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.

Where Do Good AML Analysts Come From?

By Frank Ewing | December 18, 2015
Lately, this seemingly basic question seems to occupy the minds of AML Compliance Officers and operational types alike. As it turns out, the answer is simple: You need to develop your AML department like a professional sports team – gather a healthy balance of veterans, free agent acquisitions, and a strong core of promising rookies developed by your farm system.

AML Conversations

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

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

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

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

John Byrne chats with Brian Szady, Founder of a threat mitigation firm Threatminder, on the various cybersecurity issues challenging the AML world,...

John Byrne sits down with Dr. Louise Shelley and Layla Hashemi, the editors of the new book Antiquities Smuggling in the Real and Virtual...

In June 2021, FinCEN issued the first National AML/CFT Policy Priorities for the US. John Byrne sat down with Dan Stipano of Davis Polk & Wardwell...

We sit down with our global sanctions expert Tim White to hear how the financial crime compliance community is impacted following the sanctions...

John Byrne, Chairman of the AML RightSource Advisory Board, sits down with James Lin, the Company’s new Chief Product & Technology Officer. James...

Advisory Board Chair John Byrne sits down with Ken Harvey to discuss his joining the Board. They chat about Ken’s long career in financial service...

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AML RightSource’s ongoing expansion into the technology arena continues to go from strength-to-strength as they welcome Stern International Bank to...

Please see a statement below from AML RightSource’s CEO and Buffalo local resident Frank Ewing about this weekend’s tragic events (Saturday May 14,...

CLEVELAND – April 13, 2022 — AML RightSource, the leading provider of Anti-Money Laundering (“AML”), Know Your Customer (“KYC”), and Bank Secrecy Act...

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

Initiative to Create 363 Jobs in Buffalo CLEVELAND –- March 21, 2022 — New York Governor Kathy Hochul announced that AML RightSource, the leading...

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

CLEVELAND (March 7, 2022) — AML RightSource (“AMLRS”), the leading firm focused on fighting financial crime for clients and the world, is pleased to...

AML RightSource (“AMLRS”), the leading firm focused on fighting financial crime for clients and the world, is pleased to announce that Nicholas...

Watch this video for more information about the QuantaVerse Platform New capability considers a company’s registration status as an indicator of...