Largest Conference for Financial Crime Detection and Prevention Professionals Debuts Virtual Attendance Option

Miami, FL — September 18, 2013 – The Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS) 12th Annual Anti-Money Laundering (AML) and Financial Crime Conference will bring together professionals from banking, insurance, law enforcement, money services and media to address regulatory changes, compliance best practices and other global and emerging trends of import to financial crime detection and prevention professionals.  The conference will be held in Las Vegas at The Aria and will feature an opening keynote address by Jane Rhodes-Wolfe, Section Chief, Terrorism Financing Section, Federal Bureau of Investigations, who will explore the increased use of financial-based intelligence in terrorism investigations.

“Five years ago this week, a financial crisis unlike any in generations rocked Wall Street, developing rapidly into the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression,” said John J. Byrne, ACAMS Executive Vice President.  In the period that followed, financial services and related industries have faced unprecedented levels of regulatory scrutiny and both proposed and implemented reforms.  Moreover, the Federal Government has heighted its investigation and prosecution of major institutions and corporations for alleged Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) violations, securities fraud, lapses in money laundering controls, violations of the Bank Secrecy Act and other underlying regulations.

“Accordingly, ACAMS must equip its members including risk and compliance officers, auditors, investigative journalists and insurance and investment advisors with tools, techniques and resources to combat money laundering, terrorist financing and other financial crimes more effectively through robust cross-border risk assessment, reporting and transparency, and cutting-edge management strategies for improved compliance.”

Drawing from the headlines of recent financial crimes, money-laundering activity by organized crime and terrorist organizations, and the ongoing need for compliance improvement, conference plenary sessions and topics addressed through interactive workshops include:

  • Law Enforcement Update: Forecasting Financial Crime Trends and Bolstering Collaboration
  • Real-Life Case Exposé: Lessons Learned from an Online Gambling and Bank Prosecution
  • Revamping Internal Practices to Assess and Mitigate Sanctions Risk
  • Meeting Eventual Customer Due Diligence (CDD) and Beneficial Ownership Requirements
  • Adopting New Strategies for Managing Risk in Emerging and Digital Payment Technologies
  • Dissecting Real-Life Trade-Based Money Laundering (TBML) Cases and Intelligence
  • Reinforcing Regulatory Priorities for the Coming Year
  • Human Trafficking in 2013: An Update on the Work of the Private and Public Sectors
  • Assessing the Risk Profile of Payment Cards and Fortifying Your Controls
  • Mitigating the Impact of Healthcare, Disability and Tax Fraud on Your Institution
  • Utilizing Financial Intelligence to Detect Terrorist Financing
  • Financial Crime Risk Analytics: The Future

The conference will feature industry leaders including Michael Hudson, Senior Editor, International Consortium of Investigative Journalists delivering the closing keynote address; Polly Greenberg, Bureau Chief, Major Economic Crimes Bureau, New York County District Attorney’s Office; Nelson Cardona, Managing Director and Head of Program Strategy and Execution, Global Sanctions and Anti-Bribery and Corruption Compliance, Citi; Sarah Runge, Acting Director, Office of Strategic Policy Terrorist Financing and Financial Crimes, U.S. Department of the Treasury; Nicholas Kapur, Global Financial Crimes Compliance Executive, Bank of America; and Lisa D. Arquette, CAMS, Associate Director, Division of Risk Management Supervision, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC).

New this year, the conference will offer a robust online option that includes opportunities to network virtually and provides access to all essential presentations via recorded sessions without the expense of travel and out-of-office inefficiency.  Each web seminar is archived in an online library providing on-the-fly training during and post-conference.

Registration is available online at www.acamsglobal.org or by calling 305-373-0020.

Editor’s Note: Members of the media may contact Kourtney McCarty ([email protected]) or 786-871-3109 or The Murry Agency at 305-531-5720 for credentials.  Press may also participate through the online virtual conference option.

About the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists® (ACAMS®)

ACAMS is the largest international membership organization dedicated to enhancing the knowledge and skills of AML and financial crime professionals from a wide range of industries with extensive resources designed to develop and sharpen the skills required for superior job performance and career advancement. Its CAMS certification is the most widely recognized AML certification among compliance professionals worldwide. Visit www.acams.org for more information.

Contact : David A. Clay
The Murry Agency
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Miami Beach, FL | 33139
305 531 5720

(Source: CDM & ACAMS)

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