ACAMS 20th Annual International AML & Financial Crime Conference

Mar 16, 2015 ‐ Mar 18, 2015

Join us as we commemorate the 20th anniversary of the ACAMS International AML & Financial Crime Conference. Backed by the world’s leading authority for breaking news and in-depth coverage of financial crime, this milestone event will address key challenges faced by today’s AML and compliance executives.

In its 20-year history, the conference has hosted an impressive list of international thought-leaders and a speaker roster of the most respected subject matter experts. Connect with industry pioneers and expert presenters as they inspire, support and empower you and your team in the fight against financial crime.


Welcome Remarks - Monday iconWelcome Remarks - Monday

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Welcome Remarks - Monday

Mar 16, 2015 8:15am ‐ Mar 16, 2015 8:25am

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Keynote Address 1 iconKeynote Address 1

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Keynote Address 1

Mar 16, 2015 8:25am ‐ Mar 16, 2015 8:55am

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Commemorating 20 Years of AML Thought Leadership and a Look at What's Ahead

Mar 16, 2015 8:55am ‐ Mar 16, 2015 10:05am

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• Celebrating two decades of prominent expertise in conferences
• Assessing the key regulations and enforcement actions that shaped today’s financial system
• Evaluating key initiatives that transformed the world’s financial crime prevention efforts: What worked? What didn’t?
• Drafting solutions for tomorrow’s anticipated challenges


Keynote Address 2 iconKeynote Address 2

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Keynote Address 2

Mar 16, 2015 10:05am ‐ Mar 16, 2015 10:35am

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  • Rick McDonell, Former Executive Secretary, Financial Action Task Force (FATF), Executive Director, ACAMS

Views and Insights from the Regulatory Community

Mar 16, 2015 11:05am ‐ Mar 16, 2015 12:15pm

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• Ranking current regulatory priorities impacting compliance programs
• Identifying emerging examination trends that will inform future reviews
• Aligning financial institution and regulatory expectations


Balancing Customer Risk Management with Your Institution's Risk Appetite

Mar 16, 2015 1:30pm ‐ Mar 16, 2015 2:45pm

Identification: RM1

  • Developing smart criteria for customer risk ranking and establishing a protocol for categorizing and managing clients
  • Establishing a customer review process that addresses changes in client activity and the need for ongoing due diligence
  • Creating the infrastructure to support ongoing customer risk management

  • Robert L. Curry, CAMS, Executive Vice President, Chief Compliance Officer, KeyBank
  • Brion Nazzaro, CRCM, CAMS, CFE, PMP, Senior Vice President - Chief Compliance Officer and BSA Officer, WorldRemit
  • Steven Beattie, Partner, Global Financial Crime Operations Services Leader, Ernst & Young LLP
  • Justina Rousseau, CAMS, CRCM, Senior Vice President, GFI Regional Risk Manager, Wells Fargo Bank
  • William D. Langford, CAMS, Chief Compliance Officer for the Americas, MUFG Union Bank, N.A.

Case Study: Shielding the Financial System from Abuse by Drug Cartels

Mar 16, 2015 1:30pm ‐ Mar 16, 2015 2:45pm

Identification: LE1

  • Using existing financial intelligence data to flag funds originating from drug trafficking operations
  • Strengthening bank-law enforcement partnerships to facilitate more effective investigations
  • Dissecting recent law enforcement cases with an eye toward enhancing your institution’s detection mechanisms

  • Manuel A. Recio, Supervisory Special Agent, Staff Coordinator, Office of Financial Operations, Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)
  • Patrick Li, Section Chief, US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Homeland Security Investigations (HSI)
  • Rebecca Branum, Senior Investigator, Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)
  • Daniel Wager, CAMS, Vice President, Financial Crime Compliance, LexisNexis Risk Solutions

Case Study: Blocking Corruption Proceeds from Entering Your Institution

Mar 16, 2015 1:30pm ‐ Mar 16, 2015 2:45pm

Identification: GI1

  • Identifying common themes from recent corruption cases to help inform your anti-bribery and corruption policies
  • Collaborating across business lines to manage relationships with PEPs and other corruption-prone clients
  • Combating the internal threat of employees collaborating with illegal entities including drug cartels


Knowing Your Customer's Customer: To Bank or Not to Bank Medical Marijuana Related Businesses?

Mar 16, 2015 1:30pm ‐ Mar 16, 2015 2:45pm

Identification: CS1

  • Understanding the recent congressional legislative attempts that will affect your compliance program
  • Identifying tactics used by marijuana businesses to remain undetected by the institutions that bank them
  • Taking a proactive approach to corporate liability and SAR filing policies

  • Timothy White, CAMS, Business Development and Regulatory Specialist, Banker’s Toolbox
  • Angela Riggs, Detective, Narcotics/Department Federal Task Force Officer, Financial Investigations, Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department/Department of Homeland Security
  • Jonathan E. Lopez, Partner, Orrick
  • Jack Oskvarek, CAMS, CAFP, AMLP, Senior Vice President, BSA Executive Director, Wintrust Financial Corporation

Are You Conducting Due Diligence on the Right Risks? Responding to Global Market Shifts

Mar 16, 2015 1:30pm ‐ Mar 16, 2015 2:45pm

Identification: KROLL1

• Keeping your due diligence program current despite developing world events
• Addressing due diligence challenges for entry into new markets
• Conducting risk assessments of your most challenging jurisdictions