ACAMS 18th Annual AML & Financial Crime Conference - Las Vegas

Sep 23, 2019 ‐ Sep 25, 2019

The Future Is Now!

With rapidly evolving regulations, technology and financial crime methods, anti-money laundering (AML) and financial crime prevention professionals are faced with the challenge of staying abreast of new developments in financial crime, payment methods and money laundering schemes. Join over 2,500 influential anti-financial crime professionals, regulators, law enforcement investigators and government officials at this comprehensive financial crime prevention conference in Las Vegas. During the course of three days, the financial crime prevention community has the opportunity to learn from inspiring subject-matter experts, connect with other industry professionals and gain new insights and practical strategies to help their institutions combat financial crime.

Standard: $595.00


Welcome Remarks iconWelcome Remarks

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Welcome Remarks

Sep 23, 2019 8:50am ‐ Sep 23, 2019 9:05am

Identification: MON01


Keynote Address and Q&A iconKeynote Address and Q&A

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Keynote Address and Q&A

Sep 23, 2019 9:05am ‐ Sep 23, 2019 9:45am

Identification: MON02


Panel Discussion: What’s New, What’s Next: A Regulatory Roundtable on Compliance Trends and Issues

Sep 23, 2019 9:45am ‐ Sep 23, 2019 11:00am

Identification: MON03

• Reviewing recent and anticipated regulatory changes to facilitate adequate planning in terms of resources, talent acquisition and AML systemic adjustments

• Surveying present-day examination trends to ensure current systems align with regulatory priorities and enhance exam review preparations

• Scrutinizing recent regulatory actions, penalties and guidance to identify evolving regulatory requirements and expectations and adjust oversight accordingly

Moderator(s): Speaker(s):
  • Lisa D. Arquette, CAMS, Associate Director, Division of Risk Management Supervision, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC)
  • Noah Bishoff, Director of Regulatory Policy, Office of Regulatory Policy, FinCEN
  • Spencer W. Doak, NBE, Director for BSA/AML Policy, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency
  • Lourdes Gonzalez , Assistant Chief Counsel – Sales Practices, Division of Trading and Markets, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)
  • Suzanne Williams, Deputy Associate Director, Federal Reserve Board

The Write Stuff: SAR Narratives and How to Master Them

Sep 23, 2019 11:30am ‐ Sep 23, 2019 12:45pm

Identification: MON04

• Creating an initial outline of SAR report based on determined facts and nature of suspicious activity to identify germane supporting data and discard irrelevant information

• Identifying key narrative elements such as who, what, when, where, why and how to ensure report provides comprehensive overview of suspicious activity to law enforcement

• Constructing narrative that is complete, sufficient and timely, conforms to FinCEN and FFIEC guidance and conducting pre-filing editing to re-check facts and keep report concise

  • Christopher Ruzich, JD, CAMS, Director / Senior Manager, Financial Crime Compliance, Standard Chartered Bank
  • Nicolas E. Khouri, CAMS, Senior Compliance Director, Head of AML Investigations, Ally Bank
  • Meryl Lutsky, Esq., Managing Director, T&M Protection Resources
  • Robert Schuldes, CAMS, Corporate BSA/AML/OFAC Officer, Financial Intelligence, Associated Bank
  • Amanda Tucker, CAMS, Chief Risk & Compliance Officer, Atlantic Bay Mortgage Group

Micro Financing and Maximum Terror: CTF for a Frightening New Era

Sep 23, 2019 11:30am ‐ Sep 23, 2019 12:45pm

Identification: MON05

• Charting the shift from formal large-scale terrorism funding networks to micro financing of individuals to outline new detection challenges for AML/CTF programs

• Conducting a terrorist financing risk assessment and optimizing tools such as CDD and social media monitoring to identify and track anomalous transactions and at-risk individuals

• Partnering with local law enforcement to develop training for front-line staff to build awareness of micro financing red flags and aid intelligence gathering across the institution

