Darcy Allen has over 25 years of anti-money laundering (AML) experience spanning government, consulting, banking and retail. Allen started his AML career with the Canadian government, working within the Canada Border Services Agency. He led a national team of customs intelligence and investigations officers jointly with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police as part of the Integrated Proceeds of Crime (IPOC) program. In this role, he participated in the creation and implementation of the Canadian government’s Proceeds of Crime (Money Laundering) and Terrorist Financing Act. This act established the Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Centre (FINTRAC), as well as the cross-border reporting of currency for which he was instrumental in securing funding for the currency detector dog (K-9) program.
Allen has also worked as an AML compliance officer within FINTRAC, Capital One and Citibank, as well as a senior consultant with the New York office of Promontory Financial Group. He currently works for Walmart, leading a team responsible for the AML and financial services compliance program.
Allen has spoken at conferences in both Canada and the U.S. on risk assessment and know your customer practices. He holds an MBA from the University of Ottawa and a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from the University of Winnipeg. He is an active ACAMS member and has been a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) since 2006.