ACAMS 16th Annual AML & Financial Crime Conference - Las Vegas

Sep 25, 2017 ‐ Sep 27, 2017

#ACAMSVegas Conference is the most trusted meeting place for the AML/CTF/financial crime community and features the largest gathering of ACAMS members, CAMS-certified professionals and government officials. For 15 years now, the connections made at this conference have been crucial for bridging the communication gap between the private and public sectors, bringing awareness to predicate crimes related to money laundering – including terrorist financing, human trafficking and tax evasion – and for establishing reliable alliances and resources to last your entire career.

After three days of practical training sessions, deep dives into case studies, and executive-level roundtable discussions, you’ll walk away inspired and reenergized to take on the challenges of detecting and preventing financial crime.

Standard: $595.00


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Welcome Remarks

Sep 25, 2017 8:50am ‐ Sep 25, 2017 9:15am

Identification: MON01

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Keynote Address

Sep 25, 2017 9:15am ‐ Sep 25, 2017 9:45am

Identification: MON02

  • Fred Kaplan, Best-Selling Author, Dark Territory, The Secret History of Cyber War

Insights On Oversight: A Regulatory Roundtable on AML Trends and Issues

Sep 25, 2017 9:45am ‐ Sep 25, 2017 11:00am

Identification: MON03

• Reviewing current positive and negative examination trends to ensure proper staff training and exam preparation

• Analyzing recent and upcoming regulatory changes impacting compliance functions

• Scrutinizing recent regulatory guidance and actions to identify practical lessons to improve AML management

  • Spencer W. Doak, NBE, Director for BSA/AML Policy, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency
  • Christine Ring, CAMS, Managing Director of AML/ ATF Assessment Program, AML and Compliance Division, Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI)
  • John J. Byrne, CAMS, Esq., Vice Chairman, AML Rightsource
  • Sarah Green, Global Head of Financial Crimes, The Vanguard Group
  • Andrea Sharrin, Associate Director, Policy Division, Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN)
  • Rick A. Small, CAMS, Executive Vice President, Director Financial Crimes Program,, Truist
  • Suzanne Williams, Deputy Associate Director, Federal Reserve Board

New York State of Mind: Analyzing the National Implications of NYDFS 504

Sep 25, 2017 11:30am ‐ Sep 25, 2017 12:45pm

Identification: MON04

  • Assessing the potential enhancements needed to any existing AML program to meet the new standard set by the Rule 504 annual certification requirement, including those not regulated by the NYDFS
  • Adjusting approaches to data management, issue management, risk assessment and independent testing
  • Discussing the implications of Rule 504 in respect to personal liability


The Numbers Game: Developing Quantitative Metrics to Elevate Risk Assessment Accuracy

Sep 25, 2017 11:30am ‐ Sep 25, 2017 12:45pm

Identification: MON05

• Developing and assigning numeric values to AML risks to attain quantifiable client assessment outcomes
• Testing data-driven assessment models to ensure systemic integrity and accurate risk analysis
• Tailoring quantitative AML risk models for unique business lines to optimize relevance and usage throughout enterprise


Cyber CSI: A Deep-Dive Analysis of How a Cybercrime Was Committed and Investigated

Sep 25, 2017 11:30am ‐ Sep 25, 2017 12:45pm

Identification: MON06

• Outlining unique cybersecurity vulnerabilities that enable crime to protect against similar events
• Analyzing institutional reaction to cyber events to discern best practices for stopping intrusions and securing unaffected data
• Detailing discrete challenges to investigating cyber crime to develop pro-active response plans

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Is This the Year that Sanctions, AML, and Cybersecurity in Correspondent Banking Converge?

Sep 25, 2017 11:30am ‐ Sep 25, 2017 12:45pm

Identification: MON07

Presented by Swift

• Understanding the evolving threats to your own institution and your business counterparts

• Taking appropriate steps to protect your organisation with the right policies, processes and people

• Exploring how fraud, cyber-crime and AML teams can join forces to address the threat

  • Paul Taylor, Head of Financial Crime Compliance Initiatives Americas & UK Region, SWIFT
  • Vikas Agarwal, Principal, Financial Crime Technology, PwC
  • Scott F. Butler, CAMS-FCI, Chief Compliance Officer, Chief Executive Officer, Stealth
  • Lisa Grigg, CAMS, Chief Enterprise Financial Crimes Compliance Executive, US Bank

Unleashing the Power of KYC Data

Sep 25, 2017 11:30am ‐ Sep 25, 2017 12:45pm

Identification: MON08

Presented by Fiserv
• Looking at ways to utilize KYC data to improve your AML operations
• Identifying more suspicious activity
• Driving revenue to your firm

  • Chris Mauro, Director, Product Management, AML Solutions, Fiserv

Securities Small Stocks, Big Issues: Examining Best Practices for Preventing or Investigating Microcap Money Laundering Schemes

Sep 25, 2017 11:30am ‐ Sep 25, 2017 12:45pm

Identification: MON09

• Reviewing unique AML and fraud risks of microcaps to ensure adequate CIP and conduct robust monitoring

• Investigating suspicious activities to identify relevant facts and file SAR as warranted

• Conducting staff training and independent testing to assure AML models withstand regulatory rigors

  • John Davidson, Senior Vice President and Global Head of AML, E-Trade Financial
  • Katrina Carroll, Executive Vice President, Chief AML Officer, LPL Financial
  • Sarah Green, Global Head of Financial Crimes, The Vanguard Group
  • Jeff Horowitz, Managing Director, Global Head of Compliance, Pershing

Gaming Spotlight: Best AML Practices to Manage Patron-Related Risks

Sep 25, 2017 11:30am ‐ Sep 25, 2017 12:45pm

Identification: MON10

• Verifying patron identity with required documents and creating risk profiles based on factors such as country of residence, negative news reports and possible PEP ties

• Conducting due diligence on high-volume patrons to assess source of funds and spot red flags such as ties to shell firms and unusually large increases in gaming activity

• Mitigating risks by formalizing protocols for patron payout systems, investigating potential structuring, filing SARs and terminating patron relationships as warranted