ACAMS 23rd Annual International AML & Financial Crime Conference - Hollywood

Apr 9, 2018 ‐ Apr 11, 2018

With the unprecedented challenges that the AML and Financial Crime industry is facing, it has never been more important for professionals to be up-to-date with emerging trends, regulatory developments and evolving technologies. That is why the ACAMS 23rd Annual International AML & Financial Crime Conference is an invaluable event for you and your team. This event has consistently attracted leading AML experts who provide guidance, motivation and thought-leadership to a diverse audience.

Join us for this year’s intensive training sessions and walk away with the latest tools to tackle emerging risk vulnerabilities and overcome your institution’s day-to-day regulatory compliance challenges.

*Seventeen (17) continuing educational CAMS credits can be earned after the completion of the conference.

Standard: $595.00


Welcome Remarks iconWelcome Remarks

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Welcome Remarks

Apr 9, 2018 8:30am ‐ Apr 9, 2018 8:40am

Identification: G1


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Keynote Address and Q&A

Apr 9, 2018 8:40am ‐ Apr 9, 2018 9:10am

Identification: G3

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

Regulatory Roundtable: Compliance News and Views Directly from Top Regulators

Apr 9, 2018 9:10am ‐ Apr 9, 2018 10:35am

Identification: G2

• Detailing recent domestic and global regulatory changes to understand new requirements for addressing money laundering, sanctions and other financial crimes
• Taking recent enforcement and other regulatory actions as one method of enhancing a financial institution’s ability to meet any evolving compliance responsibilities
• Assessing AML and related trends and issues as seen by examiners to determine any emerging compliance challenges

Moderator(s): Speaker(s):
  • Lisa D. Arquette, CAMS, Associate Director, 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
  • Lourdes Gonzalez , Assistant Chief Counsel – Sales Practices, Division of Trading and Markets, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)
  • Andrea Sharrin, Associate Director, Policy Division, Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN)
  • Suzanne Williams, Deputy Associate Director, Federal Reserve Board

Hot Topics: Questions, Answers and Lively Discussion

Apr 9, 2018 11:05am ‐ Apr 9, 2018 12:15pm

Identification: G4

Get ready to participate in this interactive session driven by input from the audience. Two weeks before the conference, attendees will be asked to submit questions they want addressed by the expert panel on stage. Whether the topic is recent AML rule changes or the growing role of artificial intelligence, keeping up with sanctions changes or obtaining resources from senior management, the session will take on the latest, hottest topics and provide thoughtful insights and practical advice for upping your AML game once you return home.

  • Kieran Beer, CAMS, Chief Analyst, Director of Editorial Content, ACAMS
  • Susan J. Galli, CAMS, President, Galli AML Advisory, LLC
  • Frederick Reynolds, Managing Director, Global Head of Financial Crime, Employment and Competition Legal, Barclays
  • Rick A. Small, CAMS, Executive Vice President, Director Financial Crimes Program,, Truist
  • Dan Soto, Chief Compliance Officer, Ally Financial

All Systems Go: A Vital Countdown to CDD Final Rule Implementation

Apr 9, 2018 1:30pm ‐ Apr 9, 2018 2:45pm

Identification: C1

• Ensuring beneficial ownership information thresholds are institutionalized across enterprise
• Clarifying trigger events and detailing responses such as risk profile reviews or refreshment of beneficial ownership information
• Developing multi-platform client communication programs to build awareness of rule’s requirements and enhance customer experience

  • Anna M. Rentschler, CRCM, AMLP, CAMS, Vice President and BSA Officer, Central Bancompany
  • Vasilios Chrisos, CAMS, Principal, PwC
  • Laura Glynn, Director of Global Regulatory Compliance, Fenergo
  • David Haghighi, CAMS-Audit, Chief Counsel – AML, Sanctions, Anti-Corruption and Government and Regulatory Enforcement, Legal Department, The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc.
  • Peter D. Wild, CAMS-Audit, Founder, Wild AML Solutions

