Financial Institutions Conference

Financial Institutions Conference

Financial Institutions Conference

Overview

Innovative technologies and changes in the way consumers manage finances are transforming the landscape at a rapid pace. Financial institutions need to acknowledge these disruptions and implement new ways of doing business to ensure sustainability and visibility in a competitive, consumer-driven marketplace. 

Get the knowledge and information needed to be successful by attending the Financial Institutions Conference and hearing from industry professionals to gain insight and technical know-how on the most relevant topics impacting financial institutions.

Session highlights:

ECONOMIC OUTLOOK
Hear about the U.S. and global economic outlook and its implications for interest rates and capital markets.

ALM & LIQUIDITY RISK MANAGEMENT 
Receive best practices and practical tips on how to build a robust ALM and Liquidity Risk Management system.

COMMUNITY REINVESTMENT ACT AND OPPORTUNITY ZONES
Find out how banks are lending and investing in opportunity zones and how those investments could qualify for CRA or other credits.

DATA ANALYTICS 
Leverage data analytics systematically to achieve improved efficiencies, mitigate risk and identify opportunities to establish a competitive advantage.

AML MODEL VALIDATION 
Walk through the components of a model validation and the keys to an effective AML model risk management.

FRAUD
Learn how criminals are gathering credit and debit card information and what can be done to prevent fraud and card losses.

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8.8 CPD Credits

Registration

Registration is open through 05/13. Register by 04/29 for Early Bird Pricing.

Member Price

$339 / $309 Early-Bird pricing ends on 04/29/2019. / $289 Super Early-Bird pricing ends on 04/18/2019.

Nonmember Price

$389 / $359 Early-Bird pricing ends on 04/29/2019. / $339 Super Early-Bird pricing ends on 04/18/2019.

Student Price

$30

Monday, May 13

8:00am to 5:00pm (Check-In 7:00am)

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Marriott-Milwaukee West

W231N1600 Corporate Ct
Waukesha, WI 53186

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Agenda

Monday, May 13th

7:00AM TO 8:00AM / General Session

8:00AM TO 8:10AM / General Session

8:10AM TO 9:20AM / General Session

William Adams, Vice President and Senior Economist, The PNC Financial Services Group

The PNC Financial Services Group (PNC) economic and financial forecasts have in recent years ranked several times as the most accurate produced by a global financial institution in surveys conducted by Bloomberg, Consensus Economics and the Wall Street Journal. In this session, PNC will present an analysis of the U.S. and global economic outlook and the implications for interest rates and capital markets.

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9:35AM TO 10:50AM / General Session

David Heneke, Principal, Cliftonlarsonallen LLP

Mary Miske, Baker Tilly

Justin Williamson, Baker Tilly

Learn about the most recent accounting and tax developments affecting financial institutions. Discussion will include the newly effective and proposed tax regulations, Accounting Standard Updates and other current topics such as additional guidance related to current expected credit loss (CECL) and the Tax Cuts & Jobs Act.

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11:00AM TO 11:50AM / Breakout Sessions

Marcie Bomberg, Senior Manager, Wipfli LLP

Blockchain is an undeniably ingenious invention; the brainchild of a person or group of people known by the pseudonym, Satoshi Nakamoto. It has evolved from the backbone of the cryptocurrency Bitcoin into something greater. The main question every person is asking: What is blockchain and what can it do? By allowing digital information to be distributed but not copied, blockchain technology created the backbone of a new type of internet. This session explains the basics of blockchain and discusses how this revolutionary technology will allow documents to self-execute complex instructions while simplifying the management of trusted information.

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Tyler Inda, Principal, Baker Tilly

James Jarrett, Firm Director, Baker Tilly

The Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) effects all institutions, regardless of a bank’s asset size. Noncompliance or an insufficient CRA compliance program would negatively affect an institution’s reputation in the community. There are several evaluation methods, depending upon the asset size or purpose of the institution. The first part of this session will review the evaluation methods, regulatory requirements and compliance issues facing institutions.

The second part of this presentation will provide an overview of the Opportunity Zone program that was created by the Tax Cuts & Jobs Act. Find out how banks are lending and investing in opportunity zones and how those investments could qualify for CRA or other credits and incentives to facilitate project finance.

