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


A Delicate Balance: Work, Life and Demanding AML Careers

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

Identification: PD5

  • Developing practical strategies to manage workloads and avoid job burnout
  • Building professional networks to enhance professional knowledge and aid career development
  • Mentoring younger staff to strengthen talent pool and serve institutional interests

  • Christine Ring, CAMS, Managing Director of AML/ ATF Assessment Program, AML and Compliance Division, Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI)
  • John J. Byrne, CAMS, Esq., Vice Chairman, AML Rightsource
  • Lisa Grigg, CAMS, Chief Enterprise Financial Crimes Compliance Executive, US Bank
  • William J. Voorhees, CAMS, Senior Vice President, BSA/AML Financial Intelligence Unit Manager, BB&T, Now TRUIST

Tackling Global Money Laundering with the Power of Machine Intelligence - Presented by AYASDI

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

Identification: S&E14

  • Use advanced techniques to more effectively segment suspicious activity reports using sparse KYC and transactional data
  • Create self-documenting workflows to ensure complete transparency for internal and external audiences (regulators)
  • Implement an operational application with Continuously refine rules to identify emerging fraud patterns at scale


Look Back and Move Forward: Conducting Account Reviews at Smaller Institutions

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

Identification: SI3

  • Standardizing internal transaction records to ensure data compatibility and support accuracy of analysis
  • Scrutinizing look-back analysis to gain insights into potential systemic AML gaps
  • Incorporating relevant look-back findings to meet regulatory demands and enhance compliance

Moderator(s): Speaker(s):
  • Laura H. Goldzung, CFE, CFCS, CCRP, President, CEO & Founder, AML Audit Services
  • Joe Soniat, CAMS, CFE, Account Risk Management Sr. Associate, Federal Reserve Bank of New York

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Opening Remarks

Apr 5, 2017 7:30am ‐ Apr 5, 2017 7:35am

Identification: PS8


Dow Jones and SWIFT Joint AML Executive Summary

Apr 5, 2017 7:35am ‐ Apr 5, 2017 7:50am

Identification: PS9


To Follow That SAR: Suspicious Activity Reports from Red Flags to Verdict

Apr 5, 2017 7:50am ‐ Apr 5, 2017 9:00am

Identification: PS10

  • Instituting monitoring and reporting processes to ensure prompt alert triggering
  • Producing quality SAR narratives to aid regulators and law enforcement investigators
  • Preparing employees for prosecutorial processes including depositions and testimony

  • Dennis M. Lormel, CAMS, President and Chief Executive Officer, DML Associates
  • James A. Candelmo, CAMS, SVP, Chief AML Officer, Capital One Bank
  • James A. Dinkins, President, Thomson Reuters Special Services LLC
  • Luis Sierra, CAMS, Attaché, Andean Region, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Homeland Security Investigations – Office of International Operations

AML’s Future: Mastering the Converging Forces Rapidly Reshaping Compliance

Apr 5, 2017 9:30am ‐ Apr 5, 2017 10:40am

Identification: PS11

  • Learning how automated monitoring and other tech advances are changing traditional AML roles
  • Dealing with unique AML challenges of innovative businesses such as crowdfunding, FinTech and internet-based retail operations
  • Acquiring skill sets for increasingly complex AML issues such as cyber defense, KYC/CDD and sanctions