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

Moderator

Kieran Beer
  • Kieran Beer

  • Chief Analyst/Director of Editorial
  • ACAMS

Bio

Mr. Beer has been the editor-in-chief and editorial director for ACAMS moneylaundering.com since January 2007.

Prior to that, he was executive editor of Bloomberg Wealth Manager, a trade magazine for financial advisers to wealthy individuals, and he served as a staff writer for Bloomberg Markets Magazine. Mr. Beer has been a financial journalist for more than 20 years, beginning his career at Institutional Investor, where he worked as a reporter and editor in the newsletter division and was a contributor to Institutional Investor magazine. He served as editor-in-chief of The Bond Buyer, founding editor of Thomson Municipal News/The Bond Buyer Wire and as the editor of the American Banker.

Mr. Beer writes a column and periodically reports on money laundering and bank compliance. He has served as a panelist and moderator at industry conferences, appeared on CNN, CNBC, WCBS, and spoken on NPR and Bloomberg radio (WBBR).

Speakers

Colby Adams
  • Colby Adams

  • Managing Editor
  • ACAMS moneylaundering.com

Daniel Bethencourt
  • Daniel Bethencourt

  • Reporter
  • ACAMS moneylaundering.com

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

  • President
  • Condor Consulting LLC

Bio

John is Executive Vice President of the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS), a global organization with over 46,000 members. Byrne is an internationally known regulatory and legislative attorney and one of the leading AML community voices for over 30 years.  He has experience in a vast array of financial service related issues, with particular expertise in regulatory oversight, policy and governance, anti-money laundering (AML), privacy and terrorist financing. He has written over 100 articles and blogs on AML, financial crime and privacy; represented the financial sector in this area before the United States Congress, state legislatures and international bodies such as the Financial Action Task Force (FATF); and appeared on CNN, Good Morning America, the Today Show, and many other media outlets.

John has received a number of awards, including the Director’s Medal for Exceptional Service from the US Treasury Department’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) and the American Bankers Association’s (ABA) Distinguished Service Award for his career work in the compliance field. His podcast, “AML Now” (on ITunes) received a 2017 Communicator Award for hosting from the Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts. John’s blog on AML and Fraud (found at http://www.bankingexchange.com/) received a Gold Hermes Award in 2016. He is also on Twitter @jbacams2011.


Megan Hodge
  • Megan Hodge, CAMS

  • Executive Compliance Director, BSA/AML Officer
  • Ally Financial Inc.

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

  • Reporter – Washington D.C.
  • ACAMS moneylaundering.com

Pending Bio


Rick Small
  • Rick Small, CAMS

  • Executive Vice President | Director Financial Crimes Program
  • BB&T

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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