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Do you really know who you’re doing business with?

November 15, 2018
8:30 AM - 12:30 PM EST
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Miami Skyline

Financial crime threats are multiplying faster than ever before. From illicit financial flows tied to foreign corruption, to internal and external fraud, to transnational organized crime, the risk landscape is diverse and challenging.

The common thread for protecting against these threats? Strong “know your customer” programs, accompanied by smart use of technology.

This complimentary event is presented by ACFCS and Accuity.

Join ACFCS and experts from financial services and the public sector as we dive into current issues in customer due diligence, and explore how to navigate a risky world. Attend this event to:

  • Understand current and emerging risks
  • Receive regulatory guidance on beneficial ownership
  • Hear best practices on how to implement effective CDD and EDD as your first line of defense
  • Return to your organization with practical advice you can use to improve your CDD and KYC programs
  • Build your local network of professional contacts for post-event support

This event is eligible for 3 CFCS credits. Hot breakfast and light refreshments are provided.

JW Marriott Marquis

255 Biscayne Blvd Way
Florida, Miami FL 33131 United States



From Topic Speaker
08:30 – 09:30 Registration and Networking Breakfast
09:30 – 09:40 Welcome and Overview Joseph Yerant, President, ACFCS
09:40 – 10:30 The Threat Landscape – Why CDD/EDD Matters More than Ever Before
Presenters from financial institutions discuss key financial crime threats they’re currently dealing with (i.e. proceeds of foreign corruption, anonymous corporations, etc.), and how they’re using CDD/EDD to respond.
10:30 – 11:00 A View from the Regulators – Guidance and Expectations
An OCC representative provides insight on expectations around CDD, especially in regards to the new beneficial owner rule, and describes key issues they’re seeing at financial institutions.
Craig Hirsch, Bank Examiner, BSA/AML Specialist, OCC
11:00 – 11:30 Networking Break
11:30 – 12:15 The Possibilities of Fully Automated KYC – The Facts, Fiction and Fantasy There has been phenomenal global coverage of RegTech proving solutions that reduce the challenges associated with KYC compliance. The benefits include increasing efficiency, pin point detection of KYC/AML risks using un/structured data sets and improving the quality of risk-based decision…. But how far can RegTech go to achieving fully automated KYC? What success stories should give us cause for optimize or adversely where should we pause for reflection? Are there specific areas that need to be harmonized at an industry level? Randall Pickett, Senior Director, Business Solutions, Accuity
Mike LaScola, Business Solutions Specialist, Accuity
12:15 – 12:30 Open Q&A with Audience
All presenters return for an open-ended Q&A session with the audience. Come equipped with your questions and get answers and insights from experts!



  • Randall Pickett, Senior Director, Business Solutions, Accuity
  • Craig Hirsch, Bank Examiner, BSA/AML Specialist, OCC
  • Mike LaScola, Business Solutions Specialist, Accuity