Tag Archives: writing

One size fits all?

Recently I was having a chat with a group of “practitioner accountants” – those who run (often quite small) accountancy firms, rather than working as accountants within industry.  We were talking, as you do (well, you do if you’re me) … Continue reading

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Handing over the report card

A couple of weeks ago a rather intriguing story hit the press, revealing that HSBC is trying to stop publication of a report on its AML effectiveness.  When the bank was hauled over the coals by the US authorities in … Continue reading

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Living high on the hog

I don’t usually post anything at the weekend, but this is just too exciting to wait – and anyway, it might all have changed by Monday.  Today my laptop went into something of a meltdown with its bookmarks, so I … Continue reading

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Ponzi schemes and powder tax

I went to a birthday party recently, and when I mentioned to a group of people that, as well as AML-ing, I also write historical fiction about financial crime (if this is a surprise to you, you can dash over … Continue reading

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The piggy popularity poll

As we approach the end of the year, I always take the time to review my year – specifically, which of my projects and initiatives have worked, and which have not.  This year, for instance, my workshops for experienced MLROs … Continue reading

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A novel about historical money laundering – mine!

My novel, that is – not my laundering.  I don’t normally do this, as I like to reserve this blog for serious matters ML and AML (apart from next Tuesday, when I think I’ll write about dogs), but I feel … Continue reading

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Paying it forward

Back in the dark ages, when I first fell in love with money laundering (and its anti cousin), I was lucky enough to meet two or three people who knew a lot about the subject and were so generous with … Continue reading

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By his purchases shall ye know him

Someone suggested the other day that I should write a book about AML, and I said that I already had.  It made me think about it, so I went back and counted how many I have written, and it’s actually … Continue reading

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Overbooked

The Jersey Financial Services Commission recently published a paper entitled “Revisions to Commission AML/CFT Handbooks”, setting out their plans for (big surprise) forthcoming revisions to their handbooks.  As I was working my way through it, putting key dates in my diary … Continue reading

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Beating a (short) retreat

This post is by way of a (very) temporary farewell.  Some of you may remember that last summer I published my first novel, “Fatal Forgery”.  (If by some fluke you have missed it, here it is on Amazon, with some lovely … Continue reading

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