CBA is excited to announce a new lineup of conferences and topical educational programming in 2017, under CBA’s new Professional Development department. Our signature programs provide annual updates for California bankers on hot topics, emerging trends, current and pending legislation, new products and services and innovative ways to enhance profitability and reduce risk. They provide an invaluable opportunity to network with peers and stay current on important issues affecting our rapidly changing industry.
Each year, thousands of bankers take advantage of these forums for learning, networking and exchange of ideas. With significant member rate discounts available, professional development programs offered through CBA are a tremendous value.
CBA also offers a suite of online training courses which teach a variety of topics in an interactive and collaborative format.
New for 2017
As an incentive to check out our new offerings, we invite you to take advantage of our 2017 Program Passport, which allows you to choose three programs for your employees to attend next year and save 20 percent off of each program registration rate.
Come join us at CBA’s newest conference, our Risk Management Conference, which is designed to help you gain insight and get the tools you need to identify and control for risk across the entire bank. We will cover a wide range of risk topics facing today’s banks, including enterprise, operational, market and credit, cybersecurity and regulatory risk.
Register now to join your California and Florida colleagues for our 15th annual joint visit to Washington, D.C., scheduled for September 26-28, 2017, at the Hay-Adams Hotel. This annual trip to our nation’s capital provides us with an excellent opportunity to come together with the Florida Bankers Association to discuss critical issues impacting our industry with our elected officials and representatives from key regulatory agencies.
Keeping up with the latest regulatory changes and compliance issues can be more than a full-time job. If you’re like most financial services professionals, you have little free time to devote to this top business challenge. You won’t want to miss one of the finest compliance programs in the West where nearly 200 BSA/AML officers, compliance officers and attorneys representing our members are all in search of the best education, products and services available to their institution.
BSA/AML continues to be a heightened area of concern for agencies, a trend that is expected to continue in 2017.
Agencies have put a renewed focus on making sure banks know their customers’ entire banking relationship, as well as assess their existing and future risk. Banks failing to do the appropriate due diligence on a customer to comply with the Bank Secrecy Act could be symptomatic of broader compliance problems, including a violation of consumer protection laws.
Most banks already have comprehensive systems in place to track suspicious activity. But knowing each customer and how to assess individual risk is more dependent on human judgment, and cannot be easily outsourced to a support system. Some observers said banks may have to improve their training of personnel to look deeper for potential violations.
CBA’s only program exclusively for member bank presidents and CEOs. Senior leaders of California banks are invited to attend and share in informative sessions to discuss the ever-changing landscape of the financial services arena at the beautiful Four Seasons Biltmore in Santa Barbara.