Fraud and Financial Crime USA

Evolution of fraud, financial crime & AML threats and management in practice

Fraud and Financial Crime USA

March 27 – 28 | New York City

Balancing global regulatory requirements for fraud and AML to align practices globally

Aligning cooperation and intelligence sharing across public and private sectors

Limiting exposure from cyber threats and streamlining controls

Connecting risk ratings and risk assessments for increased oversight of the fraud threat landscape

Implementation of beneficial ownership to increase transparency and ensure compliance

Understanding industry trends and uses of cryptocurrencies and adapting systems and controls

Technology uses for enhanced authentication and uses of biometrics to improve KYC and customer authentication

Federal implications of banking Marijuana money and movement of cash across State lines

Adapting to the dynamic nature and recurring changes to sanctions to ensure compliance


Steven D’Antuono
Chief, Financial Crimes Section, Criminal Investigative Division
Federal Bureau of Investigation 


Tanweer Ansari, Esq.
SVP and Chief Compliance Officer
The First National Bank of Long Island

Sean O'Malley

Sean O’Malley
Head of AML and Sanctions Risk Assessment
State Street

Dalit Stern

Dalit Stern
Senior Director of Enterprise Fraud Risk Management

Joshua Oliver

Joshua Oliver
Chief Compliance Officer
Metropolitan Commercial Bank

Michael Schidlow

Michael Schidlow Esq. CAMS
Head of FCC and Emerging Risk Audit Development


Carlos Orel
Head of AML Risk and Monitoring
TD Bank

Lester Joseph

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

08:00 Registration and breakfast

08:50 Chair’s opening remarks

Donna Weiss, Senior Director of Portfolio Strategy and Product Marketing, Nice Actimize


09:00 Balancing global regulatory requirements for fraud and AML to align practices globally

  • Regulatory guidance for clients across jurisdiction to limit fraud and money laundering
  • Global standards to handle KYC efficiently
  • Cost cutting and downsizing increasing operational risk
  • Balancing local legislation and bank policy
  • Finding similarities in different legislations to achieve common goals
  • Opportunities for fraudsters through regulatory divergence

Patrick Hu, Sanctions Compliance Officer, Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC)
Joshua Oliver,
 Chief Compliance Officer, Metropolitan Commercial Bank
Sandeep Sharma, 
Chief Anti Money Laundering Officer, KEB Hana Bank Canada
James Stubbs, Former Managing Director, Deputy Global Head Anti-Money Laundering, Citi

09:40 Why OFAC’s 50% Rule is the Achilles’ heel of sanctions programs

  • Identifying 50% owned subsidiaries of sanctioned individuals and entities via direct, indirect or aggregate ownership
  • How globalization and the 50% rule have created inadvertent sanction exposure in traditional sanctions programs
  • Managing the challenge of corporate ownership changes to comply with the OFAC 50% Rule

Anders Rodenberg, Head of Financial Institutions and Advisory, Americas, Bureau van Dijk, A Moody’s Analytics Company

10:15 Morning refreshment break and networking

10:45 Implementation of beneficial ownership to increase transparency and ensure compliance

  • Collection of beneficial ownership and persons of significant control
  • Increasing transparency
  • Increasing customer confidence
  • Leveraging information
    • Use in risk rating, identification of high-risk customers
  • Increasing transparency within entities for better information control
  • Identifying the real account owner

Sean O’Malley, Head of AML and Sanctions Risk Assessment, State Street
Rebecca “Becky” Schauer Robertson, 
EVP, Director of AML Compliance, South State Bank
Anders Rodenberg, Head of Financial Institutions and Advisory, Americas, Bureau van Dijk, A Moody’s Analytics Company
Noam Rabinovich, CTO and founder, EverCompliant


11:25 Legislative limitations of intelligence sharing and impact on mitigation of fraud and financial crimes

  • Global privacy legal frameworks
    • GDPR, Bank Secrecy Act, Canadian privacy legal framework
  • Managing data internally to identify fraudulent activity
  • Leveraging consortium databases to develop intelligence
  • Progression of Bank Secrecy Act and Patriot Act
  • 314B request timelines to response and quality of information shared

Carlos Orel, Head of AML Risk and Monitoring, TD Bank

12:00 Leveraging investigative intelligence to combat fraud and financial crime

Michael McCracken, Product Manager, Siren

12:35 Lunch break and networking

1:35 Aligning cooperation and intelligence sharing across public and private sectors

  • Sharing of fraudulent activity
  • SAR filing to report fraudulent activity
    • Time to action
  • Tight privacy laws across borders restricting collaboration
  • Increasing intelligence sharing between law enforcement, regulators and banks
  • Ensuring effective sharing of information to boost prevention of fraud and financial crime
  • Seeking to achieve pro-active intelligence gathering approach
  • Maximizing utilization of law enforcements cross-institutional data and banks’ hi-tech software

Brian Mannion, Managing Counsel, Nationwide
Lester Joseph, Head, Global Financial Crimes Intelligence Group, Wells Fargo & Company
Steven D’Antuono, Chief, Financial Crimes Section, Criminal Investigative Division, Federal Bureau of Investigation

2:15 Applying AI and collective intelligence to combat fraud and money laundering

  • Understanding the benefits of collective intelligence
  • How AI improves sophisticated financial crime detection
  • Leveraging the power of the Cloud to stay ahead
  • Operationalizing AI for specific scenarios or schemes

Mike Frost, Director of Product Management, Cloud Platform, NICE Actimize 

2:50 Evolving Landscape of cyber threats and financial crime

  • Top Threats Facing Financial Institutions
  • Risk factors: controls and mitigation
  • Enhancing customer experience with fraud measures
  • Evolving Technology to manage cyber threats and financial crime

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

3:25 Afternoon refreshment break and networking


3:55 Building an impactful compliance training program that both ticks the box and thinks outside it

