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Meet with Treliant at ACAMS Hollywood

Treliant is a proud Platinum Sponsor of the ACAMS 23rd Annual International AML & Financial Crime Conference in Hollywood, FL. Members of our Global Financial Crimes Compliance team look forward to connecting with you at the conference to discuss the changes and challenges impacting the financial services industry.

Please join Efren Marquez Alba, Director, for the session, “Reviewing Regulatory and Enforcement Trends Affecting MSBs” on Tuesday, April 10 from 4:50 PM – 5:50 PM. The panel will address important topics including:

  • Analyzing regulatory actions against Money Services Businesses (MSBs) to highlight compliance risks including failure to implement and maintain Anti-Money Laundering (AML) programs
  • Examining laundering typologies linked to MSBs and virtual currencies
  • Scrutinizing regulatory actions on lax bank oversight of MSBs to mitigate monitoring risks
To learn more about our Trusted Advisory Services for Global Financial Crimes Compliance, please stop by our booth in the Exhibit Hall (Booths 213 and 215), or reach out to us personally in advance of the conference.



Treliant's Global Financial Crimes Compliance Regulatory Advisory Services Include:

Program Design, Assessment, and Implementation

  • Design and Implementation of Compliance Programs
  • Program Reviews, including Health Checks
  • Department Structure and Staffing Assessments
  • Policy and Procedure Development
  • Acquisition/Merger Due Diligence
  • Risk Assessments
  • Risk Scoring Methodology Development
  • Independent Audits

Customer Risk Profile

  • Customer Segmentation
  • High Risk Customer Methodology
  • Know Your Customer (KYC)/Customer Due Diligence (CDD) Program
  • Customer Identification Program (CIP)        
  • Enhanced Due Diligence (EDD) Program
  • Correspondent Banking Due Diligence

Data Analytics and Remediation

  • Data Integrity/Lineage Reviews
  • Customer Data Quality Reviews
  • Data Acquisition: Normalization

Regulatory Exams

  • Exam Preparation
  • Corrective Action Advisory and Remediation

Program Outsourcing

  • All Program Areas from Oversight to Investigations

Staff Augmentation

  • Staffing at all Levels: Chief Compliance Officer (CCO); Analyst; Auditor

Governance

  • Board of Directors and Senior Management Roles and Responsibilities
  • Management and Board Reporting; Dashboard and Metrics Design
  • Corporate Culture Reviews and Assessments
  • First-, Second-, and Third-Line Roles and Responsibilities       
  • Training at all Levels—Board; Management; Employees

Model Governance, Review, Implementation, and Validation

  • Model Governance
  • Model Documentation Procedure and Analysis
  • Anti-Money Laundering (AML) Alerting Sanctions for Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) Screening Tools Identification and Implementation
  • Anti-Money Laundering (AML) Monitoring Rules/Scenarios, Identification, Calibration, and Analysis    
  • Sanctions (OFAC) Filters/Fuzzy Logic Rules Identification, Calibration and Analysis

Investigations and Lookbacks

  • Financial Investigation Unit (FIU) Review
  • Alert and Case Management Process Review
  • Enhanced Due Diligence (EDD) and Transaction Lookbacks
  • Suspicious Activity Reporting (SAR) Review

Enforcement Action Remediation

  • Independent Compliance Monitorships/Consultancies
  • Independent Compliance Reviews and Audits 
  • Independent Transactional Reviews (Lookbacks) 
  • Tactical Remediation Project Plans

Treliant Team at ACAMS Hollywood

Efren Marquez Alba

Efren Marquez Alba

Engagement Director

Efren Marquez Alba, Engagement Director at Treliant, has over 30 years of leadership experience in financial services and professional services advisory organizations. His areas of expertise include a range of Bank Secrecy Act/Anti-Money Laundering (BSA/AML), Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), and Patriot Act requirements. These include regulatory program compliance, risk identification and measurement, BSA systems and technology administration, suspicious activity investigations, Customer Due Diligence (CDD) and Enhanced Due Diligence (EDD), BSA compliance program independent assessment, quality assurance, written policies and procedures, regulatory relations, and operational efficiency and effectiveness. Efren has worked at the global, national, and regional level with commercial banks, savings and loans, broker-dealers, investment advisors, and credit card associations. He has participated as a key manager in addressing multiple regulatory enforcement actions involving correspondent bank and wire transfer transaction reviews and EDD lookbacks, restructuring of departments reporting to Financial Intelligence Units (FIUs), and BSA/AML/sanctions model risk management. He has also designed and documented various risk models including customer, country, enterprise money laundering, and terrorist financing risk.   
 
Efren’s BSA compliance experience includes independent advisory work for financial institutions through several professional services advisory firms, including Deloitte Forensic and Advisory Services and Dominion Advisory Group, as well as BSA compliance management roles at Union Bank NA and Bank of the West. In his bank management roles, he has acted as a senior BSA compliance specialist and as a senior manager within FIU operations and BSA systems and technology groups including analytics, model governance, and special initiatives. His experience includes rule development and implementation, operations management, and quality assurance for US dollar clearing transaction lookbacks for currency exchange bureaus, foreign correspondent banks, US commercial banks, and foreign agency bank branches. He has built and trained investigative, technology, and analytic teams for several financial institutions and has acted as a responsible party in addressing extensive required remediation. He has had key involvement in implementations, management, or assessments of automated transaction monitoring, sanctions watch-list filtering, currency transaction reports and case management, and regulatory e-filing applications including Actimize, Oracle Mantas, Patriot Officer, BAM, Norkom Detica, World-Check, Accuity FircoSoft, and LexisNexis Bridger Insight XG.  
 
Efren received a BA from the University of Massachusetts at Boston in English Literature and completed coursework in International Political Economy and International Business at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs. He is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) and has working conversational fluency in Spanish.
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