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After the Arab Spring: Lured by $240 Million of Stolen Libyan Cash

The revolutionary “Arab Spring” began in December 2010, destabilizing and supplanting regimes in countries across the Arab league, reaching Libya in February 2011. Libya had been an anomaly among Arab nations. Internally stable and relatively progressive, Libya...

November 24, 2014


Money Services Businesses—Victims of the Risk-Based Approach?

Fueled by recent high profile cases such as HSBC’s $1.9 billion money laundering fine, banks have been taking a good look at their risk profile. This has resulted in many banks terminating banking services for money services businesses (MSBs). Barclays, for example, took...

November 11, 2014

Featured Interview

  • Recognizing the Class of 2014

    ACAMS Today had the opportunity to interview the award winners along with two members of the Montréal Chapter advisory board, Sylvain Perreault and Éric Lachapelle. The interview covers topics...

    December 9 2014

Member Spotlight

  • Aaron Blankenstein, CAMS—Salt Lake City, UT, USA

    Aaron Blankenstein has served as a Bank Secrecy Act/anti-money laundering (BSA/AML) officer of GE Capital Bank (GECB), since February 2014. In this position, Blankenstein oversees efforts to protect...

    December 9 2014

Chapter Updates

Greater Salt Lake City Chapter’s Inaugural Event

The Greater Salt Lake City ACAMS Chapter hosted its launch event, generously sponsored by RDC on November 6, 2014. With almost 70 AML professionals in attendance, the event marked an auspicious beginning to the chapter. Highlighted by networking sessions, and presentations by...

December 9, 2014

Compliance Studio

Chip Poncy: CDD, MENA Challenges and Responding to ISIS

In this segment of Compliance Studio, John J. Byrne, ACAMS executive vice president, sat down with Chip Poncy, president and co-founder of Financial Integrity Network (FIN), to discuss the challenges in the Middle East and to also discuss Poncy’s passion for customer due...

October 21, 2014

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