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responding with RegTech
Monday 25 September | Scotland House, London
We were delighted to host a key industry event at the fantastic new venue, Scotland House. In a packed schedule, we welcomed Amy Bell (Chair, The Law Society’s Money Laundering Task Force), Jason Boud (Co-founder, RegTech Markets & RegTech Forum), Yas Jaffer (Partner, JJC FinTech) and Sarah Kocianski (Senior Research Analyst – Fintech, Business Insider UK) to join our Managing Director, Paul Charmatz, in discussing all things RegTech, from the challenges faced in the KYC realm to the opportunities RegTech presents.
Click the button below to read Paul’s key takeaways from the night.
KYC – Are You Regulatory Ready?
Tuesday 27th June 2017, Milbank, London
Hosted by Solicitor’s Journal, representatives from the regulators, law firms and LawTech attended an informative Lunch and Learn event focussed on the new challenges faced by compliance professionals regarding MLR2017. The session focused on the recent regulatory developments including the hot-off-the-press UK Money Laundering Draft Regs 2017. Presentations covered the AML and KYC challenges law firms are faced with today, and the panel reviewed how technologies are revolutionising KYC processes within the legal profession and are key to enabling a response.
Thomson Reuters Risk Summit 2017
Tuesday 25 April 2017, The Brewery, London
This event brought together thought leaders and practitioners from Thomson Reuter’s financial markets, compliance, risk, anti-money laundering, ethics, audit, and legal communities for a series of interactive discussions on key themes impacting business dynamics.
The Summit provided a series of keynote speakers, panel sessions and breakout sessions with an opportunity to engage in peer networking, share best practices, and gain insight into how others are addressing the challenges and opportunities you face every day.
encompass CEO and Co-Founder Wayne Johnson was invited to join a panel for the breakout session ‘Actively Managing Risk, Regulatory & Compliance Exposures in 2017 & Beyond’.
MLROs Conference Two 2017
Wednesday 26 April 2017, Devonshire Square, London
MLROs.com Conference Two was the second instalment of the regular industry-renowned conferences for 2017. MLROs.com conferences are always a great value, full day event, packed with major topical issues and expert speakers.
The conference provided delegates with the information to enhance the scope and depth of their knowledge across a broad range of subjects, as well as earn valuable CPD points.
encompass Head of Product, Graeme Port, was invited to speak on ‘The KYC Operational Landscape: Corporate Customer Due Diligence’. In light of the new demands and increased levels of customer due diligence that the MLR2017 call for, his talk reviewed the KYC operational landscape, including the tools and information available to MLROs which should be considered as part of a modern response.
Click here to read Graeme’s blog from the day, including a brief interview and the slides from his presentation.
Australian Business RegTech Event 2017
Wednesday 3 May 2017, TechUK, London
RegTech is the latest big tech trend. It helps organisations to become smarter and more agile in complying with regulation and regulators to make better use of data reporting proved by industry. Key to RegTech is the intelligent use of data analytics to extract and organise information in a rapid, cost-effective and flexible way.
This event canvassed three perspectives on RegTech and its application in the financial and professional services sector. These included:
- The Regulator – Nick Cook, Head of Department: Market Intelligence, Data and Analytics, Financial Conduct Authority
- The User – Lisa Walker, Head of Compliance, ANZ Bank; Nicole Sandler, VP Resolution & Recovery Planning & Fintech
- The Innovator – Wayne Johnson, CEO & Co-Founder, encompass
LPM Annual Conference 2017
Thursday 18 May 2017, America Square, London
The Legal Practice Management events are the must-attend events for everyone in practice management from SME law firms. Highlights from the day included:
- Tom Burton, director, KPMG (previously defence head of cyber at BAE systems: A blueprint for a secure cyber future – How real is the threat of cybercrime?
- Your toolkit for compliance – negotiating the minefield of unreserved work, SRA proposals for accountancy rules, COFA and COLP roles
- Finding people, retaining talent and planning for the future: Finding an oasis of talent when the legal desert is dry
- Breaking the mould: An examination of non-traditional law firm models
- GDPR: Burden or opportunity? An interactive session featuring the blind data game with your host Anne Onymous
- Digital vs human – will robots take your job?
- Exploring business development strategies around pricing
- Visualising the value and vulnerability of your data
- Bribery, fraud and corruption – oh my! Understanding the Fifth AML Directive
- New frontiers and black holes for legal IT
ACAMS AML & Financial Crime Conference Europe 2017
Thursday 1 June – Friday 2 June 2017, London
ACAMS 13th Annual Conference brought 500 influential global anti-financial crime professionals, policy makers, regulators and government officials.
