In this new video series from ACAMS, Kieran Beer, Chief Analyst at ACAMS, sits down with anti-financial crime professionals from government, financial institutions, law enforcement and not-for-profits to discuss the challenges they face in fighting fraud, human trafficking, terror finance and other financial crimes.

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John Roth – Bittrex

In this episode Kieran sits down with John Roth, Chief Compliance and Ethics Officer at Bittrex. John has had 25 years experience as an anti-money laundering prosecutor and is now working in the crypto currency exchange field. The conversation between the two focuses on defining crypto currency, explaining the market for crypto currency, and also the rise of blockchain technology in financial services.

Tanya C McCartney – The Bahamas Financial Services Board

In this episode Kieran sits down with Tanya C. McCartney, the CEO and Executive Director of The Bahamas Financial Services Board. The two discuss the evolution of the board since it was first created 21 years ago and also various strategies for compliance professionals facing today’s challenges in the region.

Rick McDonnell – ACAMS

In this episode Kieran welcomes the former Executive Secretary of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) and current ACAMS Executive Director, Rick McDonnell, onto this ACAMS videocast. The two discuss some of the new initiatives and focus coming out of the FATF, including the impact “digital identities” are having on fraud, credential security, anti-money laundering, and privacy.

Amr Rashed – Egmont Group & Egyptian Money Laundering Combatting Unit (EMLCU)

Watch as Amr and Kieran discuss the threat negative perceptions of cryptocurrency have on ongoing education to prevent financial crime, and how FIUs are adjusting rapidly to gain leverage over money laundering networks taking advantage of the private nature of cryptocurrency transactions.

Nick Maxwell – RUSI Centre for Financial Crime and Security Studies

Watch as Kieran Beer sits down in this video cast with Nick Maxwell the Head of the Future of Financial Intelligence Sharing (FFIS) Research Programme at the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) Centre for Financial Crime and Security Studies. The two discuss a recent report that looks into the successes, possibilities, and challenges for the future of financial intelligence sharing within public and private partnerships seeking to disrupt financial crime.

Sara Crowe – Polaris

In this episode, Kieran Beer chats with Sara Crowe from Polaris, a non-profit organization focused on the issue of Human Trafficking. For more than a decade, Polaris has operated the U.S. National Human Trafficking Hotline, connecting more than 50,000 victims and survivors to help and support. Watch as Sara and Kieran break down the efforts and expertise that go into the anti-trafficking movement.

Raymond Villanueva – Homeland Security Investigations

In this episode you get an inside perspective about the link between the financial community and law enforcement from the Special Agent in Charge at Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), Raymond Villanueva. During this chat Kieran and Raymond discuss the details of how money-laundering, cryptocurrency, and the dark web are used in crimes such as human trafficking, child exploitation, drug-trafficking, and cyber crimes.

Rick A. Small – BB&T Bank

In this episode Kieran sits down with good friend and long ACAMS associate, Rick Small. Rick serves as chairman on the ACAMS Advisory Board and is the Director of Financial Crimes Program at BB&T bank. The two cover a range of topics, including the role, relationship and history ACAMS has with the industry of anti-financial crime.

Matis Maeker – Estonian Financial Supervision Authority

In this episode, Matis Maeker, Head of AML/CFT and PSP supervision at the Estonian Financial Supervision Authority, discusses his country’s proactive approach to fighting money laundering in the wake of the Russian Laundromat scandal and the risks associated with licensing virtual currency service providers.

Dennis M. Lormel – President & CEO, DML Associates

In this episode Dennis M. Lormel discusses the increased interest by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to investigate domestic terrorism brought on by the recent shootings and hate crimes in the USA and around the world.

Daniel Thelesklaf – Director, FIU Switzerland

In this episode Daniel Thelesklaf discusses the “Liechtenstein Initiative” a multi-national effort to fight human trafficking, including how the initiative enables some of the 40 million victims of human trafficking, who are often profiled as criminals, to reenter the global financial system and begin new lives

Anna Bradshaw – Partner, Peters & Peters Solicitors LLP

In this episode, Anna Bradshaw breaks down the effect Brexit will have on the fight against financial crime, regulatory innovations coming out of the U.K. and Europe, and how U.S. sanctions are still setting the pace of global economic sanctions.