Focus on Financial Institutions – Case Study: Dissecting the Inner Workings of Recent Ponzi Schemes

  • When: Previously recorded on: November 25, 2014
  • Time: 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM ET
  • Level: Basic to Intermediate

As technology advances, Ponzi schemers are finding new mechanisms to manipulate potential victims and make it more difficult for institutions to detect suspicious activity. This in-depth presentation walks you through an insider’s perspective on the inner-workings of Ponzi schemes, examines ways to detect these activities and highlights the dangerous implications for your institution.

During this interactive session, industry experts will examine red flags and associated transaction patterns that have been tell-tale signs of Ponzi scheme activities, including unusual transfers of funds between related entities and key indicators of shell company activities.

Learning Objectives

  • Identifying the types of transactions that may indicate a Ponzi scheme
  • Pinpointing the key information and activity that should trigger SAR/STR filing
  • Understanding your institution’s exposure to the risks posed by Ponzi schemes

Who Should Attend

  • AML Compliance Officers
  • Anti-Bribery and Corruption Professionals
  • Anti-Fraud Specialists
  • Accountants
  • Broker-Dealers
  • Financial Intelligence Unit Personnel
  • Government Regulators
  • Internal and External Auditors
  • Investment Advisors
  • Law Enforcement Agents


  • Banks and Credit Unions
  • Credit, Debit and Pre-paid Card Companies
  • Government and Regulatory Agencies
  • Law Enforcement Agencies
  • Securities and Investment Firms


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Walid Raad
  • Walid Raad, CAMS

  • Senior Manager
  • EY


Allison Jimenez
  • Allison Jimenez, CAMS

  • President
  • Dynamic Securities Analytics

Jordan Maglich
  • Jordan Maglich

  • Attorney
  • Wiand Guerra King