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AML/ CFT for funds and fund servicing

πŸ“…Β Dates: 17 / 19 / 20 April at 4pm – 6pm

πŸ“ Location: Old University of Malta – Valletta

πŸ‘¨β€πŸ« Lectured by: Mario Zerafa

A 100 Euro Fee applies for this course. Total Fee for Both courses is that of 150 Euro.

Course overview:

Session 1:

  • AML-CFT Legal Framework
  • Concepts and Definitions
  • The FIAU
  • Obligations of Subject Persons
  • Business Risk Assessments
  • Customer Risk Assessments
  • Jurisdictional Risk Assessments

Session 2:

  • Customer due diligence

Session 3:

  • Reliance and Outsourcing
  • Reporting Obligations
  • Record Keeping
  • Considerations for Fund Managers / Administrators / Custodians
  • Considerations for Funds

The Lecturer:Β 

Mario Zerafa

Mario Zerafa is a Senior Associate within Ganado Advocates investment services and funds team. Mario has a wide range of experience in setting up, structuring and licensing of PIFs, UCITS, AIFs and NAIFs as well as investment services license holders such as AIFMs, UCITS management companies, and MIFID firms. On an ongoing basis, he advises clients on their ongoing obligations in terms of the applicable legal and regulatory framework. As part of the ongoing support to clients, Mario also assists with various corporate matters including the re-domiciliation of companies into or out of Malta, drafting of shareholders agreements and corporate governance matters.

Mario also specialises in anti-financial crime-related matters within the financial services sector, concentrating particularly on anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist financing, anti-bribery and corruption, sanctions and whistleblowing laws. On an ongoing basis, he advises clients on governance issues as well as on the establishment of an anti-financial crime framework in line with Maltese laws and regulations. Mario regularly represents clients before the Malta Financial Services Authority, the Financial Intelligence Analysis Unit and the Sanctions Monitoring Board in Malta.

Mario acts as examiner and lecturer at the University of Malta. He also lectures at a number of academic institutions on investment services and anti-financial crime related subjects.