Policy-Compliance Link: The RUSI-ACAMS Partnership

RUSI’s Centre for Financial Crime and Security Studies and ACAMS have partnered to share insights and ideas on critical issues in financial crime compliance.




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RUSI and the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS) have teamed up to provide insight and analysis on issues that are of pressing concern to the financial crime compliance community. We bring together cross-sector expertise to bridge policy guidelines with implementation in the private sector through events, speaking engagements and publications. Our signature product is a series of surveys conducted in partnership with YouGov, which provide unique perspectives from policymakers and the compliance community.

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Aims and objectives

The RUSI–ACAMS Partnership links anti-financial crime policy with compliance. It aims to provide practical insights on the implementation of policy, identifying strengths, gaps, best practices and emerging areas of collaboration for the public and private sectors.

The partnership ultimately aims to help tackle the challenges of illicit finance through sharing expertise and knowledge about critical issues in financial crime compliance. Topics we have covered include cryptocurrency-based financial crime risks, terrorist financing, money laundering, proliferation financing and sanctions evasion.

Project outputs


Access key publications produced as part of this project.

RUSI-ACAMS Proliferation Finance Survey

This aim of this survey is to help shape future public-private sector dialogue on proliferation finance.

RUSI-ACAMS Cryptocurrency Risk and Compliance Survey

This survey provides unprecedented insight into how governments, the cryptocurrency industry, traditional financial institutions, and others view the use of cryptocurrency, including its inherent risks and the robustness of compliance controls within the cryptocurrency sector.


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