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The ACAMS Greater Toronto Chapter’s mission is to be the premier Compliance Professional organization in Canada that provides a forum to exchange information and ideas related to the fight against money laundering and terrorist financing and to be an organization that provides educational resources and opportunities to compliance professionals.

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Upcoming Canada Chapter learning events will be announced soon.

Convergence of Financial Crime Compliance – Panel Discussion and Networking

Top leaders from the industry & law enforcement will engage in a strategic conversation to discuss the convergence of each of the pillars of financial crime (Anti-Money Laundering, Anti-Bribery and Corruption, Sanctions, and Fraud). Don’t miss out on the chance to hear from the experts themselves!


ACAMS in the 6ix Networking Event

Free for Greater Toronto ACAMS Chapter Members.

Space is limited.


ACAMS Greater Toronto Chapter – Calling all Mentees

We are very pleased to be hosting our first ever Speed Networking Event!

The purpose of this event is to bring together young professionals in our industry to learn from top leaders of the industry and enhance opportunities for professional development.

We are in need of mentees to sign up for this wonderful event. By being a mentee, you will be able to meet top leaders in the industry who will share their experiences, tips or guidance. If you are interested, please use the attached link to register for your ticket. Please note that space is limited so please be sure to register early. When the tickets are sold out, you will be added to a waitlist for the second event.


AML Emerging Risk and Technology


ACAMS Greater Toronto Chapter Lunch and Learn: Legalized Cannabis and AML

An Overview of the Government of Canada’s Approach to Legalize, Regulate and Restrict Access to Cannabis

Weeding Through the Challenges of Banking the Marijuana Industry

Organ Trafficking: A MultiLevel Equation of Exploitation


ACAMS in “The 6”

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The Opioid Crisis and Money Laundering

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SPRING FLING

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Jump Into 2017 With the Next ACAMS Toronto Learning Event!!!

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ACAMS Toronto Chapter Networking Event


Human Trafficking / Sexual Slavery


ACAMS Toronto Networking Event


ACAMS Toronto Chapter Lunch & Learn:
Managing the Money Laundering Risk of Offshore Money Flows to Canada 

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Terrorist Financing Concerns & Risks in Ontario For the Financial Services Sector


ACAMS Toronto Chapter Lunch & Learn: Money Laundering Case Overview by Detective Constable Dwayne King Toronto Police Services


Begin 2015 with an ACAMS Toronto Networking Event!


Investigation Workshop
Open Source Intelligence Training® (OSINT): How to use Open Source Information as Intelligence


Toronto & GTA Executive Networking Event


Lunch & Learn Event, sponsored by the ACAMS Toronto & GTA Chapter:
Money Laundering and the Canadian Real Estate Sector


Advanced Financial Crime Investigative Techniques
Topic: Advanced Financial Crime Investigative Techniques


Lunch & Learn Event: AML Model Validation


Compliance Testing – Understanding the Role of AML Compliance and the Business for a comprehensive and effective AML Testing Program


FINTRAC Presentaion


ACAMS Canada Chapter Executive’s Networking Event


AML/ATF in Canada: Impact and Assessment of Changes to Canada’s Regulatory Environment to Date


ACAMS Canada Presents: The First 2013 Lunch & Learn

Stuart Davis

Stuart Davis, CAMS
Chair
BMO Financial Group / BMO-Harris

Stuart Davis currently serves as the Enterprise Chief AML Officer for the Bank of Montreal Financial Group and is based in Toronto, Canada. He has over 25 years banking and regulatory experience including serving for five years as the Enterprise BSA and Sanctions Officer for USAA in San Antonio, Texas. Previously he led the Global AML Programs and Product Support for the Payment Services segment of First Data Corporation, which included Western Union Financial Services, Inc. and the AML/OFAC compliance program across Capital One’s North American portfolio of consumer and commercial products and services. Stuart began his career with the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency. Stuart also has been an industry speaker on various AML topics including risk management and integrating technology and fraud programs. Stuart has an honors degree in Economics from the University of Georgia.


Ken Saul

Ken Saul
Secretary
Ken Saul, Compliance Consultant, Inc.

