AML Training on SME Risk in Nepal


AML Training on SME Risk in Nepal

15 June 2022

  15 June 2022 | 3:00 p.m. Kathmandu Time | Virtual

Trade-based money laundering and terrorist financing are serious global problems. It is important to prevent criminals from using the complex network of trade and financial transactions for illegal activities. However, the AML efforts and requirements may result in unintended consequences which may hamper legitimate SME businesses. The ADB TSCFP has launched a number of initiatives to streamline AML/CFT activities, in collaboration with its partner banks, regulators, and international organisations.

Join colleagues from the Nepal financial Services to build awareness of the issue, develop capacity to respond, and foster financial inclusion, while maintaining a high level of required controls.



Moderator: Roberto Leva, Relationship Manager, Trade & Supply Chain Finance Program, Asian Development Bank

Elizabeth “Kelly” McCann, Senior AML/CFT-KYC Expert, Business & Finance Consulting

Sworup Shrestha, Deputy Director, Financial Information Unit, Nepal

Program and Learning Materials: 
Date Session / Activity Presentation Material Speaker(s)
15 Jun 2022 Opening Session Introduction Roberto Leva
15 Jun 2022 AML Training on SME Risk in Nepal · Background TBML risks, Methods, Red Flags, Controls
· Risk Assessment
· Identifying Red Flags when SME customers may be involved in TBML
· Customer due diligence (CDD)
Elizabeth “Kelly” McCann
15 Jun 2022 AML Training on SME Risk in Nepal · Integrating best practices in CDD and ongoing monitoring of SME customers
· Measuring the effectiveness of your SME-CDD and ongoing monitoring control
Sworup Shrestha
15 Jun 2022 AML Training on SME Risk in Nepal · Nepalese Case Studies - local/regional case studies when TBML has been identified in SMEs – how and related violations
· Suspicious Transaction Reports Nepal


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