Financial Services

SIFMA AML Highlights: Compliance, Enforcement and Preparing for Tomorrow

2015We attended SIFMA’s Anti-Money Laundering & Financial Crimes Conference last month where experts in the industry discussed legal and regulatory developments, enforcements, and industry perspectives.  There were many discussions around whistleblowers, anti-bribery & corruption, securities fraud and even marijuana related securities legislation.

Andrew J. Ceresney, Director of Enforcement at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, gave a keynote address on these important elements of compliance:

  1. Promoting a culture of compliance at companies is critical; AML compliance programs must not be siloed from other aspects of compliance.
  2. Suspicious Activity Reports (SARs) are critical to what the SEC does in the Division of Enforcement.
  3. SAR filings present troubling data, but the SEC remains committed to enforcing the rules relating to the BSA, and the Division has launched a program to address fostering compliance with these rules.

Our team of experts attended to discuss how we help our clients navigate the evolving financial crime landscape by reducing cost, improving efficiency, and overcoming reputational, operational, and financial risks associated with anti-money laundering and regulatory compliance initiatives. A sound AML and KYC policy and reporting procedure must be in place to monitor and prevent fraud and money laundering. If you happen to be a target or a subject of a federal investigation, you must have crossed your t’s and dotted your i’s when it comes to the adequacy and effectiveness of SAR content and sanctions screenings.

We’re currently working with one of the world’s largest financial services institutions in an anti-money laundering (AML) initiative where we are leveraging for our client our team’s extensive banking, payment and regulatory expertise and a proven track record of industry success. For the summit, our AML and compliance experts at Perficient put together this presentation around our core capabilities as they related to AML and financial crimes. It is an 8-point approach to AML, risk and compliance for financial services firms, including: Know Your Customer, Customer Due Diligence, Anti-Bribery and Corruption, Global Payments, Sanction Programs, Cyber Security & Privacy Regulations, Anti-Money Laundering, Fraud Protection, and Regulatory Compliance.

Regulatory change, budgetary constraints and rapid changes in technology are making it hard for financial firms to transform for tomorrow while managing the challenges of today. Our guide, “Transform for Tomorrow”, can help.

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Erin Moloney

Erin E. Moloney is Director of Marketing at Perficient, Inc.

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