It’s Personal: Guarding Against Personal Liability Risks for AML Officers

Apr 9, 2018 1:30pm ‐ Apr 9, 2018 2:45pm

Identification: C2

• Reviewing recent cases and new government initiatives to emphasize personal liability risks for BSA officers
• Differentiating institutional vs. personal liability to understand potential conflicts of interest and develop appropriate defense strategies
• Maintaining ongoing protective strategies including documentation of the promotion of a culture of compliance to demonstrate consistent AML professionalism


Common SAR Mistakes: How to Stop Making Them

Apr 9, 2018 1:30pm ‐ Apr 9, 2018 2:45pm

Identification: C3

• Avoiding inadequate explanations of why activity is deemed suspicious by clearly stating reasons behind SAR filing
• Aiding reviews by regulators and law enforcement by providing pertinent data such as identifying information, activity dates and locations
• Systematizing activity tracking and filing amended reports as warranted to ensure SARs reflect current realities

  • Nicolas E. Khouri, CAMS, Senior Compliance Director, Head of AML Investigations, Ally Bank
  • Lindsay M. Dastrup, CAMS-Audit, CAMS-FCI, Vice President, Audit Leader, American Express
  • Frank Lawrence, CAMS, Global Head of Payments Compliance, Chief Compliance Officer, Facebook
  • John Waugh, CAMS, Assistant Special Agent in Charge, Department of Veteran’s Affairs, Office of Inspector General

Mastering Disruption: Convergence, Compliance and the New AML

Apr 9, 2018 1:30pm ‐ Apr 9, 2018 2:45pm

Identification: C4

• Reviewing regulatory developments such as NYDFS 504 on required tech-driven monitoring and filtering
• Formalizing retraining programs to keep professional skills current in wake of innovations such as FinTech, e-commerce and biometric identification
• Creating risk management protocols to mitigate growing AML threats such as the dark web

Moderator(s): Speaker(s):
  • Carl Case, Senior Manager, Performance Improvement, Ernst & Young
  • Jason Chorlins, CPA, CFE, CITP, CIS, CAMS, Principal Banking Practice Leader, Risk Advisory Services, Kaufman, Rossin & Co.
  • Howard R. Fields, CAMS, Senior Vice President, Counsel, AML, Sanctions and Export Compliance, MasterCard

Transparency: The Key to Building Trust for Wire and Cross-Border Payments

Apr 9, 2018 1:30pm ‐ Apr 9, 2018 2:45pm

Identification: C5

• How can transparency and trust can enable deeper, more productive relationships, and ultimately avoid risk
• How can KYC, and the importance of external data for screening and negative news, and ongoing understanding of relationships with technology enhance and empower institution in terms of review and risk processes

  • Kelley Chamberlain, CAFP, Global Financial Crimes Intelligence Group, Wells Fargo
  • Tara M. Dziengel, Senior Vice President, Global Head of Anti-Money Laundering, Northern Trust
  • Lisa Grigg, CAMS, Chief Enterprise Financial Crimes Compliance Executive, US Bank
  • Ian Horobin, Financial Crime Compliance R&D, SWIFT
  • Paul Taylor, Head of Financial Crime Compliance Initiatives Americas & UK Region, SWIFT

Country-backed Cryptocurrencies (Petrocoin, Cryptoruble, etc.): The Perfect Solution for Money Launderers & Sanctions Evaders?

Apr 9, 2018 1:30pm ‐ Apr 9, 2018 2:45pm

Identification: C6

• How are "bad actors" able to exploit cryptocurrencies and other legitimate business tools to circumvent regulations (such as trade with North Korea and AML requirements)?
• What, if any, is the impact on existing sanctions/AML regulations? Do your sanctions/AML programs need to be updated?
• What is the future impact of these schemes on regulators, law enforcement, reporting entities, customers and countries?