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


Strengthening the Second Line of AML Defense with a Continuous Assurance Approach

Oct 4, 2018 3:45pm ‐ Oct 4, 2018 5:00pm

Identification: THU35

• Defining continuous assurance to identify unique role in identifying control deficiencies and bridging gaps between operations and compliance

• Building an efficient continuous assurance program by creating methodologies for both monthly and deep dive reviews and acquiring require subject matter expertise talent

• Utilizing continuous assurance results to optimize benefits including ensuring controls meet regulatory standards and expectations of internal audit and/or examiners

  • Marilú Jiménez, Esq., CAMS, Founder and President, Financial Intelligence Network & Compliance Advisors (FINCAdvisors)
  • Lindsay M. Dastrup, CAMS-Audit, CAMS-FCI, Vice President, Audit Leader, American Express
  • Lisa Grigg, CAMS, Chief Enterprise Financial Crimes Compliance Executive, US Bank
  • Crystal Joyce, CAMS, Director, FCC Assurance Americas, Standard Chartered Bank
  • Alexandra Rosi, Manager, Financial Crimes Compliance Audit, Capital One

Typologies of Death: How AML Can Help Fight the Fentanyl Epidemic

Oct 4, 2018 3:45pm ‐ Oct 4, 2018 5:00pm

Identification: THU36

• Tracing transaction patterns indicating potential fentanyl smuggling such as structured deposits via global payment processors or cryptocurrency exchanges
• Monitoring clients for red flags of fentanyl proceeds laundering such as unusually large payroll deposits and high volume among personal accounts at multiple institutions
• Reviewing cases such as HSI’s Operation Denial to detail AML practices to aid detection and reporting of darknet market and illicit peer to peer exchanger transactions

  • Steve Gurdak, CAMS, Group Supervisor, Northern Virginia Financial Initiative, Washington/Baltimore HIDTA
  • Derek N. Benner, Deputy Executive Associate Director (EAD) and Senior Official Performing the Duties of the EAD, Homeland Security Investigations
  • Brendan Brothers, Co-founder, Anti-Financial Crime Expert, Verafin
  • James A. Dinkins, President, Thomson Reuters Special Services LLC
  • Christine Duhaime, CAMS, Lawyer, Barrister and Solicitor, Duhaime Law

Putting the ML in AML: Transforming Transaction Monitoring with AI and Robotics

Oct 4, 2018 3:45pm ‐ Oct 4, 2018 5:00pm

Identification: THU37

Presented by NICE Actimize
• Learn how AI with machine learning and automation reduces false positives
• Ways to reduce investigation time
• Leveraging managed analytics in the cloud
• Impacts to model risk management

Moderator(s): Speaker(s):
  • Devesh Desai, Principal, Financial Crime Unit, PwC
  • Ted Sausen, CAMS, Subject Matter Expert, AML Line of Business, NICE Actimize

Unknown Sanctions Exposure: OFAC's 50% Rule - the Achilles Heel of Sanctions Programs

Oct 4, 2018 3:45pm ‐ Oct 4, 2018 5:00pm

Identification: THU38

Presented by Bureau van Dijk

• Reviewing different ways to identify 50% owned subsidiaries of sanctioned individuals and entities via direct, indirect or aggregation ownership

• Examining how globalization and the 50% rule have created unknown sanction exposure in traditional sanctions programs

• Discovering the implications of more than 200,000 daily corporate ownership changes for complying with the OFAC 50% Rule and how to deal with the challenges of change

  • Anders A. Rodenberg, Head of Financial Institutions and Advisory in North America, Bureau van Dijk a Moody's Analytics Company

Opening Remarks and ACAMS and Thomson Reuters Joint Survey

Oct 5, 2018 8:45am ‐ Oct 5, 2018 9:00am

Identification: FRI01

  • Steve Kraus, Director, Corporate Strategic Accounts, Thomson Reuters

Special Presentation and Q&A: Southwest Border Anti-Money Laundering Alliance

Oct 5, 2018 9:00am ‐ Oct 5, 2018 9:40am

Identification: FRI02

Southwest Border Anti-Money Laundering Alliance

  • Kieran Beer, CAMS, Chief Analyst, Director of Editorial Content, ACAMS
  • Benjamin Baker, ​Special Investigations Director, New Mexico Office of the Attorney General
  • Rich Lebel, Director , Transaction Record Analysis Center

Good Intel on Fighting Fraud: Applying US Intelligence Community Methodologies to Strengthen FRAML

Oct 5, 2018 9:40am ‐ Oct 5, 2018 10:50am

Identification: FRI03

• Detailing USIC intelligence-gathering methods to enhance fraud investigation expertise
• Utilizing USIC analysis techniques to optimize intelligence value of existing FRAML data
• Developing an intelligence program that integrates USIC processes to reduce false positive and strengthen SAR quality

Moderator(s): Speaker(s):
  • William E. Dayhoff, CAMS, CFE, MBA, Chief Fraud Officer, VP AML Risk Intelligence, Ameris Bank
  • Brian Filbert, Executive Director, Global Head, Financial Intelligence Unit, JPMorgan Chase & Co.
  • Greg A. Ruppert, CAMS, Executive Vice President, FINRA

Ace that Exam: Best Practices to Prepare for a Regulatory Exam

Oct 5, 2018 11:20am ‐ Oct 5, 2018 12:30pm

Identification: FRI04

This fast-paced and informative session is for anyone who has ever experienced anxiety, or lost sleep, over an upcoming BSA/AML examination. The expert panelists will provide specific details on topics such as conducting a pre-exam risk assessment, presenting formal remediation plans to examiners, or updating your BSA program policy to ensure it incorporates the latest standards. It’s a vitally important and can’t-miss session, brimming with practical advice from AML veterans who, when it comes to exams, have been there, done that – and will show you how to do it better.
• Documenting updated training tailored for specific lines of business, and preparing LOB leaders to discuss management commitment to first line of defense
• Validating internal controls for issues such as high-risk client monitoring to affirm second line of defense strength and self-disclosing identified gaps and resolution plans
• Substantiating activities of internal audit to confirm empowered third line of defense and demonstrate enterprise-wide culture of compliance

  • Kieran Beer, CAMS, Chief Analyst, Director of Editorial Content, ACAMS
  • Jason A. Frantz, CAMS, Senior RCA Manager - AML, US Bank
  • Sarah Green, Global Head of Financial Crimes, The Vanguard Group
  • Kimani Rogers, CAMS, Executive Director – Global KYC Audit Manager, JPMorgan Chase & Co.
  • Chuck Taylor, CAMS, Executive Vice President, Head of Financial Crimes Advisory, AML RightSource

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Closing Remarks

Oct 5, 2018 12:30pm ‐ Oct 5, 2018 12:35pm

Identification: FRI05

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