Events

UPCOMING EVENTS

October 14, 2021 | 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

ASK Webinar Series

Topic: Cannabis Banking Risk Management

Join Maleka Ali as the moderator and a panel of several industry experts as they discuss this extremely important (and very relative) risk management policy.

Even if you don’t bank marijuana businesses or related businesses, you still need a cannabis risk management policy. There are many different variables to consider:

• Marijuana versus hemp versus CBD
• Growers/farmers, transporters, processors, retail and wholesale owners, employees, firms who do business with CRBs and other ancillary entities
• Federal versus state versus county/city/town laws, regulations and licenses

When making decisions at your institution, you need to address:

• What you will and will not bank
• What you will do to ensure you are not opening accounts that violate your policy
• What to do if you identify an existing account that violates your policy
• When will you file a SAR
• Conducting customer due diligence and enhanced due diligence in accordance with your policy
• When will you close an account

Our panel of experts will explain the risks, discuss the logistics involved and offer guidance to safely manage the risk.

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RECENT EVENTS

September 21, 2021

The 10th Annual Gulf Coast AML Forum

Topic: Preparing for the AML Act of 2020

Brienne Bryson will be speaking at this virtual forum discussing "Preparing for the AML Act of 2020."

The annual Gulf Coast Anti-Money Laundering Forum is conducted for the benefit of anti-money laundering professionals. Participants represent banks, thrifts, money service businesses, and other financial institutions. Also represented are government agencies including the IRS, DEA, DHS, FBI, OFAC, and FinCEN.

The Tenth Annual Forum is scheduled for September 21, 2021, and will be held virtually.

Registration for the event will be $125.00 and will open August 16, 2021.

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September 8, 2021

ACAMS San Diego Baja Chapter September Virtual Event

Topic: September 11: The 20-Year Journey

Maleka Ali will be moderating this virtual event for the ACAMS San Diego Baja Chapter.

This compelling presentation will discuss how 9/11 went from an aspiration to a reality, and to where the threat environment has traveled to 20 years later. It will start with the planning, execution, impact, and how we responded to 9/11 from both public and private sector perspectives. It will end with where we are today and how we should respond from a public and private sector standpoint. The backstory is about the need for financing to carry out acts of terrorism and how public and private partnerships can identify and disrupt the flow of funds necessary to sustain terrorist activities.

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August 17, 2021 | 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

ASK Webinar Series

Topic: Preparing for the AML Act of 2020

Join Maleka Ali and Brienne Bryson as they co-lead this extremely informative webinar.

The Anti-Money Laundering Act of 2020 (AMLA) is the most substantial reform to the U.S. anti-money laundering (AML) laws in almost 20 years. The AMLA practically affects every phase of your BSA/AML/CFT compliance programs.

Join industry experts, Maleka Ali and Brienne Bryson, in a lively review of the new law with practical considerations. This webinar is provided as part of the ASK (Arc-Serv Knowledge) webinar series. This informative ASK webinar will focus on:

• Risk-Based Approach
• Beneficial Ownership Registry
• New BSA/AML Penalties
• Improved Information Sharing
• Whistleblower Program
• CTR/SAR Changes
• AML Modernization

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May 20, 2021 | 2:30 PM - 3:25 PM

Virtual

ACAMS Anti-Financial Crime/CFT Symposium – Dutch Caribbean

Topic: The De-Risking Dilemma: Analyzing the State of Play of Correspondent Banking in the Dutch Caribbean

Maleka Ali will be a moderator at the ACAMS Dutch Caribbean Anti-Financial Crime/CFT Symposium.

• Detailing best practices for obtaining, maintaining and strengthening correspondent banking relationships
• Understanding the unique market and respondent bank risks to create relevant and individualized control environments that serve institutional interests
• Simulating case studies to detail practical management and staff training scenarios for scrutinizing and resolving correspondent relationship issues
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April 15, 2021 | 3:35 PM - 4:45 PM ET

ACAMS 25th Annual International AML & Financial Crime Virtual Hollywood Conference

Topic: Big AML Ideas for Community Institutions and Credit Unions

Maleka Ali will be a moderator at the National ACAMS 25th Annual International AML & Financial Crime Virtual Hollywood Conference.

• Conducting institutional risk assessment to establish AML priorities and resource requirements and ensure oversight systems are effective and reasonably designed
• Exploiting open source intelligence, public-private collaboration and social media monitoring to leverage resources and strengthen oversight in KYC/CDD and other areas
• Auditing costs of AML functions to identify outsourcing/vendor opportunities to optimize resources and facilitate adjustments to changing compliance landscapes

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March 19, 2021 | 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM PT

ACAMS San Diego-Baja Chapter March Virtual Event

Topic: Suspicious Activity Reporting, Part One: Alerts/Investigations Workflows

Maleka Ali will be the moderator for the ACAMS San Diego-Baja Chapter March Virtual Event.

A discussion of tips, tricks & best practices for suspicious activity alert triage, investigations processes, and workflows. The session will also discuss:

• How to properly triage, how deep to dig before escalating an alert to a full investigation.
• How to document the investigation.
• How to escalate to a SAR.
• How to properly document a “NO-SAR” decision

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March 17, 2021 | 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM ET

ACAMS Webinar

Topic: SAR Quest: Perfecting Your SAR Narrative Writing Skills

Maleka Ali will be a speaker for an ACAMS webinar discussing SAR Quest: Perfecting Your SAR Narrative Writing Skills.

