Terrorist Financing in 2016 and Beyond

The landscape of terrorism is ever-changing and constantly threatening. The instability in many parts of the world serves as an incubator for terrorists. Law enforcement is extremely concerned about the threat posed by these fighters should they return to their countries of origin.

The best chance to prevent terrorists from succeeding is to disrupt their ability to raise, move, store and access money. Identifying terrorist financing is one of the biggest challenges confronting financial institutions. This compelling and interactive day-long training session will focus on current and emerging terrorist threats, current and emerging terrorist financing trends and detection mechanisms financial institutions can use to identify and report suspicious activity related to terrorists and transnational criminal organizations.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand points of vulnerability to financial institutions, as well as to terrorist organizations
  • Identify alerting mechanisms that financial institutions can use to identify terrorist exploitation
  • Understand the convergence between terrorist groups and transnational criminal organizations
  • Identify the triggers for financial trends and their impact on financial institutions

Who Should Attend

This session is dedicated to anyone, at any level, having compliance and/or investigative responsibility to identify suspicious activity that likely involves terrorists or the transnational criminals they associate with.


7:45 AM – 8:45 AM Registration and Networking Breakfast
8:45 AM – 9:00 AM Welcome Remarks – Peter Wild, CAMS-Audit
9:00 AM – 10:30 AM The Harsh Reality of Terrorism and the Reliance on Terrorism Financing
10:30 AM – 10:45 AM Break
10:45 AM – 12:15 PM Dissecting the Infrastructure of a Terrorist Organization
12:15 PM – 1:15 PM Networking Luncheon
1:15 PM – 1:45 PM Financial Countermeasures
1:45 PM – 3:00 PM Identifying, Investigating, Reporting and Analyzing Suspicious Activity
3:00 PM – 3:15 PM Break
3:15 PM – 4:30 PM Responding to Terrorist Events
4:30 PM – 5:00 PM Q&A and Closing Remarks


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CAMS Credits

This seminar is worth 6 CAMS credits.

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Nicholas Bogdan
  • Nicholas Bogdan, CAMS

  • President
  • Bogdan Consulting Services


Since 2004, Mr. Bogdan has provided data exploitation expertise to the FBI’s Counterterrorism Division. He specializes in the bulk exploitation and analysis of financial datasets and has created tools and processes used throughout the FBI and other government agencies.

Martin Cunningham
  • Martin Cunningham

  • Director, Head of Business Intelligence Unit, Americas Anti-Financial Crime
  • Deutsche Bank


Martin A. Cunningham is the Regional Head of Financial Crime Intelligence for Standard Chartered Bank. Prior to working in the banking sector, he served as Deputy Team Chief in the Counter Threat Finance branch of the U.S. Special Operations Command (SOCOM). A former adjunct professor at the Joint Special Operations University, he has also served as a guest lecturer at various institutions, including the Navy War College and the Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School.

Dennis Lormel
  • Dennis Lormel, CAMS

  • President, DML Associates
  • Former Chief of Financial Crimes Program, FBI


Mr. Lormel retired from the FBI in 2003, after nearly 28 years as a special agent. In December 2000, he was named Chief of the FBI’s Financial Crimes Program. Following the terrorist attacks of September 2001, he established and directed the FBI’s comprehensive terrorist financing initiative. These efforts evolved into the formation of a formal Section within the Counterterrorism Division of the FBI, known as The Terrorist Financing Operations Section.