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Despite the consistent efforts adopted by banks to fight money laundering and financial crime, fines for AML breaches ha...

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How to write the perfect SAR?

Suspicious Activity Reports (SAR) drafted by financial institutions contain some of the most valuable information available to law enforcement agencies in the fight against financial crime. Yet, the FinCEN Files scandal of 2020 has shown that major banks have consistently failed to write and s...

Why do most AML programs fail?

Despite the consistent efforts adopted by banks to fight money laundering and financial crime, fines for AML breaches have hit an all-time high. In 2020, financial institutions were fined a grand total of $15.13 billion (€12.79 billion) worldwide, a 51.3% increase compared to 2019, with U...

What are the impacts of Financial Data Leaks?

In the past decade, a series of leaks from insider sources have shed light on the complex systems of money laundering, tax evasion, and fraud perpetrated by certain countries and wealthy individuals. The profound work carried out by international journalists in publishing the wrongdoings have ...

AML: What is adverse media or negative news?

The digital era has given KYC analysts unprecedented access to a plethora of information on individuals and companies. Newspaper articles, online blogs, and social media are accessible and filterable with one click and may reveal important news on a financial institution’s customer. However, ...

Financing terrorism: The billion-dollar blood antiquities art dealing

The destruction of the ancient city of Palmyra and the beheading of its Antiquities Chief, Khaled al-Asaad, in 2015 by the hands of the Islamic State of Iraq & Syria (ISIS) are still fresh in the minds of many. Beginning in 2014, the terrorist group has wrecked havoc across the Middle East and...

Stefano Siggia - Pideeco Member
Stefano Siggia Senior Consultant
Diogo Canario da Cunha - Pideeco Member
Diogo Canario da Cunha Junior Computer Scientist Consultant
Yanis Triaa - Pideeco Member
Yanis Triaa Trainee

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How is BMR changing the landscape of benchmarks?

Compliance, European Commission, Europe, BMR, Benchmark Regulation, Euribor, , Eonia,

The recent creation of Benchmark Regulation has been the catalyst for a major transition from the old regime of benchmarks towards new and alternative reference rates set to transform the world of finance. In the past years, a global benchmark refor...

How and why to embed AML Lookbacks within financial firms?

Money Laundering, AML, Audit, Audit Findings, Financial operations, Due Diligence, Financial firms,

In recent years, regulators have begun to scrutinize more closely financial institutions regarding the soundness of their AML/CTF program, dissecting the nuts and bolts of their procedures and controls. But the current set-up isn’t what they are s...

What are the impacts of Financial Data Leaks?

Politically Exposed Persons, 6AMLD, DPA, Transparency, Data Security, Know your Customer, European Commission, Data breach, Digital, Money Laundering, Corruption,

In the past decade, a series of leaks from insider sources have shed light on the complex systems of money laundering, tax evasion, and fraud perpetrated by certain countries and wealthy individuals. The profound work carried out by international jo...