Establishing its Regional Head Office in Hong Kong in 2008, Hue Dang is the Head of Asia Pacific of ACAMS.
Ms. Dang is an Advanced Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist, specializing in Audit (CAMS-Audit), having published a whitepaper, “Financial Inclusion, Developing Economies, and Effective Implementation of the Risk-Based Approach in AML/CTF: The Need for Legislative and Regulatory Leadership to Motivate Private Sector Commitment & the Role of Audit.”
Ms. Dang has conducted numerous AML trainings around Asia, including for central banks, financial institutions, and universities. She is also the Program Chair for all ACAMS-APAC training events, including the three Annual AML and Financial Crime Conferences (APAC, Indian Subcontinent and Australasia), and annual symposia held in Singapore, Hong Kong, Taipei, Tokyo, Beijing, Shanghai, Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur, Manila, Macau and Seoul. She is a frequent speaker at AML-related conferences around the region, Europe and the US. She also conducts the Annual Train-the-Trainer Program to certify ACAMS trainers.
Ms. Dang has over 25 years’ experience in banking and finance. She was a Bank Examiner at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, Manager with Barclays Capital’s Investment Banking Division in Singapore, Director of Business Development at Citibank’s Global Consumer Banking Group in Singapore. In her positions as Director of Business Development, Asia/Pacific, for Thomson Financial, and General Manager of Thomson Financial Publishing, based in Hong Kong, she also developed the first-ever financial-markets news portal for the APAC region, “Thomson Capital Markets Asia“ (TCMAsia.com), launched in 2001.
Ms. Dang holds educational degrees from the US, with a Bachelor of Arts, with honors, from Amherst College and a Master in Public Policy from Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government.
While there are conflicting views on whether the FinCEN files should have been leaked, it has been a critical reminder about how much work still needs to be done by the financial services sector to combat financial crime. Within the 2,657 leaked files, 2,121 were suspicious activity reports (SARs) representing over $2 trillion worth of transactions, which in itself is only a small fraction of total SARs submitted during the same time period.4 February 2021