ACAMS 6th Annual AML Risk Management Conference

May 18, 2018
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Risk management is a core competency for AML professionals, and the need to track evolving regulatory expectations is a key component in defining an organization’s risk management profile. This year’s ACAMS 6th Annual AML Risk Management Conference will focus on the applicable solutions needed to strengthen institutional risk management strategies, tackle emerging risk vulnerabilities and meet regulatory compliance challenges. The conference, centered on the theme “Managing Risk Management’s New Era,” will take place at the New York Marriott Marquis, June 8, 2018.

“Compliance professionals must know how to manage risk commensurate with their financial institutions’ business lines and risk appetite, and they have to know when to steer their institutions away from inappropriate risk,” said Kieran Beer, director of editorial content at ACAMS. “This conference is all about bringing together experienced practitioners and law enforcement to address the wide range of risk financial institutions face and to give attendees practical conceptual tools to mitigate that risk.”

The ACAMS 6th Annual AML Risk Management Conference is a key event for AML and compliance professionals and attracts hundreds of local regulators and subject-matter experts in New York City. This one-day event offers tested solutions to strengthen institutional risk management and valuable opportunities to network with local regulators and professionals from different sectors.

“The nature of our work as anti-financial crime professionals requires that we stay ahead of not only emerging financial crime risks, but also of the global regulatory obligations, guidance and best practices designed to mitigate these threats,” said Tanya Montoya, senior product development manager—risk at ACAMS. “We look forward to welcoming our community to the ACAMS 6th Annual AML Risk Management Conference where once again we are able to provide a platform for attendees and panelists from both the public and private sectors to convene and support these global efforts.”

Sector experts include specialists in regulatory and risk management, banking, Fintech, cryptocurrencies and sanctions management. The conference’s panels and workshops will address key AML risk management issues in areas, such as:

  • The Growing Role of Artificial Intelligence and Regtech in Risk Management
  • Developing and Executing a Sanctions Management Master Plan
    • Reviewing the latest sanctions shifts involving North Korea, Iran, Venezuela and Russia to ensure compliance with current requirements
    • Formalizing watch-list oversight protocols to mitigate Specially Designated Nationals (SDNs) and blocked persons risks
    • Delineating differences between U.S. vs non-U.S. sanctions regimes to identify and resolve cross-border compliance risks
  • Managing the Regulatory Risks of Fintech, Cryptocurrencies and Alternative Payment Systems
    • Analyzing oversight challenges of innovative products, including blockchain and cryptocurrencies
    • Constructing risk-based oversight systems for alternative payment methods including open-loop prepaid gift cards, eWallets and peer-to-peer payments
    • Examining current regulatory guidance to mitigate compliance risks involving Fintech clients
  • Regulatory Roundtable: AML Challenges, Proposed Legislation and Regulatory Developments
    • Evaluating AML and risk management trends and issues as seen by chief risk officers to anticipate emerging compliance challenges
    • Understanding risk governance expectations of federal regulators and their relationship to AML

Speakers to include:

  • Edward (Ted) Starishevsky, Global Head, Sanctions and Anti-Corruption, American Express
  • Eun Young Choi, Cybercrime Coordinator & Assistant United States Attorney, United States Attorney’s Office, Southern District of New York
  • James Barnacle, Chief, Money Laundering Unit, Financial Crimes, Federal Bureau of Investigation

For more information and to download a full conference schedule, visit The conference offers a real-time broadcast option that provides access to live streaming videos of keynote addresses and panel discussions, downloadable session audio recordings, online chat capabilities with participants, and certificate of participation and CAMS credits.

Editor’s Note: Members of the media may contact ( at +1 646.330.4866 for credentials to cover the conference or for login information to participate through the virtual conference option.

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