Howard Spieler, co-chair of the ACAMS New York Chapter, has nearly 20 years of compliance-related experience. Throughout his career, he has provided guidance and oversight to businesses and other stakeholders on their applicable legal, regulatory and policy requirements in anti-financial crime and other compliance risk areas.
Currently a vice president for the global sanctions compliance department at MUFG, Spieler serves as a sanctions subject-matter expert supporting various programmatic initiatives, including risk assessments as well as domestic and global product reviews. Previously, he held anti-financial crime roles at Citibank and AIG, where he provided 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. He was responsible for the ongoing monitoring and assessment of a $30 billion portfolio of public-private real estate transactions, which included managing regulatory reporting.
Spieler authored “A Global Review of Sanctioned Countries” and “The Impact of the U.S. President on Economic Sanctions,” which were both published by ACAMS Today. He is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) and Certified International Sanctions Compliance Officer (ISCO). Spieler holds a master’s in accountancy from Kean University, a Master of Business Administration from St. John’s University and a Bachelor of Arts with a focus on political science from the University at Albany, State University of New York.