Mid-Year Review: Assessing Year-to-Date AFC Issues and Challenges

  • When: June 19, 2020
  • Time: 1PM – 2PM ET
  • Level: All

Join this must-attend update on anti-financial crime (AFC) developments in the first half of 2020, and their ramifications for compliance programs — and the professionals who manage them. Led by ACAMS Chief Analyst and Director of Editorial Content Kieran Beer, this deep-dive discussion and review assesses year-to-date events in all aspects of AFC, providing possible glimpses into what the rest of this volatile and pivotal year may yet hold in store.

Who Should Attend

  • Compliance/Policy Officers
  • Risk Managers
  • Law Enforcement
  • Regulator


  • Global
  • Banking
  • Securities
  • MSB
  • Law Enforcement



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Kieran Beer
  • Kieran Beer, CAMS

  • Director of Editorial Content, Chief Analyst


Kieran Beer is chief analyst and director of editorial content with responsibility for ACAMS moneylaundering.com, 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 YouTubehttps://soundcloud.com/financialcrimematters


Colby Adams
  • Colby Adams

  • Senior Manager, Communications
  • ACAMS moneylaundering.com


Colby Adams was named the managing editor of ACAMS moneylaundering.com 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
  • ACAMS moneylaundering.com

Maura Liconte
  • Maura Liconte, CAMS

  • Director, Deputy Head of Financial Crimes Investigations
  • Deutsche Bank


Maura Liconte is currently the Deputy Head of Financial Crimes Operations (“FCO”), Directorfor Deutsche Bank. As the Deputy Head of FCO, Maura isresponsible for conductingtheday to day oversight ofthe followingteams located inbothJacksonville, Florida and New Yorklocations: Financial CrimesInvestigationsUnit, Investigations, Suspicious Activity Reporting, Control Effectivenessand Management Information. The teams are responsible forconductingthe monitoring/surveillance, as well as the investigations and identification ofsuspicious activity for the bank, the filing of the Suspicious Activity Reports as per the Bank Secrecy Act regulations and also workingwith local law enforcement (i.e. FBI, Department of Justice andFinCEN). Prior to joining Deutsche Bank, Maura also workedatand held positions atthe following institutions: Standard Chartered Bank as the Head of Financial Intelligence Operations, Head of Anti-Money Laundering(“AML”)at Lloyd’s Banking Group, Deputy Head of AMLat Royal Bank of Scotland.Maura has over 15years ofAML/BSA experience as well asUS and foreign financial institutional, correspondent banking, FinTech, and broker-dealer experience.

Valentina Pasquali
  • Valentina Pasquali

  • Senior Reporter
  • ACAMS moneylaundering.com


Valentina Pasquali is senior reporter for ACAMS moneylaundering.com 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.