Kenneth (“Ken”) H. Saul, B.A., LL.B., CAMS served as General Counsel, Chief Compliance & Regulatory Officer for the Cambridge Mercantile Corp., Cambridge Mercantile Corp. (U.S.A.) and Cambridge Mercantile Corp. (UK) Limited, for nearly 11 years.

Ken is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada and was a lawyer in private practice in Toronto from 1973 to 2000. He joined a NASDAQ-listed company with multiple US and Canadian locations in October 2000 as General Counsel and corporate Secretary and was appointed General Counsel and Chief Compliance & Regulatory Officer at Cambridge in December 2002. Ken holds a ‘Teacher of Adults’ diploma from Centennial College, completed the Canadian Securities Course in 1998 and is a Professional Member and a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist, with the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (“ACAMS”). Ken is a founding member and Co-Secretary of the Canada Chapter of ACAMS, and an associate Board Member and strong supporter of the newly formed Canadian Money Services Businesses Association (http://canadamsb.org/home/).

Commencing in mid-October, 2013, he retired from Cambridge and is now working as a Compliance Consultant in his own consulting business, Ken Saul, Compliance Consultant, Inc. assisting financial services businesses in Canada, the US, the UK and Australia with their AML-CTF Compliance requirements and with regulatory, licensing and other compliance requirements in those jurisdictions, as well as facilitating and assisting financial services businesses with their banking and other strategic relationships. For a brief time (April-Sept., 2015) Ken served as CAMLO-Canada for Globle Foreign Exchange Inc., a Canadian wholly-owned subsidiary of TransFast Remittance, LLC. Ken has also taught a distance-learning class – Compliance & Governance-Legal Framework – for Centennial College, Toronto, and has designed and will be teaching the elective class, Privacy Programs, in Centennial College’s Governance & Compliance Certificate program.


Dwayne King

Dwayne King
Treasurer
TD Bank Financial Group

Dwayne King is a member of Grant Thornton’s Forensics team and is in involved in Anti-Money Laundering, Investigative Research, Investigations and the Litigation practice. Dwayne has also provided support for Grant Thornton’s whistleblower program (CARE).

Prior to joining Grant Thornton Dwayne managed a team of 26 investigators as part of the Global Anti-Money Laundering Department for TD Bank. Dwayne has 26 years of experience in Law Enforcement and 8 years investigating Money Laundering and Proceeds of Crime. Dwayne is a court qualified Money Laundering expert. He has received his designation as an Advanced Financial Crimes Investigative Specialist (CAMS – FCI), a Certified Anti Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS), a Certified Financial Crimes Specialists (CFCS) , a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) and a Certified Bitcoin Professional (CBP).

Email: Dwayne.King@ca.gt.com


Christine Ring

Christine Ring
Co-Membership Director
Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions Canada

Email: christine.ring@osfi-bsif.gc.ca


Lydia Sas

Lydia Sas
Secretary
HiFX Canada

Lydia Sas serves as the Head of Compliance, North America, for HiFX Canada Inc., a Euronet Worldwide Company (NASDAQ: EEFT), one of the largest money transfer businesses globally. HiFX is a money services business that provides services in the US, Canada, Australasia and Europe. Lydia is responsible for HiFX’s Anti-Money Laundering Compliance and Anti-Fraud Programs for North America. Lydia has worked in the anti-money laundering compliance field for 14 years, previously as Senior Manager, AML/CTF Compliance, and Senior Compliance Officer, for Cambridge Global Payments. Lydia has been a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) since 2005.


John Shoemaker

John Shoemaker
Co-Chair
Great-West Life, Canada Life and London Life

John Shoemaker currently serves as the Chief Anti-Money Laundering Officer for the Great-West Life Assurance group of companies (Great-West Life, Canada Life and London Life).  Until February of 2017, John held the rank of Superintendent in the RCMP’s federal policing program as the officer-in-charge of “O” Division’s (Ontario) Greater Toronto Area Financial Crime where he  provided oversight and leadership of enforcement teams focused on organized large scale money laundering, proceeds of crime, fraud, counterfeit currency and corruption investigations.

Over the course of his 25 year career in the RCMP, John conducted or led a broad range of investigations working with other law enforcement agencies, regulators, other government agencies and private institutions on financial crime and criminal intelligence matters of national and international significance.

