Predictions and Preparations for Financial Institutions in 2021
Featured Speakers :
Bre Hamilton has 8+ years of experience in the Financial Services industry and is an experienced thought leader in the BSA, Anti-Money Laundering and Fraud spaces focused on efficiency and product expertise.
Prior to joining Thomson Reuters in 2020, Bre spent her career at TCF Bank in escalating roles of responsibility, beginning as a Front-Line Teller in their branches and ending as a Program Governance Manager in their BSA and Fraud departments.
At Thomson Reuters, Bre is focused on providing product knowledge and expertise for public records solutions (focused primarily on CLEAR) and advising for financial industry consumers combatting regulatory changes. She is known for solving complex problems and solutioning with highly collaborative efforts through her industry knowledge.
Bre holds a B.A. in Business from Concordia University, St. Paul and is currently completing her M.B.A. from Augsburg University with an expected graduation date of December 2020.
Chelsea Binns is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Security, Fire and Emergency Management at John Jay College of Criminal Justice. Before joining John Jay College, she was a Senior Vice President in Citibank’s Fraud Surveillance Unit in New York City. She has a doctorate and two master’s degrees in Criminal Justice from the CUNY Graduate Center/John Jay College of Criminal Justice.
Her research interests are focused on corporate security matters, including background checks, corporate crime, cybercrime, investigations, and organizational fraud. She gained extensive experience in these areas, while working for prestigious organizations such as Citibank, Morgan Stanley, New York City’s Department of Investigation (DOI) and the New York State Office of the Attorney General.
Professor Binns has published three books: Fraud Hotlines: Design, Performance & Assessment (CRC Press, 2017), The Art of Investigation (CRC Press, 2020) and Safety & Security in Hotels and Home Sharing (forthcoming, Springer, 2020). Her work has also appeared in Security Journal.
Gabriel (Gabe) Hidalgo, a managing director at K2 Intelligence FIN, has 20 years of legal, regulatory compliance, and Anti-Money Laundering experience working with wholesale and retail banks, FinTech companies, broker/dealers, and money services businesses.
Gabe focuses on cutting-edge compliance issues, including the cryptocurrency market as well as the emerging marijuana banking industry, helping clients navigate and mitigate Bank Secrecy Act and Anti-Money Laundering compliance risks. Gabe also works with financial institutions to establish comprehensive compliance programs that incorporate the essential elements for sound oversight—governance and management controls, policies and procedures, transaction monitoring and sanction screening systems, training, and quality assurance controls.
Prior to joining K2-FIN, Gabe served as the Chief Compliance Officer for Noble Bank International, a challenger bank that provided transactional settlements for various asset classes including cryptocurrency, FX, energy, and precious metals. Additionally, he previously served as Senior Vice President – Chief Compliance Officer for Community Federal Savings Bank (CFSB), as Senior Vice President – Head of Global and U.S. Compliance for itBit/Paxos, the first U.S.-regulated virtual currency financial institution able to accept customers nationwide, and as Senior Legal Counsel at HSBC. Additionally, he held senior compliance roles with the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, Morgan Stanley, Capital One Bank, and Deloitte.
Complimentary webinar, presented by Thomson Reuters and ACFCS
There is a difference between predicting what will happen in 2021, and preparing for likely scenarios. In this webinar, panelists will discuss how financial institutions can and should prepare for the unpredictability of 2021.
Join us for this one-hour webinar to hear the panel explore, in detail, how to build resiliency into your 2021 planning. We’ll discuss:
- Re-examining remote security protocols and plans
- Investing in mobile platform stability and security
- Addressing any backlogs in compliance reporting
- Shoring up systems to catch sophisticated disaster fraudsters
- Considering strategic investments
This session is eligible for 1 CFCS credits.
Important note for ACFCS members: Please register using the same email address tied to your member account.