Archived Webinar

The Role of Financial Institutions in Combatting Human Trafficking

Originally Presented: January 11, 2016

Timea Nagy, Human Trafficking Survivor & Educator, discusses the critical role of financial institutions in combatting this crime.

There is a pressing need for action in the fight against human trafficking. Financial institutions are in a unique position to “follow the money” to uncover illicit proceeds, identify perpetrators, protect potential victims, and ultimately prevent this terrible crime.

In this educational webinar, our guest speakers:

  • Discuss the scale of the crime of human trafficking and the impact on victims in North America and around the world.
  • Outline how financial institutions can help by uncovering illicit funds generated by human traffickers.
  • Review industry advisories and red flag indicators to help financial institutions identify perpetrators and protect potential victims.
  • Highlight human trafficking detection and mitigation strategies for financial institutions including automation, training, and information sharing.


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.

Timea Nagy

Human Trafficking Survivor
Author, Speaker, Educator, Social Advocate

Timea Eva Nagy immigrated to Canada 17 years ago. She is a Human Trafficking Survivor, Author, Speaker, Educator, and Social Advocate from Toronto, Canada. Timea’s sex slave nightmare took place in Toronto, Canada after arriving from Budapest, Hungary in 1998 where she was trapped for three months in a sex industry. She managed to escape and started her life all over again. Ten years later, Timea founded Walk With Me, an organization that assists victims of human trafficking and law enforcement. Within the last five years her organization has assisted over 300 victims of human trafficking as well as 39 police agencies. She has trained approximately 10,000 law enforcement personnel (RCMP, FBI, etc.), and has received numerous awards for her work such as the Prime Minister’s Volunteer Award, a Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Medal, an international award by Free The Slaves, and the National Hero Award.

  •   Human Smuggling
  •   Human Trafficking
  •   Red Flags

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