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The CDD rules apply to U.S. banks, mutual funds, brokers or dealers in securities, futures commission merchants, and introducing brokers in commodities
AML compliance staffing since increased by "many dozens"
IB did not have sufficient resources in its compliance function to adequately review and/or address the issues identified by its surveillance systems
Crooks are like the virus—once they attach to you, it’s hard to get rid of them. Unlike the coronavirus, they’re not going to kill you, ...
For the fourth straight year, AML tops the list
A peer shared this example of a policy and procedure for anti-money laundering
Constantine Rakkou is the chief financial officer and chief compliance officer for HKW, a private equity firm investing in growth-oriented companies with talented management teams ...
AML compliance failures lead to large fine
Don’t forget your anti-money laundering obligations under the Bank Secrecy Act if you’re engaged in activities involving digital assets. These cautious words come from the ...
Ignoring signs of trouble when it comes to moving money proved costly for one firm. The SEC says the former broker-dealer Vandham neglected to respond ...
Vandham’s AML Policies expressly specified certain “red flags” indicative of potential money laundering or other criminal or unlawful activity. An employee encountering suspicious activity or ...
The guidance clarifies the CIP and BO requirements applicable to introducing brokers (""IBs"") under the Bank Secrecy Act (""BSA""). The guidance provides regulatory clarity to ...
Poll results are in and the verdict sits squarely down the middle—half of a room chock full of private fund professionals anticipate an increased SEC ...
In new guidance released May 6, FINRA is offering nearly 100 anti-money laundering “red flags” that broker-dealers should be watching for. Way back in April ...
Although Wilson’s WSPs identify suspicious activity, list red flags, and describe Wilson’s responsibility to file SARs, Wilson failed to adequately conduct AML reviews and to ...
For two straight years, FINRA has flagged anti-money laundering among its most concerning exam findings (BD Watch, Dec. 20, 2018). But there’s plenty of evidence ...
OCIE Director Pete Driscoll
Strong compliance programs incorporate legal requirements and essential controls that are periodically reviewed and updated. As firms are confronted with technology-driven changes, new regulatory requirements, ...
When entering into a new line of business, it’s critically important to update your P&Ps to address any attendant risks associated with the new business. ...
This matter concerns the failure by VFM, a registered broker-dealer, to file Suspicious Activity Reports (“SAR” or “SARs”) for voluminous suspicious activity relating to the ...
How serious are authorities about anti-money laundering compliance?   Serious enough to file the first-ever criminal charge against a broker-dealer for violating the Bank Secrecy ...
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