#FMFS 2021 Summit Spotlight: AML Thought Leaders Panel

The Anti-Human Trafficking Intelligence Initiative’s 2021 Virtual Summit brings with it an incredible lineup of expert speakers. 

It is our distinct pleasure to introduce you to our AML Thought Leaders Panelists, as part of our #FMFS2021Summit blog series. 

Moderator: Alma Angotti 

Partner, Financial Services, Guidehouse 

Alma has been a strong ally since ATII’s inception in August of 2019, and has opened many doors for us.  We love collaborating with the Guidehouse Team and look forward to many more opportunities to do so. Alma was one of the first to raise her hand to join the ATII Advisory Council, as such she has helped shape our rapid growth.   Alma, we are so thankful for your alliance. 

Alma Angotti is highly regarded as a Global Legislative and Regulatory Risk Leader. She is a Partner for the Financial Services segment of Guidehouse. She has an extensive background in anti-money laundering (AML), counter financing of terrorism (CFT), economic sanctions, securities regulation, and fraud. In her current role as a Senior AML Compliance leader, she provides guidance on day-to-day compliance management, implementing enhancements to key components of AML and CFT programs, training and awareness to reduce criminal enforcement actions and regulatory scrutiny. She has counseled large global financial institutions with risk mitigation and remediation projects focusing on gap analyses, compliance program reviews, risk assessments, financial investigations, and transactions reviews.  

Alma is a frequent speaker and author on AML/CFT and economic sanctions issues. Recently discussed global strategies and challenges in preventing financial crime in this CNBC Street Signs Interview and served as the SEC Consultant to the Martin Scorsese film “The Wolf of Wall Street”. 

Having advised and trained the financial services industry, regulators, and government officials worldwide on AML/CFT  compliance, holding major senior level positions with the US Securities and Exchange Commission, the US Department of the Treasury’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Alma’s career truly defines running the gamut. 

Phil DeLuca 

Senior Vice President, US Bank 

Phil DeLuca focuses on Compliance Controls within the Enterprise Financial Crimes Compliance group at US Bank. DeLuca has used his skills persistently to develop compliance solutions and intelligence, identify and mitigate emerging AML risks, and lead AML investigations for a global bank.  

In his 30+ years of experience in financial services, he can be considered a pioneer for leading issue-based investigative strategies used to identify characteristics of data that are indicative of human trafficking, enhancing investigative strategies, and investigating high profile cases. Partnering with all levels of government, his mission is to develop leading edge strategies.  

His measures of success were elevated in 2012, when DeLuca was invited to present at the White House Forum to Combat Human Trafficking with a panel of colleagues from law enforcement and the technology industry.  DeLuca is also a member of the Professional Advisory Committee of the Financial Integrity Institute at Case Western Reserve University, and was recently appointed as adjunct professor of Law and practitioner in Financial Integrity. As DeLuca actively advises within the industry, government, and law enforcement agencies on typology development and data interrogation techniques to be more proactive and productive in detecting illicit financial activity, his torch of intelligence continues to ignite future leaders in the field of everything AML, CFT and Anti-Human trafficking.  

Jim Richards 

Founder & Principal, RegTech Consulting

Jim Richards is a Professional specializing in Financial Crimes intelligence with over 20 years of experience. His knowledge base spans FinTech, RegTech, CannaTech and traditional financial services.  He specializes in coaching BSA AML Officers, as well as supporting, training and raising awareness related to financial crimes to Directors and Senior Management.  Specifically, he conducts AML Program reviews, crisis management, supports vendor selections and reviews current systems with an AML lens. Jim is also an active speaker and presenter on AML engagements.  

Carol Beaumier

Senior Managing Director and Member of Risk & Compliance Practice, Protiviti 

Carol Beaumier is a Senior Managing Director and leads Protiviti’s APAC financial services practice. She is an experienced consultant with more than 35 years working with domestic and foreign financial institutions on a wide range of regulatory matters, including financial crimes compliance. 

Carol has written extensively and has been a frequent speaker on regulatory issues in the U.S. and internationally. She has been a regular presenter at the Institute of International Bankers’ BSA/AML/OFAC Training Series and is also a lecturer at the Boston University School of Law for which she has designed and teaches an anti-money laundering course in the University’s Certificate in Financial Services Compliance program. 

Fred Curry 

Executive Leader, US Anti-Money Laundering and Economic Sanctions Practice, Deloitte | Principal, Deloitte Risk and Financial Advisory, Transactions & Business Analytics LLP 

Fred is an executive leader with over 16 years of experience in Anti-Money Laundering (AML) and Economic Sanctions with Deloitte which offer a full range of services to companies in financial services, card and alternative payments, casino and gaming, retailers, and federal agency clients.  He skillfully leads US teams which assist clients in navigating financial crime challenges, from compliance programs improvement, remediation, to investigations, and responding to regulators and law enforcement. As an accomplished professional, he has served as an expert witness and offered testimony in the U.S. Federal Court and State Court proceedings on banking standards and anti-money laundering compliance disputes. 

And with this exemplary union of visionaries and leaders blazing trails for anti-trafficking solutions, we feel incredibly fortunate to have each person on our AML Thought Leaders panel speaking at the First Annual Follow Money Fight Slavery 2021 Virtual Summit!