BAFT Financial Crime Compliance Workshop – Europe
April 11, 2017
London, UK

Overview | Program | Speakers

Workshop is exclusively hosted and sponsored by

AlmaAlma Angotti
Workshop Trainer

Ms. Alma Angotti is a Managing Director in the Global Investigations & Compliance practice. A widely recognized anti-money laundering (AML) expert, she has trained and advised the financial services industry as well as other regulators and government officials worldwide on AML and combating the financing of terrorism (CFT) compliance. She has an extensive background as an enforcement attorney conducting investigations and litigating a variety of enforcement actions.

Ms. Angotti has counseled her clients, large global financial institutions as well as regional institutions, in a variety of projects, including gap analyses, compliance program reviews, risk assessments, remediation efforts, and transaction reviews.

Recently, she held acting senior AML compliance leadership positions at several global and regional financial institutions providing day-to-day management of their compliance programs and assisting them with implementing enhancements, often in the context of a regulatory or criminal enforcement action.

With more than 25 years of regulatory practice, Alma has held senior enforcement positions at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Treasury’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) and FINRA (Financial Industry Regulatory Authority). As a regulator, she had responsibility for a wide range of compliance and enforcement issues affecting broker-dealers, issuers, banks and other financial institutions.

Ms. Angotti is a frequent speaker and author on AML/CFT and economic sanctions issues.

Mark Compton
Mayer Brown International LLP

Mr. Mark Compton is a partner in the Financial Services Regulatory & Enforcement practice of the London office. The Legal 500 UK directory has also praised his “fantastic knowledge” and his “very clear” advice. Mr. Compton advises a wide range of clients on all aspects of UK and EU financial services legislation and on legislation and systems and controls relating to bribery, money laundering and economic sanctions. Prior to joining Mayer Brown in 2011, he was senior regulatory lawyer at BP plc and previously spent over five years in Enforcement and General Counsel’s Divisions at the UK’s Financial Services Authority. Mark has been interviewed and quoted frequently on Brexit-related issues in both US and UK media.

Tim O'Neal Lorah

Senior Director

Tim O'Neal Lorah has over 17 years of experience in the financial crime compliance arena, having served as a Managing Director and Global Head of Anti-Money Laundering and Financial Crime Compliance at both Morgan Stanley and Barclays (as CF11). In his in-house roles, Mr. Lorah led the strategic direction, oversight and coordination of the global financial crime program across all product and business lines, including retail, business and corporate banking, institutional securities/investment banking, private wealth management and retail brokerage. He also served as the senior point-of-contact with U.S. and non-U.S. regulatory agencies, law enforcement and external bodies worldwide on matters relating to anti-money laundering, economic sanctions, anti-bribery and corruption and financial crime compliance.

Before going in-house, Mr. Lorah was a Senior Associate at Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP where he advised financial institutions on various matters relating to Bank Secrecy Act/USA PATRIOT Act and sanctions compliance, including the development and implementation of money laundering prevention policies, procedures and internal controls, and suspicious activity reporting. He also represented financial institutions and individuals in regulatory enforcement matters before various state and federal authorities, including the self-regulatory organizations and the securities and banking supervisory agencies.

Tim was a member of the U.S. Delegation to the FATF/MONEYVAL Experts’ Meeting on Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing Typologies in Monaco, delivering a presentation on Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing Risks in the securities industry. He also served as a member of the U.S. Delegation to the U.S. – Dutch Pilot Project Joint Working Group on Terrorist Financing, Financial Crimes and the Implementation of Blocking Orders. He is a former securities industry representative to the U.S. Treasury Department’s Bank Secrecy Act Advisory Group (BSAAG), and for several terms co-chaired the BSAAG Subcommittee on Suspicious Activity Reporting.

Nishanth Nottath
Regional Head AML (MENA and Turkey)
Interim Global Head – Transaction Monitoring
HSBC Bank Middle East Limited, Dubai, UAE

Mr. Nishanth Nottath is a senior Financial Crime Risk management professional with 19 years overall experience covering Audit, Consulting, Manufacturing, Services, Forensic Consulting and Banking, leading large teams covering AML governance, surveillance (monitoring) operations covering Middle East, Africa and global remit.  At HSBC Bank Middle East, he heads a regional team of 40+ staff covering AML Policy, Governance, Projects and Investigations in the MENA and Turkey region.  Passionate about technology in the AML space, he is a keen observer of DLT and its potential in fighting financial crime sustainably and is a member of the first AML-project in the TBML space at R3 CEV.  Experience in AML, Sanctions, Governance, Surveillance operations, Regulatory relationship (including US, UK, Middle East and Monitors), people, project and cost-centre management / oversight.  Prior to joining HSBC, he led regional teams at Standard Chartered Bank performing Transaction surveillance operations covering 24 countries in Middle East, Pakistan and Africa and developed Financial Crime Analytics capabilities globally.  At Standard Chartered, gained valuable experience advising consumer (retail, priority, SME and private banking) and wholesale banking (local and global corporates, cash management, trade operations and global / financial markets) business in the areas of AML, CDD/KYC, Sanctions and managing automated transactions monitoring.