Episode 1: When Did You Perform Your Last Rules Assessment?

By AML RightSource | August 31, 2020
There are many transaction monitoring systems in use at financial services companies (FIs). Many of them are rules based. They apply rules to specific transaction types to detect activity which requires additional scrutiny. With the broad variety of transactions, it is critical for FIs to regularly test and retune their systems to ensure accuracy.

What does it take to be a BSA Officer?

By AML RightSource | August 18, 2020
In this episode of AML Conversations, AML RightSource Vice Chairman John Byrne sits down with Megan Hodge, Executive Compliance Director, BSA/AML Officer at Ally Bank. John and Megan discuss the attributes of a BSA Officer, including the desired skills, effective background and experience and how organizations can nurture internal staff to prepare for these positions.

Combining FIUs in a M&A Transaction

By AML RightSource | August 6, 2020
In this episode of AML Conversations, AML RightSource Creative Director Elliot Berman sits down with Will Voorhees, Senior Vice President and FIU Director at Truist Bank. Elliot and Will discuss the challenges in combining the FIU functions of two financial services companies in a M&A transaction. Will offers insights into the planning and execution of the project plan to accomplish this critical function.

Cybersecurity - what may the future hold?

By AML RightSource | July 30, 2020
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 importance of the human factors in cybersecurity today, and what threats we may face tomorrow. Now sit back and enjoy AML Conversations.

AML Conversations: Tara Sullivan - Financial crime prevention and oversight in the gaming industry; a view from the IRS

By AML RightSource | July 29, 2020
In this episode of AML Conversations, AML RightSource Vice Chairman John Byrne sits down with Tara Sullivan, Special Agent in Charge (SAC) for the IRS in Las Vegas. John and Tara discuss financial crime prevention and oversight in the gaming industry from the vantage point of the IRS. Tara offers insight into AML/Financial Crime gaming community and the importance of private-public partnership in 2020.

AML Challenges and Successes in the Gaming Industry

By AML RightSource | June 30, 2020
In this episode of AML Conversations, John sits down to discuss the AML challenges and successes in the gaming industry with the former Senior Director of Gaming Policy at the American Gaming Association (AGA), Elizabeth Cronan. Now the Vice President Government Relations at Geoguard, Cronan elaborates on innovative tools to strengthen AML compliance, including geolocation data as well as various themes in enforcement actions, the rise of mobile and on-line gaming, and the increase in sports betting.

AML Conversations: The Rise in Domestic Terrorism

By AML RightSource | June 18, 2020
Terrorist financing career expert Dennis Lormel explains the rise in domestic terrorism, the internationalization of such, the current threat environment and what the AML community can do to address this ever-increasing problem. He also connects five clear examples of terrorism over the past several years and defines homegrown and domestic violent extremists.

David Stewart: Compliance After the "New Normal"

By AML RightSource | May 27, 2020
In this episode of AML Conversations, John Byrne interviews David Stewart, Director, Financial Services Industry, Fraud & Security Intelligence Practice for SAS Institute Inc. David has spent many years in the AML/Financial Crime space and his insight is sought by many in our community.

Sara Crowe: Human Trafficking Issues During the Pandemic

By AML RightSource | May 26, 2020
In this episode of AML Conversations, John sits down with Sara Crowe, Strategic Initiatives Director, Financial Systems for the Polaris Project. Sara leads Polaris’s efforts to partner with the financial services industry to implement a comprehensive and industry-wide strategy to intervene in the crime of human trafficking. This initiative aims to 1) disrupt human trafficking businesses on a global scale by using existing financial system structures and processes (such as anti-money laundering and economic sanctions frameworks) to decrease the profitability of sex and labor trafficking while increasing the risk to traffickers; 2) shift financing practices to reward businesses with good labor conditions; and 3) bolster financial resiliency of vulnerable populations and trafficking survivors through financial inclusion initiatives.

AML Conversations

Former FBI Supervisory Special Agent on the International Corruption Unit Debra LaPrevotte discusses her career work investigating global corruption...

Kateryna Boguslavska, PhD, Project Manager Basel AML Index at the Basel Institute on Governance, discusses the 2022 AML Index and some examples of...

AMLRS Advisory Board Member Nicolas Choules-Burbidge, formerly a senior executive at the Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions...

Jeff Pearlman, NY Times Best Selling Author of nine books and author of a new book, “The Last Folk Hero” about Bo Jackson, discusses the recent fraud...

Jenni Halleran,  the Head of Financial Crimes Investigations at Silicon Valley Bank, discusses her career path, growing up in a blue collar town, and...

Mark Freedman, CEO / Founder of Rebel Global Security and former Chief of Section in the Counter-Terrorism Bureau at the US State Department...

Guy Ficco, Deputy Chief of IRS-Criminal Investigation, joins us to discuss his new role, the vast coverage of financial crime by the IRS, the...

John Byrne chats with John M. Geiringer, of Barack Ferrazzano Financial Institutions Group, about the new book he edited and co-authored, Countering...

Dennis Lormel, President of the Society of Former Agents of the FBI, discusses the ramifications of the public attacks on the FBI by elected...

There have been outrageous comments made by “policymakers” about the IRS since the passage of the Inflation Reduction Act. AMLRS Chairman of the...

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AML RightSource, the leading firm focused on fighting financial crime for clients and the world, welcomes Alexandra Lugo as the company’s general...

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AML RightSource, the leading firm focused on fighting financial crime for clients and the world, is pleased to announce that Mark Horwood-James has...