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March 19 2018 The financial-services industry has been roiled by a perfect storm of disruptive forces. Complex regulatory-compliance requirements, aging legacy assets and operating models, digital innovation and fintech have rapidly changed the operating environment. The evolving regulatory landscape that accompanies those changes, worldwide political changes and record monetary fines...
March 23, 2017 Predicting and acting upon financial fraud is one of the prime areas of application of advanced big data techniques like machine learning (ML). Earlier this week, a case of money laundering known as the Laundromat was uncovered by the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP) involving...
August 13 2018 THE Sinaloa drug cartel was once the largest and most powerful in the world. The Mexican organised crime body at one point controlled so much of the illicit drug trade across Mexico and the United States that taking them down is a process that began in the...
March 6, 2018 The term “anticorruption” has been at the forefront of Chinese president Xi Jinping’s rule. His housecleaning campaign has targeted (paywall) Central Committee and Politburo members, political rivals and powerful tycoons. And as China’s National People’s Congress removes restrictions on presidential terms, it is also expected to shore...
Trade-based money laundering defined The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) defines trade-based money laundering as the “process of disguising the proceeds of crime and moving value through the use of trade transactions in an attempt to legitimize their illicit origins.” According to the US Department of State, this practice has...
ONE hundred and fifty years after Charles Dickens wrote in Little Dorritt about London investors succumbing to the fraudulent investment schemes of Mr. Merdle’s bank, trusting victims are still tempted by such get-rich-quick swindles. Ponzi schemes, which lure investors by paying high returns from other investors’ money, thrive even in developed countries....