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31 October 2019 - Accuity Insights

Ask the Expert: Q&A with Sanctions Specialist Saskia Rietbroek

In the first part of our ‘Ask the Expert’ series, we ask Saskia Rietbroek, Executive Director of the Association of Certified Sanctions Specialists (ACSS), about the complexity of navigating the 2019 sanctions landscape.
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sanctions screening explainability
30 October 2019 - Accuity Insights

Excellence in Sanctions Compliance: Moving from Transparency to Explainability

Transparency in sanctions screening is a first step, but today, explainability is a critical goal. Organisations must be able to explain the entire chain from strategy and risk assessment to policies and procedures.
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17 October 2019 - Accuity Insights

Excellence in Sanctions Compliance: Efficiency – Opportunity is Knocking

Efficiency in sanctions compliance is all about allocating the right resources, while optimising results and maintaining effectiveness. It is critical in reducing costs and mitigating the risk of fines and reputational damage.
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11 October 2019 - Accuity Insights

Non-Compliance is a Loser’s Game: Takeaways from ACAMS Vegas 2019

The ACAMS’ 18th Annual AML & Financial Crime Conference drove discussions from anti-money laundering (AML) and transaction monitoring to compliance, gaming, sanctions, fraud and cryptocurrencies.
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9 October 2019 - Accuity Insights

Excellence in Sanctions Compliance: The Role of Effectiveness

Effectiveness, efficiency and explainability – “the three E’s” – are the interdependent foundational girders for building a sound sanctions compliance program. In the first of this three-part blog series, we’ll look at the role of effectiveness in sanctions compliance.
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23 July 2019 - Accuity Insights

Instant Payments Need Instant Screening

The trend towards instant payments is accelerating – but so too are incidences of financial crime. Innovation in payments screening must keep pace with the sector’s transformation if the goal of safe, secure real-time payments is to be achieved.
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7 May 2019 - Accuity Insights

Lessons Learnt from the Nordic Region’s Financial Crime Challenges

Financial institutions in the Nordic region have recently made headlines concerning a series of significant money laundering lapses. News stories on this topic have focused on fines but, in the background, firms are making organisational changes, shifting mind-sets and enhancing their systems and processes for the better.
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2 May 2019 - Accuity Insights

The Role of AI in Regtech and Other Takeaways from ACAMS Hollywood

A record number of anti-money laundering (AML) professionals, regulators and vendors recently converged in Hollywood, Florida, for the ACAMS 24th Annual AML & Financial Crime Conference. There was a clear focus on how artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning and robotic process automation (RPA), and other advanced technologies, can help in the fight against financial crime.
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30 April 2019 - Accuity Insights

Shipping Industry in Direct Path of Brewing OFAC Storm

Deceptive shipping activity is on the rise. OFAC recently updated its advisory documentation to raise awareness of some of the deceptive shipping practices deployed specifically by North Korea to get goods into the country. Organisations involved in trade must be proactive to stay ahead of the risks.
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29 April 2019 - Accuity Insights

Five Best Practices for Adverse Media Screening

Of all the risks faced by financial institutions, identifying Reputationally Exposed Persons (REPs) in adverse media is the one most likely to fall under the radar. Here are five best practices to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of your adverse media screening program.
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