ACAMS 17th Annual AML & Financial Crime Conference - Las Vegas

Oct 3, 2018 ‐ Oct 5, 2018

AML is an ever-changing profession with rapidly evolving regulations, technology and financial crime methods such as cyberattacks. Nobody can say for certain what will happen in the years to come, but we can be sure that there will be changes. This fall, join over 2,000 influential anti-financial crime professionals, regulators, law enforcement investigators and government officials for expert analysis of the changing compliance landscape—and practical strategies for mastering the complexities of this demanding new era. Will you ace the new AML? Learn how in Las Vegas at ACAMS’ 17th Annual AML & Financial Crime Conference.

Standard: $595.00


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Welcome Remarks

Oct 3, 2018 8:50am ‐ Oct 3, 2018 9:05am

Identification: WED01


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Keynote Address

Oct 3, 2018 9:05am ‐ Oct 3, 2018 9:45am

Identification: WED02

  • Kieran Beer, CAMS, Chief Analyst, Director of Editorial Content, ACAMS
  • Lydia Cacho, Investigative Journalist and Author

News, Views and Emerging Issues: A Regulatory Roundtable on the Latest AML Trends

Oct 3, 2018 9:45am ‐ Oct 3, 2018 11:00am

Identification: WED03

• Assessing recent regulatory actions and guidance to establish best practices for meeting evolving regulatory expectations
• Detailing new and upcoming regulatory changes to adjust oversight systems as warranted
• Analyzing current examination trends to identify potential conflicts and apply systemic fixes as needed

Moderator(s): Speaker(s):
  • Debra L. Novak, CAMS, CFS, Chief, AML Section, Division of Risk Management Supervision, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC)
  • Spencer W. Doak, NBE, Director for BSA/AML Policy, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency
  • Jeremy Kuester, Deputy Associate Director, Policy Division, Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FINCEN)
  • Akrivi Mazarakis, Branch Chief, Office of Chief Counsel, Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations (OCIE), US Securities and Exchange Commission
  • Suzanne Williams, Deputy Associate Director, Federal Reserve Board

Hot Topics in Financial Crime, Compliance and AML

Oct 3, 2018 11:30am ‐ Oct 3, 2018 12:45pm

Identification: WED04

Something on your mind? Then this session’s for you. Consistently among the most popular panels, Hot Topics convenes experts from across the AML universe -- responding to questions submitted by attendees themselves. To emphasize immediacy, submissions must be made within two weeks of the conference, ensuring the topics are fresh and the discussion lively. Please join your fellow professionals at the Hot Topics panel – a great way to have your say.

Speaker(s): Moderator(s):
  • Dan Soto, Chief Compliance Officer, Ally Financial
  • Brock Miller, CAMS, Director, Enterprise AML Client and Securities Investigations Lead, Raymond James
  • Frederick Reynolds, Managing Director, Global Head of Financial Crime, Employment and Competition Legal, Barclays
  • Sarah Runge, Global Head, FCC Regulatory Strategy, Credit Suisse

Artificial Intelligence: A Real Option to Improve AML?

Oct 3, 2018 11:30am ‐ Oct 3, 2018 12:45pm

Identification: WED05

• Reviewing AI’s practical applications to improve risk management through intelligent segmentation of client data and subsequent integration into transaction monitoring systems
• Utilizing expertise of subject matter experts to optimize predictive capacity of “supervised learning” to detect and investigate potential AML risks
• Keeping AI systems robust with refresh data to avoid errors tied to obsolete information, changes in financial crime typologies or algorithmic bias

  • Markus Schulz, Global Head of Change Management Financial Crimes Compliance, ING
  • André Burrell, CAMS, Managing Director, BSA Officer, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corp
  • Tim Lutz, Director, Financial Intelligence Unit, US Bank
  • Daniel Wager, CAMS, Vice President, Financial Crime Compliance, LexisNexis Risk Solutions
  • Craig Wright, Software Engineer, Tech-Lead, Payments Regulatory Compliance, Google

Synthetic Identity and Genuine Fraud: A Growing Financial Crime Risk

Oct 3, 2018 11:30am ‐ Oct 3, 2018 12:45pm

Identification: WED06

• Analyzing how synthetic identities are created and used to create credit files that facilitate fraud
• Reviewing case studies to provide practical guidance on how organized synthetic identity rings target financial institutions
• Detailing best practices for flagging, investigating and resolving potential synthetic identity schemes

Moderator(s): Speaker(s):

How to Win the Talent Competition: Hiring and Retaining Top Compliance Professionals

Oct 3, 2018 11:30am ‐ Oct 3, 2018 12:45pm

Identification: WED07

• Analyzing current compliance infrastructure to identify personnel needs in subject matter expertise such as sanctions and demand for new skill sets such as data analytics

• Creating preferred candidate profile to develop blend of tangible incentives such as salary and intangible perks such as corporate culture and advancement opportunities

• Utilizing personal development initiatives such as team-leadership and continuing education opportunities to boost employee retention and mitigate “brain drain” risks

Moderator(s): Speaker(s):
  • Evan Weitz, Managing Director, Head of Controls, Europe and Americas, Financial Crime Compliance, , Standard Chartered Bank
  • Roy D'sa, CAMS, Executive Vice President, Chief BSA Officer, Huntington National Bank
  • Timothy C. McNeill, CAMS, Managing Director, Anti-Financial Crimes, Deutsche Bank
  • Zachary C. Miller, CAMS-FCI, Vice President/BSA Officer, Mid Penn Bank

Achieving Robust Management of Evolving Sanctions Requirements Including Sectoral Sanctions

Oct 3, 2018 11:30am ‐ Oct 3, 2018 12:45pm

Identification: WED08

• Recruiting and providing ongoing training for requisite human resources to attain internal expertise in areas such as alert triage and jurisdictional sanctions differences
• Integrating machine learning technologies and screening systems to promptly incorporate sanctions changes and modifications to OFAC’s SDN and Sectoral Sanctions Identifications lists
• Facilitating cross-silo alert resolution systems to foster internal collaboration and secure rigorous reviews of potential risks involving both traditional and sectoral sanctions


Developing a Better Casino Culture of Compliance

Oct 3, 2018 11:30am ‐ Oct 3, 2018 12:45pm

Identification: WED09

• Assessing current culture of compliance on factors that directly relate to products and services offered at your casino, and ensuring that your written risk assessment includes casino offerings, financial transactions and customers
• Fortifying culture of compliance by formalizing BSA/AML policies, conducting ongoing employee training and creating incentives such as incorporating compliance activities into performance reviews
• Creating confidentiality controls, protocols for alert escalation and SAR filing to ensure corporate culture supports pro-active BSA/AML oversight and thorough investigation and resolution of red flags


Are We There Yet? Developing a Roadmap to Transform AML Compliance

Oct 3, 2018 11:30am ‐ Oct 3, 2018 12:45pm

Identification: WED10

Presented by Protiviti
• Examining industry trends and current viable applications of robotic process automation (RPA), data analytics / visualization, and artificial intelligence (AI)/machine learning to your AML compliance program
• Outlining practical considerations and necessary process enhancements when leveraging existing and new technologies
• Evaluating potential applications and viability of technologies such as blockchain and distributed ledger for the purpose of transforming AML compliance programs

Moderator(s): Speaker(s):
  • Bob Kadel, Vice President, Financial Crime Compliance, Goldman Sachs
  • Myrna Olvera, CAMS, Senior Vice President, BSA Officer, East West Bank
  • Vishal Ranjane, Managing Director, Protiviti
  • Phong Q Rock, Senior Vice President, Corporate Strategy and Business Development, Feedzai