Industrial Hemp Businesses: Risk Management Best Practices

Legal & Regulatory Compliance

With the 2018 Farm Bill and subsequent state and federal guidance, everyone is ready to jump on the hemp bandwagon. Financial institutions see the benefits of offering services to these businesses but aren’t exactly sure what risks these businesses present to the bank and how they can effectively manage these risks. In this webinar, learn best practices for initiating a hemp program at your institution including onboarding and ongoing due diligence requirements. These businesses are looking for good banks to partner with for their banking relationship, so having a clear understanding of how to bank to these unique clients will profoundly benefit both the business and the bank.

Who Should Attend: Compliance and Risk Professionals, Branch Banking Leaders

Learning Objectives

  • Uncover the different types of business involved in industrial hemp and explore the difference in risk profiles between the different types of business
  • Learn state and federal requirements for legal industrial hemp operations
  • Learn accepted practices for onboarding and ongoing due diligence requirements for industrial hemp businesses


Jessica Caballero
Head of Compliance & Strategy

Jessica Caballero began her career as an examiner for the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC). After leaving the agency, she worked as both a banker and a consultant focused mainly on compliance and risk management in the wake of the global financial crisis. Jessica joined the RegTech space in 2015 working in various roles as a subject matter expert at a large company, Abrigo. During her time at Abrigo, Jessica assisted product and R&D create technology solutions that address the evolving needs of the financial industry. Jessica is now the Head of Compliance & Strategy for VeriLeaf, a RegTech company focused on bringing efficiencies and automation to cannabis and hemp banking. She enjoys helping financial institution clients accurately interpret regulation and guidance through web-trainings, whitepapers, workshops and conferences. Jessica earned her bachelor’s degree in business economics from Texas State University in 2008 and has achieved the Certified Enterprise Risk Professional (CERP) and Certified Regulatory Compliance Manager (CRCM) designations from the American Banker Association (ABA).

Webinar Fees

Pricing For Price Season Pass
Bank Member $195 $0
Bank Nonmember $249 $0
Affiliate Member $195 $0
Affiliate Nonmember $249 $0

Season Pass Members receive 4 individual logins to every webinar

Additional Info

Participants will earn 1.0 CPE credit

Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge

Prerequisites: None

Advanced Preparation: None

Program Level: Basic

Delivery Method: Group Internet Based

Refunds and Cancellations: Webinar registrations are non-refundable. If the registrant is unable to attend the designated time and date of the webinar, a playback link and any written materials will be provided within 2 business days following the conclusion of the webinar

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