October’s AML Professional of the Month was awarded to Matthew Haslinger, CAMS. Haslinger was recognized for his achievements in the anti-money laundering (AML) field. He is the chief Bank Secrecy Act/anti-money laundering (BSA/AML) officer for M&T Bank. Haslinger attended George Mason University’s School of Law where he focused on criminal litigation. After law school, he joined the U.S. Justice Department’s Money Laundering and Bank Integrity Unit as a trial attorney where he was involved in the investigation and prosecution of complex, national, and international money laundering and sanctions-related matters. In November 2012, he returned to his hometown of Buffalo, New York to bring his BSA/AML and Office of Foreign Assets Control experience to M&T Bank. As head of the Financial Investigations Unit, Haslinger was responsible for day-to-day operations and strategic decision making as it relates to enterprise-wide transaction monitoring, customer investigations and suspicious activity report filing. In July 2020, he was appointed chief BSA/AML officer for M&T. Haslinger is a licensed attorney in Virginia and New York, holds a Financial Industry Regulatory Authority Series 7 license and a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) certification.
Do you have a mentor who has actively influenced your anti-money laundering (AML) career path in a positive way? Does someone in your network exemplify excellence in AML? Recognize their commitment: Nominate them for ACAMS AML Professional of the Month.