Guernsey Association of Compliance officers

Governance, Risk and Compliance in the Bailiwick of Guernsey

Customer Screening – Learn from the Mistakes of Others

Customer Screening – Learn from the Mistakes of Others


FREE TO ATTEND. Lunch provided. 

Date: 4th December

Time: 12.30-14.30

Venue: Duke of Richmond Hotel 

Customer screening is the single most important aspect of an organisation's AML defences despite which weaknesses are common both at the on-boarding stage and with the use of batch screening products. During this event Stephen Platt and Tom Devlin will update you on customer screening challenges and best practice by reference to new screening technologies.

The event will cover:

  1. The criticality of customer screening
  2. Common screening weaknesses
  3. Case studies where companies and organisations have fallen short of the due diligence requirements and the ramifications
  4. How to manage false positives
  5. The importance of quality screening MI
  6. Demonstration of RiskScreen Batch Screening Solutions which:
  • enables the compilation of customer data from different sources and formats
  • helps minimise false positives
  • allows risk based batch screening
  • allows you to access your MI to drive your risk management decisions


Stephen Platt is regarded internationally as a leading authority on the criminal abuse of financial services. Stephen is Chairman and Chief Executive of KYC Global Technologies, the operating company of RiskScreen a highly cost-effective customer screening tool used by businesses worldwide to fulfil their KYC obligations. Stephen is a barrister and an Adjunct Professor of Law at Georgetown University in Washington D.C. He is the author of the award-winning #1 bestselling book 'Criminal Capital'. He consults to Stephen Platt & Associates LLP on large-scale regulatory investigations. 

Tom Devlin is a partner at Stephen Platt & Associates LLP, a firm specialising in regulatory investigations and remediation work. Tom is renowned for his expertise in AML/CFT, governance risk and compliance, corruption and RegTech. He has advised and acted for regulators, tier one banks, challengers, investment funds, trust companies, and professional bodies on these matters. He regularly advises both regulators and corporates on matters of policy in relation to the prevention of crime, with a particular focus on the effective governance of financial crime risk. 

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