The CDD Final Rule: Responding Effectively to Implementation Hurdles

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  • When: May 12, 2017
  • Time: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM ET
  • Level: All

The deadline to comply with FinCEN’s CDD Final Rule is rapidly approaching, yet many institutions are struggling to decipher the rule’s requirements – and formulate strategies for meeting them. This fast-paced yet authoritative webinar offers expert insight into the relevant issues surrounding this game-changing rule, while offering practical action plans for the AML professionals who must implement it. The webinar will also offer a preview of ACAMS Special Forum, “Mastering the CDD Final Rule – A Roadmap to Successful Implementation,” to be held June 19 in Washington, DC.

Learning Objectives

  • Analyzing beneficial ownership and controlling person definitions to meet Final Rule standards for data collection, verification and storage
  • Creating risk-based entity profiles to enhance monitoring and trigger event-based reviews as warranted
  • Formalizing Final Rule training protocols to attain enterprise-wide awareness and compliance

Who Should Attend

  • Compliance Personnel
  • Industry Counsel/Consultants
  • On-boarding and Relationship Managers
  • Bank Executives and Directors


  • Banking
  • Legal
  • Auditing
  • Global


John J. Byrne
  • John J. Byrne, Esq., CAMS

  • President
  • Condor Consulting LLC


John is Executive Vice President of the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS), a global organization with over 46,000 members. Byrne is an internationally known regulatory and legislative attorney and one of the leading AML community voices for over 30 years.  He has experience in a vast array of financial service related issues, with particular expertise in regulatory oversight, policy and governance, anti-money laundering (AML), privacy and terrorist financing. He has written over 100 articles and blogs on AML, financial crime and privacy; represented the financial sector in this area before the United States Congress, state legislatures and international bodies such as the Financial Action Task Force (FATF); and appeared on CNN, Good Morning America, the Today Show, and many other media outlets.

John has received a number of awards, including the Director’s Medal for Exceptional Service from the US Treasury Department’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) and the American Bankers Association’s (ABA) Distinguished Service Award for his career work in the compliance field. His podcast, “AML Now” (on ITunes) received a 2017 Communicator Award for hosting from the Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts. John’s blog on AML and Fraud (found at received a Gold Hermes Award in 2016. He is also on Twitter @jbacams2011.


Kieran Beer
  • Kieran Beer

  • Chief Analyst/Director of Editorial


Mr. Beer has been the editor-in-chief and editorial director for ACAMS since January 2007.

Prior to that, he was executive editor of Bloomberg Wealth Manager, a trade magazine for financial advisers to wealthy individuals, and he served as a staff writer for Bloomberg Markets Magazine. Mr. Beer has been a financial journalist for more than 20 years, beginning his career at Institutional Investor, where he worked as a reporter and editor in the newsletter division and was a contributor to Institutional Investor magazine. He served as editor-in-chief of The Bond Buyer, founding editor of Thomson Municipal News/The Bond Buyer Wire and as the editor of the American Banker.

Mr. Beer writes a column and periodically reports on money laundering and bank compliance. He has served as a panelist and moderator at industry conferences, appeared on CNN, CNBC, WCBS, and spoken on NPR and Bloomberg radio (WBBR).

  • Anna M Rentschler, CAMS

  • Vice President & BSA Officer
  • Central Bancompany


Anna McDonald Rentschler, CRCM, CAMS is Vice President & BSA Officer, Central Bancompany, Jefferson City MO. Anna developed and manages the Enterprise-wide Bank Secrecy and Money Laundering Unit of Central Bancompany, a holding company of 13 affiliate banks aggregating $12.6 Billion. She has oversight for BSA/AML at the holding company level over the 13 affiliate banks and the Central Trust Company. She is responsible for the establishing and maintaining of all BSA/AML, OFAC, etc. related policies and procedures, oversight of risk management for BSA/AML, managing the filing and analysis of CTRs, SARs and exemptions holding company wide, the monitoring and risk-rating processes, overseeing maintenance documentation for all aspects of BSA/AML, and manages all BSA/AML personnel and vendors for these processes. In addition, she established the Enterprise-wide Regulation E dispute Unit in 2009 and is responsible for compliance in this area for all 13 chartered banks. Anna serves on the ACAMS Advisory Board and was the ABA Distinguished Service Award Winner in 2008.

Rick Small
  • Rick Small, CAMS

  • Executive Vice President | Director Financial Crimes Program
  • BB&T


Mr. Small will bring leading insights on the challenges, strategies, regulatory expectations and future focus areas for anti-money laundering and financial crimes at a global level. Prior to joining EY, he was the Senior Vice President, Enterprise Wide Anti-Money Laundering, Anti-Corruption and International Regulatory Compliance for American Express. In this role, Mr. Small was responsible for overseeing the enterprise-wide anti-money laundering, anti-corruption and sanctions programs. In addition, he was responsible for the Compliance teams that manage day to day compliance outside of the United States. Prior to joining American Express, Mr. Small was the Global Anti-Money Laundering Leader for GE Money, a division of General Electric. In this role, he was responsible for the anti-money laundering program of all GE Money businesses globally. Prior to joining GE, he was the Managing Director, Global Anti-Money Laundering, for Citigroup.

Daniel P Stipano
  • Daniel P Stipano

  • Partner
  • Buckley Sandler


Dan Stipano brings more than three decades of bank regulatory and enforcement experience to his position as a partner in BuckleySandler LLP’s Washington DC office. In his practice he advises on all aspects of bank regulatory and compliance issues, represents clients in state, federal, and foreign banking enforcement actions, and provides assistance in establishing, maintaining, and monitoring Bank Secrecy Act and Anti-Money Laundering (BSA/AML) compliance programs.



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