Compliance Considerations: Use of data analytics in financial crime

Compliance Considerations: A primer into the application of data analytics to prevent financial crime

Session Outline

During a previous seminar on AML Compliance organised by EY Malta, 70% of participants stated that the adoption of technology and data analytics solutions is a key priority in order to address ever-evolving AML obligations and regulatory reporting requirements. Data underpins the effectiveness of the overall financial crime function in any organisation. As the volume, variety and velocity of data becomes increasingly complex, the aim of the session is to serve as an introduction for non-techies on the application of data analytics and data visualisation techniques in preventing financial crime.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the drivers for the use of analytics and data visualisations in combatting financial crime
  • Translate compliance issues into data questions
  • Understand data sources and what should be available (including knowledge of available external data)
  • Identify common data quality issues and how these can be addressed
  • Explore some of the data analytical and visualisation techniques that can be used to combat financial crime

Who should attend

This course is targeted for AML Professionals, MLRO, Risk and Compliance Personnel.


Julian Grima | Senior Manager | EY Malta

Julian is a Senior Manager in EY’s Banking Advisory Services and has significant experience in assisting various local and international clients on various Anti-Money Laundering and Know Your Customer review and remediation processes, financial crime risk management procedures as well as the design and implementation of data visualization tools for financial crime compliance purposes. In recent years, Julian has also been heavily involved in the provision of AML and compliance related training primarily targeting banking and gaming professionals. He is a Certified Accountant, a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and a Member of the Malta Institute of Accountants (MIA). 

Nicholas Massa | Associate | EY Malta

Nicholas is a Senior Consultant in EY’s Advisory Services with experience in various compliance functions with local and international financial institutions. These include AML and KYC remediation and customer reviews, national and transnational legislative research, industry focalisation on the gaming and banking industries, and Management Information (MI) and Business Intelligence (BI) provision for client portfolios, using Microsoft data analytics and visualisation tools such as Microsoft SharePoint and PowerBI among others.

CPE Accreditation

This is a CPE Accredited event.


Admission fee for this session is €35 (incl. VAT). The price for both Compliance Consideration sessions is €60 (incl. VAT).

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Compliance Considerations: A primer into the application of data analytics to prevent financial crime

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