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Changes in Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing Typology & Trends - Looking through the COVID-19 Lens
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Changes in Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing Typology & Trends - Looking through the COVID-19 Lens

Preventing and detecting money laundering (ML) and terrorist financing (TF) schemes have posed challenges for governments, businesses and community leaders. Learn regulations and guidelines that regulators in Canada, Europe and the U.S. have recently issued.

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Dec 14, 2021

NASBA Field of Study




CPE Credits



Jevon Thomas, Jenna Voss, Rebecca Ip, Nicholas R. Piccininni


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Guidance, regulations and expectations for organizations

There has been increased pressure on leaders to meet demands caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn about the adequacy and reliability of existing ML/TF typologies and methodologies, and emerging trends effecting organizations.

With this webcast, you will gain:

  • An understanding traditional money laundering methodologies
  • Changes caused by COVID-19 or new and amended legislation
  • Regulatory enforcement actions
  • Emerging risks in digital currency and trade-based money laundering (TBML) and non-financial entities such as real estate
  • Actions to prevent or deter financial crimes

Key Topics

  • Legislative developments
  • Regulatory enforcement actions
  • TBML/Enhanced transaction monitoring solutions
  • Emerging risks, typologies and trends

Learning Outcomes

  • Recall the traditional ML/TF typology, patterns and trends
  • Recognize recent legislation changes and regulatory enforcement actions
  • Indicate strategies discussed in order to assess ML/TF impact
  • Identify emerging risks in digital currency, trade based money laundering (TBML) and non-financial entities such as real estate
  • Identify MT/TF risk factors to help improve quality of risk assessments, audits, and investigations as well as prevent or deter financial crimes

