Fraud and Financial Crime USA

Reviewing the evolution of the financial crime landscape and revolutionary mitigation tactics


March 25-26, 2020 | New York City

Leveraging global intelligence concepts to share information across the industry for mitigation

Reviewing emerging methods and minimizing vulnerabilities to fraudulent activity

Reviewing the global landscape to keep up with changes and ensure compliance

Integration into financial crime programs and leveraging potential efficiencies

Tracking flow of funds and understanding how to identify fraudulent activity

Monitoring and capturing behavior to identify activity and remove financing opportunities

Monitoring exchanges and clearing clients to understand flow of funds for AML detection

Banking in a fragmented legal system and operationalizing within business units

Aligning fraud and cyber teams to increase cyber resiliency and minimize risk

Douglas Bloom

Douglas Bloom
Executive Director, Head of Cybersecurity and North American Privacy and Data Protection Law
Morgan Stanley

Bob Kadel

Bob Kadel
Global Co-Head of Transaction Surveillance
Goldman Sachs


Jim Barnacle
Chief, Money Laundering Unit
Federal Bureau of Investigation

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Maura Liconte
Director, Deputy Regional Head of Financial Crime Operations
Deutsche Bank

Lester Joseph

Lester Joseph
Head, Global Financial Crimes Intelligence Group
Wells Fargo & Company

Sabeena Liconte

Sabeena Liconte
Head of Legal & CCO
Bank of China International

Tim Lutz

Tim Lutz
Director, Financial Intelligence Unit
U.S. Bank

Stephen Shine

Stephen J. Shine
Chief Regulatory Counsel
Prudential Financial

Dalit Stern

Dalit Stern
Senior Director, Enterprise Fraud Risk Management

James Short

James Short
Global Head of AML/ATF for Global Banking


Please contact the Center for Financial Professionals today to discuss how we can deliver your thought-leadership at the event, help you generate leads, and provide you with unique networking and branding opportunities. For more information on what we can offer, please contact or call us on +1 888 677 7007 where a member of the team will be happy to tailor the right package for you.

8:00 Registration and breakfast

8:50 Chair’s opening remarks

9:00 Leveraging global intelligence concepts to share information across the industry for mitigation of financial crime

  • UK joint money laundering intelligence
  • Sharing names and information across institutions
  • Public private partnerships
  • Criminals exploiting inability for banks to share information
  • Mechanisms to share data
  • Sharing information across companies in a permissible way

Lester Joseph, Head, Global Financial Crimes Intelligence Group, Wells Fargo & Company
Bob Kadel, Global Co-Head of Transaction Surveillance, Goldman Sachs
Corey A. Reason, Head of Compliance, Clarien Bank Limited

9:50 Integration of automation, AI and machine learning into financial crime programs and leveraging potential efficiencies

  • Automated transaction monitoring pillars
  • Applications in diligence
  • Using AI within intelligence units
  • Maintaining oversight of AI, ML and automation
  • Understanding black box facilitating outputs
  • Embedding into processes and cost of maintaining
  • Expectations and oversight from regulators
  • Expectations for model governance
  • Using as a tool for effective KYC

Tim Lutz, Director, Financial Intelligence Unit, U.S. Bank

10:30 Morning refreshment break and networking

11:00 Transaction monitoring for suspicious activity and reducing false positives using technology advances

  • Screening transactions for suspicious activity
  • Creating intelligent software and systems to create alerts
  • Using transaction monitoring for KYC
  • Limiting manual monitoring by setting alerts
    • Manual screening of alerts
  • Managing high false positives and reductions in headcount
  • Creating intuitive systems to ensure efficiency of functions
    • Better systems, alerts, models and methodologies
  • Feeding machines with information on what is considered suspicious activity

Rebecca “Becky” Schauer Robertson, Director of AML Compliance, South State Bank

11:40 Evolution of metrics for assessing effectiveness in financial crime programs

  • Indications for senior management on how programs are operating
    • Increased frequency taskforce
  • Performing monitoring without increasing headcount
  • Developing a program dashboard with KPIs of critical elements
  • Producing metrics around program areas
    • Monitoring execution and risk
  • What metrics are good to report to the board

