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Improved Filters for the Modern Investigator

We are excited to announce a number of new features that are purpose built for the modern investigator as we [..]

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Product Update: December 9th, 2020

Sigma releases API to detect and score financial crime risk at scale

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Product Update: September 30, 2020

Sigma expands Address Risk coverage, releases new matching algorithm and improves search speed by 5x

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Navigating a Growing Risk Landscape: How FinTechs Can Leverage RegTech

The FinTech industry is at a critical juncture. On the one hand, new financial technologies are opening up [..]

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How to Utilize Google Search Strings for Adverse Media Screening

Adverse media is increasingly important for financial institutions and global corporates. Google search strings [..]

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History of Anti-Money Laundering Laws

As the Biden administration prioritizes the recently enacted Anti-Money Laundering Act of 2020 (2020 AMLA), the [..]

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Sigma Ratings Makes Key Russia Data Available to Help Users Uncover Hidden Risks

Over the past week, the world has watched the crisis unfolding in Ukraine in disbelief, anger and fear.  Most of [..]

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  • AML
  • 05/12/2022

Difference between Shell, Shelf and Front Company

After the release of the Panama Papers in 2015, the terms “shell company” or “shelf company” became associated [..]

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How to Identify a Shell Company and the Associated Red Flags

In the aftermath of the 2016 Panama Papers data leak, the term "shell company" rapidly emerged in news coverage of [..]

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Dirt Strings

While perhaps not having the most pleasant-sounding of names, “dirt strings” are a critical tool in financial [..]

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EU Considers Blacklisting the United Arab Emirates Following the ‘Dubai Uncovered’ Leaks

Last week, the EU considered blacklisting the United Arab Emirates. The suggestion comes following a new data leak [..]

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  • AML
  • 02/04/2021

Challenges of OSINT

Open-source Intelligence (OSINT) is an incredibly powerful tool for both the public and private sectors alike. [..]

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2022 Predictions

Every year, we highlight predictions for the year.  We are doing so again this year, though it seems ever-more [..]

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  • AML
  • 02/10/2021

What is OSINT and how is it used for investigations?

As the Internet has come to play an increasingly central role in people’s lives across the globe, the information [..]

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Product Update - Sigma Releases Expanded Russia-Focused Datasets

Sigma continues to provide updated, improved screening for clients interested in understanding potential exposure [..]

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Take the Drama Out of Periodic Reviews With Perpetual Relationship Monitoring

The traditional approach to client reviews for KYC and AML purposes has been to invest in teams of people who can [..]

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Level 1 vs Level 2 Investigations

“Two heads are better than one”, as the old saying goes. However, in anti-money laundering and risk review, “four [..]

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Sigma Ratings Closes Series A Funding Led by Mosaik Partners

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Product Update - Sigma Ratings launches ongoing KYB & KYC monitoring

Delivering ongoing monitoring to clients is a massive evolution of Sigma Ratings' platform, and our biggest launch [..]

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  • AML
  • 02/24/2021

Shell Companies

For years shell companies have been at the heart of both legitimate business activity and money laundering [..]

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The Russian Exposure

In just over a week since the invasion of Ukraine by Russia, the global economy has experienced a dramatic shift.  [..]

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Kabul via Khartoum

This week, as the Afghan peace deal went into effect, which includes the potential removal of economic sanctions, [..]

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The Smallest Country You've Never Heard Of

8 miles off the coast of Britain lies the Principality of Sealand, the world’s smallest self-proclaimed state. [..]

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U.S. and its Allies Launch the Russian Elites, Proxies, and Oligarchs (REPO) Multilateral Task Force

This week, the United States and its allies launched the Russian Elites, Proxies, and Oligarchs (REPO) [..]

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  • AML
  • 04/08/2021

The Role of International NGOs in the Fight Against Financial Crime

At first glance, one may not think that NGOs are big players in the anti-money laundering (AML) space. One may [..]

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Why This is Different

When I interviewed with the U.S. Treasury in 2005, the Department was undergoing a major restructuring, having [..]

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Fitch Ratings Chooses Sigma Ratings’ Monitoring Solution

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Following Wolfsberg Evaluation Guidelines for Negative News Screening

As the US Treasury Department and the Financial Action Task Force increase efforts to improve the effectiveness of [..]

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New Research Study Suggests Poor AML Oversight of Shell Companies by Financial Industry

This week, the ICIJ reported on a new study by a group of renowned academics that revealed that, despite past [..]

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Fitch Group Invests in Sigma Ratings

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German Fintech’s Non-Compliance Stifling Growth

This month, the Bank of Italy banned N26 from taking on new customers or engaging in any transactions with them, [..]

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New AML Requirements for Art and Antiquities Dealers

The AML Act of 2020 is placing new regulatory requirements on art and antiquities dealers with revisions to [..]

