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Panama City – Best practices for financial crime compliance: Sanctions and Virtual Currencies

November 20, 2019
8:00 AM - 11:30 AM EST
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Accuity is pleased to host the upcoming breakfast meeting, Best Practices in Financial Crime Compliance – Sanctions and Virtual Currencies, presented by Joe Bognanno, VP of Strategy and Alliances, Accuity and Gilberto Pacheco, Business Development in Latin America, Accuity.

As financial crime continues to evolve, regulators around the world are confronted with a decentralised technological paradigm that can be difficult to regulate. As the use of virtual currencies develops and sanctions continue to be implemented around the world, consistent regulatory responses are expected. But, what exactly are the underlying risks and opportunities for financial integrity?

Join us on Wednesday, November 20th, from 8:00 am – 11:30 am, to discuss best practices to stay compliant in a world where financial crime is highly anticipated.

Seats are limited, so please reserve your spot today.

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This event is co-sponsored by the Association of Certified Financial Crime Specialists Latin America (ACFCS).


*This event will be presented and moderated in Spanish.

W PanamaCalle 50 and, Calle Aquilino de la Guardia, Panamá, Panama

Joseph BognannoJoseph Bognanno
VP of Strategy and Alliances

Joseph joined Accuity as VP of Strategy and Alliances following the acquisition of Safe Banking Systems in July 2018 where he was Chief Innovation Officer. In his current role, Joe has global responsibility for creating, evaluating, and managing strategic relationships with potential partners, joint ventures, acquisition candidates, regulators, and supporting Accuity commercial efforts through thought leadership and advocacy.

He brings a broad perspective to his Accuity VP role, having worked as practitioner, solutions vendor and regulator. Prior to joining SBS, Joseph served as SVP, Head of Global Risk Analytics at HSBC and was responsible for all transaction monitoring and name screening analytics. He managed teams engaged in all aspects of model governance in relation to AML analytics, design, development, optimization, model validation and remediation.

Previously, he held various positions working with and for some of the world’s leading technology solutions providers and spent seven years in the U.S. Treasury, Office of Technical Assistance (OTA). At OTA, he worked as Senior Advisor on Economic Crimes, and U.S. Treasury Attaché liaison to the South American FATF to engage with the U.S. Treasury, the U.S. Department of State, USAID, the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank, Organization of American States, the Financial Action Task Force and other organizations to provide information technology solutions to combat financial crime through technical assistance programs.
Joseph has over 25 years of experience in the financial industry. More than 15 years have been spent within the Compliance industry, working to mitigate money laundering and other financial crime risks through the use of technology specific to AML/FCC initiatives. He has provided training, technical assistance, and guidance to both public and private sectors in over 40 countries.

As an AML subject matter expert, he has spoken at various industry events, notably ACAMS and FATF Plenaries, and has provided expert AML/CFT commentary to a number of international publications.

Joseph is also the co-chair of the New York City Alumni Club for The Johns Hopkins Carey Business School.


Gilberto Pacheco
Business Development in Latin America

Gilberto built a 35-year career at Banco do Brasil, of which 17 worked in the International and Foreign Trade Dept. He has held strategic positions as Compliance Officer for the international operations and was responsible for the Sanctions program. He was also chairman of the SWIFT National User Group for 6 years at the SWIFT Commission at the Federation of Brazilian Banks. He retired in 2012 and joined Fircosoft Brasil. He is currently responsible for Accuity/Fircosoft’s business in Latin America and the Caribbean, focusing on risk mitigation and regulatory protection.