Maura Liconte, Director, Deputy Regional Head of Financial Crime Operations, Deutsche Bank
Sagar Shah, VP,  Head of Financial Crime Operations – Control Effectiveness, Deutsche Bank

12:20 Lunch break and networking

1:20 Monitoring cryptocurrencies and exchanges/clearing clients to understand flow of funds for AML detection

  • Identifying ultimate beneficiary for fraud an AML monitoring
  • AML detection in a closed ecosystem with money coming back clean
  • Will crypto compete with fiat currency?
    • Sustainability of currency without backing and tangible assets
  • Future policy from regulators for cryptocurrency
  • Governance structures to manage risk: Setting risk appetite and putting controls in place to monitor
  • KYC of exchanges: limiting investment without proof of funds origination
  • Forensic analysis tools on public Blockchain
  • Crypto ATMs limit not reaching threshold for fraud detection
  • Correlation and relationship with crypto currencies and criminal activity

Sabeena Liconte, Head of Legal & CCO, Bank of China International
Jim Barnacle, Chief, Money Laundering Unit, Federal Bureau of Investigation
Kyler Hardin,
 Special Agent, US Department of Homeland Security

2:10 The future of blockchain: Potential uses in payments and financial crime monitoring

  • Blockchain capabilities to change entire payments systems
  • Underlying infrastructure and architecture
  • Does Blockchain have a role to play in the future landscape of payments
    • Changes to how banks actually operate
  • Utilizing blockchain technology for accounting purposes
    • Eliminating fraud
  • Utilizing blockchain and analysing to identify fraud perpetrators

2:50 Tracking flow of funds and understanding beneficial ownership to identify fraudulent activity

  • Due diligence at state level to understand beneficial owners
  • OFAC 50% rule
  • Corporate transparency act: building a central repository to verify information
    • Determining transparency of businesses and identifying shell companies
  • Responsibility on institutions to verify identity
  • Compliance of financial institutions
  • Increasing transparency
  • Customer impact of compliance

Victor Lessoff, MD, Head of Internal Investigations, TIAA

3:30 Afternoon refreshment break and networking

4:00 Reviewing the global sanctions landscape to keep up with changes and ensure compliance

  • Recent enforcement actions from OFAC and Treasury Department
    • Practices and activities outline in enforcement actions
  • Merger and acquisition issues
    • Due diligence for potential sanctions risk
  • Restrictions transactions and customer base
  • Understanding the risk of doing business with certain customers entities
  • Implementing risk-based programs with such strict sanctions
  • Insurance and sanctions: Ships and vessels sanctions
    • Sanctionable action for providing services to designated entities
  • Impact of 2020 US elections on sanctions and foreign policy

Andrew Jensen, Global Head of Sanctions, Scotiabank

4:40 New techniques for developing sound compliance practices for anti-bribery and corruption laws across jurisdictions

  • Defining associated persons
  • Sponsorship and marketing
    • Vetting sponsorship organisation and people
  • Hiring practices
    • Ongoing monitoring of changes in vulnerability to anti bribery and corruption
  • Building a good compliance program in house to address the risk
  • Reputation risk
  • Aligning with other regulations such as conduct

Sabeena Liconte, Head of Legal & CCO, Bank of China International

5:20 Chair’s closing remarks

5:30 End of day one and drinks reception

8:15 Registration and breakfast

8:50 Chair’s closing remarks

9:00 Aligning fraud and cyber teams to increase cyber resiliency and minimize risk

  • Protecting customer information
  • Vulnerabilities in technology internally
  • Identifying data breaches
    • Restoring data and notifying customers
  • Managing third party relationships
    • Looking across supply chain
  • When to file a SAR for cyber attacks
  • Identifying vulnerable employees with access to data
  • Monitoring and reviewing dark net boards

Nicole De Bello, Anti-Money Laundering Counsel, Executive Director, Morgan Stanley
Rob Byars, Vice President, Information Security, Wells Fargo
Ken Jones, Senior Managing Director, FTI Consulting

9:50 Protecting customers from cyber initiated but human enabled fraud

  • Cyber monitoring to track access online
  • Protecting vulnerable customers
  • Addressing on a federal level to align across states
  • Manipulating customer accounts to take advantage
  • Ensuring customer diligence of security protocols
    • Protecting IDs and passwords
  • Two factor authentications
  • Accountability for fraud loss claims if customer was not diligent

