Tag Archives: money laundering

Hiding their light

A little while ago I had a moan (I know – hard to believe) about HMRC failing to publish information about its AML activities.  But it turns out that the fault is partly mine: I am just not looking hard … Continue reading

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KISS

Those of us who do AML for a living can sometimes focus on the big stories – the laundering of billions by corrupt PEPs, the emptying of state coffers by oligarchs, the earning of untold wealth by drug barons.  But … Continue reading

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Unsung heroes

My busiest jurisdiction – despite my post a few days ago – is Guernsey.  Working for Guernsey clients takes up about 60% of my time, and thanks to the approachability of their FIU (and in the past – but sadly … Continue reading

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Confession is good for the soul

Today’s question: in what way is an AML trainer like a Catholic priest?  Let me set the scene (which I shall keep deliberately vague, for reasons that shall become obvious).  Some time ago I was invited in to see a … Continue reading

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Turn and face the strange

I am in reflective mood.  Over a recent wet weekend my husband and I tidied out our loft.  (I know: not for us a glamorous mini-break in San Tropez.)  And amongst the usual broken suitcases, comically out-of-date clothes and half … Continue reading

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The world is your lobster, Terence my son

One of the main challenges I face in AML training – which I have been doing since Abraham was a lad, it seems – is making people care about it.  I am quite immune to the groans and slumps that … Continue reading

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Facing up to laundering

In my last post I sang the praises of a Twitter-bot (I still don’t know what that means) which sends out an alert every time a plane associated with an autocratic regime visits Geneva airport, which strikes me as a … Continue reading

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Plane addictive

I sign up for all sorts of informational updates – sanctions alerts, Google search alerts, blog posts, RSS feeds – to make sure that I am reading widely about money laundering (and AML).  Some I try for a while and … Continue reading

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The sands of time

I know everyone laughs about jargon – business bingo, anyone? – but I think we’re all guilty of it to some extent.  I know I expect everyone to understand me when I talk about AML, MLROs and the regulated sector, … Continue reading

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Stick, or big, fat, juicy carrot?

I’ve been thinking quite a bit recently about personal accountability for AML failings, and whether or not it is a good idea.  This has been prompted in part by the FCA’s extension of its Senior Managers and Certification Regime, and … Continue reading

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