  • Understanding the regulatory and compliance focus and appreciating the value of an effective program
  • Building alignment to business level compliance risk through training needs assessment
  • Embedding effective governance throughout an organisation
  • An exploration of compliance training challenges and opportunities to more effectively influence behaviour

Paul Coady, Head of Anti-Financial Crime Development, Deutsche Bank

4:35 Connecting risk ratings and risk assessments for increased oversight of the fraud threat landscape

  • Product level risk assessment vs. comprehensive fraud risk assessment
  • Aligning risk assessment and operational teams
    • Connecting risk rating and risk assessment for transaction monitoring
  • Resource allocation to genuine threats
  • Improving risk assessment management with holistic solutions
  • Optimizing risk prevention and detection

Dalit Stern, Senior Director of Enterprise Fraud Risk Management, TIAA 
Sean O’Malley, Head of AML and Sanctions Risk Assessment, State Street
Tanweer Ansari, Esq. SVP and Chief Compliance Officer, The First National Bank of Long Island
Svetlana Lebedev, Anti-Fraud, Anti-Bribery and Corruption, Global Risk Management Officer, Deutsche Bank


5:15 Managing vendors & third parties in your AML/BSA and Corruption/Fraud programs  

  • Executive engagement and governance over each vendor
  • Technology Roadmaps & Time Horizons: strategies, tactics and logistics
  • Risk-based categorization of vendors, suppliers and functions performed (e.g., facilitating transactions between customers)
  • Risk-based Selection & Management of third party vendors
  • Risk Appetite: degree of reliance on third party processes and programs
  • Monitoring and Containment: volume and frequency of vendor reporting
  • Data Quality and Privacy considerations
  • Convergence and Integration

James Wistman, Advisory Board Member, ML Central

5:50 Chair’s closing remarks

6:00 End of day one and networking drinks reception

*Please note: The agenda is subject to change

08:00 Registration and breakfast

08:50 Chair’s opening remarks

Parker Crockford, Director of Policy, Onfido


09:00 The cryptocurrency eco system – a new frontier in consumer protection

  • An overview of the growing cryptocurrency ecosystem and some of the features which provide challenges to regulators and law enforcement
  • A review of the risks posed by the ecosystem
  • A discussion of how best to provide consumer protection

Jake van der Laan, Chief Information Officer / Director, Information Technology and Regulatory, Financial and Consumer Services Commission

09:40 Understanding industry trends and uses of cryptocurrencies and adapting systems and controls

  • Enhanced due diligence to track source and destination of funds
  • Technology to enable transaction monitoring of cryptocurrencies
  • Using as a way to convert and transfer illegal funds
  • Security of cryptocurrency ATMs from deposit of illegal funds
  • Regulatory guidance on usage
  • Adapting systems and building controls
  • Creating and applying risk assessments
  • Increased exposure to digital currency exchanges through customers

Michael Schidlow, Head of FCC and Emerging Risk Audit Development, HSBC
Thomas Armstrong, Head of Financial Crime Forensics Group, Goldman Sachs
Jake van der Laan, Chief Information Officer / Director, Information Technology and Regulatory, Financial and Consumer Services Commission
Milan R. Kosanovich, 
Supervisory Special Agent, Federal Bureau of Investigation

10:40 Morning refreshment break and networking

11:10 Dark Web and Cryptocurrency

  • Monitoring dark net activity and illicit peer to peer transactions
  • Overview of suspicious reporting – a snapshot of Suspicious Activity Reports filed by crypto currency exchanges
    • Bank withdrawals and immediate purchase/transfer of BTC, LTC, ETH to external wallets
    • Funds from exchanges wired to traditional bank accounts in a structured manner
  • Homeland Security Case Study: Operation Dark Gold
  • Vendor vulnerabilities; finding effective means of cashing out (ex: LBC)
  • Importance of blockchain analytics – using analytical software to track cryptocurrency and identify suspicious movements.
    • Results for internal reporting.
  • Recent trends and patterns in the cybercrime arena

Brian Herbert, Supervisory Special Agent, Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) 

11:50 Federal implications of banking Marijuana money and movement of cash across State lines

  • Treatment for federally insured banks
  • Conflictions of Article 2 of the constitution and the 10th amendment
  • Treatment of illegal tax money in states legalizing usage
  • Implications across industries:
    • Can an attorney take the money?
  • Banking money earned from second tier client
  • Clashes between federal and state laws

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

12:30 Lunch break and networking

1:45 Technology uses for enhanced authentication and uses of biometrics to improve KYC and customer authentication

  • Technology advances in attacks and defence
  • Convergence of intelligence and analytics
    • Authentication tools, Analytical tools, Risk grading tools
  • Synthetic IDs
    • Identifying scams passing controls
    • Effective identification of controls
  • Biometrics and levels of authentication
  • Managing volumes of people and transactions to authenticate vs. cost
  • Using intelligence driven analytics in transaction monitoring
  • Creating an agile workforce to address emerging transaction risks

Corey A. Reason, Group Head of Financial Crime Compliance, Clarien Bank Limited
Terry Mulder, Auto Fraud Risk Director, Ally Financial
Mandy RamlowDirector VP, U.S. AML Financial Intelligence Unit, BMO Harris Bank N.A.
Andrew Davies, 
VP, Global Market Strategy, Financial Crime Risk Management, Fiserv

2:45 Accelerating Fraud Management with Advanced Data Science

  • Assessing fraud increasing costs and sources of risk for banking operations
  • Analyzing real-time fraud detection and scoring, false positive reduction, reduction in remediation event costs and total asset awareness
  • Exploring innovative solutions and access to existing data and systems
  • Providing a tour of the Advanced Analytics environments to deliver new capabilities quickly and flexibly, while leveraging existing technical investment

Rob MacNeil, Director FinTech Solutions, TIBCO Software

3:25 OFAC Enforcement overview and case studies

  • Overview of OFAC’s financial sector enforcement process
  • Understanding OFAC’s enforcement guidelines
  • Exploring OFAC’s enforcement actions and common fact patterns

Patrick Hu, Sanctions Compliance Officer, Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC)

4:05 Chair’s closing remarks

4:15 End of Congress

*Please note: The agenda is subject to change
Tanweer Ansari, Esq. SVP and Chief Compliance Officer, The First National Bank of Long Island

Tan is Senior Vice President and Chief Compliance/BSA/CRA Officer of First National Bank of Long Island. He brings to his current position a broad base of experience in banking operations, compliance and the law. Tan works with the Board, Senior Management and all staff to ensure the Bank continues to expand strategically and concurrently meet all regulatory requirements.