This two-day intensive learning event gave attendees an up-to-date briefing on emerging AML and CTF trends, analysis of the latest prevention techniques and a practical understanding of new regulatory requirements. They took away practical insight into the changing regulatory landscape for anti-financial crime across Europe and internationally.
Prepare for the transitional steps needed to implement both the 4AMLD requirements, associated Directive measures designed to combat AML, CTF, bribery and corruption and tax evasion. Develop pragmatic strategic steps towards the effective transformation of existing anti-financial crime policies, procedures and controls across all three lines of defence in your organisation.
ICA’s 9th Annual Conference – Compliance: Making a Difference
How do we as regulatory and financial crime compliance professionals make a difference?
At this year’s ICA Annual Conference, the focus will be on the truly positive aspects of compliance: the ongoing opportunities for the compliance function to influence key stakeholders and outcomes in order to drive businesses forward. Today, compliance professionals don’t simply manage regulatory risk: they also contribute to the wider strategic goals of a firm.
AMLP Forum’s 13th Annual AML & Financial Crime Seminar
AMLP Forum Seminars are cross-industry events bringing together leading stakeholders to discuss the latest strategies and solutions. Appreciating that everyone’s schedule is tight; this is an excellent opportunity for busy anti money laundering professionals to get their key updates and answers from relevant high ranking officials in a one-day session.
This seminar will cover essential updates from the Home Office, HMT, OFSI, JMLSG, regulators, law enforcement and leading industry experts – all you need to know for 2017!
Infoline 3rd Annual AML, Financial Crime & Sanctions Conference
31 January – 1 February 2017, London
Financial Crime ‘Think Tank’: Ensuring Accurate and Efficient Customer Due Diligence in the Changing Financial Crime Threat Landscape. Improving Your Sanctions Control Framework. Understanding the Compliance Challenges in Trade Finance. Russian Sanctions: Evolving Best Practice in Russian Business.
ILTA INSIGHT Conference
ILTA’s INSIGHT conference is back in London! Everyone who has attended in the past knows the educational programme is stellar. The organisers are aiming to make this the best year yet for delegates and supporters, an event that truly delivers on the twin promise of content and conversation.
Find out more 17th November, 2016
R3 SPG Forum
The SPG Forum is a well established forum for debate and analysis for the smaller practice community. This popular two day residential conference is designed specifically for smaller practice professionals to keep them fully informed of recent industry developments and provide legal, practical and technical updates.
Key sessions involve:
- A review of how the IP fees estimate regime is working in practice one year on
- An ‘update from the bench’ with Chief Registrar Baister
- An update on the UK economy set against the backdrop of the EU referendum result with the Bank of England Agent for the West Midlands
- Joint appointments and succession planning for smaller firms
- Investigations, forensics and asset recoveries
- The new Insolvency Rules and their impact on practitioners
- An update from the Insolvency Service on policy and Official Receiver operational matters
- What you need to know about collective redundancies and HR1 forms
- Corporate and personal legal updates
- Restructuring and advisory work from the SME perspective
17th – 18th November, 2016
LSN10 Legal Support Networking Event
LSN are celebrating 10 years of excellent Networking Events throughout the UK and Encompass are proud to sponsor the London 2016 events. Read more.. The events have no set agenda and provide a unique opportunity to meet others like you working in UK law firm management, operational or support roles in a relaxed social setting and discuss common issues over a few drinks. LSN networking events are FREE to attend if you work in a law firm or solicitors practice. If you fall outside this circle, call the LSN team on: 0870 112 5058.
Monday 14th November, 2016
We are delighted that Encompass and gunnercooke have been shortlisted for the 2016 Turnaround, Restructuring and Insolvency (TRI) Awards 2016 in the Innovation and Technology category. Formerly known as the Insolvency & Rescue (I&R) Awards, the renamed TRI Awards sponsored by Capa, has been refreshed with a new look and new categories to reflect the critical work that is now prevalent across the profession – particularly in turnaround and restructuring. Now in its ninth year, the scheme will continue to champion experts undertaking outstanding work in corporate rescue, as well as those making critical investments in distressed and struggling businesses. For the first time, it will more specifically celebrate experts in the field of turnaround and restructuring. Find out more
19th October 2016
Legal Geek Conference
The world’s first LawTech Startup Conference hits London this October.
