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Understanding European Crypto-Assets Regulation (MiCA)

After two years of discussion and negotiation, the European Parliament and the European Council reached a provisional agreement on the Markets in Crypto-Assets (MiCA), a framework of regulations for digital asset businesses. The framework is subject...

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AML Voices: Customer Risk Rating Factors

Our expert panel discusses the key factors that they see being used in CRR models throughout the industry.

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What is Money Laundering and How is it Done? Part 2

This is the second part of a two-part series on what money laundering is and some of the ways it is done.

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AML Voices: CAATSA - a Building Block in the Russia Sanctions

Our expert panel discusses the details of the Countering America's Adversaries Through Sanctions Act and how it impacts current US Russia sanctions.

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Detecting Counterparty Behavior with QuantaVerse’s Advanced Technology

AML case investigations traditionally center on the focal entity and their most active counterparties. However, limiting the circle of inquiry...

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AML Conversations: A Discussion with Tom Vartanian

Tom Vartanian, the Executive Director of the Financial Technology & Cybersecurity Center discussed the ongoing problems with cybersecurity,...

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What is Money Laundering and How is it Done? Part 1

This is the first part of a two-part series on the what money laundering is and some of the ways it is done.

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AML Voices: The Birth of Sectoral Sanctions

Our expert panel discusses the details of the first of the US Russia sanctions programs which introduced the concept of sectoral sanctions; initiated...

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AML Conversations: Crypto, NFTs, and Decentralized Finance

John interviewed Michael Lee, IRSCI Supervisory Special Agent, Western Cyber Crime Unit, on crypto, NFTs and Decentralized Finance.

 

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Five Best Practices of Adverse Media Monitoring

Financial institutions and banks need to be aware of all degrees of risk that their clients may bring, ranging from a third party with a damaged...

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The June FATF Plenary Outcomes

Russia, Real Estate and Other Things*

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Has the Time Come for Adoption of Digital Asset Legislation in the US?

U.S. Senators Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and Cynthia Lummis (R-WY) have introduced the Responsible Financial Innovation Act (also being referred to as...

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AML Voices: Domestic Terrorism - FinCEN Priorities and Risk Assessment

Our expert panel discusses FinCEN’s focus on domestic terrorism in its National Priorities and Risk Assessment.

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AML Voices: The 2022 Russia Sanctions

Our expert panel discusses the details of the US sanctions levied by the US against Russia after its invasion of Ukraine.

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AML Voices: Domestic Terrorism: The Threat to the Heartland

Our expert panel discusses the connection between international terrorism and domestic terrorism.

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AML Voices: Domestic Terrorism: Being Proactive

Our expert panel discusses actions that can be taken to identify possible terrorist activity prior to the occurrence of a terrorist event.

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AML Conversations: An interview with the former FinCEN Deputy Director

John Byrne sits down with former FinCEN Deputy Director, Jamal El-Hindi and now Counsel with Clifford Chance. The two discuss AML challenges with...

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AML Voices: Domestic Terrorism: Taxonomies of Radicalization

Our expert panel discusses the process of radicalization and the related changes in financial activity that individuals go through as they move along...

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The Suspicious Activity Report that is Not Suspicious – Marijuana Limited

As a former Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) Officer I understand that BSA requirements are intended to ensure the integrity of the banking system and detect...

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Trouble in Paradise? Understanding Risks of Financial Activities in The Cayman Islands

At a glance, the Cayman Islands may simply appear to be a small collection of islands located in the Caribbean Sea with less than 100,000 residents...

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Understanding global corruption and how to prevent it

Corruption can lead to ethical and reputational problems at a private and public level, heightening the need for recognition across the globe about...

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FinCEN Issues Advisory on Kleptocracies and Foreign Corruption

On April 14th, the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) issued an advisory on kleptocracy and foreign public corruption. This alert urges...

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AML Voices: High Risk Customers: How Do You Use Risk Ratings?

Our expert panel discusses how to use risk ratings in formulating a financial crime prevention risk assessment, including how to take into account...

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What are the money laundering risks surrounding migrant smuggling?

Migrant smuggling arises due to global conflict, including fleeing from war, political instability, and violence, as well as a yearning for better...

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AML Conversations: How financial institutions can help prevent human trafficking

For this episode of our AML Conversations podcast, we sit down with Sara Crowe, the strategic initiatives director at Polaris, a non-profit working...

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