[Webinar REPLAY] The Network Effect: The power of networks in due diligence and investigations

In an increasingly complex & interdependent world, you can’t fight financial crime in isolation. Discover how to harness the power of the network effect in this webinar with the ICA. Watch the replay.


14th September 2022

10.00 am – 11.00 am London

We are delighted to sponsor this webinar, hosted by the International Compliance Association

From illicit network structures utilised for criminal gains, through to growing public/private network collaborations, anti-financial crime professionals must understand the role of both positive and negative networks in the current ecosystem. Harnessing the network effect to its maximum potential is increasingly important in the fight against financial crime. In a complex and interdependent world, you cannot conduct investigations or due diligence in isolation, understanding the networks available to you is everything.

In this webinar we will explore:

  • What is the network effect and why it is important in the context of financial crime
  • Positive vs negative networks
  • The evolution of public/private partnerships and collaborations
  • How to benefit from the network effect and expand your own networks

Moderator: Pekka Dare, Vice President, ICA

Pekka is Vice President of ICA. Pekka has many years’ experience as a practitioner in Financial Crime Compliance and has spent the last 11 years helping ICA to become the world’s most respected professional body and training provider in Compliance and Risk.

Speaker: Sylwia Wolos, Head of Product Strategy, Ground Truth Intelligence

Sylwia has built and managed enhanced due diligence research teams for Thomson Reuters (Refinitiv) in EMEA. After a decade of managing the research and customer success teams, she looked after the business proposition globally and worked with the customers across sectors to advise on best KYC, 3PR, and pre-transactional compliance and due diligence projects’ solutions.

Kate Bedwell, Financial Crime Compliance Professional with Specialist Knowledge of Financial Inclusion Products FICA, Prof.PgDip (FCC)

Kate is a qualified financial crime compliance specialist, currently leading the financial services taskforce for United for Wildlife (“UfW”). Prior to joining the Royal Foundation, Kate was the Head of Governance , Risk and Compliance for M-Pesa at Vodafone Group. She was accountable for the Global Group Anti-Money Laundering (“AML”) policy and had oversight of the M-Pesa compliance operations across Africa.

Pieter Alberts, Senior Operations Manager: Investigative Support Service, Financial Intelligence Centre

Pieter is the Acting Executive Manager in the Financial Intelligence Centre and overseeing the Monitoring and Analysis Division. Prior to his career at the FIC, he was with Deloitte Advisory and Forensics and part of Commercial Crime Unit of the South African Police Service (Hawks). He has extensive experience in the prevention, detection and investigation of complex financial crimes. He holds a Master’s degree in Forensic Accountancy from the North West University and is a Forensic Practitioner (FP) SA, Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) and Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS).

Petro Louw, Divisional Manager, AML Business Banking

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