Douglas Bloom, Executive Director, Head of Cybersecurity and North American Privacy and Data Protection Law, Morgan Stanley

10:30 Morning refreshment break

11:00 Educating from a retail level to protect the institution and customers against business email compromise scams

  • Training retail staff to educate and monitor transfer requests
  • Social engineering to defraud: Elder abuse and romance scams
  • Ensuring customer uses services available or remove to limit weaknesses
  • Phishing monitoring and training
  • In house phishing test to monitor employee vulnerability
  • Vendor accounts email compromise
  • Financial and reputation repercussions
  • SEC alert to financial institutions

Timothy Brady, Sr. Director Client Intelligence Unit – Fraud Response, TIAA
Dalit Stern, Senior Director, Enterprise Fraud Risk Management, TIAA


11:40 Banking cannabis in a fragmented legal system and operationalizing within business units

  • Future of banking Cannabis at a federal level
    • State obligations from state-chartered bank
  • Correspondent banking challenge if cleared to US
  • Managing regulations and client appetite to invest
  • Increased cash deposits with wire transfer systems federally regulated
    • Security concerns with large amounts of cash deposited
    • Fraud and AML oversight of cash transactions
  • Increased diligence from correspondent banks facilitating overseas payments
  • Safe Banking Act: Safe harbour for banks
  • Use of virtual currencies in banking cannabis
  • Setting comfort thresholds and staying within them

Nicole De Bello, Anti-Money Laundering Counsel, Executive Director, Morgan Stanley
Stephen Shine, Chief Regulatory Counsel, Prudential Financial
James Short, Global Head of AML/ATF for Global Banking, Scotiabank

12:30 Lunch break and networking

1:30 Reviewing emerging payment types and minimizing vulnerabilities to fraudulent activity

  • Mobile network operator payment systems and networks
  • Payment systems outside of banking
    • Instant payments using APIs to transfer funds
  • Monetizing systems within banking
  • Monitoring emerging payment methods: Surveillance technology for transfers
  • Real time payments platform and speed of money flow increasing vulnerability
  • Third party payment providers
  • Maintaining oversight of flow of funds
  • Fraud monitoring and red flags to monitor operations

2.10 Synthetic identities: technology as an enabler for fraud

  • Exploiting multiple victims to create new merged identity
  • Ensuring customer use good judgement and practices on their online activities
  • Synthetic voice: voice biometrics
  • Setting up systems to identify synthetic ID
  • Rise in identity theft with increased online banking
  • Addressing increase in credit washing trend
    • Identifying false identities

2:50 Afternoon refreshment break and networking

3:20 Monitoring and capturing behaviour to identify human trafficking activity and remove financing opportunities

  • Media attention and reputation damage
  • Tracking how behaviour was financed
  • Customer segmentation and applying red flags
    • Transaction monitoring based on red flags
  • Opening accounts under different names
  • Capturing behaviour at a retail level
    • Behaviours not captured in systems
  • Doing more than just stopping accounts
    • Stopping the behaviour before it occurs

Mandy Ramlow, Director VP, U.S. AML Financial Intelligence Unit, BMO Harris

4:00 Identifying transactions and patterns to detect potential terrorist financing

  • Identifying low value payments going through high risk locations
  • Lower value transactions through legitimate businesses
  • Use of Bitcoin to move funds
  • Liaising with NGOs to limit money reaching terrorism organisations
  • Identifying terrorist behaviour

4:40 Chair’s closing remarks

4:50 End of Congress

Douglas Bloom

Douglas Bloom
Executive Director, Head of Cybersecurity and North American Privacy and Data Protection Law
Morgan Stanley


Doug is an Executive Director in Morgan Stanley’s Legal & Compliance Division. He is responsible globally for the Firm’s cybersecurity and privacy legal matters. Prior to joining Morgan Stanley, Doug was a director in PwC’s Cybersecurity & Privacy, Financial Crimes and Forensics practices, where he led the Firm’s efforts regarding cybersecurity regulatory change. Before PwC, Doug served as a federal prosecutor in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York, where he investigated and prosecuted national security cyber offenses, including economic espionage and national defense and government system intrusions. Prior to joining the bar, Doug was as a software engineer and program manager for Xerox’s Palo Alto Research Center, Microsoft and Hewlett Packard.

