As a part of The Knowledge Series, Toronto Compliance & AML Events (TCAE) is pleased to have industry-leading expert Peter Warrack present on the 360 Degree AML Investigation Model. This investigative approach applies a holistic methodology when assessing risk in relation to customer accounts and activities. This model was developed in response to the FINTRAC guidance on considering context when assessing transactional activity.

  • An overview of the main aspects of a 360 Degree Investigation Model
  • How to apply critical thinking to contextual indicators in the course of an AML investigation
  • What is an AML Thinking Map and how can it be applied over the course of an investigation?
  • Q & A

Peter Warrack CAMS, CBP, CFE | Chief Compliance Officer, Bitfinex 
Peter Warrack is a recognized authority in anti-money laundering and economic crime detection, prevention and investigation, with over 30 years experience in military intelligence, senior police detective roles, and executive positions within the Financial Intelligence Units of the Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) and the Bank of Montreal (BMO). Prior to his role at Bitfinex, Peter served as Director of AML and FinTech Advisory and Compliance Officer at BMO. He currently operates his own company, (Blocktrain AML Solutions Inc. and is also the Chief Compliance Officer of a large cryptocurrency trading company).

Peter has published a number of articles on AML best practices and risk mitigation and in 2011 and 2017 he was awarded the Association of Certified Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS) AML Professional of the Year Award for his services to the AML profession and in 2017 won ACAMS Article of the Year.

He holds a master’s degree in Organisation and Management, as well as a number of specialist certifications from the Association of Certified Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS); Canadian Securities Institute; University of Manchester; Florida International Bankers’ Association (FIBA); the Association Of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE); Certified Crypto Currency Investigator, and Certified Bitcoin Professional. He also serves on the Exam Committee of the Certified Cryptocurrency Certification Consortium, (C4). He is also a member of the Association of Financial Crime Specialists (ACFCS).


Souzan Esmaili MBA, CAMS, FICA | Founder, TCAE
Souzan has over 14 years of international experience in consultancy and training with a focus in Regulatory Compliance, Anti-Money Laundering (AML), Anti-Bribery and Corruption (ABC) and RegTech. She worked for various financial institutions and consultancies in Dubai and Toronto. Souzan holds an MBA and achieved certifications such as Certified Anti Money Launder Specialist (CAMS), Post Graduate Diploma in GRC and FinTech Program from Oxford University.

Souzan created the TCAE group with a passion to help and educate the AML and Compliance professionals in Canada.