The debate over whether financial institutions (FIs) should pursue advanced technologies—including intelligent automation, artificial intelligence and machine learning—to drive sanctions compliance has shifted from “if” to “when, how and to what scale?” These technologies redefine what is possible in sanctions compliance by helping implement...

2019 has been a tumultuous year; various countries have made dramatic progress on their anti-money laundering (AML), counter-terrorist financing (CTF) and sanctions journeys. Along the way, the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS) has surpassed 25,000 members across Asia. The year was punctuated...