CAMS Exam Preparation Seminar – Baton Rouge (March 2020)

  • When: March 12, 2020
  • Where: Baton Rouge, LA
  • Venue: Juban’s (3739 Perkins Rd, Baton Rouge, LA 70808)

In this 1-day seminar, the instructor(s) will guide you through various topics in the CAMS Study Guide with useful sample questions. Candidates are welcome to discuss questions, exchange ideas and interact with instructor(s) and classmates throughout the seminar.

The Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) credential is the gold standard in anti-money laundering certifications and recognized internationally by financial institutions, governments and regulators.

What is included:

  • CAMS Certification Fee
  • 1 Year of ACAMS Membership
  • Full day training with study materials

Agenda-at-a-glance

08:00 – 09:00 Registration and Morning Tea
09:00 – 09:10 Welcome Remarks and Brief Introduction to ACAMS
09:10 – 10:45 Money Laundering Risks and Methods (Part I)
10:45 – 11:00 Break
11:00 – 11:30 Money Laundering Risks and Methods (Part II)
11:30 – 12:30 International AML Standards (Part I)
12:30 – 1:30 Lunch
1:30 – 2:00 International AML Standards (Part II)
2:00 – 3:00 Anti-Money Laundering Programs (Part I)
3:00 – 3:15 Break
3:15 – 3:45 Anti-Money Laundering Programs (Part II)
3:45 – 4:30 Conducting and Supporting Investigations
4:30 – 5:00 Exam Themes Review, Wrap Up, Q&A

Pricing

$1,850

*This exclusive pricing is available for this event only. Please contact Catherine Murray (cmurray@acams.org) for any questions.

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Instructor:

Kenneth Simmons
  • Kenneth Simmons, CAMS-Audit, CAMS-FCI, CRCM

  • Chief Executive Officer
  • Compliance & AML Solutions

Bio

Ken Simmons has served the Financial Industry for more than 35 years as Chief Compliance Officer for several large and mid-size institutions; General Auditor, and most notably engaged by the OCC & FDIC as an industry Expert for Compliance, BSA & Fair Lending. In these roles, he served as functional EIC for several Mid-Size Banks. He served as a faculty member for the OCC’s Advanced Examination Schools for BSA, Compliance & Fair Lending. Ken holds four professional certifications (CRCM, CAMS-Audit, CAMS-FCI and ACT. Ken has served ACAMS as a faculty & Review Board Member for the past 6 years and contributed to the ACAMS Examination Study Guide.

Ken has had several whitepapers published. He is the author of a whitepaper entitled Learning from the Mistakes of Other: Matter Requiring Attention. This is the only published paper, based on confidential supervisory examination reports of over 100 financial institutions, in the history of the OCC. A second whitepaper Relative – THIEF – Confidant Powers-of-Attorney published in 2015 provides guidance on Powers of attorneys.

Consistently, over the past decade, institutions have engaged Mr. Simmons to build and enhance programs to be proactive. Ken has demonstrated success leading institutions out of Supervisory challenges within 4 to 6 months of engagement. His solutions are simple and effective. His leadership and direction converts the institution from having a “reactive” program to a “Proactive” one. To the question: Why do financial institutions struggle with Compliance? Mr. Simmons stated: “Many institutions struggle because their controls are too complicated and exceed the institutions risk characteristics. It is far more difficult to devise simple & effective solutions (than to implement complicated processes). I believe the most valuable compliance resource for an institution are its own employees. Compliance professionals need only be empowered and provided the opportunity to learn from industry experts.” Ken continues his career providing excellent service to financial institutions through independent engagement.