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12:00PM TO 12:20PM / General Session

Kathy Koltin Blumenfeld, Secretary, Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions

With the new administration of Gov. Tony Evers comes new cabinet leadership at each of the state departments and agencies. Hear more about the divisions with in the department, including banking, credit unions corporations, securities and charitable organizations. The secretary will also touch on issues that fall under DFI’s mission that are important to her work, including the Governor’s Financial Literacy Council, college affordability and the EdVest 529 program, financial fraud and abuse.

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12:35PM TO 1:25PM / Breakout Sessions

Elizabeth Little, Fraud Consultant II, SHAZAM

What are the latest tactics, trends and tricks that fraudsters are using to get your customers’ information? With ever-evolving tactics, it can be difficult to stay abreast of the current trends. Learn how criminals are gathering debit and credit card information and what can be done to prevent fraud and card losses. Fraud detection systems, blocking transactions, transaction alerts and other important tools will be discussed. We will discuss everything from EMV cards to the increase in skimming attacks and ways to keep fighting back.

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Jody Frantz, Manager, CliftonLarsonAllen LLP

Ryan Merryman, Principal, CliftonLarsonAllen LLP

On a daily basis, organizations generate and capture a wealth of data, but they often only scratch the surface when converting raw data into actionable insights. Whether looking to identify fraud risks, validate facets of the internal control environment, monitor and improve operational performance or some combination thereof, leveraging data analytics in a systematic way can help achieve improved efficiencies, mitigate risk and identify opportunities to establish a competitive advantage. This presentation will put forward a systematic approach for tackling data analytics initiatives and demonstrate some examples of the power of data analytics, using a variety of tools.

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1:40PM TO 2:30PM / Breakout Sessions

Chad Gibble, Senior Consultant, Baker Tilly

James Jarrett, Firm Director, Baker Tilly

As dependency on automated Anti-Money-Laundering (AML) monitoring systems is ever increasing and resources must be efficiently utilized, the need for strong AML system validation and calibration has never been more important. The Bank Secrecy Act and Anti-Money-Laundering (BSA/AML) programs are becoming increasingly reliant on automated models in detecting suspicious activity, measuring risk and supporting key business decisions. Over the past year, one of the most commonly cited areas of examiner criticism is about the concept of sound AML model risk management.

Model validation has been a significant requirement of regulators over the past couple years and the expectation of validation is increasing. Regulatory examination bodies have added model specialists, released supervisory guidance and increased regulatory enforcement actions related to sound and effective management of model risk specific to AML. Improving the efficiency of a BSA/AML System is an ongoing exercise. This session will walk through the components of a model validation and the keys to an effective AML model risk management.

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James Schramm, Community Outreach Manager, Kohler Credit Union

Join this interactive discussion on the importance of strategy, keys to your business success and common pitfalls most organizations and strategic leaders encounter. Participants will gain insights to evaluate their own perceptions of business strategy and the individual decision-making processes we follow.

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2:40PM TO 3:30PM / Breakout Sessions

Sara Mikuta, Partner, Wipfli LLP

Martin Thomas, Manager, Asset/Liability Management, Wipfli LLP

Attend this session to receive best practices and practical tips on how to build a robust Asset-Liability Management (ALM) and Liquidity Risk Management system from business experts that have been on all sides of these functions for most of their careers. With their practical experience, as well as the combined knowledge of their work performed at Wipfli LPP in this area, they can help ease this part of your job so it’s not a burden or a regulatory necessity but a tool to better manage these risks and, as a result, a better performing financial institution.

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Warren Bostrom, Associate Professor of Accounting & Finance

John Gagliardi was a head football coach for 70 years, the last 60 of which were at Saint John’s University in Minnesota. John retired in 2012 with four national championships and the most wins in college football history. His success came as a direct result of a very unorthodox style, which focused on empowerment, innovation and doing the right thing rather than brute force and intimidation. The presenter wrote the book A Legacy Unrivaled about John’s incredible story. Join this session to discuss how to apply John’s unique principles to be successful in the business world.

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3:40PM TO 4:55PM / General Session

Warren Bostrom, Associate Professor of Accounting & Finance

Learn the difference between the law and ethics, understand the attitudes of others as it relates to ethics, and learn from current real-world ethical violations. Discuss an ethical decision-making framework you can use when facing ethical dilemmas as well as examples and benefits of being an ethical leader.

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4:55PM TO 5:00PM / General Session

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Note: An electronic copy of course materials is included for all registrants and can be accessed via the My WICPA section 7 days prior to the course date.

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