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Suspicious Transaction Report
The Suspicious Transaction Report is the flagship podcast of RUSI’s Centre for Financial Crime and Security Studies (CFCS). It offers 'behind-the-scenes' insights and practical advice on how to implement the latest financial crime research and policy developments in the real world – from anti-money laundering and illicit flows to sanctions evasion and cryptocurrency abuse.
Season 2 (Summer 2020)
“High Risk Thinking” is our special series recorded during the Coronavirus lockdown, which aims to unpack the complexities behind topics that are considered high-risk in the world of financial crime compliance. It features insider views from guest experts and revolving hosts from the CFCS research team. Season 2 is kindly supported by ComplyAdvantage.
Tom Keatinge returns as host for our final episode. He’s joined by journalist and author Oliver Bullough to discuss a possibly surprise destination that poses a high risk to those that are seeking to protect themselves from financial crime.
In this episode, host Stephen Reimer unpacks the UAE's latest FATF mutual evaluation report with Ibtissem Lassoued, Partner and Head of Advisory, Financial Crime at Al Tamimi & Company in Dubai. She reveals the on-ground realities of the AML system so strongly critiqued by the global watchdog.
In this episode, host Anton Moiseienko is joined by journalist and cybersecurity expert Brian Krebs to dive into the workings of money mule networks. Are they innocent enablers or knowing accomplices? And how do you recognise a mule when you see one?
In this week's episode of High Risk Thinking, host Emil Dall is joined by the team behind EuropeanSanctions.com, Maya Lester, QC of Brick Court Chambers and Michael O’Kane of Peters & Peters to discuss the high risks associated with sanctions - from the point of view of the designated individual.
LLPs, SLPs, UBOs… In this episode, host Tom Keatinge is joined by Graham Barrow of the ‘Dark Money Files’ to examine why these acronyms always pop up in financial crime scandals, often with the UK at the center of them.
Isabella Chase, your host from Season 1, talks to CFCS director, Tom Keatinge about the thinking behind this season’s ‘high risk’ concept and what listeners can expect – from the people, places, commodities and structures in world of financial crime that will be discussed.
Season 1 (2019/20)
In the premiere season, episodes feature two sections: 1) an analysis of financial crime news with discussion of long-term trends and their impacts; and 2) a deep-dive into the latest financial crime research with CFCS experts and guests. Season one is kindly supported by Acuris Risk Intelligence.
Host Isabella Chase looks at how innovation could be used to solve a number of problems in the AML/CFT regime. To discuss the latest financial crime news she is joined by Denisse Rudich and Nick Parfitt where they dissect a case brought against BNP Paribas, UK companies being exploited for crime and the latest sanctions update. In the deep dive, Isabella is joined by Juan Zarate from the Financial Integrity Network to look at how innovation will be essential to overcome policy tensions that prevent progress in combating financial crimes.
In this episode of the Suspicious Transaction Report, Isabella Chase is joined by Jo Jenkins and David Carlisle to discuss Wilson’s crypto auction, Swedbank’s latest press release, the Dutch banks joined up transaction monitoring solution and the priorities for the current FATF presidency. In the deep dive, Isabella talks to Florence Keen about her recent report on social media and terrorist financing.
Isabella discusses the latest financial crime news with Samantha Sheen and Misha Glenny. They cover the latest developments with the impounded Iranian oil tanker the Adrian Darya-1, HMRC’s largest ever money laundering fine and the trailer of the Laundromat film. In the deep dive, Matthew Redhead tells us about his upcoming paper on the effectiveness of the AML regime and what can be done to make it more effective.
In this preview episode of the 'Suspicious Transaction Report' podcast, Isabella Chase talks to Tom Keatinge and Nick Parfitt about the EU’s second attempt at a money laundering blacklist, the NCA’s increasing use of Unexplained Wealth Orders and the benefits and drawbacks of transparency in ultimate beneficial ownership registries.