AML/BSA 101: Essential Training for Compliance Professionals

  • When:February 28, 2020
  • Where:New York, New York
  • Venue: Convene
    The Forum Room
    237 Park Avenue
    New York, NY 10017

Financial institutions of all sizes are continually challenged to effectively govern their Financial Crimes Compliance programs and demonstrate to their auditors and examiners that they understand how to manage effectively the AML risk of their organization. This one-day interactive seminar discusses core international AML guidance, obligations to key US AML and OFAC regulations and the elements of an effective AML Risk Assessment – all of which contribute to an effective compliance program.

Fortify Your Knowledge Base and Compliance Skills Through:

  • Learning practical AML principles and skills for immediate application
  • Examining real-life scenarios and engaging in interactive guided discussions
  • Acquiring the skills for implementing proper internal controls and risk management practices, policies and procedures

Agenda

7:45 – 8:50 AM Registration and Networking Breakfast
8:50 – 9:00 AM Welcome Remarks
9:00 – 10:00 AM Exploring the Evolution of Money Laundering and Financial Crime
10:00 – 10:20 AM Networking and Refreshment Break
10:20 AM – 12:10 PM Examining The Pillars of AML/BSA Programs
12:10 – 1:20 PM Networking Luncheon
1:20 – 3:00 PM Laying a Solid Foundation for your AML Operation with an Effective Risk Assessment Program
3:00 – 3:20 PM Networking and Refreshment Break
3:20 – 4:40 PM Sanctions Update: Managing Risks in an Unsettled Sanctions Environment
4:40 – 5:00 PM Q&A and Closing

* Program subject to change.

Pricing

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Instructors:

Meryl Lutsky
  • Meryl Lutsky, Esq.

  • Managing Director
  • T&M Protection Resources LLC

Bio

Meryl Lutsky currently serves as the Managing Director of Investigations at T&M Protection where she supervises and conducts financial crime investigations, serves as monitor, and provides individual attention, training and guidance to individuals and institutions with potential criminal, civil or regulatory liability.

Meryl began her legal career at the Queens County District Attorney’s Office. After conducting felony trials for three years, Meryl was promoted to the Investigations Bureau where she conducted and supervised numerous long-term confidential and sensitive organized crime and fraud investigations.

She next worked at the NYS Organized Crime Task Force where she directed organized crime and financial fraud investigations. She was cross-designated as a Special AUSA in both the Southern and Northern Districts of New York, presenting international criminal findings in federal courts throughout the US and creating successful partnerships with foreign law enforcement and regulatory authorities.

Meryl was promoted to Chief of the Money Laundering Investigations Unit and Chief of the Statewide Crime Proceeds Strike Force. These multi-agency units investigate and prosecute violations of money laundering as well as violations of the Banking and Tax laws. She led a task force of regulatory, civil and criminal investigators, agents, auditors, and attorneys. She maintained Top Secret Clearance while conducting investigations with the Joint Terrorism Task Force.

Ms. Lutsky is also a noted public speaker and subject matter expert in the field of money laundering and financial crime, speaking at conferences throughout the United States. She is a past recipient of the ACAMS Anti-Money Laundering Professional of the Year award and is currently Co-Chair of the ACAMS New York Chapter.


Angel Swift
  • Angel Nguyen Swift, CAMS

  • Independent Consultant
  • Enigma Technologies, Inc.

Bio

Angel Nguyen Swift is Vice President of Compliance and Financial Crimes Solutions at Enigma, an Operational Data Management and Intelligence company headquartered in NYC. Enigma puts data in the context of the real world and makes it connected, open and actionable for the Fortune 500.

Ms. Swift recently joined Enigma from American Express, where she served as the Vice President of the Global Financial Crimes Compliance – Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) and played an active role in re-envisioning and rebuilding FIU from the ground up. Today, the unit, a centralized global team of more than 300 people supporting the company in over 40 countries, is responsible for the end-to-end SAR process (monitoring, investigations and reporting), Sanctions screening, PEP/EDD reviews, and Anti-Corruption payments monitoring.

Since 2015, her mission at American Express was to more specifically focus on bringing best in class tools and technology to the virtual desks of compliance personnel at all levels, to maximize capabilities and gain meaningful intelligence in their areas of expertise.  Her role at Enigma will give her the opportunity to continue this mission full-time.

Prior to American Express, Ms. Swift served as a New York County Assistant District Attorney, where she prosecuted a plethora of cases including street level violent crimes, sex crimes, and long-term identity theft and cybercrime investigations.