Sanctions Screening (OFAC) Models & Their Validation

Sanctions Screening (OFAC) Models & Their Validation

This session will provide an overview of sanctions screening models and the key model validation techniques used to effectively challenge them. Attendees will walk through some of the key challenges with validating sanctions screening models and will learn how to address these challenges.

Key Learning Points:

  • Prepare to understand sanctions screening models
  • Validate methodologies for sanctions screening models
  • Analyze challenges and solutions for validating sanctions screening models


Associate Director,

Avi Voruganti is an Associate Director in Protiviti's Data Management and Advanced Analytics practice, where he has conducted model risk and validation projects for multiple clients within the financial services industry. He has several years of experience in conducting model validation for anti-money laundering models and systems, primarily transaction monitoring and sanctions monitoring systems. He has a master's degree in transportation engineering from the University of Texas at Austin, and has published multiple journal articles.

Amy Cho
Senior Manager,

Amy Cho is a Senior Manager in Protiviti's Data Management and Advanced Analytics practice, focused on regulatory compliance for financial services institutions. Amy has worked in anti-money laundering compliance for 15 years and has experience in developing and assessing AML/OFAC programs, model development and validation, addressing regulatory expectations for high-risk products and services ,Consent Order remediation and validation. She is a graduate of Bentley University.

1 CPE Credit will be awarded for those viewing it live!


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The Finance Labor Model in the Digital Age
20 Sep 2018
02:00 PM to 03:00 PM EDT
United States
Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm