ACAMS 22nd Annual International AML & Financial Crime Conference - Hollywood

Apr 3, 2017 ‐ Apr 5, 2017

To navigate compliance’s unprecedented challenges, AML professionals have three clear strategies: innovate, integrate, motivate. That’s why the ACAMS 22nd Annual International AML & Financial Crime Conference is a can’t-miss event. Held April 3-5 in Hollywood, Fla., attendees will gain invaluable insights into tech innovations transforming AML – and practical strategies for using them. Experts will demonstrate how to integrate oversight functions across business lines to strengthen defenses against cybercrime, sanctions violations and other threats. And AML veterans will provide guidance on motivating everyone from senior management to front-line workers to create a cohesive culture of compliance. It’s all about the future of AML – in Hollywood, Fla., April 3-5.

This year’s conference qualifies for up to 23 CAMS and CPE credits, plus 25 CLE credits. Learn more

Standard: $595.00


OFAC's 50% Rule - the Achilles Heel of Sanctions Programs - Presented by Bureau van Dijk

Apr 3, 2017 4:50pm ‐ Apr 3, 2017 5:50pm

Identification: S&E5

  • Learn different ways to identify 50% owned subsidiaries of sanctioned individuals and entities via direct, indirect or aggregation ownership
  • Find out how globalization and the 50% rule have created unknown sanction exposure in traditional sanctions programs
  • Examine a case study around unknown SDN/SSI-exposure due to the 50% rule and operational ways to limit the risk
  • Discover the sanctions challenges from more than 60 million companies changing ownership in 2016 and how to deal with the challenges of change

  • Anders A. Rodenberg, Head of Financial Institutions and Advisory in North America, Bureau van Dijk a Moody's Analytics Company

ACAMS Awards Ceremony iconACAMS Awards Ceremony

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ACAMS Awards Ceremony

Apr 4, 2017 8:30am ‐ Apr 4, 2017 8:45am

Identification: PS4


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Keynote Address and Q&A

Apr 4, 2017 8:45am ‐ Apr 4, 2017 9:40am

Identification: PS5

Former US Intelligence Officer and Counter-Terrorism Analyst for NBC News. Author of several books including, Defeating Isis and the recently released The Plot To Hack America.


Choreographies of Corruption: Lessons from the Panama Papers, the Bahama Papers and FIFA

Apr 4, 2017 9:40am ‐ Apr 4, 2017 10:45am

Identification: PS6

  • Reviewing cases to create best corrupt proceeds screening practices
  • Tracing how corrupt proceeds are moved globally to identify cross-border transfer risks
  • Charting corruption typologies to spots and investigate transactional red flags


Shhh! A Special ACAMS Presentation - To Keep You Guessing

Apr 4, 2017 11:15am ‐ Apr 4, 2017 12:15pm

Identification: PS7

Sometimes the fun is in the suspense, and ACAMS is keeping this session’s content under wraps until revealing it in Hollywood. But while the subject is (for now) a secret, we’re happy to share a few hints. One, it will be extremely relevant to compliance professionals. Two, it will offer cutting-edge insights and practical takeaways. Three, you’ll be glad you attended. See you there.


Taking Ownership of Determining Ultimate Beneficial Ownership

Apr 4, 2017 1:30pm ‐ Apr 4, 2017 2:45pm

Identification: CS4

  • Accessing publicly available databases to verify new-account UBOs and assign risk ratings
  • Conducting enhanced due diligence on high-risk clients to attain UBO clarity, determine account monitoring needs and meet FinCEN’s final CDD rule
  • Performing periodic reviews to determine changes in UBO or entity structure, verify and update data files, and ensure oversight incorporate applicable regulatory changes

  • Roy D'sa, CAMS, Executive Vice President, Chief BSA Officer, Huntington National Bank
  • Jeremy Kuester, Deputy Associate Director, Policy Division, Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FINCEN)
  • Jeff Nelson, Managing Director of Financial Crimes & Compliance, Pitney Bowes
  • William J. Voorhees, CAMS, Senior Vice President, BSA/AML Financial Intelligence Unit Manager, BB&T, Now TRUIST

The New Risks in Town: Adapting AML for Crowdfunding and Other Online Lending Risks

Apr 4, 2017 1:30pm ‐ Apr 4, 2017 2:45pm

Identification: ET4

  • Analyzing research on online marketplace lending including US Treasury white paper to detail unique risks involving transparency, source of funds and entity verification
  • Reviewing FDIC proposed guidance on third-party lenders to determine evolving regulatory trends
  • Crafting CDD, CIP and KYC models to combat unique marketplace lending risks such as lack of client transparency


Securing and Maintaining Correspondent Banking Relationships

Apr 4, 2017 1:30pm ‐ Apr 4, 2017 2:45pm

Identification: GC4

  • Analyzing institutions to identify those most likely to offer correspondent accounts to increase likelihood of obtaining banking services
  • Tailoring business models and AML policies to meet correspondent bank risk tolerance standards
  • Creating oversight team to promptly address red flags and make account exiting decisions

  • Susan J. Galli, CAMS, President, Galli AML Advisory, LLC
  • Andrea Saunders, CAMS-Audit, Founder and Chief Compliance Consultant, Risk & Compliance Consultancy Services Ltd
  • Lester M. Joseph, Manager, Global Financial Crimes Intelligence Group, , Wells Fargo
  • Angela J. Mele, CAMS-Audit, Compliance Officer, RiskPass AML + Compliance Ltd.

Ongoing Refinement of an AML Transaction Monitoring Control Framework: A Practical Approach - Presented by Oracle

Apr 4, 2017 1:30pm ‐ Apr 4, 2017 2:45pm

Identification: S&E8

  • Establish an effective communication strategy with the different risk functions
  • Discover best practices in identifying gaps in existing coverage and determining what new coverage may be required
  • Understand what “effective coverage” means and pitfalls to avoid when establishing controls for the risks identified


Turning Risk Avoidance into Risk Management - The AML Challenges and Opportunities Stemming from the Shifting Geopolitical Landscape - Presented by SWIFT

Apr 4, 2017 1:30pm ‐ Apr 4, 2017 2:45pm

Identification: S&E9

  • Creating more transparency and competitive approaches to managing counterparty risk
  • Investing in systems and processes to be compliant on a local and global scale
  • Implementing efficient tools to effectively detect and prevent fraud