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4 March 2020 - Accuity Insights

Cargo Compliance: A Competitive Move

In the cargo sector, better compliance isn’t only about protecting your business; it’s also about improved competitive advantage for carriers.
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19 February 2020 - Accuity Insights

Be OFAC Ready in 2020: Ensure Your Sanctions Program Meets Official Guidelines

Last year the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) issued a new Framework for OFAC Compliance Commitments, outlining the five essential components of a sanctions compliance program and the root causes of compliance violations. Do you have these in place?
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10 February 2020 - Accuity Insights

AML & OFAC Compliance – An Uphill Battle for Insurance

Increased regulatory scrutiny as evidenced by recent OFAC enforcement actions against insurance providers is a growing concern across the board. It is sending insurance and reinsurance companies a clear message that they need to strengthen compliance. Companies that are still doing AML checks manually – which is not uncommon – are now looking to automate this process.
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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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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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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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25 September 2019 - Accuity Insights

The Myths and Magic of AI

Artificial intelligence is already transforming financial services and has the potential to bring about even greater change, but we should always remember its limitations.
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5 September 2019 - Accuity Insights

Law Firms, Loopholes and Launderers

International governments and regulators work tirelessly to combat money laundering and terrorism financing around the world. But as anti-money laundering (AML) and counter terrorism financing (CFT) regulation in banks has tightened, criminals are always looking for other avenues to hide, clean and move money.
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1 August 2019 - Accuity Insights

Best of the Blogs: Summer 2019 Edition

We are taking a look back at our top five most visited blogs for the first half of 2019.
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