Tag Archives: research

Cloudy, with a chance of optimism

I’m not an early adopter, as you probably know: my blog came late to the game (started in 2011, although I hope I have made up for it since then with my doggedness), and my website is rather old-fashioned (I’m … Continue reading

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The law is just the law

For my next survey question, I moved into the realms of fantasy (or at least, I hope it’s fantasy – with Brexit, nothing’s certain any more): “If all the AML obligations were removed from legislation and regulation, what would you … Continue reading

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Power to the AML people

Now that I have whetted your appetites with that first course of participants in my little AML survey, let’s move on to the first meat course: why you do what you do.  The survey question was: “Being totally honest, please … Continue reading

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So that’s who you are!

Well, that was quite an adventure!  My first ever SurveyMonkey survey – and how generous you all were with your time.  I ran my little survey for only two weeks, and in that time 215 – 215! – of you … Continue reading

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Queen of all I survey

I’ve been doing this AML malarkey now for a quarter of a century.  It was never the grand plan, but it seems that I have devoted my working life to keeping criminal money out of the financial and related systems.  … Continue reading

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Bollards to money laundering

Like most people, I am a (very) amateur psychologist, in that I often ponder on why people do certain things.  I live in Cambridge, and the local council tries to keep traffic out of the very centre of the historic … Continue reading

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In praise of the lecture

I’ve had an epiphany.  I’ve been training people for a quarter of a century now – longer, if you count the innocent young minds once given over to me by the National Curriculum – and I’ve realised something important.  I … Continue reading

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Panama: a drop in the ocean

So the Panama Papers are Out There.  Hands up who has gone into the database and searched on their own name….  Of course I did, with such an unusual name – not that I have ever done anything myself, you … Continue reading

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Make mine a Jaffa Cake

I wonder if anyone has ever invited Rory Sutherland to be an MLRO?  I ask only because several of his recent Wiki Man columns in the Spectator magazine, although ostensibly about (I think) psychology as it relates to business and … Continue reading

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Plus ça change

Like many of you, I am sure, I can spot the phrase “money laundering” at a hundred paces – if it comes on the radio my little ears prick up, and even buried in the middle of a paragraph of … Continue reading

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