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AML Conversations: Steve Gurdak - The importance of SAR narratives

By AML RightSource | May 4, 2020
In this episode of AML Conversations, John Byrne sits down with Steve Gurdak, Group Supervisory of the Northern Virginia Financial Initiative, to discuss the work of his SAR Review team, the importance of law enforcement collaboration when working SARS, and the value of effective SAR narratives.

National Strategy for Combating Terrorist and Other Illicit Financing Webinar Recap

By AML RightSource | April 29, 2020
In this installment of AML Voices, Elliot Berman and John Byrne of AML RightSource are joined by Chip Poncy from K2 Intelligence / Financial Integrity Network to discuss the National Strategy for Combating Terrorist and Other Illicit Financing. In this selection from the original livestream in the 1st quarter of 2020, our panelists discuss the three goals of the 2020 Strategy, its implications for identifying beneficial ownership of client accounts, and its focus on risk-based supervision.

AML Conversations: The Economics Of Violence - An interview with Gary Shiffman

By AML RightSource | April 28, 2020
In this episode of AML Conversations, John Byrne sits down with Gary Shiffman, Founder and CEO of Giant Oak and professor at Georgetown University, to discuss his recent publication, “The Economics of Violence.” Shiffman explains how social science can be used to improve national security strategies and gives his views on how to address true AML reform.

Red Flags Associated with the Illegal Gold Rush

By John Stahl | April 27, 2020
In 2016, illegal gold mining operations in Peru accounted for an estimated $2.6 billion in black market trading, surpassing cocaine as the country’s most valuable illicit export1. The bulk of this illegal mining is conducted in the depths of the Amazon by ramshackle teams of criminals; human trafficking, drug trafficking, child labor, and vast environmental destruction follow in their wake. The illegal miners use an unsophisticated method of processing, utilizing mercury to form flecks of gold into an amalgam chunk, then removing the gold by boiling and dumping the mercury wastewater back into the wild at a detriment to the local flora and fauna.

AML Conversations: AML Oversight featuring Nicolas Burbidge

By AML RightSource | April 23, 2020
Welcome to another installment of the AML Conversations video podcast series. In this episode Nicolas Burbidge, AMLRS Advisory Board member and former OSFI official, joins AML RightSource Vice Chairman, John Byrne, to discuss AML oversight in Canada, COVID-19 challenges and how FATF reviews a country’s AML laws and regulations.   Now sit back and enjoy AML Conversations.

The April 2020 Updates to the FFIEC BSA/AML Manual

By John Byrne | April 21, 2020
“Cause you know sometimes words have two meanings” [i] As the AML community clearly knows, the Federal Financial Examination Council (FFIEC) has been working for quite some time on the updates to the last iteration from 2014. Now we have the first in what promises to be a series of updates, released on tax day. The changes in wording and other modifications are encouraging, but only time will tell regarding their impact in practice.

Challenges for Community FIs Participating in the PPP Loan Program

By Elliot Berman | April 16, 2020
A mixture of government assistance, and exponential increase in need on behalf of customers, and the continuous need to remain compliant has left many financial institutions (FIs) stretched thin, and scrambling. As I have written several times recently, the COVID-19 pandemic is creating a very complex operating environment for financial services companies and their customers.

AML Conversations: Chip Poncy - The Upgraded US FATF Status

By AML RightSource | April 14, 2020
Welcome back to another episode of AML Conversations. With the recent upgrade to the US evaluation by FATF because of  the 2018 CDD rule, there has been a debate on the appropriateness of the rating given other areas of concern. Today, John Byrne and Chip Poncy, former FATF lead from the US, discuss the criticism, and Chip offers insight into FATF, their processes and where the US stacks up with their counterparts.

Pandemic Scams - Profiting from Panic

By Diane Dylinski | April 13, 2020
The world is currently facing a viral pandemic that threatens personal health, employment, and financial markets. Local and national news media are tasked with issuing public service warnings and updating citizens on continuously changing rules that affect everyday life and liberty. In short, it’s an unprecedented and at times, stressful situation.

Podcasts

This week, Vice Chairman John Byrne, and Creative Director Elliot Berman of the AML RightSource staff discuss the recent report by the Senate...

In this episode of AML Conversations, AML RightSource Creative Director Elliot Berman sits down with Will Voorhees, Senior Vice President and FIU...

This week, Creative Director Elliot Berman and Special Advisor Tim White of the AML RightSource staff discuss the recent ransomware attack against...

In this episode of AML Conversations, Elliot Berman sits down with Bill Murray, head of IT and Risk Management at AML RightSource to discuss the...

In this episode of AML Conversations, AML RightSource Vice Chairman John Byrne sits down with Tara Sullivan, Special Agent in Charge (SAC) for the...

This week, Vice Chairman John Byrne, and Creative Director Elliot Berman of the AML RightSource staff discuss the latest actions in Congress to pass...

This week, Vice Chairman John Byrne, and Creative Director Elliot Berman of the AML RightSource staff discuss two actions from the EU. The decision...

This week, Vice Chairman John Byrne, and Creative Director Elliot Berman of the AML RightSource staff discuss the US Supreme Court decision in Trump...

This week, Vice Chairman John Byrne, and Creative Director Elliot Berman of the AML RightSource staff discuss a bi-partisan effort in the US Senate...

In this episode of AML Conversations, John sits down to discuss the AML challenges and successes in the gaming industry with the former Senior...

Press

To support company growth, AML RightSource recently designed and opened an office in Highland Hills, OH. The newly renovated 43,602 square foot space...

CLEVELAND, Ohio – February 10, 2020 – AML RightSource, a leading firm focused on fighting financial crime for its clients and the world, today...

AML RightSource, a leading firm solely focused on Anti-Money Laundering (AML)/Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) and financial crimes compliance solutions, today...

AML RightSource, a leading firm solely focused on Anti-Money Laundering (AML)/Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) and financial crimes compliance solutions, today...

Our Advisory Board member Rick Small, and AML RightSource Vice Chairman John Byrne have led a multi-year effort resulting in the “Consortium for...

AML RightSource is pleased to announce the formation of its Inaugural Advisory Board to convene semi-annually starting in the first quarter of 2019.

Company’s Expansion into New York State Will Create 100 jobs in Western New York

AML RightSource is pleased to announce Timothy White, CAMS has joined the company as Vice President of Business Development and Sanctions.

AML/BSA Compliance Veteran to Expand Company’s Financial Crimes and Compliance Operations

AML RightSource, national leader in anti-money laundering services and premier provider to the financial services sector, celebrates a period of...