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

Wednesday, December 9, 2020 | 11 a.m. ET
The global pandemic has had a profound impact on the way consumers and businesses transact, and the manifestation of fraud has only grown. As we look ahead to 2021, many question marks exist—how long will the pandemic persist? What will the new normal look like? How will fraud attack vectors evolve...
Monday, December 7, 2020 | 2 p,m. ET
Identity fraud continues to be a significant challenge for today’s financial services and lending firms and fraud attempts are spiking every year. Our recent 2020 True Cost of Fraud™ Study found that financial services firms saw a 42% increase in successful monthly fraud attempts while lending...

Analyst Views

December 1, 2020
“Robocop,” “Ex Machina,” “I Robot”: Hollywood loves to make movies about robots taking over the world, which thankfully is not yet a reality (…though it is 2020). However, on the internet, bots truly have achieved significant critical mass, representing an estimated 37.2% of all internet traffic. Bots are software programs that perform routine tasks and execute commands automatically. All bots...
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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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