Moderator(s): Speaker(s):
  • Duncan DeVille, CAMS, Senior Vice President, Global Head of Financial Crimes Compliance, Western Union
  • Todd Porter, CAMS, Assistant Chief – Strategic Partnerships/Terrorist Financing, Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • Frederick Reynolds, Managing Director, Global Head of Financial Crime, Employment and Competition Legal, Barclays
  • David Thompson, CAMS, Director, Business Development, Thomson Reuters Special Services, LLC

Lessons Learned from Recent Enforcement Actions and CMPs

Sep 23, 2019 11:30am ‐ Sep 23, 2019 12:45pm

Identification: MON06

• Reviewing regulatory penalties for failure to develop appropriate, risk-based AML programs, systemic gaps such as lax CDD and non-remediation of existing consent orders

• Assessing SEC action involving transparency lapses such as misleading advisory clients on pricing and services and failure to disclose conflicts of interest

• Analyzing OCC actions requiring appointment and maintenance of compliance committees, director training on risk management practices and required look-backs

  • Bob Molloy, CAMS, Chief BSA/AML Officer, Raymond James Financial

Bolstering Your AML Case Management Systems

Sep 23, 2019 11:30am ‐ Sep 23, 2019 12:45pm

Identification: MON07

• Developing internal alert triage system to determine urgency and seriousness of alerts, dispatch false positives and escalate those requiring further evaluation

• Creating workflows that utilize in-house investigators and/or data analytics to conduct risk assessments using standardized processes and produce metrics-driven risk evaluations

• Analyzing risk-based review and taking responsive actions such as closing the case, electing to file SAR and/or exiting account

Moderator(s): Speaker(s):
  • Roy D'sa, CAMS, Executive Vice President, Chief BSA Officer, Huntington National Bank
  • Brian Ferro, Global Product Manager, AML/BSA Compliance, BAE Systems
  • Timothy C. McNeill, CAMS, Managing Director, Anti-Financial Crimes, Deutsche Bank
  • Zachary C. Miller, CAMS-FCI, Vice President/BSA Officer, Mid Penn Bank

KYD: What You Need to Know About “Know Your Data”

Sep 23, 2019 11:30am ‐ Sep 23, 2019 12:45pm

Identification: MON08

• Defining “Big Data” to highlight potential benefits of utilizing digital footprints and data-driven tracking in areas such as KYC, CIP and beneficial ownership determination

• Delineating differences between structured, unstructured and semi-structured data to chart AML applications and address challenges such as searchability and data harvesting

• Analyzing how data lakes are created, managed and secured to aid, as needed, compliance functions such as alert investigations and risk-based assessments of entities

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Getting Fintech Oversight Right

Sep 23, 2019 11:30am ‐ Sep 23, 2019 12:45pm

Identification: MON09

• Developing metrics to guide individualized risk assessments of fintech entities to confirm conformity to institutional risk appetite standards and rationally allocate AML resources

• Training front-line staff and downstream managers on fintech business models to build awareness of unique risks and create effective alert generation and response models

• Conducting AML audits of fintech clients to establish strength of controls, rigor of responses to red flags and effectiveness in meeting requirements for CTR and SAR filings

Moderator(s): Speaker(s):

Fighting Crime with Big Data & Information Sharing: Global Perspectives and Domestic Case Studies

Sep 23, 2019 11:30am ‐ Sep 23, 2019 12:45pm

Identification: MON10

Presented by Verafin

• Examining public-private and private-private information sharing frameworks from around the globe
• Reviewing case studies of 314(b) information sharing initiatives and consortium investigations to combat connected criminal activity
• Leveraging big data, artificial intelligence and information sharing to build a better model for financial crime detection

  • Rick McDonell, Former Executive Secretary, Financial Action Task Force (FATF), Executive Director, ACAMS
  • Nick J. Maxwell, Head of the Future of Financial Intelligence Sharing (FFIS) research programme, RUSI Centre for Financial Crime and Security Studies
  • Brendan Brothers, Co-founder, Anti-Financial Crime Expert, Verafin
  • Nicholas Schumann, US Head of Engagement, Financial Crime Threat Mitigation, HSBC