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

Apr 2, 2017 ‐ Apr 4, 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


Tech-Based Methods for Enhancing CIP/CDD/EDD and Detecting Suspicious Activity

Apr 3, 2017 2:05pm ‐ Apr 3, 2017 3:20pm

Identification: ET2

  • Using social media and search engine tools to boost KYC accuracy and mitigate onboarding risks
  • Centralizing client data systems to facilitate robust risk assessments and information sharing
  • Analyzing emerging trends such as biometric identification and entity profiling typologies to strengthen verification

  • Marilú Jiménez, Esq., CAMS, Founder and President, Financial Intelligence Network & Compliance Advisors (FINCAdvisors)
  • Pravin Chandrasekaran, CAMS, Senior Vice President- Customer Risk Analytics, Financial Crime Analytics, Financial Crime Risk Management, Wells Fargo
  • Chris Siddons, CAMS, Senior Director, Regulatory Risk and Compliance Solutions , LexisNexis Risk Solutions

Updating Approaches for Detecting and Reporting Tax Evasion

Apr 3, 2017 2:05pm ‐ Apr 3, 2017 3:20pm

Identification: GC2

  • Creating an approach to tax evasion to ensure adequate monitoring for red flags such as invoice manipulation, asset concealment and large currency transactions
  • Outlining the OECD Base Erosion and Profit Shifting initiative to develop strategies on evolving evasion regulatory trends
  • Formalizing best practices to investigate and resolve alerts indicating potential tax evasion

  • Markus Schulz, Global Head of Change Management Financial Crimes Compliance, ING

Start Spreading the News: BSA Training from Tellers to Top Management

Apr 3, 2017 2:05pm ‐ Apr 3, 2017 3:20pm

Identification: PD2

  • Preparing and reviewing instruction materials to ensure clear and consistent messaging of regulatory and institutional expectations on BSA issues
  • Tailoring training to target specific roles of internal constituencies including senior management and relationship managers
  • Formalizing schedules and methods for ongoing training to limit risk of BSA compliance lapses

  • Jack Oskvarek, CAMS, CAFP, AMLP, Senior Vice President, BSA Executive Director, Wintrust Financial Corporation
  • Nicolas E. Khouri, CAMS, Senior Compliance Director, Head of AML Investigations, Ally Bank
  • Michael S. Schidlow, CAMS-Audit, Expert Consultant in Financial Crime Compliance

Are Your FCC Programs Enhancing Financial Inclusion and Transparency? - Presented by LexisNexis Risk Solutions

Apr 3, 2017 2:05pm ‐ Apr 3, 2017 3:20pm

Identification: S&E3

  • Analyzing how FCC is helping organizations increase market share in underserved markets
  • Sharing best FCC practices for sustainable and adequate compliance
  • Understanding the criticality of the FCC ecosystem in the digital era

  • Sean Friedly, CAMS, Vice President, Head of AML & Financial Crimes Investigations, Raymond James
  • Carlos Garcia-Pavia, Director, Market Planning - AML Compliance, LexisNexis Risk Solutions
  • Meredith Moss, Chief Executive Officer, Finomial
  • Gabriel Romo, Managing Partner, CC Compliance & Conduct Advisors
  • Chris Siddons, CAMS, Senior Director, Regulatory Risk and Compliance Solutions , LexisNexis Risk Solutions

The Urge to Converge: Unifying Financial Crimes Compliance Across Fraud, AML, and Cybersecurity - Presented by PwC

Apr 3, 2017 2:05pm ‐ Apr 3, 2017 3:20pm

Identification: S&E4

  • Understanding the risk, regulatory, and cost drivers to break down silos in financial crime programs
  • Managing changes across people, process, and technology to realize efficiencies and enhance controls
  • Practical steps financial institutions can take now to build a converged financial crimes capability


It Could Happen to You: Guarding Against Potential Personal Liability

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

Identification: CS3

  • Reviewing recent regulatory cases to understand current risks regarding professional liability
  • Analyzing New York State Department of Financial Services’ Part 504 regulation “Banking Division Transaction Monitoring and Filtering Program Requirements and Certifications” to chart implications for potential personal liability issues
  • Detailing practical strategies to defend against allegations of personal liability

Moderator(s): Speaker(s):

Validating Automated Transaction Monitoring Models: New Methods and Tools

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

Identification: ET3

  • Detailing best practices for validating automated transaction monitoring models to ensure accurate outcomes
  • Using statistical modeling to quantify false negative rates of automated transaction monitoring systems
  • Reviewing guidance to meet heightened regulatory expectations for automated transaction monitoring risks


Defending Against Securities-Based AML and Fraud Schemes

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

Identification: FI1

  • Reviewing common securities fraud and AML typologies to strengthen monitoring systems
  • Implementing formal procedures to investigate unique securities AML risks such as microcap stock manipulation
  • Examining case studies to determine applicable lessons for mitigating securities-based financial crime risks

  • Ryan Schwoebel, CFE, CAMS, Anti-money Laundering (AML) Officer, ProEquities

PEP Spotlight: Kleptocracy and International Money Laundering

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

Identification: GC3

  • Outlining money laundering typologies of kleptocratic regimes to develop asset tracking and recovery systems
  • Developing collaborative relationships with law enforcement and global entities to ensure thorough investigation of suspect activity
  • Examining case studies to highlight best practices to thwart kleptocrat money laundering

  • William J. Fox, Global Financial Crimes Compliance Executive, Bank of America
  • Frederick Reynolds, Managing Director, Global Head of Financial Crime, Employment and Competition Legal, Barclays
  • Adam W. Storer, Special Agent CID – Los Angeles International Corruption Squad, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
  • Debra LaPrevotte, Senior Investigator, The Sentry

The Enemy Within: Best Practices for Identifying and Terminating Rogue Employees

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

Identification: PD3

  • Crafting Know Your Employee (KYE) policies to secure thorough screening of new hires for criminal links or conflicts of interest
  • Instituting confidential reporting systems such as whistleblower hotlines to encourage disclosure of co-worker malfeasance
  • Investigating and filing SARs on suspicious insider activities and formalizing policies for cooperating with law enforcement and/or regulators

Moderator(s): Speaker(s):
  • Jason A. Frantz, CAMS, Senior RCA Manager - AML, US Bank
  • Lester . Bain , Director of Security and AML Operations, Principal Vice President, Burke and Herbert Bank
  • William J. Voorhees, CAMS, Senior Vice President, BSA/AML Financial Intelligence Unit Manager, BB&T, Now TRUIST