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Financial crime prevention expert, Casey Nelson, joins ACFCS as its Senior Director of Training Solutions

Former Citi Bank VP Global Financial Crimes Training brings deep banking sector experience to further the mission of ACFCS to educate and support professionals combating financial crime.

The Association of Certified Financial Crime Specialists (ACFCS), a CeriFi Company, today announced that financial crime industry expert, Casey Nelson, has joined ACFCS as Senior Director of Business Solutions reporting to Joseph Yerant, President ACFCS.

“We are very lucky to have Casey join the ACFCS team,” said Yerant. “His deep-rooted experience in the banking world tackling training challenges will further the mission of ACFCS.

“Building our in-house team of subject matter experts is a testament to how we serve the financial crime community more effectively. I know that with his background and expertise, ACFCS will continue its path of building world-class solutions to combat the evolving challenges presented by financial criminals and expand our ability to deliver valued education around the world.”

Nelson comes to ACFCS with over 14 years of experience in financial crime prevention and risk management. He spent most of his career working with Citi where he held several different positions within the anti-money laundering compliance department, from performing investigations and filing on suspicious activity to training compliance officers around the world on the various components of financial crime compliance, including knowing your customer requirements, fraud prevention, sanctions compliance, anti-bribery, and anti-corruption.

“I’ve always been passionate about training because I like to help people achieve their goals,” said Nelson. “Through my experience in financial crime risk management, I have learned the best way to achieve the goal of an effective financial crime compliance program is to have skilled staff and measurable outcomes. Training and certification can be two of the most practical and measurable ways to demonstrate to regulators your institution’s ability to stay compliant with laws and regulations, and ultimately help prevent financial crimes.”

Nelson’s passion for training grew as he spent many hours providing in-person and virtual instruction to compliance officers around the world including traveling to Warsaw, Poland where he spent four weeks providing hands-on training to AML professionals. With the ever-changing financial services industry and emerging risks, such as crypto-currency and cyber-security, he believes the opportunities for education in financial crime are greater than ever.

About ACFCS:
ACFCS, a CeriFi company, founded in 2013, is a leader in broad-based financial crime prevention training and exam prep. ACFCS provides online, and live training guided by top worldwide experts on the latest industry developments in preparation for the CFCS certification exams. The CFCS certification affirms the competence of public and private-sector financial crime specialists who work in such areas as fraud, money laundering, corruption, and global asset recovery.

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