Important information about 2020 Verafin Tour Regional Seminars

Important Information

In light of developing circumstances with respect to the coronavirus (COVID-19), we are making changes to the upcoming Verafin Tour Regional Seminars:

March and April – Virtual Event
The seminars originally scheduled for March and April are cancelled and have been replaced with a virtual, online event. The first event for the 2020 Verafin Virtual Tour will take place on Wednesday, April 15, 2020 from 10AM – 2:30PM EST. Event details and registration available below.

May and June – Cancelled
The seminars originally scheduled for May and June are now cancelled and will be replaced with an interactive, online event. Stay tuned for further updates.

Thank you for your understanding as we strive to deliver exceptional educational opportunities for you.

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TOUR 2020

Fraud Detection & BSA/AML Online Events

Online Event

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

10:00am – 2:30pm EST

More dates to follow.

Fraud Detection & BSA/AML Hot Topics

Join us for a complimentary online event, as industry experts discuss trends in financial crime and banking technology, and provide in-depth training on detection and investigation strategies to help stop financial crime.

Through this free, online, educational event, you will have the opportunity to chat with technology and product experts during live Q&A sessions, and take part in polls and interactive elements.

Educational Sessions

Interactive Polls

Live Q&A

Virtual Tour Agenda

You should log in 15 minutes before the event begins to ensure your video and audio are working properly.

10:00am – 11:00am

Fraud Trends and Technology

Financial institutions and customers are facing growing threats from fraudsters and evolving scam scenarios, including check schemes, card compromise, online account takeover and business email compromise. In this session, industry and technology experts will outline new approaches to prevent losses and improve efficiencies in fraud management programs, including big data and machine learning.

Followed by Live Q&A Session: Fraud Trends & Technology

11:00am – 11:30am

Industry Reflections and Predictions

with Guest Speaker Jim Richards

Former top banking executive and industry expert, Jim Richards will provide insights into the regulatory and anti-financial crime industry by reflecting on the journey that led to the current BSA/AML framework, and examine the challenges of providing actionable intelligence to law enforcement.

Followed by Live Q&A Session with Jim Richards

11:30am – 12:00pm


12:00pm – 1:00pm

Big Data Intelligence and the Way Forward for AML

Big data is key to the future of AML and financial crime detection. In this special session, industry and technology experts will discuss the limitations of current approaches to detecting financial crime and provide insights into a way forward for AML by leveraging technology-enabled solutions, including data lakes and consortium data.

Followed by Live Q&A Session: BSA/AML

1:00pm – 1:30pm


1:30pm – 2:30pm

Beyond Due Diligence:

Best Practices for High-Risk Customer Management

Institutions are under increased regulatory pressure to meet requirements for CDD/EDD, particularly regarding the identification, segmentation, stratification, and surveillance of FFIEC high-risk customer types. In this session, industry and product experts will discuss the benefits of a segmented, stratified approach to high-risk customer management, outline best practices for developing risk models for customers in higher-risk categories, and demonstrate how technology can improve the effectiveness and efficiency of your CDD/EDD processes.

Followed by Live Q&A Session: High-Risk Customer Management

*Subject to change. Check back soon for more information.

Featured Speaker

Jim Richards

Founder and Principal, RegTech Consulting LLC

Former Executive Vice-President and Director of Financial Crimes Risk Management, Wells Fargo

Senior Strategic Advisor, Verafin

Jim Richards is regarded as a thought leader, and has recently joined Verafin as a Senior Strategic Advisor. Jim will be joining us at the Verafin Tour to provide his insights gained through extensive industry experience including more than twelve years as the BSA Officer and Director of Global Financial Crimes Risk Management at Wells Fargo & Co.


Accreditation & Credits

5 CAMS, 6 CAFP, 6 CRCM credits

The approved accreditations for the Verafin Tour Regional Seminars also apply to the Virtual Event.

Attendees will receive 5 CAMS, 6 CAFP*, 6 CRCM* credits, or may be eligible to receive up to 5 Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credits towards industry accreditation programs, such as CFE and CFCS.

Attendees to the Virtual Tour will receive a certificate of attendance for their records. Attendees are responsible for submission of the certificate and reporting of credits to their appropriate programs.

*ABA Professional Certifications is dedicated to promoting the highest standards of performance and ethics within the financial services industry. 2020 Verafin Tour Regional Seminars has been approved for 6 CAFP, 6 CRCM credits. This statement is not an endorsement of this program or its sponsor. Certification holders must report these credits at