Here’s the Deal: Practical Strategies to Combat Trade-Based Money Laundering

  • When: May 22, 2019
  • Time: 12PM – 2PM ET
  • Level: All

Around the world, trillions of dollars in goods are exchanged each year, and the sheer volume of transactions coupled with complexities such as lax documentation makes trade-based money laundering (TBML) a preferred method for criminals moving illicit proceeds. Join this expert panel as they examine new trends in TBML, while providing practical methods fighting it through rigorous AML oversight.

Learning Objectives

  • Training staff on unique TBML typologies such as buyer/seller collusion, phantom shipping and invoice manipulation to enhance detection of suspicious trade transactions
  • Adapting risk assessment models to incorporate potential TBML red flags related to factors such as nature of business, atypical transactions and aberrant shipping routes
  • Utilizing technology-based tools such as text data mining to gain efficiencies in areas such as document reviews and transaction monitoring and mitigate manual review error risks

Who Should Attend

  • Trade Finance Specialists
  • AML Managers
  • Risk Managers
  • FIU/FCC Personnel
  • Sanctions Oversight Officers
  • AML Technology Providers


  • Global
  • Banking
  • MSBs
  • Information Technology
  • Law Enforcement


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John Tobon
  • John Tobon

  • Acting Special Agent in Charge
  • Homeland Security Investigations Honolulu


Marcy Forman
  • Marcy Forman, CAMS

  • Managing Director, Global Investigations Unit, AML Compliance
  • Citigroup

John Zdanowicz
  • John Zdanowicz, PhD

  • Professor of Finance, Emeritus
  • Florida International University