Julie Conroy

Julie Conroy

Research Director

Areas of Expertise: Anti-Money Laundering, Authentication, Bank and Payments Fraud, Data and Analytics, Global Anti-Corruption, Know Your Customer (KYC), Machine Learning and AI, Sanctions Screening

Julie Conroy is research director for Aite Group’s Fraud & AML practice and covers fraud, data security, anti-money laundering, and compliance issues.

Ms. Conroy brings to Aite Group more than a decade of hands-on product management experience working with financial institutions, payments processors, and risk management companies. She spent a number of years as vice president of product solutions with Early Warning Services, where she managed a suite of fraud-prevention services that provided clients with more than US$1 billion per year in loss avoidance. Under Ms. Conroy’s leadership, Early Warning launched multiple new solutions to successfully detect and prevent fraud; further, Ms. Conroy was a key member of the team that facilitated the spin-off of Early Warning Services from First Data Corporation to Bank of America, JPMorgan Chase, Wells Fargo, and BB&T. She also led operational process improvements for NextCard, identifying points of compromise and implementing solutions to reduce fraud and operational expenses. She began her career as a research analyst at E*Offering, where she analyzed online financial services and risk management firms.

Ms. Conroy has presented at numerous conferences, including Money 20/20, NACHA, MasterCard Global Risk Symposium, and various vendor user conferences. She has been quoted in numerous media outlets, including The Wall Street Journal, U.S. News and World Report, American Banker, SmartMoney, and NPR.

Ms. Conroy holds an M.A. in International Policy from the Monterey Institute of International Studies and a B.A. in Business Administration from the Michigan State University Honors College, and she is fluent in Spanish.

Webinars

Thursday, March 12, 2020 | 11 a.m. ET
Both fraudsters and money launderers are constantly changing their approaches to financial crimes schemes – when their schemes are blocked, they quickly adapt with new strategies to circumvent controls. Financial institutions are investing heavily in defenses to fight financial crime, and there are...
Thursday, February 13, 2020 | 1 p.m. ET
Faster payments are the new reality in more than 40 countries, and this innovation is benefiting consumers and businesses alike. Criminals are also enjoying the speed and non-refutable nature of these transfers, and in many deployments faster payments quickly translates to faster fraud. This...

Analyst Views

September 18, 2019
FinovateFall is right around the corner, as hard as that is to believe (how is it already fall?). This is always one of my favorite events, as startups and established players introduce their latest financial technology innovations and inventions. This year, I’m excited to be participating on the main stage as I help FICO unveil its newest innovation, Falcon X. Financial crime activity is...
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August 14, 2018
Bad guys beware! Many of the best minds in financial crime will converge in Charlotte, North Carolina, on September 27 for Aite Group’s Financial Crime Forum. The day will be filled with interactive panel discussions as financial crime and fraud executives from Bank of America, Citibank, U.S. Bank, Navy Federal, BBVA Compass, Ally Financial, and many more institutions tackle the following topics...
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