FBI leak targets AML deficiencies in private investment funds

Why investment advisors, hedge funds and private equity firms should prepare compliance programs for increased regulatory scrutiny By Vanessa Malone In a leaked bulletin prepared by the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation in May 2020, the agency reported that “threat actors” are likely using hedge funds and private equity firms to launder money and avoid […]Continue Reading

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The importance of Know Your Customer (KYC) for securities offerings

What you need to know about KYC and how to keep your securities offering compliant and competitive in 2020 By Vanessa Malone The exempt securities offering market is on the rise. In 2019, 69.2% of all new capital raised was through an exempt securities offering. With the SEC’s newly proposed set of amendments to harmonize common […]Continue Reading

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What is Anti-Money Laundering (AML)?

What is anti-money laundering “AML” and how can you stay compliant in 2020?( By Vanessa Malone What is anti-money laundering, or AML? Anti-money laundering refers to a set of rules and regulations financial institutions must adhere to in order to help detect and prevent money laundering, fraud, and terrorist financing. The legislative framework these rules come from […]Continue Reading

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What anti-money laundering software looks like on the blockchain

By Vanessa Malone Money laundering has reached a new level of sophistication in today’s digital age, with criminals finding new ways to utilize the internet and conceal the origin of illegally obtained funds every day. The blockchain introduced a new anti-money laundering (AML) hurdle — the ability to make transactions to anyone in the world anonymously. With […]Continue Reading

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