Underscoring the important role compliance plays within Cayman’s financial services sector, Cayman Finance is pleased to support the Caribbean Regional Compliance Association’s 2012 conference as a sponsor of the event.
Taking place on 1st and 2nd March at The Hyatt Regency in Trinidad, the CRCA Conference – entitled ‘The Elephant in the Room’ - will give delegates the opportunity to learn about a host of vital topics on the subject, including how to deal with compliance threats to the region, a look at the most recent regulatory changes, as well as risk assessment, corruption and corporate responsibility.
Cayman Finance Chairman Richard Coles says Cayman Finance, as the umbrella representative of the financial services industry in Cayman, is delighted to be part of such an authoritative event on the subject.
“Cayman Finance strives to remain at the cutting edge of issues as important as compliance and how they relate to the industry here in Cayman. We expect that this year’s CRCA Conference will deliver some thought-provoking discussion,” he said. “In particular, we are anticipating an interesting presentation by Dawne Spicer from the CFATF who will be discussing the Caribbean Financial Action Task Force’s strategic direction over the next five years, the best and worst AML practices in the Caribbean and how the fourth round of Mutual Evaluations will improve the Caribbean’s global position.”
Conference Chair Carolyn Hanson, from RBC Royal Bank (a gold sponsor of the event), says that support from organisations such as Cayman Finance means the conference can continue to deliver high quality presentations from world class speakers.
“The CRCA Conference includes presentations from speakers who are the top in their field,” she says. “We are especially delighted to welcome award-winning journalist and internationally recognised expert on organised crime, Antonio Nicaso, whose presentation entitled ‘Follow the Money’ will no doubt be a must-attend event. We are grateful to Cayman Finance for their sponsorship which ensures that we are able to continue to set the standard so high.”
Ms Hanson says that the conference is a truly regional event: “The programme for this year’s conference has been developed by a steering committee made up from representatives of compliance associations from Trinidad and Tobago, Netherlands Antilles, Barbados, Bahamas, the Cayman Islands, Bermuda and the BVI, along with local compliance representatives from Jamaica and Anguilla,” she explains. “We anticipate that the event will provide professionals within the compliance, regulatory, and anti-money laundering sectors of the financial services industry with the knowledge to remain at the very top of their profession.”