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Harry Cassin
Publisher and Editor

Andy Spalding
Senior Editor

Jessica Tillipman
Senior Editor

Bill Steinman
Senior Editor

Richard L. Cassin
Editor at Large

Elizabeth K. Spahn
Editor Emeritus

Cody Worthington
Contributing Editor

Julie DiMauro
Contributing Editor

Thomas Fox
Contributing Editor

Marc Alain Bohn
Contributing Editor

Bill Waite
Contributing Editor

Shruti J. Shah
Contributing Editor

Russell A. Stamets
Contributing Editor

Richard Bistrong
Contributing Editor

Eric Carlson
Contributing Editor

AML watch: The Egmont Group steps up enforcement against terrorist financing

The Egmont Group — Financial Intelligence Units from 151 jurisdictions, with 19 other observer organizations — issued its latest Communiqué from its meeting in Monaco last week, targeting terrorist financing.

The Egmont Group, founded in 1995, is used by enforcement agencies to share information and help each other develop evidence to prosecute financial crimes, such as money laundering, tax evasion, and graft.… Continue Reading

Compliance department errors cost UBS $1.7 million in OFAC fines

Zurich-based UBS AG agreed to pay just over $1.7 million to resolve civil allegations that it processed 222 transactions for a client that apparently violated U.S. anti-terrorism sanctions.

“Multiple business lines and personnel within UBS, including supervisory and management staff within the bank’s compliance department, had actual knowledge of the conduct that led to the apparent violations,” the U.S.… Continue Reading

Je Suis Charlie: Compliance protects us all

The global demonstrations that gathered under the banner “Je Suis Charlie” had special meaning for us at the University of Miami as we offered the second iteration of our undergraduate Compliance Boot Camp.… Continue Reading

Global watchdog tells Japan to get serious about money laundering

Japan has not done enough to combat money laundering, an international watchdog said on Friday, urging the government to adopt measures such as legislation that criminalizes terrorist financing.

The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) in Paris referred to its 2008 report on Japan, which highlighted deficiencies such as a lack of internal controls among financial institutions to prevent and detect illicit money transfers, Reuters reported on Saturday.… Continue Reading