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ACFCS announces thought leaders, innovative format for 2016 Financial Crime Conference
Industry experts to offer insights on pressing challenges, emerging threats and trends across the financial crime landscape. Innovative format combines live sessions with subsequent virtual conference to expand on topics

MIAMI, April 4, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The Association of Certified Financial Crime Specialists (ACFCS) today announced its 2016 Financial Crime Conference will be held June 1-2 at the Yale Club of New York City.

This interactive and content-rich forum gathers some of the nation's top experts in the financial crime and compliance arena to address the current and future state of financial crime detection and prevention. This year's Financial Crime Conference will feature a distinctive mix of interconnected live and virtual events with the full-day live event on June 2 focused on the future state of financial crime prevention, and two half-day virtual conference sessions on June 8 and 9, taking place online.

Among the featured conference speakers:

John Cassara – Former U.S. Treasury Special Agent and internationally recognized expert on trade-based money laundering, underground finance

Barry Koch – Counsel to the Investigations Division of the Manhattan District Attorney's Office and leading authority on financial crime compliance, enforcement

Tigran Gambaryan – IRS Criminal Investigation Division special agent; key player in the interagency investigation into Silk Road

David Pollino – SVP and deputy security officer for Bank of the West; authority on cyber fraud schemes and insider threats facing financial institutions

Conference sessions will address relevant topics such as trade-based financial crime, emerging financial crime trends, the role of digital currencies in the online underworld of financial crime, the importance of collaboration in battling financial crime and more.

"Financial oversight, compliance, and heightened regulatory pressure have never been more critical to protecting our global economy," says ACFCS Executive Director Brian Kindle. "We face significant threats and challenges from a very sophisticated type of criminal adept at using emerging technologies.

"As an association, ACFCS is committed to providing our members with the tools and knowledge to be prepared for and even stay a step ahead of those emerging threats. The conference is a key part of that commitment -- offering the insights of some of the nation's foremost financial crime authorities while also providing networking opportunities and tools and training that can be applied directly to jobs."


SOURCE Association of Certified Financial Crime Specialists

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