16 December 2008
The Chief Executive
All authorized institutions
Dear Sir / Madam,
I am writing to inform you that the HKMA will hold an anti-money laundering seminar on 22 January 2009. The purpose of the seminar is to brief AIs on 4 guidance papers recently issued by the Industry Working Group on Prevention of Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing and the HKMA namely, "FAQs on Politically Exposed Persons", "Address Proof for Personal Customers", "Customer Due Diligence Process for Offshore Companies" and "Good Practices on Transaction Monitoring". You may refer to the attached programme for details.
The seminar will be held from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm at the Lecture Theatre of Hong Kong Central Library, 66 Causeway Road, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong. Compliance officers and managing staff with responsibility for anti-money laundering and counter terrorist financing controls and compliance are encouraged to attend the seminar. Due to the limited number of seats available, each institution is requested to nominate only one representative to attend the seminar. Please discuss with the HKMA directly if more seats are required.
To facilitate logistical arrangements, please complete and return the attached registration form to the HKMA by email at firstname.lastname@example.org on or before 31 December 2008. Late submission will not be entertained and unreserved seats will be allocated to other AIs. Unless otherwise advised, you may assume the representative is admitted to the seminar if registration form is returned to the HKMA before the deadline. Please retain a copy of your registration form and bring it to the seminar to facilitate the registration process.
If you have any questions regarding the seminar, please contact Ms Cherry Man at 2878 1630 or Ms Sophia Lam at 2878 8281.
Andrew Clayton Consultant(Anti-Money Laundering)