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The Financial Crime Forum: Online USA 29 February, 2024 14:00 NYC

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The Financial Crime Forum

The first Financial Crime Forum dedicated to Financial Crime Risk and Compliance in the USA.

The Financial Crime Forum was formed in 1999. For 2024, the Forum has changed its format, concentrating on a jurisdiction rather than on a topic. We have also shortened presentations from an hour to 25 minutes with a single Q&A discussion Forum at the end of the afternoon.

But the Forum remains a place where practitioners, official speakers and academics present.


The first Financial Crime Forum dedicated to Financial Crime Risk and Compliance in the USA will cover a wide range of regulatory topics of current and imminent concern.

The current topic list is as follows.

Will Crypto finally be tamed?

Will Crypto and FinTech be brought in from the banking cold?

Compensating victims of fraud: how far will the ripples reach?

The Corporate Transparency Act - application outside the financial sector.

Banking on Weed.

The Foreign Extortion Prevention Act, The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and the Politically Exposed Persons regime.

"With high level speakers confirmed for most of the programme, the Forum will again elevate financial crime events, something we have been doing ourselves or in association with others for more than 20 years," said Nigel Morris-Cotterill, Chairman of The Financial Crime Forum.

As always, the Forum aims to keep attendance very affordable and tickets are priced at just USD30.

Starting at 2pm New York time, the Forum lasts three hours, making it a very good investment of delegates' time.

Financial services businesses in the USA have a unique set of challenges including the increasing areas of conflict between state and federal law. In financial regulation those differences are amplified where what is legal in a state is illegal at a federal level. And where there is a divergence between regulatory regimes relating to financial crime.

The difference of the treatment of neo banks, fintechs and traditional financial institutions varies from state to state and vis-à-vis federal law. And that's before thinking about banking in relation to legalised cannabis.

Financial institutions are increasingly under pressure to reimburse victims of fraud. The range of reasons that reimbursement may be required and different approaches across the country are leading to a complex patchwork. Worse, could banks be criminally liable if they don't make reimbursement?

One thing is clear: businesses need certainty, they need to know the direction of travel even though there may be a few bumps in the road.

Financial Crime isn't all about financial institutions and The Corporate Transparency Act is an example of where that reach goes beyond the industries that have been making all the fuss. Commercial enterprises need to be aware of the requirements of the Act and compliance with it - and how it can help them in their own risk management procedures.

Also, The Foreign Extortion Prevention Act cannot be viewed in isolation: it butts up against The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and the Politically Exposed Persons regime: are they all juxtaposed or are they in some way blended?

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