Doug is a 2015 recipient of the Attorney General’s John Marshal Award, the highest attorney honor granted by the Department of Justice, and a 2013 recipient of the Federal Law Enforcement Foundation’s Prosecutor of the Year award.

He is an Adjunct Professor of Law at Fordham, where he teaches a course on computer crimes and received a Bachelor’s in Symbolic Systems and a Master’s in Linguistics from Stanford University, and a Juris Doctor, cum laude, from Harvard Law School.

Nicole De Bello

Nicole De Bello
Anti-Money Laundering Counsel, Executive Director
Morgan Stanley


Nicole is an Executive Director and Anti-Money Laundering Counsel in the Global Financial Crimes group at Morgan Stanley. In her role, Nicole advises on various financial crimes related issues, including compliance with and interpretation of the Bank Secrecy Act and the Money Laundering Control Act across all of Morgan Stanley’s lines of business. Prior to joining Morgan Stanley, Nicole was senior counsel in the litigation department at GE Capital and before that worked in private practice as a white-collar criminal defense attorney at Lowenstein Sandler LLP and Dickstein Shapiro LLP.

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Timothy Brady
Sr. Director Client Intelligence Unit – Fraud Response


Tim Brady is the Senior Director in the Client Intelligence Unit – Fraud Response at TIAA. In this capacity, he leads the External Fraud Team that includes the Fraud Servicing Intake Call Team as well as Fraud Investigations. Tim has over 31 years in Financial Fraud Investigations and Management. Tim has been a member of the International Association of Financial Crimes Investigators (IAFCI) for 21 years, serving 9 years on the IAFCI International Advisory Board.


Rob Byars
Vice President, Information Security
Wells Fargo


Rob Byars will be presenting at the Fraud & Financial Crime Congress.


Kyler Hardin
Special Agent
US Department of Homeland Security


Kyler Hardin will be presenting at the Fraud & Financial Crime Congress.

Andrew Jensen

Andrew Jensen
Global Head of Sanctions


Andrew Jensen currently serves as VP, Global Head of Sanctions at Scotiabank. In this role, he oversees all aspects of Scotiabank’s global sanctions program, including governance, investigation, oversight, risk management, and technology solutions.

Before joining Scotiabank, Andrew led the Sanctions Intelligence & Investigations team at Citigroup; and held various leadership positions at the U.S. Department of the Treasury, including Assistant Director of Global Affairs in the Office of Terrorist Financing and Financial Crimes. Andrew holds a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from Georgetown University and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Utah.

Ken Jones

Ken Jones
Senior Managing Director
FTI Consulting


Ken Jones is a Senior Managing Director in the Global Risk & Investigations Practice (GRIP) at FTI Consulting, supporting clients with compliance, risk, investigative and remediation strategies and mitigation. His federal law enforcement career spanned more than 20 years from line agent to senior executive and included a wide variety of global risk management, investigative, compliance, security and leadership experiences.

Ken assists global corporations in developing or improving their Financial Crime (AML, FIU, Fraud, ABC, Sanctions) compliance, risk assessment and investigative programs. He has managed AML investigations, fraud risk management and investigations, the financial intelligence unit.

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Lester Joseph
Head, Global Financial Crimes Intelligence Group
Wells Fargo & Company


Lester Joseph is a Senior Vice-President at Wells Fargo & Company, and is the Manager of the Global Financial Crimes Intelligence Group. The primary mission of this Group is to provide intelligence on money laundering activity and financial crime trends to all parts of the company. Les joined Wells Fargo as the International Investigations Manager in the Financial Intelligence Unit in March 2010.

Prior to joining Wells Fargo, Les worked for the U.S. Department of Justice from 1984 to February 2010. From 2002-2010, he was the Principal Deputy Chief of the Asset Forfeiture and Money Laundering Section (AFMLS). He was a Deputy Chief in the Section since October 1991. During his tenure in AFMLS, the Section played a major role in several noteworthy money laundering investigations and prosecutions involving major financial institutions.

Les began his career with the Department of Justice in 1984 as a Trial Attorney in the Organized Crime and Racketeering Section. From 1981-1984, Les served as an Assistant State’s Attorney in Cook County (Chicago), Illinois. He received his J.D. from The John Marshall Law School in Chicago and his B.A. from the University of Michigan.