Tan maintains many leadership roles that involve both banking issues as well as community issues. Concurrently, Tan is the Chairman of the New York State Bar Association Banking Law Committee which considers the major and developing issues affecting depository institutions and other financial services providers. Tan is also the Vice President of the Board of the Long Island Banks Compliance Association. Tan is also a 2018 Honoree for the Executive Circle Award sponsored by the Long Island Business News. The Executive Circle Awards celebrates c-suites, directors and other senior level executives who consistently demonstrate remarkable leadership skills, integrity, values, vision, commitment to excellence, company performance, community service and diversity.

Prior to joining First National Bank of Long island, Tan served as Associate General Counsel, Compliance Officer and BSA Officer at Bethpage Federal Credit Union, the largest credit union in New York State and the 16th largest nationwide. At Bethpage, he led a team of internal and external professionals to address the full spectrum of corporate compliance and legal matters and projects. This included general banking operational questions, trusts/fiduciary accounts, HR advisement on employee relations, employee investigations, strategy, mergers, acquisitions, portfolio purchases, contract reviews, subsidiaries, fraud mitigation, data breaches, and regulatory issues. While at Bethpage Tan advised senior management, the Board and staff, and also served as Chair of the organization’s Compliance Oversight Committee which managed the compliance infrastructure at Bethpage’s correspondent services operations centers in Maryland and Colorado.

Before Joining Bethpage, Tan held positions at Commerce Bank (now TD Bank), the Office of the Attorney General of New York, and the NYC Law Department. His credentials included certifications by the Credit Union National Association as a CUCE compliance expert, as well as by the prestigious Association of Certified AntiMoney Laundering Specialists as CAMs certified. Recently, Tan earned the coveted Certified Regulatory Compliance Manager (CRCM) designation from the Institute of Certified Bankers/American Bankers Association.

Thomas Armstrong, Head of Financial Crime Forensics Group, Goldman Sachs

Thomas currently serves as the Head of Goldman Sachs’ Financial Intelligence Unit.  The FIU is part of the Firm’s Global Forensics Program, which is charged to ensure that the Firm’s Financial Crime Compliance program is proactive in risk mitigation, continuously evolving, and handles ad hoc and complex investigations stemming from a variety of investigative leads. He has been with Goldman Sachs since 2012, and was formerly co-managing the Transaction Surveillance Group. Thomas has also worked overseas on a variety of legal and educational matters in Germany, France and Taiwan. He received his J.D. from The University of Tulsa College of Law where he wrote a thesis evaluating Italy and Colombia’s anti-money laundering regimes within the purview of drug trafficking. He received his B.S. from the University of Southern Indiana, recently completed policy coursework at Sciences Po in Paris, France and is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS).

Paul Coady
Paul Coady, Head of Anti-Financial Crime Development, Deutsche Bank

Paul Coady has over 20-years’ experience in global financial services.  He has worked in Dublin, London and New York and has led significant compliance and financial crime operations and transformation across the U.K., North America, Europe, Asia and Africa.  His particular focus over the last 15 years has been on influencing compliance, conduct and culture and he has held senior roles as the Business Ethics, Policies & Training Manager for Allied Irish Bank, Global Chief Compliance Officer for DBRS Credit Rating Agency and Group Head of Compliance Policy & Learning for Barclays. Paul is currently Head of Anti-Financial Crime (AFC) Development for Deutsche Bank in New York having previously established their Global Conduct, Organisation & Regulatory Education (CORE) and Global Anti-Financial Crime Education programs.

Parker Crockford, Director of Policy, Onfido

Parker Crockford is Director of Policy and Strategic Accounts at Onfido. With over 10 years in the technology, finance and commerce industries (among others), Parker has been a critical player at some of the top startups in the US and UK. Parker joined Onfido in the spring of 2016 and now works closely with the co-founders to drive change in Financial Services and open new frontiers into RegTech. He was recently named one of One World Identity’s Top 100 Influencers in Identity.

Steven M. D’Antuono, Chief, Financial Crimes Section, Criminal Investigative Division, Federal Bureau of Investigation

Mr. D’Antuono began his career with the FBI in 1996 as a Forensic Accountant assigned to the Boston Division, Providence Resident Agency.  While in the Boston office, he supported investigations involving financial crimes, public corruption, organized crime, drugs, and counterintelligence.  Mr. D’Antuono received an appointment as a Special Agent in July 1998 and was subsequently assigned to the Washington Field Office after graduating the FBI Academy.  While in Washington, he investigated public corruption and white collar crime.

Mr. D’Antuono’s next assignment was Supervisory Special Agent (SSA) at the FBI Academy as the White Collar Crime Instructor.  In this capacity, he instructed New Agents, Intelligence Analysts, National Academy students and on –board employees in all aspects of WCC, case management and terrorism financing.

Mr. D’Antuono was then promoted in January 2008 to SSA in the Washington Field Office and supervised the District of Columbia/Federal public corruption and government fraud squad where he oversaw several of the FBI’s largest public corruption investigations.

In July 2014, Mr. D’Antuono was selected as the St. Louis Field Office’s Assistant Special Agent in Charge responsible for all Criminal Investigative Programs, SWAT, and numerous Resident Agencies as well as Administrative Programs including Security, Training and Finance.  While in St. Louis, Mr. D’Antuono oversaw the Michael Brown/Darren Wilson Civil Rights investigation as well as the crisis responses during the Ferguson, Missouri unrest and the Jason Stockley unrest in St. Louis City.

