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Rochelle Bonello

Rochelle Bonello

Rochelle Bonello is Group MLRO (designate) for Mamo TCV Advocates and TCV Management and Trust Services Limited. She is a compliance specialist with over 7 years of experience working in the areas of prevention of money laundering, counterfeit terrorism financing, fraud, anti-bribery and corruption as well as sanctions. Rochelle Bonello previously served as a Benefit Fraud Inspector with the Ministry for Social Justice and Solidarity, the Family and Children’s Rights, Anti-Money Laundering Analyst at one of Malta’s largest banking institutions and an AML Team Supervisor with an international institution specializing in custody and fund trading. She has also significant experience in heading Remediation projects as well as transaction monitoring.

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  • Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Criminology (2012, University of Malta)
  • Degree Plus in English for Professional Purposes (LDDP) (2009, University of Malta)
  • Degree Plus in Entrepreneurship (2010, University of Malta)
  • Award in Prevention of Anti-Money Laundering and Funding of Terrorism (2019, NCFHE)
  • Award in Management and Leadership (2020, NCFHE)

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Corporate and M&A

Corporate legal update for the month of March 2023

The month of March 2023 has brought with it a new legislative Act to amend the Financial Markets Act (Chapter 345 of the Laws of Malta) and to provide for other matters ancillary or consequential thereto in the form of Act No. IX of 2023. This Act was passed by the House of Representatives on the 8th of March and assented to by the President on the 14th of March. Concurrently, a Legal Notice was published on the 14th of March by the name of the Financial Markets Act (Covered Bonds) Regulations, 2023, L.N. 59 of 2023. The scope of…
Insurance & Reinsurance

Regulatory Compliance Quarterly Update | Q1 2023

We are pleased to issue our fourth edition of the Regulatory Compliance Quarterly Updates. These updates are intended to keep Maltese regulated entities informed of regulatory changes and developments taking place in the local financial services space. In this issue, we focus on the sector specific and cross-sectoral regulatory updates relating to Investment Services and Asset Management, Company Service Providers, Insurance Undertakings, and Insurance Intermediaries. Our fourth Regulatory Compliance Quarterly Update can be found here.The Regulatory Compliance Quarterly Update does not purport to give legal, regulatory,financial or tax advice. Should you require further information or assistance, please do not hesitate…
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Investment Services & Funds

AI & Funds #5 – Human Bias

In an underground burial temple located within the EU’s southernmost State, one can find a primitive drawing of a spiralling never-ending red tree. Archaeologists opine that the millennia-old Saflieni Hypogeum’s ‘Tree of Life’ was painted to give meaning to death. There is no evidence that the Maltese prehistoric biosphere sustained red spiralling trees. If archaeologists did not inform us about this pictorial human bias, one might have assumed that never-ending trees did exist in Malta. Humans understand that trees are not never-ending and the red artefact is merely an imaginary depiction. On the other hand, Artificial Intelligence (“AI”) knows that…
Corporate and M&A
Corporate Legal Update for the Month of February 2023
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Investment Services & Funds
AI & Funds #4 – Transparency Obligations
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Investment Services & Funds
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