint: Re-Engineering the Future of Banking and Financial Services?".


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Money Laundering Reporting Officer by Rodrigo Zepeda

About the training

#MLRO: Operational Compliance   #Money Laundering (ML)   #Counter-the-Financing of Terrorism (CFT)

The increasing level of personal criminal liability for Money Laundering Reporting Officers (MLROs) presents a significant challenge for individuals taking on the role of MLRO, especially in the face of a vast array of complex parallel regulatory compliance frameworks affecting firms today. This includes inter alia Part 7 of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002, Part 3 of the Terrorism Act 2000, the Money Laundering, Terrorist Financing and Transfer of Funds (Information on the Payer) Regulations 2017 (No. 692), the Financial Services Markets Act 2000, and the Criminal Finances Act 2017. Moreover, the interpretation of an array of national and international guidelines, as well as varying Know Your Customer (KYC) standards, can prove to be taxing on heavily burdened MLROs. This intermediate to advanced MLRO Operational Compliance training course has been designed to equip MLROs with all the information and knowledge they need to perform the role of MLRO fluently and with ease. The legal Expert Trainer will guide attendees through theoretical, practical, and operational aspects of the MLRO role, as well as leading attendees through the complex Anti-Money Laundering (AML) regulatory compliance frameworks, guidelines, and industry standards.

Learning outcomes

Legal frameworks

Attendees will take away a highly comprehensive understanding of all relevant AML/CFT and MLRO legal frameworks and obligations.

Risk assessments

Attendees will be able to confidently undertake suitable, proportionate, and effective firm wide risk assessments.

Suspicious Activity Reports

Attendees will fully comprehend disclosure of Suspicious Activity Reports and the nature of legal professional privilege.

AML Framework Report

Attendees will receive highly comprehensive training materials, including a training manual, training support materials, four PowerPoint presentations, and a Fifth AML Framework Report.


  • A Review of the Nominated Officer Role and Responsibilities

  • AML/CFT Legal Frameworks

  • AML/CFT Practical and Operational Compliance

  • AML and CFT Risk Assessments

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