Mr. D’Antuono currently serves as the Chief of the FBI’s Financial Crimes Section within the Criminal Investigative Division.  He currently oversees all aspects of White Collar Crime for the FBI including Corporate Securities and Commodities Fraud, Economic Crimes, Financial Institution Fraud, Money Laundering, Health Care Fraud, Intellectual Property and the Forensic Accountant Program.

Prior to his appointment to the FBI, Mr. D’Antuono, worked as a Certified Public Accountant developing an expertise in auditing, forensic accounting, and taxation.

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

Andrew Davies is vice president, global market strategy, Financial Crime Risk Management solutions. In this role, he works with Fiserv customers around the world to design and deploy effective risk management solutions to mitigate financial crime risks with particular focus on compliance, money laundering and fraud. He is also responsible for seeking new markets and applications for Fiserv’s financial crime detection and prevention solutions.

Davies joined Fiserv in 2007 through the acquisition of NetEconomy. He has worked in the software industry for more than twenty five years supporting many of the world’s largest financial institutions, both private and public. Davies’ experience covers real-time payments, front-office trading, risk mitigation of financial crime risk, settlement risk, and more.

Davies previously worked for Logica and Nomura, the Japanese bank, in the London prior to moving to the US. He worked on many diverse programs including secure UK Government projects, distribution systems, trading systems, derivatives pricing projects and SWIFT connectivity for payment systems. Since moving to the United States, he has concentrated on financial crime detection systems and has worked with a variety of institutions to deploy such systems including the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, the Continuous Linked Settlement Bank, ING, ABN AMRO, Manulife Financial, RBS Citizens Bank, Deutsche Bank and the Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi among others.

Davies studied Pure Mathematics and Computer Science at the University of Wales. He is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist and has worked with customers in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia. He is a respected industry speaker having presented at SIBOS, ABA events, CBA events, numerous webinars, and he is a frequent writer on industry issues and has contributed to articles in the American Banker, Credit Union Journal,, among other publications and websites.

Mike Frost
Mike Frost, Director – Product Management, Cloud Platform, NICE Actimize

As the Director of Product Management for the NICE Actimize Cloud Platform, Mike Frost is responsible for the vision, strategy and roadmap for X-Sight, as well as management of the product team that drives X-Sight delivery. Mike joins NICE Actimize from SAS where he was most recently Director of the Cloud and Platform Technologies product management team with responsibilities over the vision, strategy, roadmap, go-to-market, P&L, business process changes, customer experience, as well as internal and external enablement for the SAS analytics platform including SAS Viya, SAS foundation products and SAS Cloud-based offerings. Prior to this role, Mike was the lead product manager for the SAS Data Management and DataFlux product lines after joining the SAS subsidiary of DataFlux in 2010 after a 10 year career at Progress Software with roles in technical support, presales and product marketing. Mike holds a Bachelor’s degree in biological and agricultural engineering from NC State University.

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Brian Herbert, Supervisory Special Agent, Homeland Security Investigations (HSI)

With over 21 years of law enforcement experience, Brian Herbert began his government career in 1997 as an inspector with the U.S. Customs Service at JFK International Airport.  In 2002, Mr. Herbert was hired as a Special Agent with U.S. Customs (now Homeland Security Investigations (“HSI”), and assigned to the New York Field Office where he served as a member of the narcotics division, responsible for investigating transnational drug trafficking organizations importing and distributing narcotics throughout New York and the United States.  In 2010, Mr. Herbert was promoted to Supervisory Special Agent in the HSI New York Field Office and served in several leadership positions, including the Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF) and the Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) Group.  In 2016, Mr. Herbert was selected to establish and lead the Dark Web/Cryptocurrency Investigative Group at HSI New York.  Since the inception of the Dark Web investigative group, Mr. Herbert has overseen numerous investigations which involved Dark Web marketplaces and Cryptocurrency money laundering.  In 2018, Mr. Herbert directed a nationwide, multi-agency investigation against Dark Web Marketplace vendors by facilitating an undercover infiltration into various Dark Web Markets.  This operation resulted and provided intelligence in over 60 arrests, the identification of numerous Dark Web Vendors and the seizure of over $23 million USD and Cryptocurrency.

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Patrick Hu, Sanctions Compliance Officer, Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC)

Patrick Hu is a Sanctions Compliance Officer at the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) where he advises on a variety of matters relating to both domestic and foreign financial institution compliance with U.S. economic sanctions programs. As part of OFAC, he routinely interacts with industry peers to discuss sanctions compliance and implementation issues, educates public and private sector partners on OFAC sanctions programs, and leads high-level investigations of financial institutions that appear to have violated U.S. sanctions regulations. Prior to joining OFAC in 2018, Patrick served as a Legislative Aide in the U.S. Senate focused on national security and foreign policy issues.

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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.

Milan R. Kosanovich, Supervisory Special Agent, Federal Bureau of Investigation

Supervisory Special Agent Milan R Kosanovich has worked for the FBI for over ten years specializing in white collar criminal investigations.  He is a graduate of Syracuse University (BS) and Georgetown University (JD).  He has worked in the New Haven and Cleveland field offices.  He served as a detaileé to the Commodity Futures Trading Commission while working as a supervisor in the Economic Crimes Unit at FBIHQ.  Kosanovich has lectured and presented on behalf of the FBI in Estonia, Netherlands, Canada, Israel, Seychelles, Mauritius, Singapore, Malaysia and the United Kingdom.  He is currently assigned to the White Collar Crime squad in Cleveland and serves in multiple collateral duties as a member of the nationwide Corporate Fraud Response Team and as a Hostage Negotiator.