Bob Kadel

Bob Kadel
Global Co-Head of Transaction Surveillance
Goldman Sachs


Bob is the Head of Consumer Financial Crime Compliance Strategy at Goldman Sachs, overseeing financial crime strategy for Marcus, Apple Card and various other consumer initiatives. In his role, Bob has responsibility for the selection, design, development and implementation of customer due diligence, enhanced due diligence, transaction surveillance, investigations, fraud escalation and suspicious activity reporting processes and systems. Prior to this role, Bob held positions as the Global Head of Suspicious Activity Reporting and Global Head of Transaction Surveillance.


Jim Barnacle,
Chief, Money Laundering Unit
Federal Bureau of Investigation


Jim Barnacle will be presenting at Fraud & Financial Crime USA 2020

Victor Lessoff

Victor Lessoff
MD, Head of Internal Investigations


Victor Lessoff is the Managing Director/Head of Internal Investigations for TIAA, a fortune 100 financial service company providing pension, banking, brokerage, asset management and life insurance services to the non-profit sector. Mr. Lessoff reports directly to the Chief Auditor and has responsibility for all investigations of employee integrity and internal fraud allegations. Mr. Lessoff is also in charge of the Special Investigation Unit for TIAA’s life insurance company.
Prior to his present position, Mr. Lessoff was employed by the Internal Revenue Service, Criminal Investigation (IRS-CI). His last position with IRS-CI was the Director of Technology Operations where he was responsible for delivering comprehensive computer operation services to approximately 4,000 I/T users, including 2,300 law enforcement officers. During his career at IRS-CI Mr. Lessoff has held a number of other positions including Director of Global Financial Crimes and Special Agent in Charge of two field offices (Newark and Tampa). Mr. Lessoff started his IRS career as a Revenue Agent in 1987 in Mays Landing, NJ before transferring to the Criminal Division in 1988.
Mr. Lessoff is a CPA, CFE and CAMS. He holds bachelor’s degree in Accounting from the University of Delaware as well as a MBA from the University of Buffalo.

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Maura Liconte
Director, Deputy Regional Head of Financial Crime Operations
Deutsche Bank


Maura Liconte is currently the Deputy Head of Financial Crimes Operations (“FCO”), Director for Deutsche Bank.

As the Deputy Head of FCO, Maura is responsible for conducting the day to day oversight of the following teams located in both Jacksonville, Florida and New York locations: Financial Crimes Investigations Unit, Investigations, Suspicious Activity Reporting, Control Effectiveness and Management Information.

The teams are responsible for conducting the monitoring/surveillance, as well as the investigations and identification of suspicious activity for the bank, the filing of the Suspicious Activity Reports as per the Bank Secrecy Act regulations and also working with local law enforcement (i.e. FBI, Department of Justice and FinCEN).

Prior to joining Deutsche Bank, Maura worked at the 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 AML at Royal Bank of Scotland. Maura has over 15 years of US and foreign financial institutional, correspondent banking, FinTech, and broker-dealer experience.

Sabeena Liconte

Sabeena Liconte
Head of Legal & CCO
Bank of China International


Sabeena serves as Chief Legal Officer and Chief Compliance Officer to the investment banking division of Bank of China International – BOC International (USA) Holdings Inc. and its two subsidiaries, BOCI Commodities & Futures (USA) LLC, a registered futures commission merchant and CME Group Inc. clearing member, and BOC International (USA) Inc., a registered broker-dealer and member of FINRA (collectively, “BOCI”). Prior to joining BOCI, Sabeena served as a Futures & Derivatives Counsel and Compliance Advisor to E*TRADE Financial Corp., including E*TRADE Clearing Corp. and E*TRADE Securities Corp.; and General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer to Alpari (US), LLC, a CFTC-registered futures commission merchant and retail foreign exchange dealer and member of the NFA, and its affiliate broker-dealer, Alpari Securities LLC. Her previous professional work includes the Office of General Counsel at Merrill Lynch Pierce Fenner & Smith Incorporated, the Division of Enforcement at the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, the Bank of New York Mellon’s Legal Division and the Securities Fraud Prosecution division of the Attorney General’s Office for the State of New Jersey.

