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Compliance
Tuesday, August 12, 2014
With ‘Operation Coyote,’ Homeland Security Investigations hunts illicit proceeds of border crisis »
  As federal authorities confront a wave of illegal immigrants at the US-Mexico border, including large numbers of...
Thursday, July 24, 2014
French tell UBS to post $1 billion bail in tax fraud case »
This week’s Crime Wave covers a US law enforcement crackdown on money laundering by human smuggling rings that transport C...
Thursday, July 24, 2014
In money laundering case, US court grants prosecutors broad access to private email account »
Financial criminals seeking to communicate on their money laundering operations may want to avoid using Gmail to do so. Th...
Thursday, July 3, 2014
BNP Paribas case sheds light on rising liability for compliance roles and renews debate on tactics »
Thirteen is a very unlucky number indeed for a group of BNP Paribas executives. In a plea agreement filed this week in a M...
Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Personal liability of compliance officers now a permanent occupational risk, cases show »
A quickening trend has emerged that puts compliance officers at financial institutions and other businesses at a greater p...
Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Compliance hires rise as institutions seek staff for ‘converged’ units, ACFCS survey shows »
Driven by aggressive regulatory enforcement and major penalties, financial institutions in recent months have scrambled to...
Wednesday, January 29, 2014
Data analytics helps unmask financial crime, Secret Service expert describes »
Delena D. Spann is a fraud analysis expert of the United States Secret Service based in Chicago where she is assigned to t...
Wednesday, January 29, 2014
Data analytics helps unmask financial crime, Secret Service expert describes »
Delena D. Spann is a fraud analysis expert of the United States Secret Service based in Chicago where she is assigned to t...
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
The convergence of anti-financial crime compliance »
(Note: A significant movement in the global financial crime field is the “convergence” of units that financial institution...
Tuesday, October 15, 2013
Prepaid card industry faces tough compliance landscape as regulators increase scrutiny »
(John Walsh, a member of the ACFCS Advisory Board and a leading financial crime expert, is CEO of the global risk manageme...
Tuesday, October 8, 2013
Big data, advanced analytics arm financial crime specialists with potent financial crime-fighting to »
Obtaining and analyzing relevant data is arguably the most difficult aspect of financial crime cases and other matters. “B...
Wednesday, September 18, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Organizations large and small realize ‘big data’ benefits in efficiency, risk mitigation »
Many financial crime specialists have been skeptical of the usefulness of “advanced analytics” and “big data,” but their p...
Tuesday, September 10, 2013
Big data helps organizations react much faster to financial crime threats, compliance duties »
“Big data” is a much used, little understood technology term that software vendors say can improve profitability and lower...
Tuesday, August 27, 2013
Corporate security officers play vital role in financial crime functions, a far cry from bygone duti »
For professionals outside the field, corporate security has long been perceived by many as a relatively simple function an...
Tuesday, July 30, 2013
Institutions, companies hope to duck new beneficial owner duties but see handwriting on the wall »
“Beneficial owner” is a term that is much discussed, vaguely defined, but very important in controlling financial crime an...
Tuesday, July 23, 2013
FinCEN’s big constituency not shy to ask questions; just ask the 26,534 persons who did in 2012 »
The diverse, far-flung private sector community served by the US Financial Crimes Enforcement Network is subject to a grea...
Thursday, July 11, 2013
Calculating the Cost of Compliance »
The Alacra Compliance Remediation Calculator is available to help compliance executives determine the best use of resource...
Tuesday, July 9, 2013
Culture of compliance starts with informed, accountable directors in the boardroom »
Since 2008 and the global financial crisis that accompanied it, corporate board membership in the financial services indus...
Tuesday, June 25, 2013
FinCEN enters convergence era with major reorganization, tears down “information silos” »
The US Financial Crimes Enforcement Network announced yesterday one of the most significant reorganizations of its 23-year...
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Targeted training is key for balancing AML with customer experience, says compliance expert »
From the smallest regional bank to the largest multinational, every institution must perform a balancing act between AML c...
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
States battle Levin effort to unmask beneficial owners, as US agencies make historic funding offer »
United States law enforcement agencies and prosecutors believe so strongly in a law that would help uncover the true benef...
Wednesday, August 8, 2012
FCPA Compliance and Latin America: Specific Corruption Risks in Argentina, Brazil, and Venezuela »
Speaker: Matteson Ellis, Principal, Matteson Ellis Law PLLC U.S. enforcement of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (...
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Rare FinCEN hearing draws crowd anxious to voice angst over proposed beneficial owner rule »
Probably no rule promulgated by the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network under the Bank Secrecy Act, since the ill-fated K...
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
Institutions oppose FinCEN beneficial owner rule, while anti-corruption groups applaud »
If the comment letters pouring in to the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network in response to the February 29 release of it...
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
Six ways financial crime professionals can use social networks to advance their cases and careers »
You’ve been told about the importance of social networks ad nauseum, but between casework, your personal life and actual i...

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