Emerging Risks Interview Series: Ukraine and Human Trafficking

In ACFCS’s Emerging Risks series, we sit down with Timea Nagy, Founder and CEO of Timea’s Cause, to update the fincrime community regarding intelligence gathered on the current state of human trafficking (HT) along the western borders of Ukraine. Timea provides her expertise on how financial institutions around the world can be proactive in the […]

Emerging Risks Interview Series: Decentralized Fundraising – From Canada to Russia

In ACFCS’s Emerging Risks series, we sit down with Stephen Sargeant, Founder and Chief Web3 and Airdropd, Inc, to explore the role that decentralized fundraising has played within recent international events, from the Trucker Convoy in Canada to the Russian invasion of Ukraine.  Stephen provides his expertise on where he feels the decentralized fundraising industry is […]

Risk and Russia – What Are We Missing?

In ACFCS’s Emerging Risks series, we sit down with Ross Delston attorney and expert witness, to shed light on the issues that have NOT been widely discussed in regard to Russia and the global financial industry, to include geographic, credit, and operational risk.  Ross also discusses the need for financial institutions to remain vigilant when reviewing […]

The Front Lines – The Investigations Series: Charity Scams Amid International Turmoil

By Erin O’Loughlineoloughlin@acfcs.orgMarch 16, 2022  Welcome to The Front Lines – a publication for the front-line investigator, risk officer, and compliance professional. Here, ACFCS will discuss issues that directly affect your everyday work life, with the goal of offering practical, tactical takeaways that can immediately help you think differently, analyze more fully and act and react more quickly […]

Can European Union Sanctions Stop Russia?

In ACFCS’s Emerging Risks series, we sit down with Constantine David Allen, Fraud Risk Assessor for the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy, to explore a critically important question in the financial crime arena – can EU’s recent targeted sanctions against Russian entities and oligarchs slow the movement of funds fueling this invasion into Ukraine?  […]

The Front Lines – The Investigations Series: The Importance of Leadership in a Compliance Program

By Erin O’Loughlineoloughlin@acfcs.orgDecember 13, 2021  Welcome to The Front Lines – a publication for the front-line investigator, risk officer, and compliance professional. Here, ACFCS will discuss issues that directly affect your everyday work life, with the goal of offering practical, tactical takeaways that can immediately help you think differently, analyze more fully and act and react more quickly […]

Financial Intelligence: A Band-Aid for Human Intelligence?

By Erin O’Loughlin, Senior Director of Training, ACFCS With last week’s developments in Afghanistan – the fall of Kabul to the Taliban – hordes of questions are front and center for everyone, particularly within the financial industry. Our financial institutions (FI) need to act swiftly to review their risk models with regard to money movement […]