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Deloitte’s Alison Clew to Speak at KC’s Event on Understanding Economic Sanctions for Banks & Financial Institutions on 05/28/2009

Jersey City, NJ, March 17, 2009 --( The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcast recently announced that Alison Clew, Principal, Forensic & Dispute Services, Deloitte Financial Advisory Services LLP will speak at the Knowledge Congress’ upcoming webcast entitled: “Understanding Economic Sanctions for Banks & Financial Institutions”. This two-hour event is scheduled on May 28, 2009, Thursday, 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM ET. For further details of the event and panelists, please visit

Event Synopsis:

An increasingly complex global marketplace and increasing expectations by the US government to support foreign policy objectives creates challenges for financial institutions. They must be nimble enough to support their clients' cross border activities while being diligent about the complexities of sanctions regimes, from the US to every jurisdiction in which it operates. The rules governing exports and the challenges of monitoring for vessels and other shipping factors make trade finance especially challenging.

In this Live Webcast, lawyers and other seasoned compliance personnel will provide insight on the hidden risk that even a seemingly innocent money transfer can trigger severe regulatory consequences, along with training and other best practices for managing that risk.

About Alison Clew

Ms. Clew is a Principal in the Global AML/ETS practice of Deloitte Financial Advisory Services LLP, Boston Office. She focuses on matters relating to procedural and transactional compliance with USA PATRIOT Act and non-US AML regulations and OFAC and other sanctions regulations in the financial services industry, including global banks, major investment banks, broker/dealers and asset managers. Alison has assisted clients in addressing significant AML and sanctions program issues, leading efforts to analyze and suggest improvements to clients’ economic sanctions monitoring programs, policies, procedures, filtering systems, list management and operational management of alerts.

About Deloitte Financial Advisory Services LLP

The professionals of Deloitte Financial Advisory Services LLP (“Deloitte FAS”) have assisted clients across several industries comply with anti-money laundering and economic and trade sanctions programs. Our experienced, industry-focused professionals can help assess and improve policies and procedures, risk assessments, matching methodologies, technology implementations, alert management and escalation, and training.

For more information, please contact Alison Clew at 617-437-3059,, or visit:

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