TCAE is thrilled to announce the second Knowledge Series Roundtable with the theme of “Financial Crime and Virtual Currency” featuring a panel of industry leaders in the field of AML compliance and cryptocurrency. This session will address some of the more complex questions that have been asked during the Knowledge Series sessions as they relate to virtual currency and financial crime.


Amber D. Scott, MBA, CIPPC, CBP, CAMS | Founder, CEO & Chief AML Ninja, Outlier Solutions Inc. aka Outlier Compliance Group

Amber is a compliance geek with a passion for technology. After graduating from the University of Waterloo, Amber joined the compliance group at one of Canada’s largest insurers where she focused on the implementation of technology-based processes to streamline compliance. She has since worked in in-house roles with major securities firms and banks. Somewhere along the line, she added MBA, CBP, and a few other letters after her name.

Amber joined a boutique compliance consulting firm, then larger consulting firm, before getting frustrated enough with the status quo to launch Outlier Solutions Inc. (Outlier) in 2013. Outlier specializes in anti-money laundering (AML) and privacy compliance. The company is based on one of the premises of Malcolm Gladwell’s book Outliers: that to be really good at something you need a lot of practice (about 10,000 hours). Each of Outlier’s team members has 10,000 hours or more of in-house (not consulting) compliance experience. Amber loves leading this team of entrepreneurial compliance badasses.

Stephen Brent Sargeant, Deputy Manager, Investigation | Bitfinex

Stephen Brent Sargeant is the Deputy Manager, Investigations, providing consultancy services to industry-leading cryptocurrency exchange, Bitfinex. Stephen previously acquired AML experience working for international Bank, HSBC as an AML Investigations Manager. He has acquired many AML and cryptocurrency designations, including the Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (ACAMS), Certified Bitcoin Professional (CBP), Certified Cryptocurrency Forensic Investigator (CCFI) and Certified Cryptocurrency Investigator (CCI)

Stephen is a professional Speaker / Moderator, who enjoys offering in-depth training to AML and Compliance professionals and organizations looking to gain more insight into the intersection of Cryptocurrency and AML and to amplify their personal and organizational brands.

Melanie Lefebvre, Blockchain & Cryptocurrency SME | AML Investigator, Bitfinex

Melanie Lefebvre is an experienced anti-money laundering investigator, with significant experience in the cryptocurrency industry. She has worked for multiple virtual asset service providers, and she currently works on the AML and Law Enforcement Investigations team at Bitfinex. Melanie has published a number of articles with the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS) and the Associations of Financial Crime Specialists (ACFCS), identifying money laundering and terrorist financing risks on current and upcoming cryptocurrency technologies and solutions. Melanie is an ACAMS member and holds the Certifications of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS), and as a Certified Bitcoin Professional (CBP).


Maryam Habib | Manager, External Investigative Reporting

Maryam Habib brings over 10 years of compliance experience and was previously employed with one of the leading banks in Pakistan as a Team Lead-AML.  After coming to Canada 7 years ago Maryam began working with an international financial institution where she is currently employed as a Manager External Investigative Reporting overseeing AML Investigations. Maryam holds a Masters degree in Public Administration and is a CAMS candidate.