Recent Events

CEFLI will post to this section of the website information concerning recent events so CEFLI members who may not have been able to participate in the event can access relevant information for reference purposes.

Webinar: CEFLI's Educational Webinar Series - Sales Practice, Conduct and Culture Risk

December 8, 2017

Host:Kelly Ireland

Presenter Information

George Hanley
Managing Director
Deloitte Risk and Financial Advisory

Jay M. Cohen
Managing Director
Deloitte Risk and Financial Advisory

Timothy O’Driscoll

Charles J. Vinicombe

CEFLI is pleased to partner with leading industry experts and CEFLI Gold Affiliate Members Deloitte and DrinkerBiddle to explore the timely issue of life insurance company Sales Practice, Conduct and Culture Risk. 

New requirements in the Department of Labor’s Fiduciary Rule, the NAIC’s work on developing best interest standards, and the findings in Shearman & Sterling’s report on Wells Fargo’s business practices are driving life insurers to take a closer look at their sales practices models.  

Understanding the legal and regulatory issues raised by your company’s conduct and culture can help you avoid downside risks and realize the upside potential of sound business conduct practices. 

Regional Forums: CEFLI Conducted its Midwestern Regional Compliance Forum in West Des Moines Iowa on Wednesday, November 8.

November 8, 2017

CEFLI conducted its Midwestern Regional Compliance Forum at the offices of Homesteaders Life in West Des Moines, Iowa. The meeting took place on Wednesday, November 8 from 9 AM-3 PM CDT.


The Midwestern Regional Compliance Forum is part of CEFLI’s Regional Compliance Forum series established to provide an opportunity for member company representatives together in-person to discuss current compliance challenges and share insights concerning appropriate compliance strategies.

Webinar: 2017 CEFLI - Antifraud: Account Takeovers & Suspicious Activity Report (SAR) Filing Practices

October 30, 2017

Presenter Information

Host: Kelly Ireland

Daniel Lyons
Supervisory Special Agent
Complex Financial Crime Program Coordinator
Federal Bureau of Investigation

John Albanese
VP, Corporate Security and Investigations 
Voya Financial 

Tony Dowling
Assistant Vice President and Associate General Counsel
Jackson National Life Insurance Company

This interactive 90 minute webinar provided insight into the rising issue of fraudulent account takeovers in the insurance sector and recent trends in SARS filing practices.  Participants also learned how some of their life insurance company peers are implementing internal controls for account takeover response and mitigation.

Member and non-member life insurance company professionals in the compliance, ethics, legal, risk management, government relations and related business areas are impacted by this compliance-related issue.

Topics discussed included:

  • Account Takeover methods and schemes.
  • Recognizing “Money Mules” and other fraudsters.
  • The need for immediate response to fraudulent disbursements.
  • Important intelligence gathering and information-sharing efforts.
  • Privacy considerations for reporting.
  • Benchmarking of SARS filing practices for Account Takeover activity in the insurance sector.


CEFLI Annual Conference: CEFLI Conducts its 2017 Annual Conference and CCO Leadership Forum.

October 16, 2017 (All day)

CEFLI_2017_Walt_Disney_World_Swan_Resort CEFLI conducted its 2017 CEFLI Annual Conference & CCO Leadership Forum on October 16-18, 2017 at the Swan & Dolphin Resort at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida.

Thank you for attending!