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2017 Crime Trends & Technology

BSA/AML & fraud landscape: The year-to-date and the look ahead

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Originally Presented: July 12, 2017


Verafin industry experts: Brendan Brothers, Anti-Financial Crimes Specialist; and Mauriceo Castanheiro, Director of Fraud Analytics; discuss the challenges financial institutions faced to date in 2017, the trends to watch for the second half of 2017, and the role of technology in helping detect and prevent financial crime.

Financial Crime Hot Topics:

  • Human Trafficking: What industry initiatives are impacting the fight against human trafficking?
  • Funnel Accounts: What are the indicators of funnel accounts used by criminal and organizations?
  • Compliance Updates: What changes are coming for Ultimate Beneficial Ownership and Regulatory Reporting?
  • Business Email Compromise: How large is the problem of BEC fraud?
  • ACH Fraud: Does the risk of fraud increase as ACH payments get faster?
  • Fraud Scams: How do fraudsters continue to victimize customers with fraud scams?
  • Debit Card Fraud: What are the debit card fraud trends since transition to EMV?


Brendan Brothers

Co-founder, Verafin

Brendan Brothers is a co-founder of Verafin, a leading provider of cloud-based fraud detection and anti-money laundering software with more than 1700 financial institution customers across North America.

Brendan is a computer engineer with specialized knowledge and deep expertise in advanced analytics.

He is widely recognized as an anti-financial crime subject matter expert and is a frequent presenter at industry conferences and events. Brendan is also the principal presenter for Verafin’s thought leadership webinar series on emerging industry topics in the area of anti-money laundering and fraud detection.

Mauriceo Castanheiro

Director, Fraud Analytics

Mauriceo has over 15 years experience in fighting fraud. In his previous role at Royal Bank of Canada (RBC), one of Canada’s largest banks and one of the largest banks in the world based on market capitalization with operations in 41 countries, Mauriceo held key positions within Fraud Management including Operations, Analytics and National Office Strategy. He represented RBC on the Interac Risk Management Group which is Canada’s national debit card network. He was responsible for various portfolios at RBC including debit card and account fraud, loan fraud and insurance fraud. He led various initiatives that resulted in hundreds of millions in savings within RBC and across the industry. In his role at Verafin, Mauriceo is responsible for the overall Analytics strategy and assisting in bringing new solutions to market.

Tagged as...

  •   Beneficial Ownership
  •   Business Email Compromise
  •   Card Fraud
  •   CTRs
  •   Cybercrime
  •   Deposit Fraud
  •   Drug Trafficking
  •   Funnel Accounts
  •   Human Trafficking
  •   SARs