Svetlana Lebedev, Anti-Fraud, Anti-Bribery and Corruption, Global Risk Management Officer, Deutsche Bank

Svetlana Lebedev is a seasoned professional in the compliance and legal space with over 15 years of experience.  She has been with Deutsche Bank for over three years covering anti-bribery and fraud risk management.  In this role, she has developed the fraud and bribery risk assessment.  She also drove and rolled out policies and procedures to mitigate fraud and bribery risk at DB.  Prior to joining DB, Svetlana worked in the Compliance space at American Express where her coverage included anti-bribery and AML related matters.  Svetlana started her legal career in general corporate practice supporting small and mid-cap companies to consummate corporate and financial transactions.  Svetlana is an attorney licensed to practice in NY and NJ and is a CAMS certified professional.  She is a graduate of Brooklyn Law School.  During law school she interned for the SEC and FINRA.

Rob MacNeil, Director FinTech Solutions, TIBCO Software

Rob has been with TIBCO Software for 13 years, combining the knowledge of business and operational issues with expertise and experience in real-time systems, distributed computing, and data engineering. His extensive experience in product development, Rob has designed, architected, and implemented teams through the process of identifying business problems requiring novel and innovative solutions throughout their delivery.

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Brian Mannion, Managing Counsel, Nationwide

Brian Mannion has been with Nationwide since 1999 and practices in the areas of privacy, information technology, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) and anti-money laundering. Since 2001, he has been the primary lawyer responsible for Nationwide’s anti-money laundering, counter-terrorist financing, and OFAC efforts for its broker/dealers, bank, mutual funds, mortgage company, and life insurance companies. Additionally, he leads a team of lawyers and compliance professionals to assist with the development and implementation of Nationwide’s new technologies such as Bring Your Own Device (BYOD), Microsoft Exchange in the cloud migration, cloud and social networking tools. Finally, Brian leads the privacy data event team.

Michael McCracken, Product Manager, Siren

Michael McCracken, Product Manager for Siren is a security and intelligence systems leader across multiple domains including financial fraud in the commercial, US federal, state and local industries. He recently concluded 8 years with IBM i2 where he supported international intelligence, law enforcement, banking and insurance agencies designing and developing technologies to assist in anti-fraud and threat actor spaces. He also recently concluded a distinguished 30-year career in the US Air Force in Intelligence where he served over 5 years in Iraq and Afghanistan on 7 classified missions supporting counter-terrorism and anti-corruption missions.

Terry Mulder, Auto Fraud Risk Director, Ally Financial

Terry Mulder is a Fraud Risk Director at Ally Financial overseeing the fraud risk program for Ally’s consumer and commercial auto lending. He focuses on fraud prevention and detection strategies to combat fraud trends using internal analytics, third party tools and awareness training. He conducts fraud risk assessments and consults with internal business stakeholders to identify fraud risks and implement effective fraud controls. Terry is a Certified Fraud Examiner and has over 25 years experience in risk, underwriting, portfolio management and fraud in the financial services industry.

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Joshua Oliver, Chief Compliance Officer, Metropolitan Commercial Bank

Mr. Oliver is a Bank Regulatory and Anti-Money Laundering professional with in-depth knowledge of related regulations and best practices impacting financial institutions.  His experience includes working with domestic and worldwide financial institutions as well as their related regulatory authorities.

Mr. Oliver is currently the Chief Compliance Officer at Metropolitan Commercial Bank in New York.  In this role, he has developed and enhanced an AML/BSA framework to safeguard the bank in an environment where risks and payment methods are constantly evolving.  He manages a diverse team of compliance professionals responsible for establishing standards and policies pertaining to regulatory requirements.  Prior to joining Metropolitan Commercial Bank, Mr. Oliver was the America’s Head of AML for Natixis Bank, and worked on developing Financial Crime and Compliance Testing Programs for Standard Chartered Bank, Societe Generale, and ABN AMRO.  Mr. Oliver began his career as a regulator with the New York State Department of Financial Services, where he planned and conducted examinations on the various New York State licensed financial institutions.  Mr. Oliver also served on the Basel II Interagency Group for Operational Risk.

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Sean O’Malley, Head of AML Risk Management, State Street

Sean O’Malley has been a practitioner and consultant in Compliance, Anti-Money Laundering (AML) and Operational Risk since 1998. His work experience includes the following companies: State Street, Citigroup, Morgan Stanley, AIG, Deloitte and NetRisk. He has a B.S. in Economics from the University of Minnesota and an MBA from Carnegie Mellon (Tepper School of Business).

Carlos Orel, Head of AML Risk and Monitoring, TD Bank

I am full-time husband of 31 years and proud dad to a wonderful 23 year old girl. In my spare time…
I accumulated work experience that reflects 30 years of compliance and risk management in Bank Secrecy Act/Anti-Money Laundering, business continuity, emergency response, operational control, information security, and consumer lending operations.

In August 2011, I joined the Office of the Co-Head of Global AML and BSA Officer at TD Bank. I currently serve as the SVP, Head of AML Risk and Monitoring in TD Bank US Holding Company. My responsibilities include the offices of the US AML Policy, Products and Services, Risk Assessment, Risk Officer, Testing of AML processes and analytical evaluation of the transaction monitoring solution. In addition, I also have the privilege of being the Co-Chair for TD Latinos in Leadership Metro Carolinas chapter. I have the honor to continue serving as a mentor in the Cox Executive Education program and the National Hispanic Corporate Council since 2015.

Prior to TD Bank, I supported several areas at Bank of America from January 2009 to August 2011 including, managing a program to strengthen AML controls across the footprint. Led the Money Services Business Control Center in the Global AML Office, provided subject matter expertise to the AML risk in Latin America and led the project to identify and manage the AML risk of wholesale banknotes.

