Overview

SIFMA’s Anti-Money Laundering & Financial Crimes Conference brings together leading professionals from the securities industry, regulatory agencies and law enforcement to discuss current developments and priorities in the AML and financial crime space. Celebrating its 19th year, this is the only conference in the AML and financial crime space tailored to broker-dealers and other members of the securities industry.

Early bird rates are available. Register today!

Anti-Money Laundering & Financial Crimes Conference

Date

February 04 - February 05, 2019

Location

New York, NY

On-Site Rates

  • Member $1295
  • Non-Member $1545
  • Regulator $795

Overview

SIFMA’s Anti-Money Laundering & Financial Crimes Conference brings together leading professionals from the securities industry, regulatory agencies and law enforcement to discuss current developments and priorities in the AML and financial crime space. Celebrating its 19th year, this is the only conference in the AML and financial crime space tailored to broker-dealers and other members of the securities industry.

Early bird rates are available. Register today!

Program

8:00am – 6:00pm

Registration Desk Hours

8:00am – 8:45am

8:45am – 8:55am

Participants

Ira D. Hammerman

Speaker

Ira D. Hammerman

Executive Vice President & General Counsel

SIFMA

Ira D. Hammerman’s Biography

8:55am – 9:15am

Participants

Kenneth A. Blanco

9:15am – 10:30am

Hear from industry regulators and policy makers about significant milestones in 2018 and priorities for the upcoming year. The panelists will share their perspectives on key AML and financial crime…

Hear from industry regulators and policy makers about significant milestones in 2018 and priorities for the upcoming year. The panelists will share their perspectives on key AML and financial crime issues impacting financial firms and examination touchpoints in 2019.

Participants

Stephen J. Shine, Stephanie L. Brooker, Andrea Sharrin, Blake Snyder

Moderator

Stephen J. Shine

Chief Regulatory Counsel

Prudential Financial, Inc.

Stephen J. Shine’s Biography

Panelists

Andrea Sharrin

Associate Director, Policy Division

Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN)

Andrea Sharrin’s Biography

Blake Snyder

Director, AML Investigative Unit

FINRA

Blake Snyder’s Biography

10:30am – 10:55am

Networking Break

10:55am – 12:10pm

Join this panel of expert compliance professionals to examine the latest AML and financial crime challenges, including best practices in enterprise financial crime compliance, a CDD post-implementation review, and the evolving…

Join this panel of expert compliance professionals to examine the latest AML and financial crime challenges, including best practices in enterprise financial crime compliance, a CDD post-implementation review, and the evolving financial crime landscape.

Participants

James Fiebelkorn, David G. Sewell, Robert (Bob) Molloy, Meg Zucker

Moderator

James Fiebelkorn

Vice President and Global AML Officer

Ameriprise Financial Services Inc.

James Fiebelkorn’s Biography

Panelists

Robert (Bob) Molloy

Chief Anti-Money Laundering Officer

Raymond James Financial, Inc.

Robert (Bob) Molloy’s Biography

Meg Zucker

Global Anti-Money Laundering Head

RBC Capital Markets

Meg Zucker’s Biography

12:10pm – 1:20pm

Networking Lunch

1:20pm – 2:35pm

Seventeen years after the enactment of the USA PATRIOT Act, institutional businesses continue to struggle with the application of basic AML principles: who is the customer, what is the transaction,…

Seventeen years after the enactment of the USA PATRIOT Act, institutional businesses continue to struggle with the application of basic AML principles: who is the customer, what is the transaction, and how do you know what you don’t know? This panel will review recent cases and guidance and the application of rules and typologies in capital markets businesses.

Participants

Alan Williamson, Winnie Gilmore, Elena Hughes, Rockwell Reid Jr.

