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


Negative News, Positive Results: Optimizing Adverse Media Searches

Oct 3, 2018 3:45pm ‐ Oct 3, 2018 5:00pm

Identification: WED25

• Vetting potential providers of negative news services to create comprehensive searches tailored to meet unique institutional needs
• Analyzing negative news search results to assess veracity, quantify potential risks and support decisions regarding onboarding, monitoring and account exiting
• Auditing search protocols and results to verify methodologies are properly serving AML needs and adjust search parameters as institutional needs, data sources and vendor capabilities evolve


Gold Diggers: Behind the Elemetal Money Laundering Case

Oct 3, 2018 3:45pm ‐ Oct 3, 2018 5:00pm

Identification: WED26

• Reviewing plea deals of former employees of Elemetal subsidiary to track how conspiracy to purchase illegally mined and smuggled gold aided narco traffickers
• Analyzing how Elemetal’s trading of gold facilitated laundering billions of dollars in criminal proceeds
• Examining Elemetal’s legal settlement to identify role of lax senior management, willful blindness to gold origins and corporate failure to maintain required AML programs

Moderator(s): Speaker(s):
  • Jason Chorlins, CPA, CFE, CITP, CIS, CAMS, Principal Banking Practice Leader, Risk Advisory Services, Kaufman, Rossin & Co.
  • Catherine LaFalce, Global Anti-Money Laundering Compliance Risk Management (ACRM) Head, Markets and Banking, Citigroup
  • Raymond Villanueva, Special Agent in Charge, Homeland Security Investigations

Internal Affairs: Strengthening AML Audits and Reviews

Oct 3, 2018 3:45pm ‐ Oct 3, 2018 5:00pm

Identification: WED27

• Defining goal of audit outcomes based on inputs such as institutional profile, current regulatory requirements and risk management in areas such as CIP/KYC/CDD
• Profiling discrete units based on factors such as geographic exposure and product line risks to gain management buy-in and properly test for unit-specific risks
• Analyzing audit results to identify and resolve issues with AML oversight in areas such as transaction monitoring, alert responses and management of high-risk entities

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Sanctions Update: Keeping in Step with the Latest Sanctions Changes

Oct 3, 2018 3:45pm ‐ Oct 3, 2018 5:00pm

Identification: WED28

• Reviewing latest sanctions changes involving North Korea, Cuba, Venezuela and Russia to update watch lists and communicate new regulatory requirements to front line
• Screening for trade-related sanctions risks including dual-use goods and sectoral sanctions to ensure compliance with regulatory expectations
• Differentiating US and non-US sanctions regimes to identify divergences and reconcile cross-jurisdictional conflicts

  • Timothy White, CAMS, Business Development and Regulatory Specialist, Banker’s Toolbox

Securities Spotlight: Regulatory Trends Including FINRA Enforcement Actions, FINRA360 and SEC National Exam Program Priorities

Oct 3, 2018 3:45pm ‐ Oct 3, 2018 5:00pm

Identification: WED29

• Analyzing FINRA fines related to deficient AML programs to identify potential risks linked to lax oversight of red flags and suspicious activities.
• Reviewing the FINRA360 AML Exam Findings section of the report to discern trends in areas such as risk-based approaches to exam’ expectations regarding adequate resourcing and testing of AML programs.
• Learning about the SEC’s Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations CDD Final Rule expectations on issues such as understanding nature and purpose of accounts.


Robotics and AML: Combat Increasing Regulatory and Operational Demand

Oct 3, 2018 3:45pm ‐ Oct 3, 2018 5:00pm

Identification: WED30

Presented by Fiserv

• Understand the current trends in robotics in AML
• Learn how robotics can improve your risk mitigation process
• How to build robotics into your process

  • Lori Achatz, Assistant Vice-President, Regulatory Compliance and Money Laundering Reporting, Sun Life Financial
  • Andrew Davies, CAMS, Vice President, Global Market Strategy, Financial Crime Risk Management, Fiserv
  • Lori Hough, Director, Regulatory Compliance, Sun Life Financial Canada Compliance

Advantages of Using Managed Analytics as Part of Your Financial Crime Platform

Oct 3, 2018 3:45pm ‐ Oct 3, 2018 5:00pm

Identification: WED31

Presented by BAE Systems
A BAE Systems panel will discuss the role of analytics in reducing compliance costs and strengthening oversight accuracy. The panel will explore two major themes: Utilizing technology to reduce false positives, and achieving operational efficiencies through combining fraud and AML teams into a single solution. Major learning objectives include:

• Reducing false positives with strategic tech-based solutions versus internal staff additions or external consulting partnerships
• Analyzing best practices for integrating managed analytics into your vendor’s financial crime platform
• Reviewing the latest trends in new technologies that target and fight financial crime

Moderator(s): Speaker(s):

Opening Remarks and ACAMS Awards Ceremony

Oct 4, 2018 9:00am ‐ Oct 4, 2018 9:20am

Identification: THU01

  • Kieran Beer, CAMS, Chief Analyst, Director of Editorial Content, ACAMS

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Special Presentation and Q&A

Oct 4, 2018 9:20am ‐ Oct 4, 2018 9:50am

Identification: THU02

  • Kieran Beer, CAMS, Chief Analyst, Director of Editorial Content, ACAMS
  • Don Fort, Chief, Criminal Investigation, Internal Revenue Service

Recent Enforcement Actions: Lessons Learned on Culture of Compliance and Governance

Oct 4, 2018 9:50am ‐ Oct 4, 2018 11:05am

Identification: THU03

• Analyzing Federal Reserve and OCC actions to detail new paradigms for management governance, board independence and managing risks of sales performance pressures
• Reviewing FinCEN penalties to identify regulatory risks of weak AML funding, lax oversight of high-risk clients and compromising oversight actions such as “alert capping”
• Scrutinizing cases including liquidation of ABLV Bank of Latvia for lessons learned on impeding examinations, obstructing regulators and the need for rigorous oversight of correspondent banking and geopolitical risks

  • Kieran Beer, CAMS, Chief Analyst, Director of Editorial Content, ACAMS
  • Susan J. Galli, CAMS, President, Galli AML Advisory, LLC
  • Marilú Jiménez, Esq., CAMS, Founder and President, Financial Intelligence Network & Compliance Advisors (FINCAdvisors)
  • Dan Soto, Chief Compliance Officer, Ally Financial
  • Dan Stipano, Partner, Buckley LLP
  • Richard Weber, Managing Director, Americas Head of Financial Crime, UBS