WANTED—From the Editor

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Wanted! Award-winning professionals whose efforts and talents in the field of compliance have led to recognition among their peers and confidence for their institutions. Reward! Fortune and glory for those who are willing to achieve the same.

Congratulations to our award winners: James Candelmo, Vasilios Chrisos, Kevin Nash, Dorina Vornicescu and the Southern California Chapter.

The second headline article Virtual worlds: The new frontier discusses the new perils facing compliance professionals as they combat the ever-emerging threat of money laundering in a virtual world. Learn how-to combat criminals in this new virtual frontier.

Drowning in PEPs gives step-by-step instructions on how you can manage the many PEP lists that exist and how you can keep up with the enormous amount of PEP listings.

This issue also contains many interesting interviews. William J. Fox from the ACAMS advisory board shows us how his institution is meeting challenges proactively by identifying seven key risks and conducting an enterprise-wide risk assessment on these risks. In
addition, Fox explains how his institution is successfully integrating AML and fraud into one division.

Meet a long standing member of the ACAMS editorial task force, Charles Falciglia and ACAMS CFO Ari House. Also, enjoy a roundtable discussion moderated by John Byrne, ACAMS executive vice president, where he speaks with three members of the risk assessment task force: Vasilios Chrisos, Anna Rentschler and Jeanne Thurman.

This edition also covers a classic topic in the Bank Secrecy Act 101. The article reminds us of six things every compliance person needs to know to succeed.

As 2012 draws to a close and we begin 2013, let us all strive to be more vigilant in our fight against financial crimes. I wish you all a Safe and Happy New Year.

Karla Monterrosa-Yancey, CAMS

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