Transnational Trade-Based Money Laundering

By John Wintrow | December 28, 2016
Transnational Trade-Based Money Laundering ("TBML") constitutes one of the most challenging and malevolent forms of money laundering to investigate. According to Immigration and Customs Enforcement ("ICE"), "Criminal organizations frequently exploit global trade systems to move value around the world by employing complex and sometimes confusing documentation associated with legitimate trade transactions." The flagrant volume of the criminal activity has resulted in ICE establishing the Trade Transparency Unit, designed to target transnational trade-based money laundering worldwide. This shouldn't surprise you, since criminals are now seeking novel and creative means to effectuate money laundering and subsequently escape detection. Your financial institution's BSA/AML program will be strengthened and benefit tremendously if you undertake efforts to educate employees on key elements of TBML to pay attention to in their daily money laundering investigations. Reputational risk at your financial institution will also remain minimized with a focus on extinguishing egregious and often disregarded methods of money laundering, as these criminals will ultimately be coerced into locating other outlets to perpetuate their illicit behaviors.

The Trump Era: Potential Shifts in the Anti-Money Laundering Sphere

By Sabeen Baakza | December 1, 2016
At the onset of a new administration piloted by President-Elect Donald Trump, propelled by the potential of financial deregulation and anticipated changes in the international regulatory framework, the anti-money laundering (“AML”) infrastructure hangs in the balance. Will the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (“JCPOA”) be disbanded by Trump, with a reversion back to stringent sanctions on financial dealings with Iran, mitigating AML risks associated with the well-known terrorism financing haven? Will we experience a deregulation in sanctions against Russia, as Trump attempts to remediate relations with Russia? Will Trump’s plan to construct a barrier between the U.S. and Mexico in an effort to curb immigration engender new money laundering concerns? These are just a few facets you may want to explore in a preemptive effort to mitigate future risk and bolster your AML strategy and program.

Anti-Money Laundering Strategy

By AML RightSource | November 1, 2016
Where does your institution’s Anti-Money Laundering (“AML”) strategy place its focus? Is compliance your goal? Does your road map lead to compliance through a policy; a designated compliance officer; a system of internal controls; a training program; and independent testing? If the aforementioned are both the staples and level of meaningful thought that you have put behind your AML strategy, you may want to reassess your ultimate goal(s).

BSA Officers: How to Mitigate Risks When Hiring a Staffing Firm

By AML RightSource | August 16, 2016
The demand for AML/BSA personnel is higher than ever before. And while demand is at an all-time high, the supply of smart, well-trained people is deficient. This simple issue is crippling banks’ ability to stay current with their day-to-day operations.

Fail Like Lincoln – A Key to Career Success

By Frank Ewing | April 25, 2016
Abraham Lincoln is rarely associated with failure.

A Dating Guide for Vendor Due Diligence

By Frank Ewing | March 23, 2016
If you've ever had a relationship fade out after a few dates, then odds are you already know what it's like to have a failed vendor relationship.

Daily Fantasy Sports: A Headache for Compliance Professionals

By Samantha Mucha | February 20, 2016
(Originally published in the January 2016 edition of the Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Journal)

To Succeed In 2016, Do More Than Your Job

By Frank Ewing | January 6, 2016
The New Year is upon us - time to eat better, work out more, and focus on career. And, let's be honest, by "focus on career" what we mean is:

AML Operations: Top 3 Reasons You Aren’t Hitting Production Goals

By Frank Ewing | December 29, 2015
Houston, We Have a Problem We've all been in that meeting.  You know, the one where we talk about the number of widgets that need to be assembled by a certain date and the fact that our teams are not assembling them at the pace we intended. I affectionately call this the "ut-oh" meeting.

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