Fincrime Career Tips and Tricks: To capture success in fincrime compliance career, don’t search for specific job, research topics that ignite interest, spark curiosity to court opportunity

AML compliance

The Skinny: In this new initiative, ACFCS engages the fincrime compliance community for wisdom and practical insights on how to enter and rise in a fulfilling but demanding and everchanging field. For this tip, we travel to the United States, to see through the eyes of an experienced legal professional and compliance thought leader with […]

For Jim Dinkins, president of Thomson Reuters Special Services, persistence, disproving doubters a hallmark of 30 years in federal law enforcement, compliance

The Skinny: James “Jim” Dinkins has made a career out of fighting financial crime in all of its forms over more than 30 years – at the forefront of the intersection of national security, border security, organized crime, narco trafficking, global trade and terrorist financing. But Dinkins, now President of Thomson Reuters Special Services (TRSS), […]

ACFCS ‘Don’t Be Spooked by Crypto Workshop’ Takeaways: As crypto transactions soar into trillions of dollars, risks rise for bank AML oversight, more customers could be exchanges in disguise

The Skinny: ACFCS this week capped its official two-day “Don’t Be Spooked by Crypto Workshop,” where top thought leaders in the public and private sectors offered critical insight on criminal trends, regulatory focal points and vulnerabilities that could victimize virtual exchanges and banks. One high level theme that speakers highlighted is that the worlds of […]

ACFCS Special Contributor Report for Cybersecurity Awareness Month: If it’s phishy, don’t take the bait – Basic safety measures against phishing emails

The Skinny: If 2020 was the year of the coronavirus pandemic, so far 2021 has been infected by a different viral scourge: ransomware – with a bevy of high-profile attacks on an energy pipeline, meat processor and even piggybacking off of an IT infrastructure software firm to infiltrate thousands of organizations. While many associate October […]

With reported resignation of FATF head, world’s most influential AML watchdog faces questions about independence, integrity, successes, succession

The Skinny: The head of the world’s top counter-crime compliance watchdog has resigned, a surprise move after he was given a three-year extension, leaving a gaping gap threatening to slow gathering global momentum to champion fincrime program effectiveness – at the country and institution levels.   The upcoming departure of the widely known, deeply respected […]

Fincrime Career Tips and Tricks: To rise in field, knowledge of rules must pair with practical tools, regulations align with investigations, practice innovation through association

The Skinny: In this new initiative, ACFCS engages the fincrime compliance community for wisdom and practical insights on how to enter and rise in a fulfilling but demanding and everchanging field. For this tip, we travel to Germany, to see through the eyes of an academic researcher who also has more than a decade of […]

ACFCS Fincrime Virtual Week 2021 Lookback: Through the eyes of an attendee – Day Two highlights, trafficking weapons, humans, synthetics, AI and AML, and more

The Skinny: In this series, ACFCS takes a look back at our premier event of the year, Fincrime Virtual Week 2021, with key highlights, takeaways and snapshots of resonance and relevance through the eyes of an attendee: Mehrzaad Mogrelia, a forensic accountant, author, speaker and mentor in India. Mogrelia’s deep and detailed accounts and proficient […]