ACSS Webinar: De-risking Sanctioned Securities - Association of Certified Sanctions Specialists

De-risking Sanctioned Securities

June 13, 2024 | 09:00 AM – 10:15 AM NYC

ACSS Webinar

CSS Credits: 1.25


75 minutes


  • Jeff Teahan
  • Haider Mannan


Alexander Witt CSS, Sanctions & Export Controls Consultant, ACSS


Thursday, June 13, 2024


  • 09:00 AM – 10:15 AM NYC
  • 02:00 PM – 03:15 PM London
  • 03:00 PM – 04:15 PM Amsterdam


In today’s complex geopolitical climate, financial institutions face a constant challenge: balancing compliance with sanctions regulations and maintaining a healthy portfolio. Sanctioned securities can pose significant risks, and navigating the process of de-risking them requires careful consideration.

This webinar will be your guide to effectively managing sanctioned securities.

What you’ll learn:

  • The Evolving Landscape of Sanctions: We’ll explore the ever-changing landscape of sanctions imposed by the US and other international bodies.
  • Identifying Sanctioned Securities: Gain insights into methods for efficiently identifying sanctioned securities within your investment portfolios.
  • De-Risking Strategies: We’ll delve into various strategies for de-risking sanctioned securities, including divestment, buy-back, and holding with robust compliance measures.
  • Minimizing Reputational and Financial Risk: Learn how to effectively de-risk sanctioned securities while mitigating potential reputational and financial risks for your institution.
  • Case Studies and Industry Best Practices: Benefit from practical case studies showcasing successful de-risking approaches and industry best practices for managing sanctioned securities.

Certificate of Attendance:

All active ACSS members will be able to download the certificate from the Learning Management System (under the achievements tab). 

Event Registration

Members of the Association

This webinar is included in your membership
and you will be sent login details by email a
day before the webinar.

If you would like to register for the webinar
in advance, so that it is entered into your calendar.

Non Members of the Association

You must be a member in order to attend this webinar.

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Jeff Teahan

Product Specialist

Jeff Teahan is a Product Specialist at Big TXN, a regtech company based in London. With a background in Law and Politics, he specialises in UK, EU and Swiss sanctions and has an interest in global supply chain networks. Jeff has led projects developing sanctions software and import/export restriction databases.

Haider Mannan

CEO | Engineer | Data Scientist


Haider Mannan is the founder of risk intelligence data provider BigTXN. He is a data scientist and subject matter expert in investment screening, specialising in ESG controversies, global sanctions and investment restrictions. Haider is a member of PRMIA’s SME advisory expert group on buy-side investment risk and sits on the membership committee of the UK Sustainable Investment and Finance Association.


Alexander Witt CSS

Sanctions & Export Controls Consultant

Alexander Witt is a Sanctions & Export Control Consultant for the Association of Certified Sanctions Specialists (ACSS). He is an expert in EU, US, and German Sanctions and Export Control Laws and Regulations. Previously Alexander worked as a Sanctions & Export Control Consultant at Full Circle Compliance and as an Export Compliance Officer at Fujifilm Europe in the Netherlands.

Customer Testimonials

“I really appreciated the detail and references on the slides, very helpful”.

Scott Kinney, CAMS

Compliance Manager Global Sanctions Group, Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.

“Great job. Very informative”.

Brianna Long

Senior Compliance Analyst Compliance and Risk Investigations and Analysis, Convera