SWIFT – Silver sponsor of the 8th AML Conference

SWIFT is a global member-owned cooperative and the world’s leading provider of secure financial messaging services.
We provide our community with a platform for messaging, standards for communicating and we offer products and services to facilitate access and integration; identification, analysis and financial crime compliance.Our messaging platform, products and services connect more than 11,000 banking and securities organisations, market infrastructures and corporate customers in more than 200 countries and territories, enabling them to communicate securely and exchange standardised financial messages in a reliable way.As their trusted provider, we facilitate global and local financial flows, support trade and commerce all around the world; we relentlessly pursue operational excellence and continually seek ways to lower costs, reduce risks and eliminate operational inefficiencies.Headquartered in Belgium, SWIFT’s international governance and oversight reinforces the neutral, global character of its cooperative structure. SWIFT’s global office network ensures an active presence in all the major financial centres.


 VIDEO: The Future of SWIFT  VIDEO: Payment Controls
The evolution of cyber incidents in correspondent banking and how SWIFT is supporting the banking community
by Urs Kern, Senior Commercial Manager, Financial Crime Compliance Initiatives –EMEA, SWIFT
Urs Kern is responsible for SWIFT’s anti-financial crime compliance product and service portfolio in Europe, Middle East & Africa with a dedicated focus on Cyber Security solution and services. Mr. Kern joined SWIFT in April 2006 as a Market Expert in the corporate, trade & supply chain area. Before joining SWIFT he spent 5 years with the IT and Management Consultancy Capgemini in Germany. Here he was responsible for business development of the trade and payment services offering. Prior to Capgemini, he worked for DZ BANK (Product Development Corporate Business), Société Générale (Correspondent Banking) and Commerzbank (Trade Finance). He has more than 30 years’ background in the financial industry with different responsibilities in various areas of corporate banking and in international divisions.Urs Kern is a German citizen. He holds a degree in banking and international trade and speaks English, French, German and Italian.