Moderator

Alan Williamson

Director, Financial Crime Compliance Wealth & Investment Management, Americas

Barclays

Alan Williamson’s Biography

Panelists

Winnie Gilmore

Securities Regulatory Compliance Attorney

Citi

Winnie Gilmore’s Biography

Elena Hughes

Executive Director, Deputy Head of AML - Institutional Securities Group

Morgan Stanley

Elena Hughes’s Biography

Rockwell Reid Jr.

Senior Vice President, ICG AML Advisory

Citi

Rockwell Reid Jr.’s Biography

This panel will explore AML requirements applicable in the introducing/clearing space, including FinCEN guidance and relevant topics that arise, such as information sharing, joint SAR filing, delegation and reliance, and provision of AML…

This panel will explore AML requirements applicable in the introducing/clearing space, including FinCEN guidance and relevant topics that arise, such as information sharing, joint SAR filing, delegation and reliance, and provision of AML tools.

Participants

Elizabeth “Paige” Baumann, Brian Curtis, Michael Dressen, Kelly D. Gentenaar, Timothy Friedman

Moderator

Elizabeth “Paige” Baumann

Senior Vice President, Chief Anti-Money Laundering Officer

Fidelity Investments

Elizabeth “Paige” Baumann’s Biography

Panelists

Brian Curtis

Global Head of Anti-Money Laundering

Pershing LLC, a BNY Mellon Company

Brian Curtis’s Biography

Michael Dressen

Director of Anti-Money Laundering

RBC Wealth Management

Michael Dressen’s Biography

Kelly D. Gentenaar

Vice President and Deputy AML Officer

E*Trade Financial Corporation

Kelly D. Gentenaar’s Biography

Timothy Friedman

Director of Financial Investigations and Compliance Operations

Securities America

Timothy Friedman’s Biography

2:35pm – 3:00pm

Networking Break

3:00pm – 4:15pm

How effective is your independent testing in identifying and remediating areas of concern?  Are you comfortable with the level of collaboration at your firm between Corporate Audit and AML? Join…

How effective is your independent testing in identifying and remediating areas of concern?  Are you comfortable with the level of collaboration at your firm between Corporate Audit and AML? Join us for a panel discussion which promises to address these questions and more. Hear from industry leaders in Audit on their perspectives in testing and what they foresee changing, as the surveillance landscape begins to embrace machine learning and artificial intelligence.

Participants

Jeffrey Weiss, Ana Alonso, Maura Kugler, Tim O’Neal Lorah

Moderator

Jeffrey Weiss

Managing Director & Chief Anti-Money Laundering Officer

TD Ameritrade, Inc.

Jeffrey Weiss’s Biography

Panelists

Ana Alonso

Managing Director

Goldman, Sachs & Co.

Ana Alonso’s Biography

Maura Kugler

Managing Director, Internal Audit: Legal and Compliance/Financial Crimes

Morgan Stanley

Maura Kugler’s Biography

Tim O’Neal Lorah

Managing Director

Navigant Consulting, Inc.

Tim O’Neal Lorah’s Biography

How does your firm look at AML and sanctions risks for new products, services, vendor relationships, or other changes to the business?  Are these risks considered by a new products…

How does your firm look at AML and sanctions risks for new products, services, vendor relationships, or other changes to the business?  Are these risks considered by a new products committee, and what role do AML and sanctions compliance play in that committee? Who assesses whether new products are invested in potentially risky activities (e.g., crypto-related holdings)? Who considers the risks associated with any new vendor relationships?

Is there enterprise-wide coordination, including with global counterparts? What effective governance practices can your firm apply to ensure that the firm is complying with applicable legal and regulatory requirements in the context of changes to the business; that appropriate measures have been taken to protect the firm from risk (e.g., through contractual provisions); and that there is consistency in decision-making?

Participants

Katrina A. Carroll, David Stetson

Moderator

Katrina A. Carroll

Executive Vice President and Chief Anti-Money Laundering Officer

LPL Financial LLC

Katrina A. Carroll’s Biography

Panelist

David Stetson

Vice President, Senior Compliance Officer, Co-Head, Government Sanctions Group

Goldman, Sachs & Co.

