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Rochelle Bonello

Rochelle Bonello

Rochelle Bonello is Group MLRO  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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Mamo TCV Advocates: The European Parliament has formally endorsed a new AML package. This article provides a brief synopsis of some of the main characteristics of this new legislative package.
Corporate and M&A

European Parliament Formally Endorses New AML Package

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Mamo TCV Advocates: The Central Bank of Malta repeals Directive no. 18 on Moratorium on Credit Facilities with immediate effect. Find out more about this update here.
Banking & Finance

CBM Repeals Directive no. 18 on Moratorium on Credit Facilities

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Mamo TCV Advocates: The EU regime regulating Alternative Investment Funds (AIFs) has been updated through the publication of the AIFMD II which replaces the first AIFMD originally published more than ten years ago.
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