The Risks and Rewards of Cryptocurrencies

By Chuck Taylor | December 27, 2021
Midyear, Janet Yellen the current administration’s Treasury Secretary weighed in on Virtual Currency (Crypto) “To the extent it is used, I fear it’s often for illicit finance. It’s an extremely inefficient way of conducting transactions, and the amount of energy that’s consumed in processing those transactions is staggering.” She has also called Bitcoin a “highly speculative asset.”[1] Crypto advocates while likely agreeing with these sentiments on some level will protest that these views are too narrow and short sighted. 

Not all high risk customers are created equal

By Chuck Taylor | May 24, 2019
While planning for a panel on Enhanced Due Diligence (EDD) for high risk clients, I was provided with pre-conference questions submitted by attendees.  One of them started with “All MSBs are high risk…”, and another with, “Since all non-profits are high risk…”.  My immediate reaction to both was to wince for a number of reasons, including that it is simply not true and can have the dramatic effect of preventing financial access to those entities and cause unnecessary economic harm.

Why I Joined AML RightSource

By Chuck Taylor | January 28, 2019
As an AML professional with any sort of tenure, contact from recruiters becomes common place.  It’s a nice problem to have but one that most of us try to kindly deflect.  When I was contacted by a recruiter representing AML RightSource I was curious as it was not the normal type of firm that seeks me out.  As a client I knew that AML RightSource was great at what they do, but their business model didn’t seem to fit my skill set.  I met the recruiter and she told me she was filling a vacancy for Head of the Financial Crimes Advisory Practice.  My initial reaction was to laugh as I thought she had the wrong person.  I’m a practitioner not a consultant and the idea seemed overwhelming and completely out of my comfort zone.
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