West Coast Anti-Money Laundering Forum Meets International Demand.
LOS ANGELES -- The Center for Financial Executive Education and the West Coast Anti-Money Laundering Forum announced today the West Coast Anti-Money Laundering Forum's success in meeting the needs of the international Anti-Money Laundering community.
Founded 15 years ago as a small and loosely knit group of West Coast bankers gathered for the purpose of exchanging best practices relative to anti-money laundering (AML) practices, the West Coast Anti-Money Laundering Forum has grown into the West Coast's most respected AML organization.
Operated by a group of volunteers from the banking and law enforcement industries, the West Coast Anti-Money Laundering Forum hosts an annual conference in San Francisco that sells out in days. Considered "the best kept little secret" in the AML community, the annual conference brings together the best speakers in the AML industry.
"We are proud of our achievements. In recent years our attendees have come not only from the West Coast but from all across the country and the world," said West Coast Anti-Money Laundering Forum Committee Member Jesse Torres. "Despite the growth in geographic diversity, we continue to host events that are smaller and more intimate than the larger East Coast conferences. Our goal is not only to educate but to create a community and opportunities for bankers and law enforcement to develop meaningful professional relationships."
In addition to the diversity of conference attendees, the West Coast AML Forum reported that in 2007 its Web site (www.wcamlforum.org) served as a key resource to AML professionals from 75 countries in five continents. Through the WCAML Online Resource Library (WORL), the WCAML Forum newsletter and other sponsored seminars and conferences, the West Coast AML Forum delivers much needed information to AML professionals.
"As money laundering and terrorist financing continue to rank as major priorities for the U.S. and the rest of the world, the West Coast Anti-Money Laundering Forum will remain committed to its mission of serving the needs of the AML community," said Mr. Torres.
The West Coast Anti-Money Laundering Forum provides financial institution compliance professionals, federal and state regulators, government law enforcement investigative agencies and financial industry consultants a forum that fosters a confidential and cooperative atmosphere in which ideas can be exchanged openly and candidly enhancing the ability of all to help in the fight against money laundering, terrorist funding and other financial crimes.