- 30+ Amazing speakers with practical demos from 40+ LawTech startups
- A live hackathon along side the conference to improve access to justice
- Awards voted on our Startup Map
- An after party with a Startup Awards and the Legal Geek Rocks after party, in collaboration with Law Rocks
- Relaxed atmosphere to connect, share and high five
- Amazing food trucks, freshly roasted coffee and an open bar
18th October 2016
Run by Turnkey Group, this annual conference highlights the contribution productivity tool play in automating aspects of business operations and focuses on the technologies used by professionals today. Encompass will be speaking at the event focussing on the integration between Encompass Uncover and Turkey IPS. We will be running demos throughout the day so please get in touch to arrange a meeting with one of our team.
18th October 2016
R3 Ladies Lunch
This R3 flagship themed event will be taking place this year at The Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane. The event will commence with a champagne reception followed by a three course lunch. Come along to socialise with anyone who is anyone in the Insolvency profession in the UK in the gorgeous setting of the Grosvenor House Hotel. Encompass will be hosting a table at the ladies lunch so please do come by and say hello.
14th October 2016
Pinsent Masons Restructuring and Insolvency Conference
Last year’s Pinsent Masons Restructuring and Insolvency Conference was the most popular in Europe, with more than 450 insolvency practitioners and restructuring professionals attending the event. The 2016 conference is set to be even better, with a wide range of speakers drawn from Pinsent Masons and the industry speaking on the topics which are of most relevance to insolvency practitioners and their staff. The conference includes up to the minute analysis and comment from leading lights in the industry, and a comprehensive set of seminar notes to keep as a work of reference.
Tuesday 4th October 2016
The Lawyer Business Leadership Awards
Designed to recognise and celebrate excellence among business services individuals and teams working in law firms, barrister’s chambers and other legal services providers across the entire legal market. Categories include Best Big Data Initiative, Best New Legal Product, Most Innovative Workplace Initiative and Innovation in Financial Management to name a few. Encompass are delighted to be sponsoring the award for ‘Innovation in Knowledge Management’. Shortlisted for this award are A&L Goodbody, Charles Russell Speechlys, Garrigues, Gowling WLG, Mason Hayes & Curran, Pérez-Llorca, Taylor Wessing. Best of luck to all nominees.
Wednesday 28th September 2016
The Lawyer Business Leadership Summit
The Summit has rapidly carved out a well-deserved reputation as the pre-eminent business services-focused event in the UK market. The dynamic sessions will provide a wide range of practical insights and applications covering areas such as KM, technology, marketing and BD, HR, finance and facilities. Delegates will include managing and senior partners from the world’s top firms along with C-suite professionals and other business services group leaders. The Lawyer Business Leadership Summit has been specifically designed to assist these professionals in running a successful business in what continues to be the most challenging, but also stimulating, global legal services environment.
Wednesday 28th & Thursday 29th September 2016
R3 North West Golf Day
Described as “One of the best in-land golf courses in the UK“, R3 North West have chosen Clitheroe Golf Club to host their annual golf event on Friday 21st September. The day will begin at 12noon with filled rolls, before teams of four will kick off the competition, concluding in a prize-giving and 2 course dinner at the club. This will be a great opportunity to socialise and meet people within the profession on the green. If you would like to attend as part of Encompass’ team please email us.
21st September 2016
R3 in Scotland Annual Dinner
The R3 in Scotland Annual Dinner will be held at The Grand Central Hotel, Glasgow G1. The event begins with a drinks reception followed by a three course dinner Hosted by R3 in Scotland Chairman, Tim Cooper, the evening will begin with a formal welcome to the event. Following dinner will be the usual photobooth and DJ.
