Kharon Hosts Global Sanctions Summit To Take Place April 8, 2019 In New York City


LOS ANGELES and NEW YORK, March 18, 2019 — Kharon announced today it is hosting the inaugural Global Sanctions Summit, which will take place in New York City on April 8, 2019. This event will convene the world’s leading sanctions experts, financial crimes compliance professionals, and thought leaders, along with C-suite executives from leading global financial institutions.

Panelists will discuss the evolution, legal and regulatory considerations, and business impact of sanctions and sanctions-related risk at a time when increasing government implementation of targeted financial measures and rising expectations for industry have created a complex mix of new challenges and opportunities for international business. The discussions will be strategic, dynamic, and offer current and forward-looking perspectives from industry leaders.

Several of the confirmed speakers include CEOs from HSBC and Citibank, former CIA Deputy Director, former Deputy National Security Advisor, former OFAC and FinCEN Directors, and leading financial crimes compliance, sanctions and legal practitioners from more than 20 global financial institutions and law firms.

The panel discussions cover a wide range of sanctions-related issues relevant to policymakers, regulators, industry, and other stakeholders, covering the impact of sanctions on business decision-making, analysis of current sanctions policy, best practices in managing sanctions-related risk, and the intersection between sanctions evasion and crypto currency, among other topics. 

Speaking about the Global Sanctions Summit, Kharon CEO Matthew Epstein said, “Globally, sanctions are increasingly used as a tool to advance national security objectives. Their evolution has created challenges for the private sector, as sanctioned actors and their networks become increasingly sophisticated and opaque in their commercial activities. We have a unique opportunity to hear erse perspectives from high-level practitioners who come from a wide range of relevant professions and experiences. The Global Sanctions Summit aims to explore the evolving risk and compliance landscape and industry is evolving with it.”

To learn more about the Global Sanctions Summit or to register please visit For further updates about the Summit please follow Kharon on LinkedIn and on Twitter at @KharonData.

Kharon is a leading provider of research and data analytics on the networks, activities and jurisdictions targeted by global sanctions programs. Kharon’s clients include first tier international financial institutions, global corporates, and professional services firms. Kharon is headed by former senior officials from the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Intelligence and Analysis, Office of Foreign Assets Control, and Financial Crimes Enforcement Network.


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