John S. Karansky

John S. Karansky

Former BSA Risk Examiner, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta – Miami Branch

Until 2017, John Karansky was a BSA/AML risk specialist on the risk team in the Supervision and Regulation Division of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta. Karansky is responsible for leading or participating on BSA/AML examinations of US operations for foreign banks, large regional banks, community banks, and bank holding companies. He conducts internal and external BSA/AML/ OFAC training, performs community outreach, and serves as one of the district contacts on BSA/AML issues.
Prior to joining the Federal Reserve Bank in 2010, Karansky acquired a broad background from over 30 years in the nancial service industry working in operational, internal audit, anti- fraud and fraud detection, and regulatory compliance positions throughout North and South America and the Caribbean, as well as participating on international roundtables that focused on country anti-money laundering regulations, requirements, and guidance.
Karansky carries professional designations that include the certified anti-money laundering specialist (CAMS), anti-money laundering certified associate (AMLCA), certified fraud examiner (CFE), certified bank auditor (CBA), and the certified financial service auditor (CFSA). Currently, John works as an independent consultant.

Vital Elements of a Risk-Based OFAC Compliance Program

50 SW 12th St. (Brickell), Miami FL 33130

Determining your organization’s sanctions risk profile and vital elements of an OFAC Compliance Program, including Laying a solid foundation with an OFAC Risk Assessment, including identifying potential high-risk customers, products, geographies, and third party providers OFAC Compliance Policies and Procedures Customer Due Diligence and Ultimate Beneficial Owners Training Risk-based approach for compliance program audits and […]

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What Would You Do? Interactive Case Studies Involving Sanctioned Entities and Staying Clear of SDN-Related Business

50 SW 12th St. (Brickell), Miami FL 33130

In these round table sessions, small groups will discuss several practical scenarios which illustrate unique OFAC compliance challenges when investigation transactions, obtaining licenses or conducting business in on near sanctioned countries, including Latin America and Middle East. Scenario 1 – Selling Software in Cuba Covers selling software in Cuba and working with the Cuban Ministry […]

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Closing and Final Q&A