On 8 June Riga is hosting the annual Top Tier Financial and Regulatory Forum Baltic FinReg Summit 2022 to explore the latest trends and challenges faced by the financial sector in the Baltic States.

The Summit programme will focus on the new AML package, sanctions compliance and supervisory priorities in relation to the prevention of money laundering in the Baltics, securitisation trends in Europe, fund scene in the Baltics, ESG in practice etc.

“After two years of FinReg in the digital mode we are excited to bring it back to Riga and resume the tradition to gather the financial industry professionals and discuss the most relevant issues and practices. We are certain that the programme of this year’s FinReg is well balanced to cover such fundamental and essential regulatory issues as AML and sanction compliance as well as discuss the latest trends and practices shaping industries tomorrow, including ESG and securitisation,”

says Edgars Lodziņš, Partner and Head of Banking and Finance at COBALT Latvia.

The Summit programme will offer a truly impressive line-up of international and local speakers, including Head of Digital Finance unit at European Banking Authority Rūta Merkevičiūtė, Deputy Head of the AML Unit in DG FISMA of the European Commission Claude Bocqueraz, Senior Policy Adviser at European Banking Federation Roger Kaiser, Chairwoman of the Financial and Capital Market Commission of the Republic of Latvia Santa Purgaile, Heads of the Financial Intelligence Units of Latvia and Estonia Ilze Znotiņa and Matis Mäeker, director of the Center of Excellence in Anti-Money Laundering in Lithuania Eimantas Vytuvis etc. Full list of speakers and agenda on Summit webpage:

“The event is aimed at understanding the application of financial services regulation, bringing the Baltic States closer together and increasing harmonisation between them. We still have too many differences in approaches across the Baltics and it is important to harmonise these approaches,”

comments Sanita Bajāre, Chairwoman of the Board at the Finance Latvia Association.

Baltic FinReg Summit is organised in partnership with the financial sector cluster organisations – Estonian Banking Association, Finance Latvia Association, and Lithuanian Banking Association – and is inspired and powered by COBALT, a leading pan-Baltic law firm operating in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.

Further information:
Krists Bērziņš,
Head of Marketing and Communications, COBALT Latvia
Phone: +371 6720 1800

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