Between May 2002 and December 2008, I held several offices at Wachovia including Compliance Manager for the Corporate AML Office, having oversight for enterprise-wide compliance focusing on AML regulatory issues and the administration of the Risk Control Program. Created, implemented and managed the Business Continuity program for Wachovia Insurance Services and was a member of Wachovia’s Business Continuity Planning Advisory Counsel establishing best practices. I had oversight of the Executive Emergency Management Plan for Global Bank Operations.

Prior to my tenure with Wachovia, I held different risk management posts at Wells Fargo and Citi. I also served as the Steering Committee Chair at the Financial Recovery Coalition of North Carolina between 2006 and 2011. The Coalition, works with the U.S. Department of the Treasury and State and local emergency offices– to support the availability of financial services to the citizens of North Carolina during natural or man-made disasters.
Outside of work, I ride horses with my daughter and get to see the world from a unique point of view. I also like to try something new, as of late, the family is starting to build hotrods, especially cars from the 1930s.

Noam Rabinovich, CTO and founder, EverCompliant

Noam Rabinovich is the CTO and Founder of EverCompliant. Noam has a diverse technology background and extensive experience with big data systems, architecture design and optimization. Prior to joining EverCompliant, Noam led several innovation projects with a focus on algorithm trading and data mining. Noam holds B.Sc. in Computer Science and Economics from Tel Aviv University.

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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 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 “Becky” Schauer Robertson, EVP, 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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Anders A. L. Rodenberg, Head of Financial Institutions and Advisory, Americas, Bureau van Dijk, A Moody’s Analytics company

Anders Rodenberg is the Head of Bureau van Dijk’s FI & Advisory operation in the Americas, but also a subject matter expert within Compliance. He has led multiple compliance projects, specializing in AML, OFAC Sanctions, FATCA and FCPA with the aim of improving compliance levels at various financial institutions, insurance companies and traditional companies. Recently, his primary focus has been on improving on-boarding procedures, sanctions 50%-rule identification, and monitoring through automation and standardization of data processes.

During his tenure with Bureau van Dijk, Anders has held several positions in Europe and now in the US where he has built key relationships with regulatory authorities and industry leaders in numerous countries, speaking at various conferences on current trends and developments as it relates to compliance regulations.

Michael Schidlow
Michael Schidlow Esq. CAMS, Head of FCC and Emerging Risk Audit Development, HSBC

Michael Schidlow currently serves as the Head of Financial Crime Risk Training for HSBC Bank’s Global Internal Audit Function.  In this role, Schidlow designs and delivers bespoke training courses on anti-money laundering (AML), terrorist financing, anti-bribery/corruption (ABC), and anti-financial crime best practices across the company’s global footprint.  Schidlow also leads the function’s Emerging Risk Advisory for North America, Latin America, and for the Global Financial Crime Risk teams. He consults on audit planning and audit scoping based on regulatory issues, enforcement actions, and external environment monitoring.

Schidlow previously served as an investigator for Bank of America’s Global Financial Crimes Compliance division, specializing in high-profile client compromises, complex fraud, and insider abuse allegations.  Schidlow started his career working as an attorney concentrating on regulatory compliance and white collar litigation matters. Schidlow holds the Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS), ACAMS Advanced Certification in AML Audit (CAMS-Audit), and is a licensed attorney.

Sandeep Sharma
Sandeep Sharma, Chief Anti Money Laundering Officer, KEB Hana Bank Canada 

Sandeep Sharma is CAMLO of KEB Hana Bank Canada, a retail Bank serving Canadian-Koreans individuals and corporate clients in Ontario, Alberta & British Columbia. In this role, he is responsible for AML Compliance regime, specifically all matters concerning anti-money laundering and counter-terrorism financing (proceeds of crime, sanction programs, KYC, training, etc.), privacy & managing relationship with regulators and various stakeholders.

Sandeep has developed a strong sense of devotion for banking and financial services compliance administration over the past 16 years. He began his career in the field of Investment Compliance at MFC Global Asset Management in Toronto and has worked at Royal Bank of Scotland, Sunlife Financial, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corp of Canada and Ontario Teacher’s Pension Plan.

Sandeep is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS), CPA, CGA and ACCA from UK.

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Dalit Stern, Senior Director of Enterprise Fraud Risk Management, TIAA 

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.  She recently authored an article titled Keys to Fraud Oversight that was published in the December 2018 issue of Financial Management Magazine


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James (Jim) Stubbs, Former Managing Director, Deputy Global Head AntiMoney Laundering, Citi

Jim led the Citi Global AML Compliance Risk Management group, responsible for proactively identifying, evaluating, mitigating and reporting AML and reputational risks across the enterprise.  Responsibilities included product, enterprise-wide and horizontal business activity risk assessments; and set program standards as applicable to the various Citi and advises as necessary on their application. The group was also a primary interface with the business to design and execute risk management solutions consistent with Citi’s AML compliance risk appetite.  The role was a primary source of credible challenge within the AML Compliance Organization.  Regular interaction with regulatory authorities is a critical component of the position. Prior to joining Citi, Jim was the Chief Compliance and Ethics Officer for American Express Bank Ltd. And practice leader for BDO Consulting.  He has extensive AML risk management experience in new payment methods, institutional and ritual banking, cards and merchant servicing.

Jake van der Laan, Chief Information Officer / Director, Information Technology and Regulatory, Financial and Consumer Services Commission

Jake van der Laan is the Chief Information Officer and Director, Information Technology and Regulatory with the New Brunswick Financial and Consumer Services Commission in Canada. Prior to joining the Commission Mr. van der Laan was a trial lawyer. Mr. van der Laan is the Chair of the North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA)’s Enforcement Technology Project Group. He has also served the Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) in various capacities over the years, including as Chair of the CSA Standing Committee on Enforcement, Vice-Chair of the Binary Options Task Force and Vice-Chair of the Investment Fraud Task Force. He is the author of “A Guide to Internet Investigations”, a regularly updated e-book for regulatory investigators. Mr. van der Laan is a regular resource and speaker on internet mediated fraud, digital investigations, and cybersecurity issues at numerous events throughout North America. In 2013 and again in 2018 he was presented with NASAA’s Distinguished Service Award for his work in improving securities regulators’ ability to fight securities fraud as well as cryptocurrency based schemes. Mr. van der Laan has degrees in Business Administration, Law and Computer Science, and has been a member of the New Brunswick bar since 1992.