8th September 2016
ILTACON is a four-day educational conference that draws on the experience and success of professionals employing ever-changing technology within law firms and legal departments. Technology and the business of law are rapidly changing, and we are all change agents. ILTACON is where we share and learn about what’s ahead and how to succeed in driving and embracing change within our teams, our organizations and the industry. All educational content is developed by a conference committee of 40+ peers. August 28th – September 1st 2016 Find out more here
LSN10 Legal Support Networking Event
LSN are celebrating 10 years of excellent Networking Events throughout the UK and Encompass are proud to sponsor the London 2016 events. Read more.. The events have no set agenda and provide a unique opportunity to meet others like you working in UK law firm management, operational or support roles in a relaxed social setting and discuss common issues over a few drinks. LSN networking events are FREE to attend if you work in a law firm or solicitors practice. If you fall outside this circle, call the LSN team on: 0870 112 5058. Monday 11th July, 2016
RegTech Capital Markets Conference
In November the FCA issued a call for input on RegTech. JWG argued that new and proven tools can be employed but, to do so, the debate must be reframed as a ‘RegTech commons’ for the market to take off. They assembled top technologists from 14 leading firms with the FCA in March 2016 to frame the thinking about what it will take to successfully lay the foundations. The objective of this conference is to explore the issues in greater depth, generate collaborative proposals, agree on the priorities and establish an action plan. Tuesday 5th July, 2016
Law Practice Management Conference
Join us at the Law Practice Management Conference where high level speakers will discuss how traditional las firms can thrive in a challenging marketplace. Topics covered will include innovative business structures and planning for success, the rise of the legal consumers, and the debate around fixed fees, clear cost structures and developing a business approach. We will be offering free, personalised demos of Encompass Verify on the day and have 10 complimentary passes for the conference to give away. Wednesday 29th June, 2016
R3 London Women’s Group Afternoon Tea
After the success of the ladies only ‘Lunch at The Langham’, the R3 London & South East Women’s Group present this year’s new summer event – an afternoon tea and garden party at The Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Knightsbridge. The guest speaker this year will be Pippa Blakemore, PEP Partnership LLP, who will be giving a lively presentation on how to make a winning first impression. The event will commence with a drinks reception, followed by the presentation and afternoon tea to follow. The event will finish with drinks and in the hotel’s private garden overlooking Hyde Park. Friday 10th June, 2016
R3 in Scotland Question Time Event
This Question Time style event will take place after the results are in for the Scottish Parliament election and ahead of the historic EU Referendum. This crucial vote itself potentially has a bearing on the outlook for the country, its businesses and individuals. This debate will be led by William Down, Bank of England agent for Scotland, and to be joined by a panel of esteemed peers to discuss the economic outlook for Scotland including Andrew Tate, R3’s Vice President; Maureen Leslie, President of the IPA; and Paul Lindop, Director of Interims for Energy Limited. Wednesday 1st June
R3’s Annual Conference 2016
The R3 Annual Conference, with the theme ‘Future of the Market – the gathering of thought leaders’ will take place in Budapest at the Intercontinental on 18 – 20 May 2016. Encompass will be exhibiting at the event, alongside a host of other high profile members of the insolvency industry. Attendees will be able to mix and mingle with other delegates from across the UK, and Encompass would like to take this opportunity to cordially invite all to stop by our booth for a live demonstration. 18 – 20 May 2016 – Budapest, Hungary
ABFA Operations Forum
On 17th May we will be attending the ABFA Operations Forum to talk about How Encompass can Benefit Asset based lenders and Invoice finance. This is set to be a great event with insightful talks focussing on the current themes affecting the ABL industry today. Tuesday 17th May
ABFA Annual Conference 2016
The ABFA Annual Conference will be held in Dublin at the DoubleTree by Hilton with a Welcome Reception taking place from 18:30 on 4th May at Christ Church Cathedral in the Crypt. Encompass are delighted to join the sponsorship team and look forward to seeing you there! Wednesday 4th & 5th May 2016
R3 Northern Conference & Golf Day
We are delighted to be presenting three teams to the Golf Competition which takes place on the European PGA Tour standard course of Wynchwood Park, Weston, Crewe – Thursday 21st April. Our team will then attend the Conference Reception & Dinner later in the evening. The main Northern Conference will take place at the historic Crewe Hall in Cheshire on the 22nd April. If you’re heading to the event, do stop by at our stand in between the presentations. Thursday 21st and Friday 22nd April 2016
#LSN10 Legal Support Networking Event, London
LSN are celebrating 10 years of excellent Networking Events throughout the UK and Encompass are proud to sponsor the London 2016 events. Read more.. The events have no set agenda and provide a unique opportunity to meet others like you working in UK law firm management, operational or support roles in a relaxed social setting and discuss common issues over a few drinks.
ABFA Achievers Awards Dinner 2016 – London
Taking place on at the Royal Garden Hotel, Kensington in London. The evening celebrates the achievements of students that have completed one or more of the ABFA Distance Learning Programmes. The evening will begin with a Welcome Reception, followed by a three-course dinner, the Awards ceremony and entertainment. Wednesday 2nd March 2016
IFSD Networking event, Glasgow
Come along to learn more about the most recent developments in the IFSD, as well as plans for the future. This year, in a brand new feature, IFSD will be interviewing live on stage representatives from Morgan Stanley, JP Morgan and Encompass Corporation.
Wednesday 11th November, 2015
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