Head of Financial Crimes Controls
Wells Fargo & Company
James Sayko is the Head of Financial Crimes Controls for the Financial Institutions Group at Wells Fargo, where he oversees the execution of the financial crimes program for FIG, a line of business that offers global relationship coverage to banks and non-bank financial institutions. James previously served as the Asia Pacific Head of Financial Crimes Risk Management for Wells Fargo, where he oversaw Anti-Money Laundering, AntiBribery and Corruption, Economic Sanctions, and Fraud for 15 jurisdictions across the region. Before joining Wells Fargo, James worked at JPMorgan in Legal & Compliance, where he covered a variety of topics including financial crimes, securities regulation, conflicts, and lobbying/pay-to-play, and in FIG, where he served as a relationship executive.
De-risking continues to plague banks in Latin America and the Caribbean with many being one correspondent away from being shut out of the U.S. financial system. We will here from both correspondent and respondent banks on the challenges and keys to success in establishing and maintaining a correspondent relationship.