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With arrest of Bitcoin executive, US enforcement agencies train sights on compliance officers

Date: January 29, 2014 By: Brian Kindle Through a string of US Justice Department prosecutions, FBI seizures and regulatory guidance from the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) over the last year, US agencies have made it clear that virtual currency is squarely in their sights. The arrest this week of leading Bitcoin entrepreneur Charlie Shrem, […]

‘Super Bowl’ of financial crime draws financial crime players and leading experts to New York for ACFCS Conference, February 5-7

Date: January 29, 2014 By: ACFCS Staff Three days after the top United States professional football teams clash in the Super Bowl near New York, many of the leading players in the financial crime field will gather in Manhattan for a scrimmage of their own to tackle the most pressing financial crime issues they face. […]

Financial crime compliance jobs booming, but skills needed to stand out, jobs matchmaker says

Date: January 29, 2014 By: Daniela Guzman Finding a job in the financial industry is not always easy, but one prominent job matchmaker says financial institutions have been on a hiring spree for compliance professionals to improve their financial crime prevention and compliance. Compliance has become an indispensable investment for financial institutions and other corporations, […]

Monterey Institute of International Studies will prepare students for ‘Financial Crime Compliance’ careers with pioneering courses leading to Certified Financial Crime Specialists certification

For Immediate Release January 29, 2014 Contact: Brian Kindle Editorial Director, ACFCS Phone: 786-517-2706 bkindle@ACFCS.org   Jason Warburg Communications Director, MIIS Phone: 831-647-3516 jwarburg@miis.edu MIAMI – The Association of Certified Financial Crime Specialists (ACFCS) today announced that the Monterey Institute of International Studies (MIIS) will offer a series of courses on Financial Crime Compliance that […]

CFCS Prep Webinar Series 1/13 – 1/17

Below are recordings of CFCS prep webinars held on 1/13, 1/15 and 1/17 for the CFCS candidate group from TD Bank. Each session covers 4 – 5 content areas, along with practice and review questions. Part 1 covers: Overview of the CFCS exam and preparation recommendations Financial crime commonalities Money laundering Ethics International standards Global […]

ACFCS Conference brings 42 experts to unveil new data-driven AML approach, secrets of threat finance, virtual currency, cybersecurity, more

Press Release For Immediate Release January 22, 2014 Contact: Brian Kindle Editorial Director bkindle@ACFCS.org Phone: 786-517-2720 MIAMI, FL— Over 40 leading financial crime experts from the compliance, legal, regulatory and enforcement fields and many other thought leaders are descending on New York to speak at and attend the ACFCS Financial Crime Conference & Exhibition on […]

Threat Finance counts on financial institutions, commercial suppliers and corruption to thrive, says expert Don Semesky

 Though they may be unaware of it, the emerging field of threat finance impacts nearly every financial institution and hundreds of commercial enterprises, especially those with multinational operations. First coined by US military officials a few years after the terrorist attacks of September 11, threat finance describes the funds flowing into or out of a […]

Bahamas Financial Services Minister Pinder joins with Bahamas Association of Compliance Officers to extend financial crime training and CFCS certification to compliance officers

Press Release For Immediate Release January 22, 2014 Contact: Brian Kindle Editorial Director bkindle@ACFCS.org Phone: 786-517-2720 The Bahamas Minister of Financial Services, Hon. Ryan L. Pinder, announced January 20, 2014, that the Ministry of Financial Services has “joined forces” with the Bahamas Association of Compliance Officers (BACO), to “promote the Bahamas’ continued role as a […]