Top Journalists That Help Compliance and AML Professionals Keep a Pulse on the Future
The world is changing fast and it’s more important than ever to keep up with the changes as they happen. For compliance and AML professionals to keep up, they need to keep a pulse on what’s going on within the industry day by day.
To help do that, we’ve put together a list of the top journalists and editors who you can trust to keep you up-to-date with all-things compliance, AML, and financial crime.
1. BRETT WOLF, THOMSON REUTERS
Brett is a Senior Financial Crime Correspondent based in St. Louis with over a decade of reporting on topics compliance officers need to know. He’s known as a go-to source for fast, accurate and in-depth regulatory intelligence that aids anti-money laundering and sanctions compliance.
Article we enjoyed: COVID-19 pandemic complicates AML challenges for banks serving charities, experts say
Follow on Twitter: @AMLWolf
2. DANIEL BETHENCOURT, ACAMS MONEY LAUNDERING
Daniel is a New York-based reporter for ACAMS moneylaundering.com, where he writes about illicit financial flows, anti-money laundering compliance, sanctions evasion and cryptocurrency.
Article we enjoyed: Peer-to-Peer Cryptocurrency Exchangers Must Adopt AML Programs: FinCEN
3. TIMON MOLLOY, MONEY LAUNDERING BULLETIN
Timon is the Managing Editor at Money Laundering Bulletin, Fraud Intelligence, and Compliance Monitor. He has deep expertise in financial crime and UK financial services regulation and widely writes about and interviews those in the financial crime space, with a special interest in money laundering.
Article we enjoyed: Commerzbank London fined £37.8m for nearly five years of AML breaches
Follow on Twitter: @MLBulletin
4. SANNE WASS, S&P GLOBAL
Sanne is a reporter in S&P Global Market Intelligence’s EMEA financial news team where she covers Nordic banks, financial crime, money laundering, compliance, diversity & inclusion, and trade finance.
Article we enjoyed: Banks face uptick in money-laundering fines following COVID-19 delays
Follow on Twitter: @sanne_wass
5. ANNIE ROBERTSON, MLEX MARKET INSIGHT
Annie is a financial crime correspondent business journalist who covers financial crime, legal and regulatory risk in the UK and EU.
Article we enjoyed: Banks ignoring anti-money laundering rules should face criminal sanctions, UK lawmaker says
Follow on Twitter: @annierobertsn
6. CHRISTIAN BERTHELSEN, BLOOMBERG LP
Christian is a reporter covering financial crime and illicit finance, including money laundering, sanctions evasion, securities fraud, foreign bribery and international tax evasion. He has worked as a reporter and editor for more than two decades and his coverage has spanned a range of subjects including white-collar crime and federal law enforcement, foreign war zone reporting, banking and finance, capital markets and politics and government. He has been nominated for two Pulitzer Prizes in investigative reporting and received numerous other awards.
Article we enjoyed: Deutsche Bank Kept Epstein’s Money Moving as Red Flags Flew
7. MENGQI SUN, WALL STREET JOURNAL
Mengqi is a reporter covering sanctions, whistleblower, anti-bribery and governance for The Wall Street Journal and WSJ’s Risk & Compliance Journal
Article we enjoyed: J&F’s Bribery Settlements Highlight Compliance Breakdowns, Remediation Efforts
Follow on Twitter: @_MengqiSun
8. JOHN BASQUILL, GLOBAL TRADE REVIEW
John is a Senior Reporter at Global Trade Review where he covers trade and trade finance with a focus on fraud, money laundering, and sanctions.
Article we enjoyed: Money laundering groups ‘exploiting trade finance transactions’, task force warns
Follow on Twitter: @JohnBasquill
9. PAWEL KUSKOWSKI, FORBES
Pawel is a Forbes contributor, CEO and co-founder of Coinfirm, and ex-Global Head of AML Function at RBS. He specialises in compliance and anti-money-laundering with extensive experience conducting global projects for international financial institutions and cooperating with supervisory authorities.
Article we enjoyed: Battles Of Dirty Money And Blockchain: How To Trace Stolen Crypto
Follow on Twitter: @kuskowskipawel
10. RICHARD L. CASSIN, THE FCPA BLOG
Richard is the founder of the FCPA Blog where he serves as Editor at Large. He has been named multiple times as one of the 100 Most Influential People In Business Ethics by Ethisphere Magazine. He was named a Trust Across America 2019 Top Thought Leader in Trust.
Article we enjoyed: Are compliance officers generalists or specialists?
Follow on Twitter: @FCPA
11. RANDALL MIKKELSEN, THOMSON REUTERS
Randall is the North American Managing Editor for Thomson Reuters Regulatory Intelligence.
Article we enjoyed: How (and why) to be your own information gatekeeper
12. THOMAS FOX, FCA COMPLIANCE REPORT
Thomas is the author of the award winning FCPA Compliance and Ethics Blog and the international best-selling book “Lessons Learned on Compliance and Ethics”. He’s also the founder of the Compliance Podcast Network that explores topics such as compliance and ethics, the FCPA, corporate governance, and innovation in compliance.
Podcast we enjoyed: Not Your Father’s Monitor- Episode 2: Mikhail Reider-Gordon
In this episode, Tom Fox and Mikhail Reider-Gordon discuss the new DOJ monitor’s focus. Mikhail is the Managing Director of Institutional Ethics & Integrity at Affiliated Monitors, and also creator, author and podcaster of The Wirecard Saga.
Follow on Twitter: @tfoxlaw
13. JACLYN JAEGER, COMPLIANCE WEEK
Jaclyn is an editor with Compliance Week and has written on a wide variety of topics, including ethics and compliance, risk management, legal, enforcement, technology, and more. Prior to joining Compliance Week, she spent four years as a legal reporter for Lawyer’s Weekly. Jaclyn attended undergraduate school at St. Joseph’s College of Maine and graduate school at Emerson College, earning degrees in journalism.
Article we enjoyed: Top ethics and compliance failures of 2020
Note: a subscription is required but Compliance Week is well worth the investment!
14. MARK SIMPSON, GLOBAL COMPLIANCE NEWS BY BAKER MCKENZIE
Mark is a partner in the Financial Services & Regulatory Group of Baker McKenzie where he practices in the areas of financial regulation, financial crime, and regulatory investigations. He is a member of the Firm’s EMEA Financial Services & Insurance Steering Committee, as well as its Global Funds and FinTech Groups. He participates actively in industry bodies including the Alternative Investment Managers Association.
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15. JOHN CUSACK, FINANCIAL CRIME NEWS
John is the current Co-Chair of the Wolfsberg Group and former Global Head of financial crime at both Standard Chartered Bank and UBS Bank. He is also the editor-in-chief of Financial Crime News publication. With his global insight on banking, compliance and financial crime challenges and deep leadership experience, both across the industry and also directly to a number of banks, John has been one of the most influential and insightful leaders in the financial crime compliance area.
Article we enjoyed: Insights into Effectiveness by Leading US Financial Crime Fighters & Industry Groups
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