As the ICIJ releases some 2100 SARs from FinCen detailing over $2 trillion in illegal banking activity, the fires in California, Oregon and Washington finally abate. Tom and Jay are back to look at top compliance articles and stories which caught their eye this week.

  1. The FinCen Papers. Banks and SARs. (NYT) HSBC allowed Ponzi scheme. (BBC) Cache of FinCen docs made public. (BBC) Aaron Nicodemus says it puts compliance in a bad light in Compliance Week (Sub Req’d). Martin Woods on the breach of trust in Compliance Week (Sub Req’d). Jaclyn Jaeger says look at the banks, In Compliance Week (Sub req’d). Matt Kelly weighs in on Radical Compliance.
  2. More data analytics tools for compliance. Dylan Tokar in the WSJ Risk and Compliance Journal.
  3. What makes a ‘Great Woman in Compliance’. Mary Shirley reports on her journey as co-host of #GWIC in CCI.
  4. What does doing more with less mean for compliance? Matthew McFillin and Amanda Rigby in the FCPA Blog.
  5. What are the 7 sins of ESG Management? FTI in the Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance.
  6. The largest AML case in Hong Kong history. Jon Rausch in Dipping Through Geometries.
  7. Oil trader cops to FCPA violation. Harry Cassin breaks the story on the FCPA Blog
  8. Why the Board needs a separate Compliance Committee. Mike Volkov in Corruption Crime and Compliance.
  9. This month on The Compliance Life, I am joined by DeAnna Nwankwo. In this week’s Part 3, DeAnna talks about building trust as a CCO.
  10. On the Compliance Podcast Network, on 31 Days to a More Effective Compliance Program, this month focuses on internal controls. This week saw the following offerings: Monday– Objective I; Tuesday– Objective II;Wednesday– Objective III; Thursday– Objective IV; and Friday– Objective 5. Note 31 Days to a More Effective Compliance Program now has its own iTunes channel. If you want to binge out and listen to only these episodes, click here.
  11. Join Jay and Tom at Converge20. Convercent’s top compliance conference is going virtual this year. Check at the agenda and register here.
  12. Join K2 Intelligence FIN, on September 30 for a webinar with the AIBACP, “Strategies for Surviving an Offsite Regulatory Examination,” featuring Koby Bambilia, K2 FIN Managing Director, and a panel of experts, from banks to regulators. Registration and information here.

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