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2022 Advanced BSA/AML Academy

May 17, 2022 @ 8:00 am - May 18, 2022 @ 5:00 pm

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Hybrid Delivery Options (select your preference when registering)
May 17-18 – IBA Center for Banking Excellence, Springfield OR Live-Streamed via Zoom 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

BSA/AML is in its 52nd year! This session focuses on the latest changing BSA arena and offers tips and tools to develop and manage an “adequate” and “an effective and reasonably designed” BSA program. A regulator panel and special guest speaker will also be part of this year’s agenda. Receive a training program manual, an updated FFIEC BSA/AML Examination Manual, a resource manual (packed with examples, forms, templates, handouts), and opportunities to network with peers on current challenges and trends.

Recap of Major AML/BSA Trends in 2021-2022 Focus on current BSA/AML trends and the regulatory guidance that outlines the responsibility for BSA/ AML compliance.

2022 Update of BSA Reform and Priorities – National Defense Authorization Act We’ll focus on an update, discuss the key BSA/AML priorities, including Terrorist Financing and Proliferation Financing, as well as recommendations for proactively meeting regulatory expectations.

FinCEN Updates and Impact of the FFIEC BSA/AML Examination Manual Key update takeaways with a focus on enhancing the banks’ policies, procedures, and processes are highlighted.

Preparing for the BSA/AML Examination – Learning from Recent Enforcement and Audit Findings Often bankers comment that enforcement actions only happen to the big banks. Regulators are encouraging senior management and boards to stay abreast of enforcement actions. We will examine recent consent order(s) with specific BSA violations to share with senior management and includes recommendations and best practices for ongoing preparation and organization for audits and examinations.

What are the Examiners and Auditors BSA/AML Pulse Points? Bankers have the opportunity to share and learn from other bankers what the current hot topics are during recent BSA/AML examinations and audits.

Revisiting the BSA/AML Compliance Risk Assessment The enhanced focus on using risk assessments to increase AML program effectiveness is consistent with federal and state regulatory priorities. Many of the recent BSA/AML regulatory exam findings cite BSA/AML and OFAC risk assessments lacking detailed analysis to identify risk within the customer base. This session revisits the BSA/AMLrisk assessment process and provides additional insight, tips, and recommendations.

High-Risk Products and Services and “Other Illicit Financial Activity” Taking a risk-focused approach to high-risk customers versus “The List” will require additional onboarding and due diligence. This session focuses on best practices for risk-focused high risks as well as other illicit financial activity including cybersecurity, elder financial exploitation, and fraud.

Cannabis Banking Update – From Hemp to Delta 8 to Weed Marijuana continues to be one of the key topics in financial institutions with states legalizing medical or recreational marijuana. This session focuses on the key elements for banking and not banking cannabis-related products.

Emerging Payment Trends and Risks As our banks move to increased online banking services, the BSA implications will be impacted exponentially. ACH payments are quickly becoming one of the primary means of non-cash payment. This session focuses on best practices in proactively mitigating risks in relation to the increasing changes in the payments arena.

Banking Virtual and Digital Currency Are you interested in gaining a better understanding of virtual and digital currency This session will focus on information to help understand your institution’s overall exposure or quantify the risks of getting more deeply involved in these businesses?

Educating the Bank and the Board: Ongoing Learning This session includes practical tips and job aids to assist with ensuring training is more than just a “check in the box.”

Human and Wildlife Trafficking Financial institutions that properly identify indicia of human trafficking are critical to law enforcement’s efforts to combat human trafficking. The pandemic aggravated the conditions that lead to human trafficking and can occur in a wide variety of industries. In addition, the proceeds related to wildlife trafficking are estimated to be between $7 and $23 billion annually. According to FinCEN, financial institutions play a critical role in “identifying wildlife trafficking and protecting the U.S. financial system from associated illicit finance through compliance with their BSA obligations.” This session highlights key musts and recommendations for identifying and mitigating risks associated with human and wildlife trafficking.

OFAC and Sanctions Compliance Update FATF is the most important watchdog to deter jurisdictions that may allow money laundering, terrorist financing, and other illicit and corrupt activity to go on in their countries. This session focuses on the latest OFAC updates, how our changing world impacts regulations, as well as best practices for maintaining OFAC compliance.

What’s Ahead in 2022 – Tips, Tools, and Takeaways We wrap up and highlight upcoming proposed rulemaking and key initiatives that are on the horizon for BSA/AML.

As a former banker, Dianne Barton, Founder & President of Performance Solutions, Inc., provides a full array of bank-specific learning solutions including leadership and management development, regulatory and compliance implementations, retail growth strategies, sales & service culture development, strategic planning, is recognized as “real world solutions” by both regional banks and community banks.

ABA Professional Certifications
Approved for 14.5 CAFP, CRCM credits

Fee Per Person
Members $505
Nonmembers $875

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Springfield, IL 62704 United States
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