ACAMS 15th Annual AML & Financial Crime Conference - Las Vegas

Sep 26, 2016 ‐ Sep 28, 2016

The annual conference in Las Vegas brings together ACAMS members and industry professionals under one roof to gather inspiration, generate ideas, and learn the latest trends and techniques for fighting financial crime. Featuring the largest gathering of law enforcement and regulatory officials, this is your go-to for bridging the communication gap between the private and public sectors. Join us for 3-days of educational and networking opportunities you won’t find at any other conference.

Come alone or with a team and gain the most rewarding conference experience with a mix of casual conversations and in-depth sessions providing you practical knowledge and results-driven strategies to overcome your compliance challenges. Key themes for this year’s conference include terrorist financing, sanctions, risk management, blockchain and FinTech.

Standard: $595.00


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Welcome Remarks

Sep 26, 2016 9:00am ‐ Sep 26, 2016 9:05am

Identification: PS1


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Special Presentation with Q&A

Sep 26, 2016 9:05am ‐ Sep 26, 2016 9:30am

Identification: PS2

  • Joseph Lombardo, Sheriff, Office of the Sheriff, Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (LVMPD)

ACAMS Regulatory Update: Views and News from the Regulatory Community

Sep 26, 2016 9:30am ‐ Sep 26, 2016 11:00am

Identification: PD1

• Discussing new and ongoing regulatory initiatives affecting the AML compliance community
• Detailing positive and negative examination themes and how to utilize for training improvements
• Identifying emerging trends/new guidance and any resulting compliance challenges

  • Debra L. Novak, CAMS, CFS, Chief, AML Section, Division of Risk Management Supervision, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC)
  • 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
  • John Fahey, Branch Chief Office of Chief Counsel Division of Trading and Markets, US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)
  • Koko Ives, Manager, BSA/AML Compliance Section, Division of Supervision and Regulation, Federal Reserve Board
  • Andrea Sharrin, Associate Director, Policy Division, Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN)
  • Rick A. Small, CAMS, Executive Vice President, Director Financial Crimes Program,, Truist

Tech Spotlight: Blockchain, R3 and the New KYC

Sep 26, 2016 11:30am ‐ Sep 26, 2016 12:45pm

Identification: CS1

• Applying blockchain applications to AML oversight to reduce risks tied to digital currencies
• Utilizing blockchain transparency to enable inter-bank data sharing and enhance KYC rigor
• Reviewing activities of the R3 blockchain bank consortium to anticipate emerging impacts on transaction monitoring, transparency and other AML issues

  • Kay LaBare, Senior Vice President, Technology and Operations Services, US Bank
  • John Solomon, Director of Threat Finance Research, Thomson Reuters
  • David Griesbach, CAMS, Product Manager – Payments, Compliance and Identity, Alpabet and Google
  • Juan Llanos, Managing Director, MultipleStartups

Managing the Risks of Risk Management

Sep 26, 2016 11:30am ‐ Sep 26, 2016 12:45pm

Identification: RM1

Creating risk assessment metrics to quantify adherence to institutionaland regulatory standards Formalizing ongoing client review requirements to ensure risk profilesremain accurate and updated Understanding when risk-based account terminations are appropriate toinform client retention decisions

  • Marilú Jiménez, Esq., CAMS, Founder and President, Financial Intelligence Network & Compliance Advisors (FINCAdvisors)

Securities: Analyzing Recent FINRA Actions for Lessons on Compliance and Risk Management

Sep 26, 2016 11:30am ‐ Sep 26, 2016 12:45pm

Identification: MIT2

Assessing penalties tied to microcap shares to determine best practicesfor enhancing AML models Examining private placement fines to identify red flags that may indicatekickbacks and other crimes Applying guidance from FINRA’s firm culture reviews to integrate theagency’s priorities into oversight models

  • Michelle J. Neufeld, AML Expert, Executive Vice President, Control Leader FIG and international, Wells Fargo

Casinos: Applying AML Best Practices to Secure and Maintain Banking Relationships

Sep 26, 2016 11:30am ‐ Sep 26, 2016 12:45pm

Identification: MIT1

Identifying potential banks with risk appetite and onboarding practicesappropriate for gaming organizations Tailoring casinos’ AML risk scoring and patron due diligence policies tomeet banks’ risk-based CDD requirements and expectations Developing relationship terms that address challenges such as accountmonitoring and data-sharing requests

  • Frederick Reynolds, Managing Director, Global Head of Financial Crime, Employment and Competition Legal, Barclays
  • Kevin S. Rosenberg, Chair of the Government Investigations and White Collar Litigation Group, Goldberg, Lowenstein & Weatherwax
  • Vasilios Chrisos, CAMS, Principal, PwC
  • Leo Barkash, CAMS, Assistant Vice President, Compliance Officer, CIT Group Inc.
  • Michele Guanzon, Senior Vice President Operations Administrator, Bank of George
  • Kim McCabe, CAMS, President and Founder, KMC LLC

Intersection of Cyber Crime, Fraud and Money Laundering, What’s Your Business Defense?

Sep 26, 2016 11:30am ‐ Sep 26, 2016 12:45pm

Identification: SE2

Presented by BAE Systems

Identifying methods bad actors use to conduct cyber crime, money laundering and fraud Assessing relevant events, outcomes and regulatory implications Defending your customers, organization and financial ecosystem

  • Mariola Marzouk, Global Head of Financial Crime and Fraud Insights, BAE Systems
  • Gina Lowdermilk, CAMS, Senior Business Consultant, BAE Systems Applied Intelligence

Implementing AML/KYC Managed Service Solutions Using Robotics Process Automation

Sep 26, 2016 11:30am ‐ Sep 26, 2016 12:45pm

Identification: SE1

Presented by Accenture

Transforming KYC by implementing holistic solutions focused onsustainability Achieving scale and efficiencies by using global talent and a flexibleworkforce Optimizing quality and increasing throughput by introducing automation tothe KYC process


Fortifying Compliance Infrastructure to Spot and Investigate Potential Elder Abuse

Sep 26, 2016 11:30am ‐ Sep 26, 2016 12:45pm

Identification: RS1

Establishing effective monitoring to capture abnormal transaction patternsor asset movements Conducting due diligence on designated fiduciaries to ensure properhandling of client finances Teaming with law enforcement to investigate alerts and possible organizedfraud schemes

  • Elizabeth Loewy, Co-founder and Chief Operating Officer, EverSafe
  • Kieran Beer, CAMS, Chief Analyst, Director of Editorial Content, ACAMS
  • Archana Rao, Bureau Chief, Financial Frauds Bureau, Manhattan District Attorney’s Office
  • Scott Willis, Deputy Chief BSA/AML Officer, Raymond James Financial Inc.