Name Variation Tool

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I was recently reading one of Kenneth Rijock’s articles that identified an office manager at a Mossack Fonseca subsidiary would frequently use different name variations on documents.  The article highlighted that “this is a technique specifically designed to foil any investigation that seeks to find a pattern, or course of dealings, in financial transactions.  It… Read more »

Five Requirements of Negative News Searching

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Today, thousands of AML analysts from financial institutions all around the world sit at their desks, making serious decisions about customer risk and suspicious activity.  Each is fulfilling critical components of AML, but each is also saddled with applications that make their jobs more difficult and ultimately jeopardize compliance. When making due diligence and suspicious… Read more »

The Trouble with Search Engines for AML Compliance

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Search Engines have transformed people’s everyday lives.  We can instantly find the best Italian restaurant in town, directions to the airport, and what the cast of Saved By The Bell is now doing.   Search Engines are not, however, AML compliance applications. This may sound surprising to tens of thousands of AML analysts and investigators around… Read more »

Panama Papers Topic List

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There are going to be a lot of internal “fire drills” happening over the next few weeks (months?) from the recently released “Panama Papers”.  The documents are a collection of 11.5 million leaked internal records from the Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca, a leading firm in the incorporation of offshore entities.  The 2.6 terabytes of… Read more »