“Do you want to know a secret?”

One of the most essential activities the AML community can engage in is sharing information, best practices and expertise on the myriad of challenges facing all of us. We at AML RightSource saw that, up close and personal, in late 2018 when we held a closed-door symposium with clients, AML peers and other global experts. In a way, the symposium was modeled after a process I originated while at ACAMS— taking the age-old notion of information sharing and creating an environment where AML professionals could freely discuss regulatory hurdles, resource limitations and corporate governance in a setting without outside interference. (Note: our global colleagues call it the “Chatham House Rules.”)

AML RightSource will continue this important process in 2019 and provide our clients and friends with the themes and recommendations that these experts have seen to be successful.

But wait, there’s more!!

Under the leadership of AML RightSource CEO Frank Ewing, we created this new symposium process mentioned above, and have also added nationally recognized experts Tim White and Chuck Taylor to better assist our customers and the AML community in general.

But wait, still more!

In a short time, AML RightSource will announce the addition of an Advisory Board that will enable us to tap the expertise of a group of individuals well-versed in AML/CTF and financial crime prevention and utilize their knowledge and skills to enable all of our current customers (and those considering joining AML RIghtSource) to respond to all relevant challenges and be prepared for any new obstacles.

Our Board possesses over 70 years of combined experience, global and regional leaders, and subject matter knowledge that knows no bounds.

We will let you in on the secret soon, but as AML RightSource expands into other locations and countries, continues to assist the traditional banking sector and go far beyond to other industries, payment systems and financial actors, this Board will ensure that our strategy, content and overall support for the AML community will continue to grow as well.

Want a hint?

Our new partners understand the workings of FATF, bank agencies, law enforcement priorities and of course the massive compliance challenges facing our community. Whether how to manage an exam, methods to gain needed resources, or how to read and interpret a government report, we will have it covered.

More to come, including podcasts, interviews, articles and program training.

We are so excited to have these leaders of our great community join the AML RightSource Advisory Board. Stay tuned!



[1]“Do you want to know a secret” released in 1964 by the Beatles and reached #2 on the relevant charts that year. One of the few songs sung by George Harrison and for my money a very underrated singer and musician even though he was in the group.

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John Byrne

John Byrne

Mr. Byrne serves as Vice Chairman of AML RightSource. He is an internationally known regulatory and legislative attorney with more than 30 years of experience in banking and financial crimes. Mr. Byrne has particular expertise in all aspects of regulatory management, anti-money laundering (AML) issues and has served in leadership positions at trade associations, financial services industry groups, and government working groups. Mr. Byrne earned his undergraduate degree at Marquette University and his juris doctor at George Mason University School of Law. He currently serves as a special advisor to the ACAMS Advisory board and on Marquette University’s Commercial Banking Board.

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