ACFCS executive director Garry Clement to co-chair Canadian Institute Anti-Money Laundering Forum

MIAMI — The Association of Certified Financial Crime Specialists (ACFCS), a BARBRI professional association, today announced Executive Director Garry W.G. Clement, CFCS, CFE, CAMS, will serve as co-chair for The Canadian Institute’s 15th annual Anti-Money Laundering (AML) Forum , April 26-27, 2016 at the Hyatt Regency Toronto. Clement is one of Canada’s foremost financial crime prevention experts, with more than three decades of law enforcement and financial crime compliance experience.

Pending amendments to the Proceeds of Crime (Money Laundering) and Terrorist Financing Act mean significant changes in compliance obligations for professionals and institutions. Against that backdrop, Canada’s longest-running AML forum will feature industry leaders and top representatives from OSFI and FINTRAC to dialogue and offer perspective on current and future compliance challenges and how to address them. Sessions will cover the gamut of AML and compliance topics, from preventing terrorism financing to best practices in identification verification to regulatory changes and more.

“The importance of a cohesive approach to global financial crime prevention becomes more evident every day,” said Clement. “Events like this forum and our upcoming ACFCS financial crime conference provide invaluable opportunities and resources for professionals to network and collectively learn about and adopt best practices. This is key to our success in battling financial crime.”

The ACFCS will be hosting its Financial Crime Conference at the Yale Club in New York City June 1-2. Highlighted sessions will include “Breaking the Shells – Assessing the Fallout of the Panama Papers for Compliance, Investigations and Policy” on June 1,with current and former federal prosecutors, legal experts and policy advocates exploring the far-reaching impact of the financial crime scandal.


The Association of Certified Financial Crime Specialists (ACFCS), a BARBRI Professional Association, is a worldwide organization for private and public sector professionals who work in diverse financial crime disciplines, including anti-money laundering, FATCA-tax evasion, FCPA-corruption, fraud, data analytics and security, compliance, regulation, enforcement and more. ACFCS awards the Certified Financial Crime Specialist (CFCS) certification to qualified candidates who pass a proctored examination offered at authorized testing centers around the world. Professionals in the financial crime field from more than 50 nations have already obtained the CFCS certification.

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