Henry Hirsch

Henry Hirsch
Process & Compliance Manager / As a passionate sailor, Henry has a high ambition to keep risks manageable and to have trusting and compliant services and processes for SingleSource. With more than 5 years of international experiences in business consulting, risk assurance services and IT project management, he has deep understanding of the interaction of compliance requirements and innovation for business and IT processes. Before joining the SingleSource team, he was a Manager at PwC partnered with multi-national companies across different industries to enable their IT transformation programs to be successful.
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KYC and AML Explained

Posted by Henry Hirsch on 1/20/19 3:40 PM

Know your Customer (KYC) and anti-money laundering (AML) are probably terms you’ve heard before, especially as discussions around consumer privacy and security increase. However, sometimes the meanings of KYC and AML can become confusing depending on who you speak to or the application they’re being used for.

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Topics: AML, KYC

Knowing Your Customer in New Zealand

Posted by Henry Hirsch on 7/24/18 9:46 AM

Note that this article does not constitute legal advice and is opinionated based on self-review of New Zealand requirements.

The Anti-Money Laundering (“AML”) Countering Financing of Terrorism Act 2009 ("Act”) requires reporting entities in New Zealand to undertake Know Your Customer (“KYC”) processes (commonly referred to as “customer due diligence”). The New Zealand AML Supervisors (e.g., Financial Markets Authority, Department of Internal Affairs) have done a great job of providing guidance to reporting entities to understand how to perform KYC processes for natural persons (individuals) and legal persons (legal entities).

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Topics: AML, KYC

Know your customer in the blockchain ocean

Posted by Henry Hirsch on 7/10/18 4:14 PM

Whether you're buying cryptocurrencies, investing in blockchain companies, or your blockchain company performs an Initial Coin Offering (ICO) - all of these situations would require a Know Your Customer (KYC) processes.

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Topics: RegTech, KYC

GDPR: The Blockchain Iceberg

Posted by Henry Hirsch on 6/12/18 11:59 AM

The European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into effect from 25 May 2018. This regulation brings with it a new set of challenges for blockchain companies. Think of it this way - GDPR is like an iceberg floating in the sea.

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Topics: RegTech, gdpr

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