ACAMS Moneylaundering.com Year-End Compliance Review and 2018 Outlook

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  • When: December 13, 2017
  • Time: 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM ET
  • Levels: Intermediate – Advanced

Keeping up with major enforcement actions, compliance trends and regulatory developments is always a challenge for compliance professionals. Join this panel of experts as they review and assess the most important developments in the United States and globally in 2017 as covered by ACAMS moneylaundering.com. In addition, in preparation for 2018, panelists will share what they think will be the most urgent issues facing the compliance community in the New Year.

Who Should Attend

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

Region/Industry

  • Global
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Moderator

Kieran Beer
  • Kieran Beer, CAMS

  • Chief Analyst and Director of Editorial Content
  • ACAMS

Bio

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

Speakers

Colby Adams
  • Colby Adams

  • Senior Manager, Communications
  • ACAMS moneylaundering.com

Bio

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

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

  • Vice Chairman
  • AML RightSource

Megan Hodge
  • Megan Hodge, CAMS

  • Executive Compliance Director, BSA/AML Officer
  • Ally Bank

Bio

Megan Davis Hodge is the Executive Compliance Director, BSA/AML Officer for Ally Financial. Prior to joining Ally, Hodge was with Royal Bank of Canada for 11 years. She served as US Regional Head of AML, responsible for overseeing the AML programs for RBC’s US-based entities. Hodge also served as the Chief Compliance Officer for RBC Bank and Head of Compliance for RBC’s US International Wealth business, and joined RBC Bank in 2005 as Director of AML and BSA Officer. Hodge spent time at Bank of America and began her career with Accenture. Hodge serves as the co-chair of the ACAMS Carolinas Chapter and is on the Board of the ABA/ABA Money Laundering Enforcement (MLE) Conference. Hodge has testified before the Congressional Oversight and Investigations Committee on Financial Services on behalf of the American Bankers Association. She holds a BSBA from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.


Valentina Pasquali
  • Valentina Pasquali

  • Senior Reporter
  • ACAMS moneylaundering.com

Bio

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.


Rick Small
  • Rick Small, ACAMS, CAMS

  • Executive Vice President | Director Financial Crimes Program
  • Truist Bank

Bio

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.

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