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Thomson Reuters Governance, Risk & Compliance and the Institute of Banking of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia announce the 3rd Annual Compliance and Anti-Money Laundering Seminar


New York & London - Thomson Reuters Governance, Risk & Compliance and the Institute of Banking of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the leading training and knowledge solution provider for the Kingdom’s banking and financial sector, are pleased to announce the 3rd Annual Compliance and Anti-Money Laundering Seminar.

The seminar will be held under the patronage of His Excellency Dr. Abdulrahman Al-Hamidy, Vice Governor of the Saudi Arabian Monetary Agency at the Institute of Banking premises in Riyadh on March 22nd & 23rd, 2011.

With 400 delegates in attendance last year, the seminar has become the premier compliance and Anti Money Laundering event for Saudi Arabia’s financial services industry. It will gather the compliance professionals, AML specialists and international experts to share their experiences and best practices. The event is supported by leading banks and financial institutions such as Banque Saudi Fransi, Samba, Samba Capital, The National Commercial Bank, The Saudi Investment Bank, Arab National Bank, Saudi Hollandi Bank, Sanad Cooperative Insurance and Reinsurance JSC and other partners such as Deloitte, Ernst & Young, Clyde & Co, Barclay Simpson, and CCL

Mr. Jamaan Al-Wagdany, Director General of The Institute of Banking said: ‘This important event is another expression of IOB main mission to bring in knowledge solutions to our clients that contribute to building awareness and exchanging international experiences. The Seminar will provide exposure to regulatory challenges & objectives, international recent developments in Anti Money Laundering, and new modules & challenges in corporate governance and compliance’.

Leas Bachatene, Managing Director for the Middle East and Asia, Thomson Reuters Governance, Risk, Compliance (GRC) said: “In the aftermath of the global financial crisis, regulators and business leaders are deeply focused on strengthening corporate governance, risk management and regulatory compliance. As authorities attempt to address the causes of the crisis, rules are being updated on a seemingly daily basis, with enforcement and oversight becoming ever-more intensive. Concerned professionals increasingly need forums that combine local experience with international expertise, while providing a neutral environment for consultations between regulators and their constituents. Thomson Reuters/ Complinet and the Institute of Banking provide exactly this type of forum in Saudi Arabia through the annual Compliance and Anti-Money Laundering Seminar”.

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