Sabeena is an active member of the American Bar Association, the New York State Bar Association and the New Jersey State Bar Association. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Criminology and Political Science from the University of Toronto, a Master of Arts in International Relations from Columbia University and a Juris Doctor from the St. John’s University School of Law. She also serves as Chair to the New York County Lawyers Association’s Futures & Derivatives Committee.

Tim Lutz

Tim Lutz
Director, Financial Intelligence Unit
U.S. Bank


Mr. Lutz is responsible for the collection, analysis, and surveillance of all data sources relevant to the identification and investigation of potentially suspicious activity at U.S. Bank. Customer, transaction, law enforcement, and other external data sources are used in concert to source and develop cases for suspicious activity investigations.
Prior to his current role, he accumulated fifteen years of AML experience including roles as the Financial Crime Analytics and Model Risk Management Executive at a regional bank, a senior manager of AML Insights and Analytics responsible for validation of transaction monitoring systems at a global bank; leader of the AML Technology Practice at a national services firm; and lead designer and developer of analytical processes and scenarios for two leading transaction monitoring products.
He earned his Master of Engineering Management, BSE in Mechanical Engineering, and BA in Mathematics from Duke University.

Mandy Ramlow

Mandy Ramlow
Director VP, U.S. AML Financial Intelligence Unit
BMO Harris Bank N.A.


Mandy Ramlow is a financial service professional with over 24 years of banking experience, of which 14 years have been spent in the AML field. Mandy is currently the Director of the U.S. Financial Intelligence Unit at BMO Harris Bank N.A. The FIU is responsible for the monitoring and reporting of suspicious activity, intake and periodic monitoring of high risk customers, currency transaction reporting, testing and tuning of business rules and models, de-marketing of clients for AML triggers, and a Risk Intelligence team mandated to work complex/coded projects and drive analytics and typologies from ingested AML data. Mandy has held a number of roles while in the AML field, including various management roles within the FIU structure.
Prior to joining the AML Office at BMO Harris Bank, N.A., Mandy held a quality assurance/audit role responsible for completing internal audits of various bank operation/ support areas to insure compliance with regulations and internal controls, and a number of roles within the retail branch space.
Mandy began her banking career at the Commonwealth Bank of Australia, in Sydney Australia, prior to moving to the United States, where she has a B.A from the University of Wisconsin. Mandy has been CAMs certified since 2008.

Corey Reason

Corey A. Reason
Group Head of Financial Crime Compliance
Clarien Bank Limited


Corey serves as Clarien’s SVP – Group Head of Financial Crime Compliance. With responsibilities for the overall financial crime risk management including AML, Anti-Terror Financing, Sanctions and Anti-Bribery and Corruption. Corey has more than 12 years’ experience in global financial crime compliance. Prior to joining Clarien, he worked as VP and Director for the HSBC Group working in NYC. At HSBC, Corey spent seven years in various leadership roles across the Financial Crime Compliance function. During his time at HSBC he served as an International Financial Crime Executive, working in nine countries across five continents; with the goal of bolstering the local teams with financial crime knowledge and program execution expertise. Corey has also served as a liaison from the banking industry to NGOs and government on financial crime issues, working with the UN, World Bank, International Monetary Fund and other global banks to understand new and emerging risks to the global financial system. Previously, Corey worked in various financial crime roles at several banks ranging from small community banks to super-regional banks across the US.

Rebecca Robertson

Rebecca “Becky” Schauer Robertson
Director of AML Compliance
South State Bank


Rebecca “Becky” Schauer Robertson is Executive Vice President Director of AML Compliance for South State Bank, a subsidiary of South State Corporation, the largest publicly traded bank holding company in South Carolina with locations across the Carolinas, Georgia, and Virginia. Robertson is responsible for ensuring the Bank’s compliance with all facets of the Bank Secrecy Act, USA PATRIOT Act, and Office of Foreign Assets Control. Additionally, Robertson has oversight of the Bank’s Fraud department. She holds the advanced designation of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist – Audit (CAMS-Audit), and designations of Certified AML and Fraud Professional (CAFP), and Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE). Robertson currently serves on the ABA CAFP Advisory Board.

