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Thomson Reuters, in association with The Institute of Finance, is pleased to host The 8th Compliance and Anti-Money Laundering Seminar at Al Faisaliah Hotel, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The Seminar will be held under the patronage of H.E. Abdulaziz Al-Furaih, Vice Governor, Saudi Arabian Monetary Agency.

Globally, 2015 marked a record year in terms of fines and sanctions issued by international regulators to financial organizations. The financial market in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has also witnessed significant developments: the opening up of the capital market to qualified international investors in order to expand it; and, the Ministry of Commerce’s release of the new companies law, designed to enhance transparency, governance and investors protection.

Our two day Seminar therefore provides a timely opportunity for business leaders, GRC professionals and regulators to connect, and to discuss both future and present challenges. Over 400 regulatory and GRC professionals will engage in critical discussions on various key issues, including the evolving regulatory landscape and how it impacts banks and investment firms; the business of banking, mitigating the impact of geopolitics and maintaining the international interest to invest in the Saudi market, cyber-crime risks, responsible leadership, conduct risk, anti-money laundering, and, compliance talent challenges.