In this episode, Kieran Beer talks with Matis Mäeker, head of Estonia’s Financial Supervisory Authority. Drawing on his experience in addressing the scandals involving money laundering out of the Russian Federation, and as a leader in Estonia’s effort to build a tougher anti-money laundering/counter terrorist financing (AML/CTF) regime, Mäeker talks about the challenges faced by both supervisory authorities and the entities they oversee in preventing financial crime. He also shares lessons from the “AML Compliance Book: 150 Golden Rules,” which he has just co-authored with his colleague Andre Nõmm.
Mäeker has been a lawyer with Estonia’s Financial Supervisory Authority since 2012, and head of the authority’s AML/CTF department for the past two-years and a member of the MONEYVAL Bureau. In addition, he is an alternate member of the European Banking Authority Anti-Money Laundering Standing Committee. Mäeker has been a speaker at numerous ACAMS conferences. His “AML Compliance Book: 150 Golden Rules” is available from several sources, including Amazon.com.