Donna Weiss, Senior Director of Portfolio Strategy and Product Marketing , NICE Actimize

Donna Weiss is the Senior Director of Portfolio Strategy and Product Marketing, responsible for product roadmap, vision and global business plans.  She has 20+ years of experience leading and managing development, product management and marketing teams from strategy to solution definition and new product launch.  Prior to  joining NICE Actimize, she served as Director of Product Marketing and Management at Oracle-Hyperion and as an independent marketing and strategy consultant for technology start-ups.

James Wistman
James Wistman, Advisory Board Member, ML Central

Risk management executive in financial services.  Since 1986, my professional motto has always been “Learn Every Day and Facilitate Change.” With 10 years of public policy experience, coupled with a Columbia MBA (see below), I left the Federal Reserve in 1995. Ever since, I’ve enjoyed the intense level of challenge that comes with advising CEOs & Boards; my leadership role has been either a CCO/CRO, or as a Trusted Advisor. My employers and my consulting clients have been headquartered on every continent. I have always (i) delivered an initial roadmap that reduced regulatory friction immediately, and then (ii) implemented a sustainable, risk-based program to maximize efficiency and core profitability. My outlook is anticipatory: I work at the “next point” where public policy and profitability will likely collide. My employers and clients have been prepared for that strategic event horizon.  Whether working in government or private sector, my work days are always challenging and rewarding.


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Uses of distributed ledger technologies to drive efficiency programs and risk management considerations

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Removing operational risk through comprehensive spreadsheet governance

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

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Using AI and machine learning to automate and increase fraud and AML detection

By David Christie, CEO, Bleckwen
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Limiting exposure from cyber threats and streamlining controls

by Andrew Davies, VP, Global Market Strategy, Financial Crime Risk Management, Fiserv
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Risk Webinar: Corporate criminal offence of failure to prevent tax evasion – where are we now?

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Fraud and Financial Crime: Federal implications of banking marijuana money

by Lester Joseph, Head, Global Financial Crimes Intelligence Group, Wells Fargo & Company
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The future of operational risk management – From adolescence to adulthood

By Robert Crewdson, Managing Consultant and Rob Murray, Managing Director, BCS Consulting.
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Presentation: Identification of false documents and the rise in new technology enabling impersonations

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interview with Eric Wagner

The emergence of new high-tech crimes and prevalence of existing legacy crimes

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Balancing global regulatory requirements for fraud and AML to align practices globally

by Sandeep Sharma, CAMLO, KEB Hana Bank Canada
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Fraud and financial crime: Increasing intelligence and information sharing across departments

By Riley Peterson, Director, Head of Strategy and Governance, MUFG
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Fraud and financial crime – Keeping up with global sanctions to ensure enforcement across institutions

By Oliver Beckmann, Vice President / Head of Business Advisory Sanctions, Group Compliance, Commerzbank
18th February 2019

Fraud and financial crime – Updating trigger mechanism beyond cash to include wire payments

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


Fraud and financial crime – An insight into Blockchain

Took place January 16 2019, 11:00am (ET)

Key topics addressed include:

Technical fundamentals of blockchain
A deeper understanding
Distinction between open and closed blockchains

Applications for Blockchain and its related risks
Vulnerabilities related to blockchain products
Potential compliance use cases

Operational aspects of Blockchain
Activities where blockchain might be used
Impact of blockchain on everyday activities – fraud detection, transaction monitoring, sanctions screening, risk assessments
How does blockchain impact an institutions risk profile

This recording is only available to members, make your free account here to watch it.


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Financial and Consumer Services Commission

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2019 Co-Sponsors:

Bureau van Dijk

Certainty is a highly prized commodity in business. Data might be getting bigger all the time, but this only makes extracting value from it more difficult. Bureau van Dijk captures and treats private company information for better decision making and increased efficiency.

With information on nearly 300 million companies, we are the resource for company data. A key benefit of our information is how simple we make it to compare companies internationally.

Our information includes:
– What companies do, how they’re performing and the people that run them
– Financial data, legal entity details, M&A activity and news
– Corporate structures and ownership

You can access our information via a range of interfaces that are designed to help different business challenges and streamline workflows. Many of our customers blend our information with their own internal data for superior insight.


Fiserv is driving innovation in Payments, Processing Services, Risk & Compliance, Customer & Channel Management and Insights & Optimization. We’re helping more than 12,000 clients worldwide create and deliver experiences for a digital world that’s always on. Solutions that enable today’s consumer to move and manage money with ease, speed and convenience. At the point of thought. Visit to learn more.

NICE Actimize

NICE Actimize, the industry’s largest and broadest provider of financial crime, anti-money laundering, enterprise fraud and compliance solutions is the leader in Autonomous Financial Crime Management. The Autonomous journey begins with NICE Actimize’s ActOne which fundamentally transforms financial crime investigations by introducing intelligent automation and visual storytelling for speed and accuracy. Intelligent automation saves time by enabling a virtual workforce of robots to collaborate with human investigators, while visual storytelling uncovers more risks by showing relationships between entities, alerts and cases in a visual manner. The Autonomous path continues with the release of X-Sight, NICE Actimize’s cloud-based Financial Crime Risk Management Platform-as-a-Service that breaks the limits on data and analytics by leveraging the cloud. Ready to get started? Get in touch at


Siren provides the leading Investigative Intelligence platform to some of the world’s largest and most complex organizations to derive business value adding insights from their data.

Made by team of enormously passionate data discovery and advanced search experts, scientists and engineers; the Siren Platform provides a unique combination of search, business intelligence, big data, link analysis and knowledge representation which advances the way organizations address some of the world’s most important data driven problems.


