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 […]

After scathing parliamentary AML inquiry, Austrac takes aim at quality, quantity of suspicious matter reports in quest to bolster fincrime effectiveness

The Skinny: On the heels of a parliamentary inquiry into the country’s compliance defenses, Australia’s financial intelligence unit is tackling what many consider the beating electronic heart of the fight against financial crime: the depth, accuracy and timeliness of reports tied to suspicious activity.  The Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre (Austrac) is engaging in […]

Fincrime Career Tips and Tricks: A ‘happy accident’ opens door to countercrime compliance career, fueled by ‘What If’ scenario to stop Ponzi powerhouse

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 Arab Emirates, to see through the eyes of a professional in the high-pressure, high-stakes world of […]

Special ACFCS Report: The Front Lines – The Investigations Series: ‘OSINT Investigations’ Part 2 of 2, negative news, SARs and controlling the narrative

The Skinny: ACFCS unveils a new series, “The Front Lines,” by Erin O’Loughlin, Senior Director of Training for ACFCS. She is a former front-line investigator and manager for multiple large financial institutions, a crypto currency exchange, as well as a former intelligence officer for the U.S. Here she will tackle issues that directly affect your […]

On heels of EU AML overhaul, EBA releases draft guidance, expectations for compliance officers, requirements for pan-bloc oversight, accountability, authority

The Skinny: A top European banking watchdog has issued, for the first time, the overarching expectations for financial crime compliance officers with oversight duties across multiple member states – a groupwide sentinel responsible for ensuring there are no regional chinks in the bloc’s countercrime armor. The European Banking Authority (EBA) issued a draft proposal – […]