As Heard at the 2016 ABA/ABA Money Laundering Enforcement Conference

​This ​recorded audio package showcases 5 of the most popular presentations from the most recent conference. Expand your knowledge on these important topics, hear speakers you missed onsite, and share the experience with your colleagues.

​​Session Titles

New Practices in SAR Reporting: From Data Mining to Cognitive Analytics for Community Bankers
This session explored mining source data within your bank to provide predictive information on futre fraud or AML events. Community banks do not necessarily have a need for sophisticated cognitive analytics, but they can use their own data from investigations and suspicious activity to provide additional benefits.
  • Moderator: Christopher D. Simpkins, CAMS, BSA and OFAC Officer, Arvest Bank
  • Speakers:
    - Sepideh Behram, Principal Vice President and BSA Officer, Burke and Herbert Bank
    - Timothy R. White, CAMS, BSA & OFAC Automation Specialist, Banker's Toolbox, Inc
Third Line of Defense: Effective Control Processes
This session addressed the review of control frameworks against leading practices and supervisory expectations. Tough questions included: How the various lines of defense relate to one another; critical intersections between 1st and 2nd lines; and the impact 2nd line monitoring has on 3rd line audits. 
  • Moderator: Megan Davis Hodge, Regional Head of Anti-Money Laundering - USA, RBC Bank (Georgia), N.A.
  • Speakers:
    - Alan Abel, CPA, Global Practice Leader, Regulatory Compliance Regional Leader, FATCA Risk Leader, Crowe Horwath
    - Nicolas Khouri, CAMS, Senior Director, Audit Services, Ally Bank
    - Jack Sonnenschein, Global Head, FCC Audit Advisory, Standard Chartered Bank
Banking Very High Risk Customers
This session tackled the difficult issues banks face when evaluating high risk customers with legitimate banking needs, while mitigating risk to the bank. The panel covered critical questions each line of defense needs to ask during due diligence and explored the pros, cons, and and consequences of exiting particular relationships and/or market segments. 
  • Moderator: John F. Caruso, Principal, KPMG LLP
  • Speakers:
    - Matthew S. Haslinger, Administrative Vice President, Head of the Financial Investigations Unit (FIU), Corporate Compliance, M&T Bank
    - Susan Rico, GFICOR Emerging Risk Team Manager, Senior Vice President, Wells Fargo International Group
    - James D. Stubbs, Managing Director, Deputy Head of BSA and AML, Citigroup, Inc.
Implementation of the Final Rule on Beneficial Ownership
This session focused on understanding the complexity of thsi final rule, conducting a CDD gap assessment, technology and training challenges, along with practical implementation approaches to ensure compliance by May 11, 2018.
  • Moderator: Susan J. Galli, CAMS, Managing Director, Advisory Financial Crimes Unit, PwC
  • Speakers:
    - Joseph D. Ciccolella, Managing Director, Global KYC, JPM Chase
    - Julio Roman, Senior Vice President, BSA Officer, Lone Star National Bank
    -Robert G. Rowe (Rob), III, Vice President/Associate Chief Counsel, Regulatory Compliance, American Bankers Association
AML Governance Programs
This session discussed organizational financial intelligence risk frameworks and governance structures and related issues, including how to promote a true AML Culture for the institution. It explored the role of the Board and senior management, three lines of defense accountability, testing, training, holistic reporting, and escalating up emerging risks facing the organization.
  • Moderator: Terry A. Pesce, Principal, KPMG LLP
  • Speakers:
    - Lisa M. Grigg, CAMS, Chief Enterprise Financial Crimes Compliance Executive, U.S. Bank National Association
    - Nicole Kitowski, PMP, Executive Vice President, Deputy Chief Risk Officer, Associated Bank, NA
    - Ann Reilly, Managing Director, Global Head of Consumer and Cards AML Compliance, Citigroup, Inc.
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