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


Banking MSBs at Smaller Institutions

Apr 4, 2017 12:30pm ‐ Apr 4, 2017 1:45pm

Identification: SI1

  • Auditing MSBs to ensure business models and AML policies meet risk tolerance standards
  • Training relationship managers on unique client monitoring demands of MSBs
  • Creating formal account exiting policies to attain uniform de-risking decisions that serve institutional interests

  • Lauren A. Kohr, CAMS-FCI, Senior Vice President, Chief Risk Officer, Old Dominion National Bank
  • Kenneth B. Simmons, CRCM, CAMS-Audit, FCI, Chief Executive Officer, Compliance & AML Solutions

Sanctions Insight: Risk-based Approaches and Essential Oversight

Apr 4, 2017 2:05pm ‐ Apr 4, 2017 3:20pm

Identification: CS5

  • Conducting an OFAC risk assessment to determine potential sanctions-related issues and correct potential gaps
  • Creating objective metrics to mitigate sanctions risks linked to geography, business products or client profile
  • Developing protocols on alert responses to ensure escalation and investigation of sanctions-related risks and SAR filings as warranted

  • Stevenson Munro, CAMS, Global Head, Sanctions Compliance, Standard Chartered Bank
  • Roberto Hurst, Sr. Director, Head of Global Sanctions Compliance, PayPal
  • Megan L. Nelson, Senior Vice President, Manager Financial Crimes Governance & Risk Assessments, BB&T

Automate the Right Way: Strategically Matching Technology with Specific AML Issues

Apr 4, 2017 2:05pm ‐ Apr 4, 2017 3:20pm

Identification: ET5

  • Conducting cost/benefit analysis of automating specific AML tasks to create economic efficiencies and protect data integrity
  • Coordinating automating processes internally to enhance risk management and prevent tech redundancies
  • Testing automated processes to verify systems are serving institutional goals and correct systemic lapses

  • James (Jim) Arndts, CAMS, Senior Vice President, Head of Financial Crimes, Payments, Virtual Solutions and Innovation, Wells Fargo
  • Alan Schienberg, Senior Vice President, Promontory Risk Review, an IBM Company

Follow the Money: Using Forensic Accounting to Solve Financial Crimes

Apr 4, 2017 2:05pm ‐ Apr 4, 2017 3:20pm

Identification: FI2

  • Reviewing case studies including terrorist financing to illustrate practical AML applications for forensic accounting
  • Partnering with forensic accountants to resolve fraud-related crimes and protect clients
  • Analyzing forensic reviews of entities’ financial information to strengthen AML and financial crime protection policies going forward

  • Peter D. Wild, CAMS-Audit, Founder, Wild AML Solutions
  • Bassem Banafa, CPA, CAMS , Financial Forensics Consultant ,
  • Jason Chorlins, CPA, CFE, CITP, CIS, CAMS, Principal Banking Practice Leader, Risk Advisory Services, Kaufman, Rossin & Co.
  • Anthony Dominicis, Assistant Special Agent in Charge (ASAC), Internal Revenue Service (IRS) - Criminal Investigation (CI)

Testing for a Culture of Compliance

Apr 4, 2017 2:05pm ‐ Apr 4, 2017 3:20pm

Identification: PD4

  • Surveying workers to quantify existing attitudes on compliance, professional behavior and risk tolerance
  • Interviewing groups and individuals to gauge culture of compliance relevance in decision-making
  • Creating metrics-based report to inform board and regulators on culture of compliance testing


Optimizing AML & KYC Processes Through Critical Innovations - Presented by GENPACT

Apr 4, 2017 2:05pm ‐ Apr 4, 2017 3:20pm

Identification: S&E12

  • Current industry challenges, insights, and innovation themes in the near future
  • Digital & analytical transformation journey
  • Pre-requisites for successful transformation of AML & KYC processes

  • William Ward, CAMS, Executive Vice President, Chief BSA/AML & Security Officer, First Republic Bank
  • Manish Chopra, Senior Vice President and Global Leader – Risk and Regulatory Services, Genpact
  • Jeffery Ingber, AML Consultant, Genpact
  • Kate Robu, Partner, McKinsey & Co.
  • Rohit Tandon, Senior Vice President and Business Leader, Analytics & Research, GENPACT

Big Ideas for Stretching Small Compliance Budgets

Apr 4, 2017 2:05pm ‐ Apr 4, 2017 3:20pm

Identification: SI2

  • Ranking institutional AML risks to ensure rational allocation of resources to most significant compliance priorities
  • Optimizing professional networking and regulatory resources to aid ongoing AML training
  • Analyzing targeted outsourcing opportunities that are cost effective and preserve oversight integrity

  • Jack Oskvarek, CAMS, CAFP, AMLP, Senior Vice President, BSA Executive Director, Wintrust Financial Corporation
  • Lauren A. Kohr, CAMS-FCI, Senior Vice President, Chief Risk Officer, Old Dominion National Bank
  • Joe Soniat, CAMS, CFE, Account Risk Management Sr. Associate, Federal Reserve Bank of New York

Mastering New Tools to Target CTF's New Battlefronts

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

Identification: CS6

  • Detailing construction of digital footprints to assist in identifying terrorists and their funding networks
  • Mining social media data to identify sentiments suggesting potential terrorist support or sympathies
  • Facilitating fusion of data sources to elevate CTF comprehensiveness and efficacy


Defending Against Cyber-Based Extortion, Fraud and Ransomware Attacks

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

Identification: ET6

  • Reviewing recent FinCEN advisory to identify regulatory expectations for cyber-related SAR filing, in-house collaboration and inter-institutional information sharing
  • Reviewing cybercrime cases to identify common practices and methods of cybercriminals
  • Simulating a ransomware event to detail practical and protective institutional defenses

  • Clyde Langley, Vice President, Fraud Risk Management, Charles Schwab
  • Ross Albert, CAMS, ABCP, Assistant Vice President - Organizational Resilience, HUB International Limited
  • Kelley Chamberlain, CAFP, Global Financial Crimes Intelligence Group, Wells Fargo
  • Diego Rosero, CAMS, Director and Head of AML/CFT Reporting & Strategic Policy, Western Union

Systematizing SAR Investigative and Filing Processes

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

Identification: FI3

  • Establishing enterprise-wide escalation and investigation standards to achieve uniform reviews of suspicious activities
  • Formalizing SAR decision-making protocols to ensure systematic integrity when making filing determinations
  • Centralizing SAR writing and document management to ensure filings conform to expectations of FinCEN other governing bodies

  • Lindsay M. Dastrup, CAMS-Audit, CAMS-FCI, Vice President, Audit Leader, American Express
  • Roy D'sa, CAMS, Executive Vice President, Chief BSA Officer, Huntington National Bank
  • Geoff Burnham, Special Agent (SA), Internal Revenue Service (IRS) - Criminal Investigation (CI)
  • Michael S. Schidlow, CAMS-Audit, Expert Consultant in Financial Crime Compliance