ACAMS Year-End Compliance Review

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  • When: December 14, 2018
  • Time: 12PM – 1PM ET
  • Level: All

Keeping up with major enforcement actions, compliance trends and regulatory developments is always a challenge. Join these expert panelists as they review and assess the most important AML developments of 2018, both in the U.S. and globally, as covered by ACAMS In addition, panelists will share their insights on the most urgent issues facing the compliance community in 2019.

Who Should Attend

  • Compliance Officers
  • Law Enforcement
  • Legal Advisors
  • Trade Financing Specialists
  • Financial Technology Professionals


  • Global




Kieran Beer
  • Kieran Beer, CAMS

  • Chief Analyst and Director of Editorial Content


Kieran Beer is chief analyst and director of editorial content with responsibility for ACAMS, ACAMS Today and content for many ACAMS conferences and other programs.

Prior to joining ACAMS in 2006, he was executive editor of Bloomberg Wealth Manager, an award winning investment and financial planning magazine, and he also served as a staff writer for Bloomberg Markets Magazine.

Kieran has been a financial journalist for more than 25 years, beginning his career at Institutional Investor. He subsequently served as editor-in-chief of The Bond Buyer, founding editor of Thomson Municipal Market Monitor, and editor at the American Banker.

Kieran speaks regularly at industry conferences, has appeared on CNBC and Sky News, and has been heard on WBBR and NPR. He writes two columns on anti-financial crime issues and is the host of “Financial Crime Matters,” a podcast series, as well ACAMS videocasts on YouTube


Colby Adams
  • Colby Adams

  • Senior Manager, Communications


Colby Adams was named the managing editor of ACAMS in September after joining the publication as a reporter in 2009. He and his staff report on regulatory enforcement actions, proposed laws and regulations impacting compliance, criminal and civil cases stemming from AML and BSA violations, and tax laws. Prior to joining the company, Colby covered defense and security issues for Foresight News in London.

Daniel Bethencourt
  • Daniel Bethencourt

  • Legal Reporter

Nicole Kitowski
  • Nicole Kitowski, CAMS

  • Chief Risk Officer
  • Associated Bank

Brian O’Toole
  • Brian O’Toole

  • Senior Vice President | AML Executive for Sanctions
  • BB&T

Valentina Pasquali
  • Valentina Pasquali

  • Senior Reporter


Valentina Pasquali is senior reporter for ACAMS in Washington D.C., where she has covered efforts by Congress as well as federal regulators, investigators and prosecutors to combat financial crime since April 2016. A journalist for more than ten years, Valentina has in the past written for Foreign Policy, The Washington Post, International Business Times, Global Finance Magazine and other news outlets in the U.S. and Italy.