AML RightSource has a deep bench of subject matter experts who will assist your financial institution with the ever-changing AML/BSA regulatory landscape.
Our approach is much different than typical consultancies – we will guide you through the process instead of trying to reinvent it. We provide subject matter expertise in the following areas:
Enforcement action assistance
AML/BSA risk assessment
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From Our Blog
Illicit Finance Spotlight Series - Blockchain of Diamonds, Risks and Regulation of the Diamond Industry and How Blockchain Technology Can Improve Transparency
by Mici Chase, MS, CAMS
Associate, Financial Crimes Advisory
Illicit Finance Spotlight Series - China’s Illicit Financial Flows The Threat to Global Stabilization
by Sabeen Baakza, J.D., CAMS
Senior Associate, Financial Crimes Advisory
Mergers of Financial Institutions (FIs) are an increasingly common industry trend. A merger creates a number of challenges for Bank Secrecy Act (BSA) Officers who are tasked with developing an integration plan, while ensuring ongoing compliance with the relevant laws and regulations. When FIs find themselves in the midst of a merger, developing a strategic approach to help facilitate the merging of policies, procedures, and processes, while simultaneously remaining compliant with applicable laws and regulations, can prove highly beneficial.
Recently, we observed the sixteenth anniversary of 9/11, recalling the tragic loss of life and the sustained terror threat that still exists. In this article, we will recall what was believed to be one of Al Qaeda’s (“AQ”) primary means of funding its operations, discuss the current state of terrorism financing, and take a glimpse at what the future may hold.
How effective is your financial institution (“FI”) at assessing the overall inherent risk within your organization? Where is the highest amount of risk concentrated within the enterprise? How is risk even assessed? The responses to these questions all converge to one locale—the foundation for maintaining and safeguarding the integrity of your FI begins and ends with your AML and OFAC Enterprise-Wide Risk Assessment (“ERA”). In this post, we examine the mechanism behind developing a resilient ERA and how FIs can effectively sustain a low-risk enterprise utilizing a methodical framework. Although you may think your institution maintains a strong ERA, this post may prompt you to reexamine your ERA.
Financial crimes are a global epidemic, serving as a constant reminder that crime does not discriminate and cannot be contained at the border. If you recall from our last article, 'Threat Finance Spotlight on the Democratic People's Republic of Korea', illicit actors are rapidly unearthing new tactics, techniques, and procedures (“TTPs”) to gain access to and exploit the financial system. How is the world responding, as a result? Surprisingly, in unison. There has been a broad global consensus pertaining to the necessity of anti-money laundering (AML) laws and regulations.
Effective April 2017, Anthony Lear has joined AML RightSource, a Gabriel Partners Company, as Director of Operations. Mr. Lear will operate out of AML RightSource's Phoenix, Arizona office.
Where do look back and remediation projects arise from? What are the typical root causes leading to a look back or remediation project? What are the pitfalls of a look back or remediation? How do you create a winning strategy on how to approach a look back or remediation?
This post explores the answers from an insider’s perspective of dealing with some of the most sensitive and interesting look backs of the last 11 years.
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.