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Thursday, Aug. 18 | 8 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. ET

We're excited to offer a virtual option for our 17th Annual Counterterrorism and Financial Crimes Forum.

Unfortunately, it’s no surprise that criminals have taken advantage of the shift to e-commerce that was fueled and accelerated by the COVID-19 pandemic. Criminals are preying on unsuspecting consumers and well-intentioned government programs.

It’s more important than ever that financial institutions work closely with their partners in law enforcement to combat the threat of fraud schemes, ransomware attacks and the growth in domestic terrorism.

To help combat this ever-growing threat, we’ve added a virtual component to our forum this year. We’re livestreaming our keynote presentation and our morning panel sessions so we can share this important information with a larger audience.

Register now for this virtual event and hear about the latest trends and strategies for managing financial crimes risk and learn from experts in BSA/AML compliance.

Note that we will not be offering this on demand, so please plan on attending the livestream.

Participation in this event is by invitation only. Due to the sensitive nature of our content, this event is closed to media, and social media sharing is prohibited.

Agenda at a glance
Please check back frequently, as we’ll be adding more information about these sessions as we receive it.

Thursday, Aug. 18
8:00 a.m.

Welcome Remarks and Keynote Session: Fireside Chat
Join us for a compelling conversation between Clarke Starnes, Chief Risk Officer at Truist, and Kieran J. Fallon, Chief Risk Officer at PNC Bank. The session will be moderated by Dan Soto, Chief Compliance Officer at Ally.

Clarke and Kieran will share insight into financial crimes risk challenges. They will discuss the broader risks facing financial institutions as we emerge from COVID-19 and deal with inflation and a possible recession. They'll also provide their perspective on what may be on the horizon.

9:00 a.m.

Panel Discussion: Homeland Security Investigations (HSI)
Our expert panelists will discuss HSI history from its inception to now with a focus on its growing partnerships with financial institutions. They will discuss HSI key priorities, the organization’s growth and what lies ahead.

10:00 a.m.Break
10:15 a.m.

Panel Discussion: 2022 National Risk Assessments for Money Laundering, Terrorist Financing and Proliferation Financing
The US Department of the Treasury issued its third National Money Laundering Risk Assessment (NMLRA) in February 2022. Panelists from public and private sectors will discuss how the risk assessment can be instructive for law enforcement, regulatory agencies, and covered financial institutions. Industry and Government must pursue a collaborative approach to combat highly organized threats that impact the safety and soundness of our financial systems.

11:15 a.m.

Panel Discussion: Crypto 101: What You Need to Know About Cryptocurrencies: What They Are, How They Are Used, and Financial Crimes Risks and Practical Examples of How to Manage Them
This session will begin with a detailed education session on the basics of cryptocurrencies, how they are used, and the risks this new technology represents. A panel discussion will follow, focusing on real-life examples of the use of cryptocurrencies in financial crime and on methods and tools financial institutions are using to manage that risk.


Can I attend the in-person event?

In-person attendance is extremely limited. But if you feel you should be considered for in-person attendance, please email

Will I earn CAMS credits?

Due to changes in ACAMS External Event Accreditation policy, we are no longer able to provide ACAMS credit for this event.

Will sessions be available on demand?

No. Due to the confidential nature of much of the content, we can’t record the event for on-demand viewing.

What if I have a technical issue while attending the virtual event?

  1. Reconnect: Try connecting again to the webcast.
  2. Change browsers: We suggest trying Chrome, Safari or Firefox.
  3. Guest network: Change your internet access connection, or try a guest network, if available.
  4. Wireless: Try connecting via a wireless device (not Wi-Fi on the corporate network).
  5. Avoid RDS and VPN: Do not use a remote desktop connection to view the webcast.
  6. Personal device: Use a personal device and not a work computer.

Some organizations block streaming media. If your employer has a firewall in place, unfortunately, there is nothing we can do to help with this.

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