The Importance of Building Alert Rationale

Politically Exposed Person’s (PEPs), Sanctions and Adverse Media alerts all require rationale to explain whether an alert is a false positive, true match or if further information is required. Investigators will normally have to compare two sets of information and look for differences in order to make a decision, this can only be done by using reliable information and a common-sense risk-based approach.  Alert investigations are performed […]

AML – The Investigator Mindset

The quality of Anti Money Laundering investigations varies enormously from organisation to organisation. Just to be clear, we are talking about the whole process from the initial analysis of a hit from a screening system or transaction monitoring system, through alert decision making, review, escalation, detailed investigation and ultimately, if necessary, reporting to the authorities. […]

AML – The Complexities of Investigating Compliance Alerts

The sole objective of a screening engine is to generate relevant alerts for trained investigators to analyse and decide whether an alert is deemed a false positive or a true match. This article will examine how a Banking corporation’s AML department utilises investigation techniques to resolve compliance alerts whilst achieving quality, meeting productivity, and regulatory […]