Fighting Financial Crime During COVID-19:

Reduce the Noise, Accelerate Time to Investigation

May 27, 2020,
11:00 a.m. EDT

Since the coronavirus pandemic began, partners and customers tell ThetaRay that fraud and total alerts have increased on average 25% and 35%, respectively. In this webinar, Colin Whitmore, senior analyst in Aite Group’s Fraud & AML practice, Ed Sander, Chief Product Officer for ThetaRay, Lynne Federman, AML Executive and Ursula M’Crystal, AML specialist will share their perspective on what financial institutions can do to accelerate analyst triage and reduce false-positive noise.

Who Should Attend

Chief Compliance Officer, Chief BSA/AML Officer, Compliance & Risk Management Officer, Chief Risk Officer, Chief Legal Counsel and Compliance Officer, Head of Financial Crime, Head of AML, Head of Fraud, Head of Correspondent Banking



Edward Sander, Chief Product Officer, ThetaRay

Ed has two decades of experience in running global software enterprise organizations and is an acknowledged market expert in financial crime, compliance and risk with specific domain expertise in the areas of anti-money laundering (AML), know-your-customer (KYC), customer due diligence (CDD) and enhanced due diligence (EDD). Most recently, Ed served as President of Arachnys. Before Arachnys, he was CEO of Model N, a Silicon Valley-based, cloud software company delivery revenue management solutions to the world’s largest pharmaceutical firms. In addition, Ed spent five years at NICE Actimize as General Manager of its Anti-Money Laundering business. Ed holds a Master of Science degree from Columbia University in the city of New York.

Colin Whitmore, Senior Analyst, Aite Group

Colin Whitmore is a senior analyst in Aite Group’s Fraud & AML practice, covering anti-money laundering (AML) and sanctions. Mr. Whitmore brings over 20 years of experience within banking and financial services, working in the United Kingdom with firms including Thompson Reuters, Aviva, Barclays, the Royal Bank of Scotland, and HSBC. Areas of Expertise: Anti-Money Laundering, Compliance, Data and Analytics, Know Your Customer (KYC), Machine Learning and AI, Sanctions Screening

Lynne Federman, AML Executive

Lynne Federman is a seasoned attorney, educator and compliance executive in the financial services industry. For the past 30+ years, Lynne has designed and implemented comprehensive and successful Anti-Money Laundering, anti-terrorist financing, and sanctions compliance programs at some of the world’s largest global financial institutions. She is an expert on the relevant laws and regulations and has extensive experience guiding institutions while under regulatory enforcement actions. She routinely works with Boards of Directors, senior executives and governmental agencies across the globe to execute effective programs and is highly regarded by regulatory agencies and industry leaders.

Ursula M’Crystal, AML Specialist

Ursula M’Crystal, former head of the Money Laundering Surveillance Unit with Standard Bank, has specialized in AML for more than 20 years. Previously a detective in the South African Police Service’s Organized Crime Unit, Ursula has conducted myriad investigations and provided consulting services in relation to industry compliance programs. She has assisted with the establishment of the Financial Intelligence Centre in South Africa and provided technical assistance to other FIUs in Africa. Familiar with international standards and the value of financial crime threat assessments she is an in-demand speaker.

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