Oyster Offers New Service for Insurance Managers

Businessman is pressing on the virtual screen and selecting "Service".Oyster Consulting is proud to offer a new service for Insurance Managers.  Since late 2016/early 2017 Insurance Managers have been included in the group of entities regulated by the BMA for compliance with Bermuda’s Anti-Money Laundering (“AML”)/Anti-Terrorist Financing (“ATF”) regime.  All such regulated entities in Bermuda are obligated to have an independent AML audit performed at least annually, and must appoint a Compliance Officer (“CO”) and an experienced AML/ATF Money Laundering Reporting Officer (“MLRO”) to comply with the AML/ATF regulations set forth in the code of conduct. In addition, Insurance Managers must have policies and procedures to support their AML/ATF regime, conduct proper due diligence and prevent fraud. Oyster will compare your firm’s written policies and procedures, actual practices, books and records, and controls against AML/ATF requirements, and can provide outsourced MLRO services and AML/ATF training for your firm.

AML Audits

Included in an Oyster AML Audit is the review of:

  • AML/ATF Program Structure, Approval and Oversight
  • Financial Intelligence Agency Section 16 Requests
  • Review of Accounts, with an emphasis on High Risk Accounts
  • Suspicious Activity Reporting and Consent Requests

Outsourced Money Laundering Reporting Officer

An Oyster MLRO can complete the following tasks:

  • Registration of your entity with the Financial Intelligence Agency on Go AML
  • Review of unusual activity and filing Suspicious Activity Reports (“SARs”)
  • Reporting to senior management and the Board of Directors to identify SAR trends
  • Development of training programs for staff awareness of AML/ATF standards

The Oyster Difference

Oyster’s consultants, having themselves been Chief Compliance Officers and Money Laundering Reporting Officers, have conducted AML audits and know what it’s like to sit in your seat. We will work with your team to make sure our assessment is fair and accurate. Prior to issuing a final report, we will prepare a draft report for discussion, identifying efficient and practical ways to close gaps and achieve best practices. Oyster has worked with many different types of regulated clients, small to large, with a variety of different business models. Additionally, Oyster offers discounts to our clients who sign up for multiple audits.

For more information about how Oyster Consulting can help your firm, complete our contact form, or call us directly at (441) 541-5036 and one of our associates will be happy to help.