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Sanctions: Dwindling Effectiveness in the Crypto Era
Trade-driven technology makes the world increasingly interconnected meaning sanctioned countries do not operate in a vacuum. Financial Institutions must tailor their compliance programs around that fact.
COVID-19: Opportunity for Some, Financial Crime Risk for Others
The world has officially declared war on coronavirus (COVID-19). In this blog, I will draw information from a variety of sources and look at ways that opportunistic criminals have attempted to exploit the pandemic as well as some of the wider impacts and regulatory response – adding my own thoughts…
Technology, Cybercrime, and Recessions: An Untimely Trio
Financial institutions and other corporate entities need to be on high alert for criminal activity; timely and comprehensive customer screening is an accurate and efficient way to stay protected, especially during an economic crisis.
Tracing the COVID-19 Supply Chain: Wildlife Trafficking
FATF’s decision to make wildlife trafficking a priority for 2020 is proving to be even more imperative considering the coronavirus pandemic
Adverse Media and Elder Fraud
Elder fraud and abuse are currently trending in the media as more and more individuals above the age of 60 are exploited by scammers and abusers motivated by financial gain. Comprehensive customer screening programs can help keep these criminals out of the financial system.
Reputational Risk: Guilt by Association?
Strong brands are built over time and, once established, have real value that is worth promoting and protecting. Reputational risk is everywhere, based not only on your direct actions, but also the behaviour of those around you, including your associations with employees and agents, third party business partners, suppliers and…
The Week Of: February 10, 2020
A new Treasury AML/CFT roadmap is released, North Korea evades sanctions via cyber crimes, and the European Commission sends formal legal warnings to some member states over 5AMLD delays
How Survivor Stories Bolster the Fight Against Human Trafficking
The stories of human trafficking in tandem with the data can help us better identify its patterns and uncover the crimes most associated with it.
Iran Sanctions: Managing Connected Risk
Global financial institutions must raise their awareness around direct and indirect relationships of parties with whom they are doing business