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


Real-Life Miami Vice: How AML Helped Dethrone a Drug Kingpin

Sep 23, 2019 3:45pm ‐ Sep 23, 2019 5:00pm

Identification: MON27

• Outlining how “Los Miami” founder Alvaro Tardon used tools such as wire transfers and shell companies to aid placement and layering of more than $26 million from Spain into Miami

• How federal and Spanish agencies collaborated with Florida authorities to reconstruct transactions such as million-dollar vehicles and 13 luxury condos in the Miami area

• Detailing the use of AML documents such as SARs and CTRs by federal investigators to document their role in detecting illicit proceeds and fighting financial crime

Moderator(s): Speaker(s):
  • Terence Gilroy, Partner, Baker McKenzie
  • Juan A. Gonzalez, First Assistant United States Attorney, Southern District of Florida, U.S. Attorney's Office - Southern District of Florida
  • Jay Weaver, Federal Courts Reporter, Miami Herald

Assessing the CDD Final Rule: A Year of Transitions

Sep 23, 2019 3:45pm ‐ Sep 23, 2019 5:00pm

Identification: MON28

• Analyzing risk-based methods for adapting beneficial ownership determination policies to balance compliance with CDD Final Rule and delivery of positive consumer experiences

• Appraising effectiveness of staff training in areas such as triggering events and inquiry escalation to ensure awareness of, and conformity to, regulatory and institutional requirements

• Documenting integration of CDD Final Rule into legacy AML systems to facilitate positive examination outcomes and demonstrate strength of culture of compliance

  • Rick A. Small, CAMS, Executive Vice President, Director Financial Crimes Program,, Truist
  • Bob Molloy, CAMS, Chief BSA/AML Officer, Raymond James Financial
  • Megan L. Nelson, Senior Vice President, Manager Financial Crimes Governance & Risk Assessments, BB&T
  • Jack Oskvarek, CAMS, CAFP, AMLP, Senior Vice President, BSA Executive Director, Wintrust Financial Corporation
  • Dan Stipano, Partner, Buckley LLP

Strengthening the Third Pillar: Professionalizing AML Learning & Development

Sep 23, 2019 3:45pm ‐ Sep 23, 2019 5:00pm

Identification: MON29

• Establishing training controls based on such factors as adult learning theory, instructional design and measurement of results to heighten effectiveness of employee training

• Creating training programs in conjunction with business lines to ensure L&D supports individualized job duties and provides effective guidance on discrete risk governance issues

• Aligning L&D with operational changes such as the introduction of new products or services to mitigate regulatory risks, satisfy internal audit standards and propel initiatives forward

Moderator(s): Speaker(s):
  • April Hannan, CAMS, Senior Manager, Enterprise AML Training, Scotiabank
  • Erin Massa, Vice President, Learning and Development Manager, TCF Bank
  • Zachary C. Miller, CAMS-FCI, Vice President/BSA Officer, Mid Penn Bank
  • Elizabeth L. Slim, CAMS, First Vice President, Regulatory Trainer, Commonwealth Business Bank

Previewing Next-Generation Data Management Issues and Opportunities

Sep 23, 2019 3:45pm ‐ Sep 23, 2019 5:00pm

Identification: MON30

• Outlining advances in areas such as data mining to illustrate financial crime compliance applications such as enhanced fraud detection and predictive analysis capabilities

• Mastering data visualization techniques to add value to data through effective presentation of risks such as anomalous entity behavior and abnormal transaction volumes

• Examining real-life cases to detail practical strategies for addressing data management issues such as reconciling conflicting data from different sources and data deduplication

Moderator(s): Speaker(s):
  • Shaheen Dil, Senior Managing Director, Data Management & Advanced Analytics, Protiviti
  • Karim A. Rajwani, CAMS, Senior Vice President, Chief Operating Officer, Scotiabank
  • Anthony J. Tricaso, CAMS, Senior Vice President, BSA Officer, Axos Bank
  • Angelina Yang, Vice President, Quantitative Analytics, Wells Fargo

Smart Strategies to Manage Correspondent Banking Risks

Sep 23, 2019 3:45pm ‐ Sep 23, 2019 5:00pm

Identification: MON31

• Reviewing Patriot Act’s Section 312 to develop due diligence programs that are appropriate, specific, risk-based and designed to detect proceeds of foreign corruption

• Customizing assessments to reflect unique respondent bank risks such as domicile and business profile to ensure controls support correspondent bank risk appetite standards

• Delineating compliance and business side incentives to harmonize oversight in areas such as staff training, alert governance and conflict resolution involving respondent accounts

Moderator(s): Speaker(s):

Digital Identity Attributes: Is Your Customer Really Who You Think They Are?

Sep 23, 2019 3:45pm ‐ Sep 23, 2019 5:00pm

Identification: MON32

Presented by LexisNexis

  • Learning what digital identity attributes are and how leveraging them can improve investigative and compliance outcomes
  • Understanding the extraordinary number of accessible attributes, and what risks they may indicate
  • Incorporating digital identity data into investigations and reporting to create actionable intelligence for law enforcement

  • Jennifer McEntire, CAMS, Director, Market Planning, Financial Crimes Compliance, LexisNexis Risk Solutions
  • Stephenie Lord Eisert, Assistant Special Agent in Charge, Homeland Security Investigations, DHS
  • Bill Scarber, Vice President, Financial Crimes Compliance, Goldman Sachs
  • Daniel Wager, CAMS, Vice President, Financial Crime Compliance, LexisNexis Risk Solutions

Enhanced Surveillance: Leveraging Technological Innovation to Improve Efficiency and Risk Coverage

Sep 23, 2019 3:45pm ‐ Sep 23, 2019 5:00pm

Identification: MON33

Presented by PwC

  • Taking a holistic approach to risk management, incorporating new data sources, technology and cross-functional expertise
  • Leveraging machine learning, network analysis and automation to improve models and gain efficiency in detection and investigation
  • Embracing open-source tools and technology and empowering staff, while managing transparency and model risk


Opening Remarks and ACAMS Awards Ceremony

Sep 24, 2019 9:00am ‐ Sep 24, 2019 9:20am

Identification: TUE01

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

Keynote Address and Q&A - Human Trafficking: A Special Presentation

Sep 24, 2019 9:20am ‐ Sep 24, 2019 9:50am

Identification: TUE02

  • Kieran Beer, CAMS, Chief Analyst, Director of Editorial Content, ACAMS
  • Deborah Connor, Chief, Money Laundering and Asset Recovery Section, U.S. Department of Justice

Panel Discussion: Burning Issues: Hot Topics in AML, Financial Crime and Compliance

Sep 24, 2019 9:50am ‐ Sep 24, 2019 11:05am

Identification: TUE03

Is there an AML issue that has you bothered, bewildered or boiling with frustration? Here’s your chance to be heard. A few weeks before the conference, attendees will be invited to submit questions about AML issues they’re struggling with or interested in. Nothing is off limits — questions can be about everything from meeting regulatory challenges to the impact of digital currencies on traditional AML oversight programs. The questions are turned over to a panel of experts from all corners of the AML universe. Once in Las Vegas, they’ll take to the stage and provide insightful analysis and authoritative answers. It’s a fast-paced, fact-filled and no-holds-barred discussion on topics that are timely and urgent. See you there.

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