John holds an MBA, is an accountant and is also a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist and Certified Fraud Examiner. 


Sandeep Sharma

Sandeep Sharma
Communications Director
KEB Hana Bank Canada

Sandeep Sharma is CAMLO of KEB Hana Bank Canada, a Schedule II retail Bank serving Canadian-Koreans individuals and corporate clients in Ontario, Alberta & British Columbia. In this role, he is responsible for AML Compliance regime, specifically all matters concerning anti-money laundering and counter-terrorism financing (proceeds of crime, sanction programs, KYC, training, etc.), privacy & managing relationship with regulators and various stakeholders.

Sandeep has developed a strong sense of devotion for banking and financial services over the past 14 years. He began his career in the field of Compliance at MFC Global Asset Management and has worked at Royal Bank of Scotland, Sunlife Financial, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corp of Canada and Ontario Teacher’s Pension Plan.

Sandeep is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS), CPA, CGA and ACCA from UK.


Rebecca Ip

Rebecca Ip
Membership Director
KPMG LLP

Rebecca Ip is a Vice-President of KPMG Forensic Inc. in Toronto and has specialized in Forensic Accounting since 2007. Rebecca has extensive experience in advising clients in the financial industry on AML, sanctions, anti-bribery and corruption, fraud and litigation related matters in Canada, United Kingdom and the Netherlands. On AML-specific projects, Rebecca assisted clients in compliance regime assessments, gap analysis, remediation projects and pre-and-post-regulatory assistance.  Rebecca’s AML experience also includes non-financial entities such as real estate and dealers in precious metals and stones.

Rebecca is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS), Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF), Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) and Chartered Accountant (CA) and has a Masters of Accounting degree from the University of Waterloo.


April Hannan

April Hannan
Events Coordinator
Scotiabank

April Hannan, CAMS is currently the Senior Manager, Enterprise AML Training at the Bank of Nova Scotia. In this role, she is responsible for building the enterprise-wide AML/ATF training framework and program, working with various jurisdictions and business lines to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements for training.

April has over 12 years of experience in risk management and AML/ATF. She has worked in various roles within 3 Canadian financial institutions gaining experience in complex investigations, data analysis, design, development and implementation of new processes, procedures and training programs. April has also been an effective leader in managing others in various teams. She has been a member of ACAMS since 2014 and has a Bachelor’s of Commerce from Ryerson University.


Tiffany Tsang

Tiffany Tsang
HSBC Bank Canada

Tiffany studied at the University of Toronto where she earned an Honours Bachelor of Arts Degree in Criminology and Ethics, Society, & Law. Inspired by her father from an early age, Tiffany applied for the RBC Summer Internship Program where she worked as a Client Service Representative and Account Manager throughout her undergraduate degree. In her last year, Tiffany joined RBC’s National Fraud Detection Group where she conducted thorough investigation and analysis of potential fraud on business accounts with a focus in counterfeit cheques. Fluent in both English and Chinese, Tiffany is currently a Manager, External Investigative Reporting as a part of HSBC’s Financial Crime Threat Mitigation function. 

Tiffany is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist and Certified Bitcoin Professional. She also holds an ICA Certificate in Financial Crime Risk.

Tiffany strongly believes that knowledge is more valuable when shared. She is dedicated to bring together like-minded individuals and strengthen a supportive network of AML professionals.


Stephen Sargeant

Stephen Sargeant
Bitfinex

Stephen Brent Sargeant works as an Anti-Money Laundering Investigator at cryptocurrency exchange, Bitfinex.  He is a FINTECH enthusiast that enjoys learning about Bitcoin and the Blockchain. Passionate about helping others, he has written articles and produced podcasts in order to help others in the Financial Crime Compliance field.  He has collaborated with many organizations and individuals promoting goodwill and positive initiatives in the Compliance and FINTECH communities. Armed with a legal background, he has proven to have a flare for networking in person and via social media platforms, which has contributed to his community building in the Compliance industry. Stephen previously worked at HSBC in their Anti-Money Laundering Department and recently has assisted in creating training material on cryptocurrency typologies and suspicious indicators. 

Stephen has obtained his Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS), Certified Bitcoin Professional (CBP) and Certified Crytpocurrency Investigator (CCI) designations.