Who Will Benefit

  • Risk-management professionals
  • Compliance, AML, financial crimes and fraud detection professionals
  • Attorneys and legal professionals
  • Accounting and finance professionals
Credit Info
CPE Credits
NASBA Field of Study
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Jevon Thomas
Summary I am identified by peers, family, and friends as friendly, hardworking, collaborative, knowledgeable, ethical and professional when discharging my role and responsibilities in the field of fraud examination/anti-financial crimes. I am happily married (husband of Tyna) who enjoys cooking, running, reading, and giving back through non-profit engagement volunteer activities. Current work experience I have obtained 3+ years of experience in executing and supervising the Banks Secrecy Act and Anti-Money Laundering (BSA/AML); AML and Combatting Terrorist Financing (AML/CTF) internal audits (including fraud) within the Corporate and Investment Banking (CIB) areas of Wells Fargo both domestically (U.S) and in Europe, Middle-East, Africa (EMEA), Asia-Pacific (APAC), Latin America, and Canada regions, respectively. Specifically, I’ve gained exposure in assessing BSA/AML/CTF risks over AML program compliance, know your customer (KYC), customer due diligence (CDD), enhanced due diligence (EDD), transaction monitoring and sanctions screening subject matter areas. Prior work experience I have obtained approximately 1-2 years of combined risk and compliance experience executing BSA/AML/Fraud internal audits and risk assessments; and 5 years of internal/external auditing experience in the areas of Information Technology (ITGC and Integrated Financial Statements), Third-Party Risk Management, Third-Party Attestation/Compliance (SOC 1-3 Reporting), SOX Compliance from prior employment with PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC). Education background I hold a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) in Accounting from Georgia Southern University (GaSo) in Statesboro, GA. I’m currently pursuing my Masters of Science (MS) in Forensic & Fraud Examination (FFE) online at Morgantown, West Virginia with an expected graduation date of May 2022. Professional associations I serve as an active committee member on the Association of International Certified Professional Accountants (AICPAs) Forensic & Litigations Services (FLS) Committee & Education Taskforce. Additionally, I’m a member of the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS), Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE), and National Association of Black Accountants (NABA). Professional certification/license I hold the CAMS and CFE certifications and I’m a licensed Certified Public Accountant (CPA) by the North Carolina Board of CPA Examiners. Also, I’ve obtained the Wells Fargo AML Sanctions Credential (WFAMSC) Subject-Matter-Expert (SME) designation.
Jenna Voss
Summary: I am a Partner at FRA and have extensive experience in forensic consulting and monitorship assignments across multiple industries. I lead teams in conducting investigations into anti-money laundering matters, performing anti-bribery and corruption compliance reviews and investigations, providing accounting expertise on litigation matters, and devising solutions for clients navigating difficult situations. Current work experience: At FRA, I lead high-profile profile forensic assignments globally, including in Mexico, Brazil, Russia, Poland, German, and the UK, including recently directing a team in conducting a multi-year assessment of the financial reporting and anti-bribery and corruption compliance controls of a Brazilian-based company as part of an SEC/DOJ Monitorship. I also recently led teams in providing expert opinions related to criminal charges of money laundering, performing a complex review of inventory and intercompany transactions for a Swedish-headquartered company, and investigating potential anomalies in a company’s accounts receivable processes. Prior work experience: Prior to joining FRA, I was a Director at AlixPartners where I managed high-profile, international investigative, monitorship, and compliance engagements. I directed a global team in executing an anti-money laundering monitorship mandated by the New York Department of Financial Services (NYDFS), including leading assessment of the company’s Know Your Customer, compliance, and internal audit processes. Other engagements included an investigation into a broker-dealer’s accounting practices at the direction of a US regulator and an investigation into whistleblower allegations regarding accounting improprieties at a Fortune 100 company. Education background: I earned a Masters in Accountancy from the University of Iowa and a Master’s in Business Administration from Duke University. Professional associations: AICPA, Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE), Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS) Professional certification/license: I am a Certified Public Accountant, Certified Fraud Examiner, Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist and am Certified in Financial Forensics.
Rebecca Ip
Background: Rebecca is a Partner of KPMG’s Risk Consulting and Financial Crimes Practice. She began her career with KPMG’s Assurance practice in 2005 as Senior Accountant. In June 2007, she joined the Risk Consulting Forensic practice and has worked from KPMG’s London, England, Amstelveen, the Netherlands and Toronto offices. Professional and Industry Experience: Rebecca has led a wide range of Forensic engagements in the financial services and other AML regulated industries since 2007. These projects include assessing AML compliance programs and designing / enhancing AML and fraud-related processes and controls. Her work often results in an expanded scope over broader internal processes in areas such as, governance and oversight, human resources, training and operations. In her engagements, Rebecca evaluates areas such as inherent risk assessments, self-assessments, policies and procedures, know-your-client, enhanced due diligence and transaction monitoring processes to determine whether risks are properly identified and mitigated to ultimately assess the effectiveness of the overall AML and fraud compliance programs. Rebecca has also provided financial entities post-regulatory examinations assistance which includes drafting and execution of remediation plans. Remediation efforts include KYC files ‘look back’, updating of policies and procedures against current regulations and industry leading practices, develop and delivery enterprise-wide training (including Board of Directors), and streaming lining regulatory reporting processes. Rebecca has developed and delivered training in the AML Examination Preparedness Master Class Workshop for the Canadian Institute AML Conferences. Rebecca is also one of six individuals in Canada to have obtained the CAMS-Audit designation.
Nicholas R. Piccininni
Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) Officer and leader of Financial Crimes Risk Management (FCRM) Nicholas R. Piccininni oversees the company’s financial crimes related risk: BSA, anti-money laundering (AML) and terrorist financing, the Office of Foreign Assets Control, other global sanctions programs, internal and external fraud, and customer due diligence. FCRM, which includes over 1,400 team members, is part of Wells Fargo Compliance. Nick assumed his role as BSA officer and head of FCRM in 2018. Previously, he served as deputy BSA officer and director of FCRM Governance. An attorney with over 30 years of experience working on complex litigation, regulatory, compliance, and financial crimes matters, he joined the company in 2004 as the retail chief compliance officer for Wells Fargo Advisors. In that role, he was directly responsible for the BSA/AML program and compliance advisory, branch examination, and surveillance programs. In 2011, Nick joined the FCRM team, serving as the group financial crimes manager for Wholesale Banking until 2012, when he assumed leadership of FCRM Governance. Prior to joining Wells Fargo, Nick was at Merrill Lynch for 15 years in positions in Litigation, Regulatory Law, International, Compliance and AntiMoney Laundering, including Head of the Anti-Money Laundering Unit. Nick was also a Litigation and Regulatory Associate at the New York law firm Proskauer Rose and was an enforcement attorney with the Commodity Futures Trading Commission in Washington, D.C. He is based in Richmond, VA and is a graduate of the Boston University School of Law and Columbia University.

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