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Samantha Sheen

Samantha Sheen

Financial Crime Prevention Advisor at Efficient Frontiers International (EFI)
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Bio Financial Crime Advisor, Efficient Frontiers International (EFI) Career History A financial crime prevention professional with over 15 years of practical experience in compliance. Holding several qualifications and recognised as an expert in financial crime. Experience includes working as a MLRO, DPO, CCO and Group Head of AML for various financial institutions.


Banking Regulations

Companies House Consultation and its relevance for KYC and CDD

01 Aug 2019

It would be an understatement to say the last 4 years have been a game-changer when it comes to anti-financial crime regulation and the know your customer (KYC) and customer due diligence (CDD) requirements. We’ve seen several important initiatives here in Europe, first with the 4th Anti-Money Laundering Directive (4AMLD), followed by further ame...


AML - Shell Companies, Front Companies and The Misuse of Real Estate

23 Jul 2019

The more things change, the more they stay the same I’ve been monitoring developments in the Malaysian Sovereign Wealth Fund (“1MDB”) case for the last three years. That case involves a plethora of alleged crimes – money laundering, corruption, bribery, impersonation fraud – just to name a few of them. The regulatory sanctions imposed have been ...