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, June 25, 2020 | 2 p.m. ET
The COVID-19 pandemic has created unique and unprecedented challenges for the financial services industry which has seen a dramatic rise in digital transactions and subsequent fraud. Given the current market status, how are financial institutions: working to quickly move traditionally in-person...
Wednesday, June 3, 2020 | 12 p.m. ET
Card issuers have long grappled with the challenge of satisfying cardholder expectations across the entire purchase journey. The latest focus: the post-transaction experience. Poor interactions lead to unhappy customers, increasing disputes, higher costs and more. To succeed, issuers must...

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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