West Coast Anti-Money Laundering Forum Meets International Demand

Thu Dec 13, 2007 6:00am EST

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Organization Serves Professionals From 75 Countries in Five
                              Continents
LOS ANGELES--(Business Wire)--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.

Center for Financial Executive Education
Jesse Torres, 310-408-6963

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