Edin Hadzic, CBAO, CBSM, CAMS Financial Intelligence Officer
When it comes to his role at Bankers Trust, Edin Hadzic, financial intelligence officer, is passionate about forming relationships whenever possible.
“I work with a lot of business units in my role on both a personal and professional level,” he said. “We share ideas and bounce them off of each other, which is something I love.”
Edin has many stories when it comes to meaningful relationships, such as working with branch staff.
“I’ve had the opportunity to meet with all branch staff, including Consumer Service Representatives, Branch Managers, and many more,” he said. “Through these, there are people that I’ve formed both a personal and professional relationship with. They come to me when they have questions with their personal finances and even with difficult customer situations. I make a difference by talking to them directly and providing guidance.”
Edin not only enjoys making a difference in employees’ lives but also with customers. Because of this, he uses his skills as an expert contributor to Bankers Trust’s Education Center.
“There are some customers I don’t have the opportunity to work with directly,” Edin said. “If these customers visit the Education Center to read my articles, I feel like I’m making a difference by teaching them password security, travel tips and much more.”
Edin has been at Bankers Trust since he started his career 10 years ago as a consumer services representative. Since then, he has received several designations that make him an expert in his role today. These designations include Certified Anti Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) and Certified Bank Security Manager (CBSM).
At the bank, Edin is a part of the Financial Intelligence department. His primary role is working with the Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) and Anti Money Laundering. With this, he helps to protect the bank from money laundering and suspicious activity. Along with the BSA, he also spends time on the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) to ensure the bank is in compliance.
Edin Hadzic has been with Bankers Trust for nine years and the last two years with the Financial Intelligence Department. In previous roles with the bank, Edin has worked in the retail space as a Teller at the North Branch and as an Electronic Banking Analyst in the Electronic Banking Department. His responsibilities include Bank Secrecy Act/Anti-Money Laundering Compliance and fraud monitoring. Edin is a Certified Bank Security Manager (CBSM), Certified BSA-AML Officer, and was designated as the Bank’s OFAC Officer in the summer of 2017.
Edin has spent the majority of his life in Des Moines, Iowa but was born in Zagreb, Croatia where he lived with his family until the age of six. Jumping back and forth between Bosnia and Croatia, Edin and his family fled to the United States. Edin graduated from Grand View University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Management Information Systems and Business Administration. Edin is currently focused on expanding his security-based expertise by obtaining his CAMS certification (Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist). In his spare time, Edin enjoys spending time with his wife, Zinaida, and their two-year old daughter, Anida. In addition, Edin enjoys watching football (Go Hawks!, Go Eagles!) and fishing with his father during the summer time.
CBSM certification is specially designed to benefit any professional working with Information Technology and Information Security who has a direct responsibility for information.
CBAO certification signifies being a BSA AML Officer. This certification is put on by Lexis Nexis and it covers the following: Bank Secrecy Act, USA Patriot Act, Anti-Money Laundering Requirements, OFAC Requirements.
The CAMS credential is the gold standard in anti-money laundering certifications and recognized internationally by financial institutions, governments and regulators.