When done right, the SAR narrative can provide a wealth of knowledge to law enforcement agencies. However, achieving the right balance between useful information and unnecessary details, between linear chronologies and rambling storylines, can be difficult. In this webinar, veteran AML experts will draw upon their professional experience and guidance from FinCEN to walk attendees through the steps that produce SARs that shine.

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December 8–10, 2020

Virtual

ABA Financial Crimes Enforcement Virtual Conference

Topic: Annual Financial Crimes Enforcement Conference

Join our team for the 2020 ABA Financial Crimes Enforcement Virtual Conference!

Stop by the Marketplace to e-meet us and learn more about our risk management services. We hope to see you there!

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December 8–10, 2019

Washington, DC

ABA Financial Crimes Enforcement Conference

Topic: Annual Financial Crimes Enforcement Conference

Maleka and Sudhir will be at the 2019 ABA/ABA Financial Crimes Enforcement Conference.

Please stop by and visit us at Booth 314 at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park in Washington, DC.

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November 12, 2019

San Diego, CA

ACAMS Financial Crimes Forum

Topic: 3rd Annual ACAMS Financial Crimes Forum – San Diego Baja Chapter

Arc-Serv is proud to be a sponsor at the 3rd Annual Financial Crimes Forum presented by the ACAMS San Diego Baja Chapter.

Maleka will be the moderator of the regulator/examiner panel where they will be discussing hot topics in the industry. Join us!

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September 23–25, 2019

Las Vegas, Nevada

ACAMS 18th Annual AML & Financial Crime Conference

Topic: Bolstering Case Management Systems & Update on Implementation Issues of DFS 504 Compliance

Join Us! We will be attending the ACAMS 18th Annual AML & Financial Crime Conference at the Aria Resort & Casino in Las Vegas September 23–25th.

In addition, our very own Maleka Ali will be moderating a session on Monday, September 23 at the conference on “Bolstering Case Management Systems” where we will be discussing best practices on developing internal alert triage systems to determine, dispatching false positives and creating workflows that utilize in-house investigations and/or data analytics to conduct risk assessments. Maleka will also be presenting on September 24 at the session “Update on Implementation Issues of DFS 504 Compliance.” In this session, they will be reviewing cases and outlining strategies to maintain ongoing 504 compliance. You don’t want to miss it!

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September 15–17, 2019

Overland Park, Kansas

2019 DCI Conference

Topic: Annual Bankers Conference

Please join us September 15th at the Overland Park Convention Center in Kansas City.

We will be exhibiting at the at the DCI 2019 Annual Bankers Conference and look forward to meeting with you to discuss your assessment needs. Come by and see us in Booth 17!

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June 14, 2019

Online

ACAMS Webinar

Topic: A First Anniversary: Assessing the CDD Final Rule’s First Year

Maleka Ali will be moderating this webinar for ACAMS. The CDD Final Rule, which codified new regulations for determining and verifying beneficial owners on new accounts, went into effect on May 11, 2018.

For many in the compliance field, the first year has been a search for solutions as financial institutions put planning into practice and implemented the rule — and grappled with issues that sometimes defied easy answers. This webinar takes a look back at the CDD Final Rule’s first year, examining its impact so far, and analyzing its influence on risk management practices going forward.

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June 13, 2019

Anaheim, California

California Credit Union Compliance Professionals

Topic: OFAC Operations Compliance

Maleka Ali will be presenting to the California Credit Union Compliance Professionals Association on:

How to Build an Effective OFAC Compliance Program, OFAC Risk Methodologies, OFAC Model Validations and OFAC Sensitivity Testing.

May 9, 2019

Online

Association of Certified Sanctions Specialists / SanctionsAlert.com Webinar

Topic: Creating an OFAC Risk Assessment Any Regulator or Auditor Will Love

In its role as the U.S. sanctions enforcer, the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) has recently doled out a number of hefty fines for sanctions violations.

With the regulator looming, it is important to ensure that your OFAC risk assessment program is completely up-to-date and up-to-scratch.

In this ACSS/SanctionsAlert.com webinar, join expert speaker Maleka Ali as she delves into the essential elements of a healthy OFAC risk assessment program and how your company can be sure to comply with sanctions regulations and avoid a knock from the regulator.

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April 15–17, 2019

Hollywood, Florida

ACAMS moneylaundering.com 25th Annual AML & Financial Crime Conference

Topic: Rethinking Correspondent Banking: De-Risking Through Education

On Monday April 15th, Maleka Ali will be speaking on a panel that will discuss the unique market and respondent bank risks to create appropriate and individualized control environments that conform to institutional risk appetite and tolerance standards.

This session will help in understanding motivations and interests of both business side and financial criminal compliance units to facilitate mutually beneficial resolution of conflicting incentives.

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January 24, 2019

New York, New York

ACAMS New York Chapter Learning Event

Topic: Model Validation and Section 504

Save the date for the next ACAMS New York Chapter learning event sponsored by Arc-Serv.

NYDFS AML rule (Part 504) requires a submission of annual certification of AML compliance. New York regulated financial institutions have to implement measures to certify the effectiveness of their AML programs including OFAC sanctions screening requirements. Maleka Ali will be joining a panel to discuss the fine details behind what this entails.