Thursday, March 17, 2022 from 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM CST
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Chris Padgett 
Arkansas Community Bankers

Arkansas Community Bankers 2022 Virtual
Bank Secrecy and Anti-Money Laundering Conference


2022 ACB/Bankers Assurance BSA Conference 

Please Note: Because of the surge of Covid-19, we have decided to move our conference to a virtual event. A link to the conference will be sent closer to the conference date.  

Thank you for attending the 2022 BSA Conference brought to you by the Arkansas Community Bankers Association and Bankers Assurance, LLC. 

We hope you enjoy the conference and please provide any feedback.  If you need any
assistance please contact Chris Padgett, Shaun Harms.

9:00 - 9:15         Welcome and Announcements               

9:15 - 10:05       What Did We Learn in 2021 and Other Hot Topics  

                          BSA is still a red-hot topic for examiners and banks.  We will discuss the topics and                           trends banks need to be aware of, as well as recent exam findings/CMP lessons learned.

                          Shaun Harms - Bankers Assurance

10:10 - 11:00     Handling Changes in Technology and Complying With BSA Rules

                          Technology is always a huge deal in banking, and we need to stay on top of the BSA                           related issues that comes with different methods of transactions and account opening.

                          Bruce Upton

11:00 - 11:10     Break                 

11:10 - 12:00     Trends in Banking, Understanding Crypto and What You Need to Know!

                          This session will discuss the current cryptocurrency environment and explain the                                              benefits and dangers of  the currency.  We will also discuss what to be on the lookout                           for in account transactions.
                          Jonathan Baird - CFO Peoples Bank, Magnolia

12:00 - 1:30       Lunch                

1:30 - 2:20         CIP/CDD are We Doing Enough and What has Changed?

                          There is continued emphasis on the CIP/CDD information to be collected at account                                           opening.  Is our bank doing enough based on our risks and can I make the examiners and                           management happy at the same time?

                          Shaun Harms - Bankers Assurance

2:20 - 2:30         Break                 

2:30 - 3:45         Suspicious Activity Trends

                          The FBI will lead a session that will concentrate on suspicious activity trends in our area                           and red flags to look for.

                          James Woodie - FBI - Little Rock Field Office

3:45 - 4:00         Conference Overview and What We Need to Take Back to Our Bank

                          This session will concentrate on the overview of hot topics presented and what to take                           back to your Senior Management or Board.        

                          Shaun Harms - Bankers Assurance