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Sagar Shah
VP, Head of Financial Crime Operations – Control Effectiveness
Deutsche Bank


Sagar Shah has over 8 years of AML experience. He is currently the Head of Control Effectiveness for the Financial Crime Operations (“FCO”) Team at Deutsche Bank (“DB”), which includes the following teams: Investigations, Suspicious Activity Reporting, Special Investigations, Management Information and User Acceptance Testing.

The FCO Control Effectiveness Team is the central key oversight of the various FCO teams for functions such as risk and examination management, maintenance and development of program policies and procedures, operational risk governance and resource management. Prior to joining DB, Sagar was a real estate attorney with a JD from Rutgers University.

Stephen Shine

Stephen J. Shine
Chief Regulatory Counsel
Prudential Financial


Stephen J. Shine is currently the Chief Regulatory Counsel for Prudential Financial. He was previously the Senior Vice President and Senior Regulatory Counsel with Prudential Securities Inc. and Prudential Equity Group, LLC. where he was responsible for the case management and disposition of all regulatory matters.

Prior to assuming those positions, he supervised senior in-house litigators who were responsible for the defense of major claims against Prudential Securities and managed and supervised the resolution of major class actions filed against the firm. He is both a former state and federal prosecutor who was responsible for the prosecution of significant securities, commodities, bank fraud and FCPA cases nationwide. As a founding co-chair of the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA) Anti-Money Laundering Committee he was the recipient of the SIFMA Distinguished Leadership Award in 2003. He has lectured, moderated, and chaired numerous conferences on various regulatory issues sponsored by accounting, banking and securities trade associations, and major colleges and universities worldwide. He is a recognized industry leader in Anti-Money Laundering, Sanctions, Anti-Bribery and Corruption Laws. He has conducted training sessions for Securities Regulators and Self-Regulatory organizations in the United States and Regulators and Law Enforcement Agencies in China, Russia and the United Kingdom.

James Short

James Short
Global Head of AML/ATF for Global Banking


James Short will be presenting at Fraud & Financial Crime USA 2020

Dalit Stern

Dalit Stern
Senior Director, Enterprise Fraud Risk Management


Dalit Stern is a Senior Director in the Enterprise Risk Management group of TIAA. She leads the build-out of enterprise risk mitigation and detection of fraud and misconduct. She leads assessments of fraud risks; defining and monitoring of fraud metrics and KRIs; developing of root-cause analysis and escalation protocols, risk appetite statements and the ongoing review of the effectiveness of counter-fraud controls.

In her prior roles, including as a Partner in the forensic practice of a Big Four Accounting firm, Ms. Stern led numerous investigations of financial and accounting irregularities, corruption, bribery and conflicts-of-interest in international corporations and development organizations.

Ms. Stern is a CPA (Isr.) and a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE). She is a MBA graduate of Tel Aviv University and holds a certificate in Cybersecurity: Managing Risk in the Information Age, issued by Harvard University Office of Vice Provost.

She is an adjunct professor at New York’s Baruch College where she teaches courses focused on forensic investigations, corruption and procurement fraud.

Ms. Stern is a frequent speaker and author on topics of fraud risk management and investigations.


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  • Technical fundamentals of blockchain
  • Applications for Blockchain and its related risks
  • Operational aspects of Blockchain

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We interview Nasser Fattah, Managing Director, Bank of Tokyo Mitsubishi UFJ on the key takeaways from his session at Risk Americas 2018 on cyber security simulated threat exercises.

The Center for Financial Professionals hosted the Vendor & Third Party Risk Europe 2019 in London during June 2019.

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The cryptocurrency ecosystem – A new frontier in consumer protection

By Jake Van Der Laan, Chief Information Officer/Director, Information Technology and Regulatory, Financial and consumer Services Commission
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By Bill Hauserman, Senior Director, Compliance Solutions, Bureau van Dijk, A Moody’s Analytics Company
8th April 2019

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By Sean O’Malley, Head of AML Risk Management, State Street Corporation
13th March 2019

“Cyber attacks do happen” | Cyber security simulated threat exercises

8th March 2019

Limiting exposure from cyber threats and streamlining controls

by Andrew Davies, VP, Global Market Strategy, Financial Crime Risk Management, Fiserv

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Please contact the Center for Financial Professionals today to discuss how we can deliver your thought-leadership at the event, help you generate leads, and provide you with unique networking and branding opportunities. For more information on what we can offer, please contact or call us on +1 888 677 7007 where a member of the team will be happy to tailor the right package for you.