TIBCO fuels digital business by enabling better decisions and faster, smarter actions through the TIBCO Connected Intelligence Cloud. From APIs and systems to devices and people, we interconnect everything, capture data in real time wherever it is, and augment the intelligence of your business through analytical insights. Thousands of customers around the globe rely on us to build compelling experiences, energize operations, and propel innovation. Learn how TIBCO makes digital smarter at

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For organizations that place a value on transparency, EverCompliant is the global source of confidence that gives them the visibility they need. Our focus is to find and prevent transaction and money launders, expose hidden transaction tunnels, and keep merchant fraud from entering the e-Commerce ecosystem. Our clients not only gain visibility, they save potential fines, prevent future violations and protect their brand. Our headquarters is in New York City with offices in San Francisco, Shanghai and Tel Aviv.


Onfido is building the new identity standard for the internet.
Our AI-based technology assesses whether a user’s government-issued ID is genuine or fraudulent, and then compares it against their facial biometrics. That’s how we give companies like Revolut, Zipcar and Bitstamp the assurance they need to onboard customers remotely and securely. Our mission is to create a more open world, where identity is the key to access.

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Skopenow is an analytical search engine that uses social media and open web data to detect fraud for threat, KYC, and AML purposes. As a SaaS platform we provide comprehensive digital records containing actionable insight. Reports include: Social Media Data, Link Analysis, Enhanced Data Extraction, Tracking Summaries, and Behavior Analytics.

Sponsorship & Exhibition

Advance your branding, awareness, industry expertise, thought-leadership and lead-generation at our upcoming Fraud and Financial Crime Congress.

Sponsorship and exhibition with The Center for Financial Professionals offers unique networking, brand recognition and thought-leadership deliverance opportunities with senior risk professionals from around the world. Whether you want full branding across the event or simply a well-positioned exhibition stand, our business development team will tailor the right package for you. We do everything we can to help you get your marketing message across and also to benchmark the return on your investment.

2019 Media Partner:

FinTech Finance

FinTech Finance will be a media partner for the Fraud and Financial Crime USA Congress.

FinTech Futures

FinTech Futures is a digital publishing platform for the worldwide fintech community.
Built on the renowned Banking Technology brand, FF provides daily news, analysis and expert commentary across a comprehensive range of areas:

– FinTech
– BankingTech
– PayTech
– RegTech
– WealthTech
– LendTech
– InsurTech

Our broad readership and solid reputation, combined with in-depth coverage across fintech on a worldwide scale, makes us the leading resource for technology buyers, sellers, developers, integrators and other specialists across the sector.

FF brand incorporates:

– Monthly Banking Technology magazine in print and digital
– Banking Technology Awards, an annual event recognising excellence and innovation in the use of IT in financial services, and the people who make it happen
– Paybefore, a global paytech publication
– PayTech Awards, an event celebrating the best of the best in paytech industry


Established by the Financial Stability Board in June 2014, the Global Legal Entity Identifier Foundation (GLEIF) is a not-for-profit organization created to support the implementation and use of the Legal Entity Identifier (LEI). GLEIF is headquartered in Basel, Switzerland. GLEIF services ensure the operational integrity of the Global LEI System. GLEIF also makes available the technical infrastructure to provide, via an open data license, access to the full global LEI repository free of charge to users. GLEIF is overseen by the LEI Regulatory Oversight Committee, which is made up of representatives of public authorities from across the globe.



SmartMoneyMatch connects the global investment community. enables you to browse and list investment products, create a request for proposal, connect with and message other users, search and announce relevant events, find jobs, post vacancies or write articles.
Moreover, all users have their profile page where your activities – as an investor, asset manager or service provider – can be described.

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We are happy to support publications, associations and organisations at this event. From a simple company listing with your logo to taking advantage of some of our sponsor benefits listed above. To discuss a media partnership further please email or call +1 888 677 7007

Fraud and Financial Crime USA

March 27 – 28 | New York City

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  • You’ll gain valuable insights and learnings from industry experts
    Hear current insights from leading industry experts from panel discussions, presentations, Q&A opportunities, case studies plus more…
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    Register early for preferential rates
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“It offers a chance to see and hear current trends and obstacles first hand from leading experts and to discuss solutions early enough to be implemented easily”
Head of Section, Prudential Policy and Accounting
European Central Bank
“For me one of the greatest benefits is hearing from leading practitioners at other firms about the initiatives and innovations they are introducing into their model risk management practices…I also find the session breaks and luncheons to be opportune times to meet professional colleagues working in my field and share views..”

former Managing Director, Global Head of Model Risk Governance
Credit Suisse
“It’s always good to share views with fellow managers and experts and in my case as the representative of relatively small institution it’s especially important to have the chance to get familiar with solutions adopted by major banking groups.”
Director of Credit Portfolio Management
Bank Pocztowy
“The main benefit of Center for Financial Professionals’ congresses is networking. Here you meet old friends and make new ones who have experiences and insights that they are willing to share. This sharing helps delegates improve their job performance through new skills or better practices. This synergy from multiple experts’ sharing ideas is difficult to replicate”
Director of Enterprise-Wide Risk
BOK Financial


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Can I present at the Fraud and Financial Crime USA 2019 Congress?

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.

Where can I find the Congress documentation and speaker presentations?

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.

*Please note that our speakers often have to gain permission from their relevant compliance departments to release their presentations. On rare occasions compliance may not allow presentations to be distributed.

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 +44 (0) 20 7164 6582

Please note:

  • Registrations must be made at the same time
  • Registrations must come from the organisation
  • 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 Congress website
  • Place your logo on the Congress brochure
  • Place your logo on promotional content where applicable
  • Distribute your media/marketing at the Congress
  • Promote through social media channels

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

Early Bird Rate:

Available until
March 8

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Registrations after
March 8

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