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Politically Exposed Persons and Your Institution – Identifying, Handling, and Banking

2020 has brought many areas of BSA/AML into the spotlight and Politically Exposed Persons (PEPs) are no different. The recent FinCEN Files unearthed examples of corruption with PEPs occurring within the industry making many financial crime fighters ask how they should be handling these high-risk customers. In this session, our experts tackle the realities of banking PEPs, the risks involved, and the steps you can take to ensure your program is prepared.

Join this session to learn:

  • What the latest regulations say about PEPs and the risks they pose
  • Best practices for identifying and handling Politically Exposed Persons
  • How to structure your compliance program to adequately screen PEPs

This session is eligible for 1.25 credits CAFP & CRCM and 1 credit CAMS & CFCS

If you are interested in more content surrounding PEPs, be sure to check out our accompanying whitepaper “The PEP and AML Risk: Identifying a Politically Exposed Person and Mitigating Related Risks.”

Meet Your Presenters

Andres Tapia, CAMS, GAMS, CFE

Director, Advisory Services
Andres Tapia,  CAMS, GAMS, CFE, brings 15 years of financial service experience working with community banks ranging in asset size from $1 billion in assets to large regional banks of up to $125 billion in assets. Andres has managed retail and compliance teams and has gained experience in retail banking,

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Melissa Mantooth, CAMS

Risk Management Consultant
Melissa Mantooth is a Risk Management Consultant with Abrigo in the Advisory Services Group. She has over 20 years’ experience working in the financial institution & software industry.  She has worked directly with financial institutions to incorporate automated solutions into their BSA, AML, and Fraud programs. Melissa has worked with

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