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Yes, the Center for Financial Professionals are happy to discuss speaking opportunities at Fraud and Financial Crime USA. For further information on this please contact or call us on +1 888 677 7007.

Are there any rules on the dress code?

Business attire is requested. The Congress is a formal opportunity to network with like-minded professionals and to gain knowledge from the industry’s finest risk management experts.

What is the cost and what is included in the registration fee?

We offer incentives for ‘early bird’ registrants of the Congress, as outlined on our pricing structure. Registration includes breakfast, refreshment breaks, lunches, the cocktail reception at the end of the day, full access to the Congress sessions and exhibition area. Presentations from sessions are also available, subject to speaker approval.

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All registered attendees will receive an email with access to documentation and speaker presentations after the Congress*

We will work with our presenters to include as many presentations as possible on our Risk Insights App during the Congress.

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Will breakfast, lunch and refreshment be provided?

Yes, as with all of our events the Center for Financial Professionals will be providing brilliant coffee, breakfast, lunch, refreshments, and smaller bites during the networking breaks. This will be provided on both days of the Congress.

Will there be opportunities to network with other attendees?

There are ample opportunities for networking and interaction throughout the Congress, such as:

  • Breakfast, lunch and refreshment breaks
  • Cocktail reception at the end of the day (Subject to confirmation)
  • Q&A, panel discussions and audience participation technology available through the Risk Insights App
I have several colleagues that would like to attend, is there a group discount?

Certainly! We are pleased to offer you a 50% discount on the third registration or provide a fifth registration for free.

If you would like to register more than five colleagues please contact us on +1 888 677 7007

Please note:

  • Registrations must be made at the same time
  • Registrations must come from the organization
  • The lowest registration will be discounted
Are there opportunities to share my thought-leadership at Fraud and Financial Crime USA?

Yes there are plenty of opportunities for the Center for Financial Professionals to share thought-leadership to the attendees of Fraud and Financial Crime USA and our wider risk professionals community.

At the event
We can distribute your material to the attendees, offer you an exhibition booth, and provide speaking opportunities so that you may enjoy a more prominent presence at the Congress. Visit the Sponsor tab for further information or contact / +1 888 677 7007.

Risk Insights
Feature your content on our Risk Insights website and supporting Risk Insights monthly newsletter. For further information please download our media pack here.

Are media partnerships available for Fraud and Financial Crime USA?

Yes. As part of a media partnership we can offer a variety of options to increase the branding and awareness of your association, company, certificate, publication or media. We are flexible with what we can offer however we usually:

Provide a discounted rate to attend
Place your logo and profile on the website
Place your logo on the brochure
Place your logo on promotional content where applicable
Distribute your media/marketing at the event
Promote through social media channels

To discuss this further please contact or call +1 888 677 7007

Representing a financial institution – (E.g. Bank, Insurance company, Asset Manager, Regulator)



Register by December 20
(SAVE $800)



Register by January 31
(SAVE £700)



Register by March 6
(SAVE $400)



Registrations after March 6

Representing an Information/Service Provider (Eg: Consultant, Vendor, Executive Search Firm, Law Firm)



Register by December 20
(SAVE $500)



Register by March 6
(SAVE $400)



Registrations after March 6

PLEASE NOTE: To qualify for the preferential ‘early bird’ rates, registration must be received by the close of the ‘early bird’ working day, and payment can be made at the time of registering, or up to a week after registration is made an invoice sent. CeFPro reserves the right to increase rates should payment be delayed significantly. For Group Rates to be valid, the whole group must register at the same time, though names can be changed at any time up to the event at no additional cost. Should a delegate register at a rate that is inaccurate, CeFPro reserves the right to issue an additional invoice for the outstanding amount.

Group rates are available for 3 or more attendees from the same organisation, when registering at the same time. The current rate allows:
Every third colleague to come along for half price
A fifth colleague to attend for free!


Simply email us with your e-signature we will do the rest for you!

We only need your:
Full name
Job title
Company & address
Contact number


Call us on +1 888 677 7007 or +44 (0) 20 7164 6582


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