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Challenges in financial monitoring for blockchain transactions


Challenges in financial monitoring for blockchain transactions


Leah McFarland is Anti-Money Laundering (AML) Transaction Monitoring Solutions Head at State Street, responsible for defining and implementing the strategy to transition from a rules-based to a features-based monitoring approach using machine learning on a big data analytics platform. Before joining State Street, she served as AML Business Solutions Head at Citibank, where she led global implementation for big data, robotic process automation, and data visualization and pioneered the use of agile project delivery. Prior to that, Leah worked at FSVC, where she managed a $5 million portfolio delivering risk management assistance to financial institutions in the Middle East, North Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa, and Eastern Europe. She began her career as a diplomat for the U.S. Department of State, serving in Moscow, the Secretary of State’s operations center in Washington, DC, and Sao Paulo. Leah has an M.A. in International Affairs from the University of California at San Diego and speaks Russian, Portuguese, Spanish, and some Mandarin Chinese.