Transatlantic Response to Illicit Finance Taskforce Member
Moyara Ruehsen is a Professor and the Director of the Financial Crime Management Program at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies in Monterey, CA. She is a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) and a Certified Financial Crime Specialist (CFCS).
After receiving three graduate degrees from Johns Hopkins University, Professor Ruehsen spent a post-doc year at the University of California, Berkeley, to study international organised crime. For more than two decades she has been teaching courses financial crime detection and prevention.
Thoughts on the Taskforce on a Transatlantic Response to Illicit Finance (TARIF):
If the US and UK wish to continue leading by example then we need to find ways to close the gaps that still remain in recent legislation that was designed to promote beneficial ownership transparency. We will have no high moral high ground to stand on if we continue to provide the getaway cars for criminals all over the world.
Professor and Director, Middlebury Institute of International Studies, Financial Crime Management Program
TARIF aims to strengthen global democracy by identifying viable ways in which the UK and US can combine efforts in tackling illicit finance.