David Stetson’s Biography

4:15pm – 5:00pm

This discussion will focus on identifying and understanding the human trafficking threat from a financial perspective, including the potential exposures within the…

This discussion will focus on identifying and understanding the human trafficking threat from a financial perspective, including the potential exposures within the financial services industry, typologies and indicators of activity, and the role of compliance/AML in identifying the activity. 

Participants

Bryan Smith

5:00pm – 6:00pm

Networking Reception

7:30am – 4:00pm

Registration Desk Hours

7:30am – 8:15am

8:15am – 8:45am

Participants

James Fiebelkorn, Michael Rufino

Moderator

James Fiebelkorn

Vice President and Global AML Officer

Ameriprise Financial Services Inc.

James Fiebelkorn’s Biography

Speaker

Michael Rufino

Executive Vice President, Head of Member Regulation - Sales Practice

FINRA

Michael Rufino’s Biography

8:45am – 10:00am

Firms continue to invest in conduct risk programs, as culture and conduct issues have been at the root of several enforcement actions in recent years.  This panel will examine how conduct risk lapses can contribute…

Firms continue to invest in conduct risk programs, as culture and conduct issues have been at the root of several enforcement actions in recent years.  This panel will examine how conduct risk lapses can contribute to potential AML program deficiencies and will explore the useful linkages that can exist in the control frameworks for management of conduct and AML program risks.

Participants

Frederick Reynolds

Moderator

Frederick Reynolds

Managing Director, Global Head of Financial Crime Legal

Barclays

Frederick Reynolds’s Biography

Hear how firms are adapting to new typologies, moving faster, recruiting, and using new technologies such as artificial intelligence and machine learning to detect, prevent, and report financial crime.

Hear how firms are adapting to new typologies, moving faster, recruiting, and using new technologies such as artificial intelligence and machine learning to detect, prevent, and report financial crime.

Participants

Logan Anderson, April Dennis, Janice Stark, Baha Sarana

Moderator

Logan Anderson

Director, AML Strategy & Investigations

TD Ameritrade, Inc.

Logan Anderson’s Biography

Panelists

April Dennis

Director, Head of AML Modeling, SG Americas

Société Générale

April Dennis’s Biography

Baha Sarana

Executive Director, Legal and Compliance

Morgan Stanley

Baha Sarana’s Biography

10:00am – 10:25am

Networking Break

10:25am – 11:40am

As sanctions programs in the United States, United Kingdom, European Union, and other jurisdictions have increasingly diverged in certain areas, how does this affect firms’ abilities to manage global sanctions…

As sanctions programs in the United States, United Kingdom, European Union, and other jurisdictions have increasingly diverged in certain areas, how does this affect firms’ abilities to manage global sanctions compliance programs in light of differing or even conflicting obligations?  This panel of industry experts and practitioners will discuss the areas of greatest divergence and the practical implications of each. How are these sanctions likely to evolve?  What are tension points for compliance teams within large sophisticated financial institutions?  The panel will consider these questions and provide valuable insight on developing an appropriate policy and control framework to ensure ongoing compliance.

Participants

Jonathan Thomas

Moderator

Jonathan Thomas

Head of Sanctions Group

Goldman, Sachs & Co.

Jonathan Thomas’s Biography

The explosion of big data and social networking has resulted in a deluge of information being made available to today’s…

The explosion of big data and social networking has resulted in a deluge of information being made available to today’s tech-savvy criminal, expanding the surface of the global threat landscape related to fraud and other financial crimes that fall within the detection and reporting requirements of AML programs.  This panel will explore methods to expand and extend capacity, leverage “force multipliers” within your firm, and think ahead of the threats facing our industry.  

Participants

Greg Ruppert

Moderator

Greg Ruppert

Bank Secrecy Act Officer, Senior Vice President, Corporate Risk Management

Charles Schwab & Co., Inc.

