chapter-nyc-20240610 - Association of Certified Sanctions Specialists

ACSS New York Chapter

Adverse Media, Ultimate Beneficial Ownership, and Sanctions Trivia

Hosted by      

Tanner Smith's
204 West 55th Street New York, NY 10019 United States
Monday, June 10, 2024

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM EDT

  • Howard Spieler, Citi

Event Information

Think you know the ins and outs of compliance? How about the linkage between beneficial ownership and sanctions, export controls and forced labor? Where does adverse media come into play? Test your mettle and win some medals at the next ACSS New York Chapter Trivia Night, hosted by Castellum.AI! We’ve chosen a charming venue styled after an early 20th-century New York drinking house, setting the stage for an evening where networking meets competitive trivia. Sip on meticulously crafted cocktails and select brews while enjoying delicious bites in a vintage setting.

Agenda as follows:

6:15 – 6:30 PM: Registration & Welcome Refreshments

6:30 – 6:45 PM: Welcome from our host Castellum.AI, Introduction by ACSS Representative, and Chapter Update from our Chapter Chair, Howard Spieler – Citi

6:45 – 7:30 PM: Trivia Game
Moderated by: Howard Spieler, Citi

7:30 – 9:00 PM: Networking over Drinks and Nibbles

8:30 PM: Award Ceremony for our Lucky Winners!

We hope you can join us!

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Howard Spieler

Sanctions Risk Officer

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In June 2023, Howard joined Citigroup as a Sanctions Risk Officer for the Banking, Capital Markets and Advisory Group, where he works with first and second line stakeholders to ensure sanctions compliance with applicable regulations, policies and procedures.

Previously, Howard was a Vice President in the Global Sanctions Compliance Department at MUFG, where he collaborated on sanctions compliance program initiatives and worked on wide-ranging projects, including risk assessments, global product reviews, and consulting on complex transactions. Prior to that, he held anti-financial crime roles at Citibank and AIG, where he provided sanctions and compliance subject-matter expertise to global stakeholders.

Before that, Spieler served in the Bloomberg administration for 10 years, with seven of those years as head of compliance at the New York City Economic Development Corporation, where he helped develop and maintain its risk-based compliance program, which included managing regulatory reporting as well as the ongoing monitoring and assessment of a $30 billion portfolio of public-private real estate transactions.