AML Partnership Strategies among the Three Lines of Defense

Tuesday, March 6, 2018 • 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. ET

1.25 CAFP, 1.25 CRCM

In the context of AML, most of us who are BSA officers or part of an AML unit focus on our responsibilities as the second line of defense; while those responsibilities are certainly important, partnerships should exist with the first and third lines.

Panelists will explore successful partnership strategies among the three lines of defense, and particularly address how and to what degree the second line should support others.

This Briefing will focus on:

  • Ensuring the first line has the necessary and relevant resources and training
  • Establishing a communication framework between the first and second lines
  • Establishing a reporting structure between the second and third lines
  • Guaranteeing that the third line's scope of activities is appropriate without being driven by the second line
  • Responding to the third line's inquiries and recommendations (particularly if they are wrong!)


  • Rebecca Robertson, CAMS-Audit, CFE, CAFP, Executive Vice President, Director of AML Compliance, South State Bank
  • Christopher D. Simpkins, CAMS, BSA and OFAC Officer, Arvest Bank

 Continuing Education Credits


ABA Professional Certifications has approved this program for 1.25 CAFP and 1.25 CRCM continuing education credits for the live program and the recording.

CPE logoThis group-live event is eligible for 1.0 CPE credits for CPAs (Management Services). Recordings are not eligible for CPE credits. No prerequisites required.

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​Program Questions? Please contact Linda Shepard / Cari Hearn.

 Pricing & Purchasing


Live Briefing or Recording
ABA Member • $210
Non-Member • $310

Live registration provides a connection for one room where unlimited listeners can be present, and streaming recording access FREE for 7 days.


 Who Should Attend

  • BSA/AML Officers, Managers, and Analysts
  • Compliance Officers, Managers, and Analysts
  • Financial Crimes Professionals or Coordinators
  • First Line/Business Line Risk Owners
  • Internal Auditors
  • Banking Consultants
  • Federal and State Banking Regulators/Examiners

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