Suspicious Activity Monitoring - Leveraging Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence

By AML RightSource | February 23, 2021
In this installment of AML Voices, Chuck Taylor, AML RightSource Executive Vice President and Head of Financial Crimes Advisory, Matt Michaud, AML RightSource Senior Vice President, Bob Schuldes, Senior Vice President – BSA/AML/OFAC Officer at Associated Bank, and Scott Nathan, Managing Director, Global Head of Innovation for AML and ERM, at State Street, discuss how using AI and machine learning can take transaction monitoring systems to the next level. They give practical insights into how to start applying advanced analytics to help organizations make their systems more efficient and support a robust AML/BSA program.

AML Reform 2021: Now the Real Work Begins

By John Byrne | February 16, 2021
“Something Good This Way Comes”[1] As the new Congress and the Biden Administration continue to grapple with COVID relief, economic uncertainty, national security and all the proverbial “curveballs” facing society; there also remains oversight and implementation of a wide array of provisions from the Anti-Money Laundering Act of 2020. Our AML community knows that this legislation is clearly the broadest, and potentially the most dramatic change to the infrastructure for money laundering, sanctions and financial crime prevention in the United States since the 2001 USA PATRIOT Act. This new law has encourage the creations of a series of studies, strategies, and groups that will demand our continued diligence and participation as relevant stakeholders in every issue and project emanating from this process. There can be an entire chapter on the soon-to-be (after regulations) beneficial ownership reporting requirements and the FinCEN registry, but there are other important areas on which to also focus. Not all parts of the new law will be finalized or even begun in 2021, but here are some of the key sections to watch and weigh in on:

Employment Scams – Profiting from an Economic Recession

By Diane Dylinski | February 16, 2021
The current high unemployment level in the United States, combined with the increase in legitimate remote (work from home) positions, has created a fertile environment in which employment scams are flourishing. Albert Einstein is credited with saying “In the midst of every crisis, lies great opportunity”. In the case of employment scams, unscrupulous individuals use social engineering to exploit the hopes and dreams of trusting job seekers who believe the remote job opportunity they applied for is real.

Corruption, Trade-Based Crime and the Need for Transparency

By AML RightSource | February 4, 2021
Tom Cardamone, the CEO and President of Global Financial Integrity (GFI), discusses the worldwide challenges of preventing illicit financial flows and how beneficial ownership reporting requirements will greatly assist law enforcement as they battle this global scourge.

Tuning and Optimization of Suspicious Activity Monitoring Systems

By AML RightSource | February 3, 2021
In this installment of AML Voices, Chuck Taylor, AML RightSource Executive Vice President and Head of Financial Crimes Advisory, Matt Michaud, AML RightSource Senior Vice President, Bob Schuldes, Senior Vice President – BSA/AML/OFAC Officer at Associated Bank, and Scott Nathan, Managing Director, Global Head of Innovation for AML and ERM, at State Street, discuss best practices to tune and optimize transaction monitoring systems. They give practical insights into these processes to help organizations make their systems operate effectively and support a robust AML/BSA program.

The AML Community and Domestic Terrorism

By AML RightSource | January 27, 2021
The terrorist attacks by US citizens against Congress and the Capitol on January 6th were the most horrific attacks on US soil since 9/11. We sat down with counter terrorism expert Dennis Lormel and discussed the financial aspects that enabled these attacks and what can be done going forward. There are parallels that Dennis and AML RightSource EVP John Byrne outline and cover in this special episode. 

Indicators of Online Child Sexual Abuse

By AML RightSource | January 27, 2021
In this installment of AML Voices, John Byrne, AML RightSource Executive Vice President, Sara Crowe, Strategic Initiatives Director, Financial Systems at Polaris, and Angel Nguyen Swift, Head of Conduct Management at Wells Fargo, explore some of the indicators of online sexual abuse. They examine what financial service companies can do through their BSA/AML programs to help stop this element of human trafficking.

Optimizing Efficiency in Correspondent Banking Investigations

By Diane Dylinski | January 25, 2021
Correspondent banking investigations are challenging, because Know Your Customer (KYC) information may not be available for all parties involved in the transactions. An experienced analyst can efficiently separate expected activity from potentially suspicious activity, ensuring time and resources are responsibly allocated. This post defines correspondent banking, summarizes major risk factors, and provides tools for identifying entities lacking KYC information.

SAR Narratives for Reporting Suspected Human Trafficking

By AML RightSource | January 18, 2021
In this installment of AML Voices, John Byrne, AML RightSource Executive Vice President, Sara Crowe, Strategic Initiatives Director, Financial Systems – Polaris, and Angel Nguyen Swift, Head of Conduct Management at Wells Fargo, discuss the elements of effective SAR narratives and how to prepare them so they are most useful to law enforcement.

AML Conversations

Tom Cardamone, the CEO and President of Global Financial Integrity (GFI), discusses the worldwide challenges of preventing illicit financial flows...

The terrorist attacks by US citizens against Congress and the Capitol on January 6th were the most horrific attacks on US soil since 9/11. We sat...

In this episode of AML Conversations, John Byrne, AML RightSource Executive Vice President, Chuck Taylor, AML RightSource Executive Vice President...

In this episode of AML Conversations, AML RightSource Executive Vice President John Byrne sits down with Melissa Strait, Global Head of Financial...

In this episode of AML Conversations, John Byrne, Executive VP at AML RightSource sits down with Don Fort, recently retired Chief of the Internal...

In this episode of AML Conversations, John Byrne, Executive VP sits down with Frank Ewing, CEO, both of AML RightSource and Will Hausberg, Managing...

Dr. Gary Shiffman, CEO of Giant Oak, discusses the recent explosive stories of the leaked SAR documents with AML RightSource Executive VP John Byrne....

In this episode of AML Conversations, Chuck Taylor, Executive VP, and Head of Financial Crimes Advisory at AML RightSource sits down with Steve Ryan,...

In this edition of AML Conversations, AML RightSource Vice Chairman John Byrne sits down with Chuck Taylor, EVP and Head of the Financial Crimes...

In this edition of AML Conversations, AML RightSource Vice Chairman John Byrne sits down with Jennifer Fowler, a Director at the Brunswick Group and...

Press

AML RightSource is pleased to announce that Sam Russo has joined the company as a Senior Advisor. In this role, Mr. Russo will report to the CEO...

AML RightSource is pleased to announce that Kevin Kerl and Alyson (Aly) Finkle have joined the company as a Senior Vice President, People Operations...

AML RightSource (“the Company”) is pleased to announce that Maria Filipakis and David Brown of the Topside Group have been named Senior Advisors to...

AML RightSource is pleased to announce that Matt Michaud has joined the company as a Senior Vice President, Financial Crimes Advisory. Mr. Michaud...

AML RightSource is pleased to announce the appointment of Teresa A. (Terry) Pesce to the company’s Advisory Board. Ms. Pesce is President and CEO of...

CLEVELAND, OH, January 14, 2021 – AML RightSource (“AMLRS” or the “Company”), the leading outsourced provider of Anti-Money Laundering (“AML”), Know...

AML RightSource is pleased to announce the appointment of John D. (Don) Fort to the company’s Advisory Board. Mr. Fort is the former Chief of the...

CLEVELAND, October 5, 2020 – Inc. magazine revealed that AML RightSource is No. 1393 on its annual Inc. 5000 list, No. 75 in the Financial Services...

NEW CANAAN, CT, September 22, 2020 – Gridiron Capital, LLC (“Gridiron Capital”), an investment firm focused on partnering with founders,...

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