Greg Ruppert’s Biography

11:40am – 12:55pm

Investment fraud and money laundering through foreign currency exchange.

Investment fraud and money laundering through foreign currency exchange.

Participants

Kyle Armstrong

1:00pm – 2:15pm

This panel of experts will review recent enforcement developments in the AML and financial crime space, including recent cases and…

This panel of experts will review recent enforcement developments in the AML and financial crime space, including recent cases and statements from law enforcement and administrative agency leadership. Among other things, the panel will examine changes your firm may wish to consider for your compliance program to address current expectations and lessons learned from enforcement. 

Participants

John Davidson, Christopher Kelly

Moderator

John Davidson

Senior Vice President & Global Head of Anti-Money Laundering

E*Trade Financial

John Davidson’s Biography

Panelist

Christopher Kelly

Senior Vice President

FINRA

Christopher Kelly’s Biography

2:15pm – 2:40pm

Networking Break

2:40pm – 3:55pm

As the political and social debates on the legalization of cannabis continue, financial institutions face a conundrum: whether and how to tap emerging business opportunities while avoiding potential liability in…

As the political and social debates on the legalization of cannabis continue, financial institutions face a conundrum: whether and how to tap emerging business opportunities while avoiding potential liability in the courts of law and public opinion.  Canada’s full legalization of cannabis in October 2018 added to the quagmire.  This panel will explore the challenges of navigating these issues — down in the weeds! — including establishing a risk appetite and control framework.

Participants

Catherine (Cathy) A. LaFalce, Brent P. Cohen, Satish M. Kini, Brian Walsh

Moderator

Catherine (Cathy) A. LaFalce

Managing Director and Global Head of AML Compliance Risk Management, Markets and Banking

Citi

Catherine (Cathy) A. LaFalce’s Biography

Panelists

Brent P. Cohen

U.S. Head of AML Compliance

RBC Capital Markets, LLC

Brent P. Cohen’s Biography

Brian Walsh

Director, Anti-Money Laundering Officer and Chief Compliance Officer

Pershing Securities Canada Limited

Brian Walsh’s Biography

4:00pm – 4:00pm

Conference Adjourns

Venue

Grand Hyatt New York

109 East 42nd Street
New York, NY 10017

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Experience spacious guestrooms, top dining and more at Grand Hyatt New York, centrally located in the heart of New York City, New York.

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Hotel Accommodations

SIFMA has reserved a block of rooms at the Grand Hyatt New York. Rates will start at $229 per night and are quoted exclusive of applicable room tax, applicable service/hotel-specific fees or other miscellaneous taxes.

Please make your booking through the following link: https://newyork.grand.hyatt.com/en/hotel/home.html?corp_id=G-BSMA and use the code (G-BSMA).

Please note that the group rates are good through January 12th, but rooms are limited and only available on a first-come, first-served basis–they may sell out early! Once the block is sold out, the hotel’s market price applies regardless of the date booking. Make sure to confirm all cancellation policies and forfeiture of deposits directly with the hotel when booking your reservation.

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SIFMA will investigate any reported incidents swiftly and confidentially if possible. SIFMA, at our discretion, may act on any reports of inappropriate behavior, including but not limited to removing a participant from the meeting or event and/or bar that person from attending future SIFMA meetings or events. SIFMA shall not refund any money paid for such attendee to attend the meeting or event, or for any travel expenses incurred to attend.

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For your name to be included in the Attendee Roster, your completed registration form and payment must be received no later than two weeks prior to the event. Registrations received after that time will not be included in the Roster.

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Conference registration substitutions are welcome. Email [email protected] with the following information and we will confirm the change: original registrant’s full name, substitute registrant’s full name, mailing address, title, phone and email.

Cancellations
Refunds will be granted for cancellations made three weeks prior to the start of the event. All cancellation requests are subject to a $100 processing fee and must be made in writing.