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ACAMS’ Member Service Team Gives Back to the Community

As a way to give back to the community, the ACAMS member service team participated in the “Pack One Million Meals to Help South Florida’s Seniors” event on Saturday, September 20 at the Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens. The event was organized and presented...

October 31, 2014


Money Services Businesses—Victims of the Risk-Based Approach?

Fueled by recent high profile cases such as HSBC’s $1.9 billion money laundering fine, banks have been taking a good look at their risk profile. This has resulted in many banks terminating banking services for money services businesses (MSBs). Barclays, for example, took...

November 11, 2014

Featured Interview

  • Michael R. McDonald, CAMS: Be Imaginative

    Michael R. McDonald is a 27-year veteran of the Internal Revenue Service, Criminal Investigation Division. He retired in 1998 and formed a Miami-based consulting firm specializing in international...

    August 28 2014

Member Spotlight

  • Amanda Williford, CAMS—Las Vegas, NV, USA

    Amanda Williford is the director of gaming compliance for MGM Resorts International where she currently oversees daily operations in the Title 31 Audit Department for the company’s 10 properties...

    September 28 2014

Chapter Updates

From Marijuana Businesses to Virtual Currencies: Three Learning Events to Remember

The Northern California Chapter hosted three different learning events this year for their chapter members.  Topics ranged from FATCA to investigative techniques and additional hot topics  BSA/AML/OFAC compliance professionals could face in their careers. The first learning...

October 23, 2014

Compliance Studio

Chip Poncy: CDD, MENA Challenges and Responding to ISIS

In this segment of Compliance Studio, John J. Byrne, ACAMS executive vice president, sat down with Chip Poncy, president and co-founder of Financial Integrity Network (FIN), to discuss the challenges in the Middle East and to also discuss Poncy’s passion for customer due...

October 21, 2014

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