(Fully booked) BDO hybrid seminar: Update on AML regulations and practices

(Fully booked) BDO hybrid seminar: Update on AML regulations and practices

28 4月 2023 - 29 4月 2023

25th Floor, Wing On Centre, 111 Connaught Road Central 111 Connaught Road CentralHong Kong

Government and regulators such as the Securities and Futures Commission and the Hong Kong Monetary Authority are constantly revising their anti-money laundering and counter-financing of terrorism (AML/ CFT) regulations and guidelines to combat financial crimes. The ever-evolving AML/ CFT regulatory standards present unprecedented challenges for financial institutions.

In this seminar, we will discuss the latest updates on AML/ CFT regulations and practices for compliance, detecting and preventing financial crime, including the new introduction of a licensing regime for virtual asset service providers (VASPs) and a two-tier registration regime for dealers in precious metals and stones (DPMS) as set out in the Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorist Financing (Amendment) Bill 2022 which has been passed by the Legislative Council on 7 December 2022.


IVAN SO, Manager of Risk Advisory Services , BDO

Ivan So is the Manager of Risk Advisory Services at BDO. Leveraging on his 8 years of professional experience in managing various assurance and advisory engagements, he is responsible for providing AML/ CFT advisory, regulatory compliance review, risk assessment and corporate governance review services for financial services and other clients of the firm.

His clientele covers different sectors including professional practices, banking, securities dealing and advisory, asset management, online payment gateway, money service operator and stored value facility in Hong Kong, PRC, Singapore and other Asian countries/ jurisdictions.

Ivan has an in-depth understanding of AML/ CFT, compliance and internal control best practices. In particular, he was in charge in projects on reviewing AML/ CFT process of banks, securities firms, money service operators and money lenders. He is a trainer for senior management of the financial services clients on compliance and AML/ CFT best practices.

Qualifications and professional affiliations:

  • Hong Kong Certified Public Accountant
  • Member of Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales
  • Member of Association of Chartered Certified Accountants
  • EFFAS Certified ESG Analyst
  • Associate Anti-Money Laundering Professional

Further information
This event will incorporate slides which you can view on a PC and audio broadcast technology which requires only the speakers in your device. Therefore, on the day, please ensure the audio volume of your device is turned up. You are recommended to log in the webinar (which will be provided by email after your successful registration) a few minutes before the webinar starts to make sure you have no problem with the connection. 


Details are as follows:

Date : Friday, 28 April 2023
Time : 15:00 - 16:00
Venue : Hybrid (Online via Zoom / In-person at BDO office)
    25th Floor, Wing On Centre, 111 Connaught Road Central, Hong Kong    
    (Sheung Wan Wing On Department Store’s building)
Language : Cantonese, supplemented by English presentation materials
Fee : Free of charge
CPD Units* : 1 hour (*The recognition of CPD hours by your professional organisations is subject to their CPD policies.)
Remarks : 1. For any enquiries, please contact contact Ida Cheung at +852 2218 3714 or idacheung@bdo.com.hk. 
    2. Login information will be sent to you by email after successful registration.
    3. BDO reserves the final right of acceptance of registration.