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12pm BST, Thursday 13 June | Online

The upcoming session will feature a discussion by anti-financial crime experts Nicole Lopez Del Carril and Louie Vargas, focusing on sanctions. They will explore the current sanctions landscape and the effect this is having on how AML/AFC teams operate at a tactical level, before talking about their predictions for the future impact of geopolitics for compliance.

About the speakers

Louie Vargas

is a Lead Sanctions Compliance Officer at Nordea. He has extensive international financial services experience with over a decade focused on global financial crime and sanctions operations, transformation and regulatory compliance. Louie has been based in New York and Copenhagen with truly international organisations including J.P. Morgan Chase, Agricultural Bank of China, Deutsche Bank, Danske Bank, and Nets/Nexi Group. He is a regular conference speaker and the founder and co-chairperson for the Association of Financial Crime Specialist (ACFCS) Nordic Chapter.  He is also a Certified Anti Financial Crime Specialist (CFCS), Certified Global Sanctions Specialist (CGSS), Certified Sanctions Specialist (CSS), and a Fellow member (FICA) of the International Compliance Association (ICA), and holds a BA in Social Science/History from New York University.

Nicole Lopez Del Carril

Nicole Lopez Del Carril has been working at Danske Bank since 2019, primarily in complex suspicious activity reporting using open source intelligence and data-led thematic investigations. Since February 2024, she has joined the 2nd Line of Defence Sanctions Advisory team to lead their sanctions circumvention detection, investigation, control framework, bringing her AML and OSINT investigative skills to the sanctions world.