23 March 2009
The Chief Executive
All authorized institutions
I am writing to inform you that the HKMA will be hosting an anti-money laundering seminar on 12 May 2009 with the Financial Services and the Treasury Bureau (FSTB) and the Joint Financial Intelligence Unit. The purpose of the seminar is to update the industry on the current issues and developments in relation to anti-money laundering and counter terrorist financing. The programme and the registration form are attached. You may also refer to the FSTB's website (http://www.fstb.gov.hk/fsb/aml/eng/pe/pe.htm) 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 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 17 April 2009. Late submission will not be entertained and unreserved seats will be allocated to other AIs. Unless otherwise advised, you may assume that your representative is admitted to the seminar if the registration form is submitted to the HKMA before the deadline. Please retain a copy of the registration form and bring it to the seminar.
If you have any questions regarding the seminar, please contact Ms Cherry Man at 2878 1630 or Ms Sophia Lam at 2878 8281.
Head (Banking Policy Division)