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Product Update - Sigma Ratings Expands to include 500,000 High-Risk Addresses

Sigma Ratings has grown our high-risk addresses database to half a million, which is a massive leap from the [..]

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Big Banks Urge Policymakers to Increase Regulation on Fintech Sector

This week, Bloomberg reported that “big banks and the powerful lobbying groups representing them are readying a [..]

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Product Update - Sigma Expands Its Address Risk Coverage To Include Top 1,000 Shared Addresses Worldwide

Hello Sigma network!

We continue to roll out new product enhancements across our product offerings to support our [..]

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Sigma Ratings Obtains SOC 2 Type 1 Certification

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Are You With Me?

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has abruptly transformed the world.  In response, an increasing number of severe [..]

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FinCEN Issues Proposed Rule for Beneficial Ownership Reporting to Counter Illicit Finance and Increase Transparency

Last week, during the U.S.-led Summit for Democracy, the Biden administration released a new anti-corruption [..]

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Guide to Politically Exposed Persons (PEPs)

Politically exposed persons are political or public figures and high-powered senior executives, including their [..]

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Buzzfeed Investigation Uncovers Use of Offshore Shell Companies by a Russian Oligarch

This week, an investigation by Buzzfeed revealed that the Russian oligarch Roman Abramovich allegedly utilized a [..]

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Heightened Scrutiny On Prime Brokers Following KYC Failure at Archegos

This week, Credit Suisse announced it will exit the hedge fund business as the Swiss bank looks to revamp itself [..]

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U.S. Treasury Releases Report on Money Laundering and Terror Financing in the Art Market

Last week, the U.S. Treasury released a highly anticipated report on money laundering and terror financing in the [..]

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Baltic International Bank SE’s Rating Affirmed at ‘BBB+’ with Neutral Outlook

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Product Update - Sigma Releases New Self Service Enhancements

Sigma Monitoring has been further enhanced to offer new self-service capabilities that allow for end to end [..]

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Senator Calls on Wells Fargo to Fix Its Internal Controls and Risk-Management Practices

This week, the chairman of the U.S. Senate Banking Committee, Sherrod Brown, called on Wells Fargo to resolve its [..]

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Sigma Ratings Named in ‘Regtech 100’ for Second Consecutive Year

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Advocacy Groups Urge Biden Administration to Expand AML Rules to Private Investment Industry

Last week, the WSJ reported that Senator Sheldon Whitehouse along with a collection of public-policy groups urged [..]

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Ultimate Beneficial Owner (UBO)

The concept of “Ultimate Beneficial Owner” (or UBO) is a critically important one in corporate law and anti-money [..]

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Sigma Ratings Adds Former Citigroup Risk Executive to its Board

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Yale University Study Finds Companies that Exited Russia Rewarded with Outsize Stock-Market Returns

This month, a new study from the Yale School of Management, which has been monitoring approximately 1,300 [..]

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List of Jurisdictions with a Golden Visa Program

Golden Passports or Visas, a citizenship by investment or residency by investment program, has drawn increased [..]

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Product Update - Streamlined Sigma news alerts for added efficiency

At Sigma, the product improvements we invest in aim to deliver a flawless experience to our user base. We [..]

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UAE ‘At Risk’ of Inclusion on Global AML Watchdog FATF’s Gray List

This week, the FT, citing a senior government official, reported that the UAE has significantly increased its [..]

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FIMBank p.l.c.’s Rating Upgraded to ‘BBB+’ with Neutral Outlook

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Sigma's Guide to AML Investigations

As the world’s complexity increases, financial systems are changing rapidly, regulations are developing across the [..]

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Swiss Court Demanded Compensation of 45M From Credit Suisse

Last week, a Swiss court demanded compensation of $45 million from Credit Suisse in a money laundering case [..]

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The Tax Justice Network Releases the 2022 Financial Secrecy Index

This week, the Tax Justice Network (“TJN”) released the 2022 Financial Secrecy Index, which ranks jurisdictions [..]

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The Financial Action Task Force Releases its Report on the State of Effectiveness and Compliance with the FATF Standards

Last week, the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) released its Report on the State of Effectiveness and Compliance [..]

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Unveiling Instant Detection of Line of Business & Transparency Risk

Time and resource commitments dedicated to manually determining line of business and verifying internet presence [..]

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Sigma releases new enhancements to its global monitoring capabilities

In our effort to further enable customers to control their own Sigma platform and data experiences, and to support [..]

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The FinCEN Files: Address Risk

With the release of the FinCEN Files, what was a common denominator related to an international money laundering [..]

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WSJ: U.S. Treasury’s Beneficial Ownership Rules Stirs Debate

This week, the WSJ reported that the U.S. Treasury is “facing a wide range of views on the details of a corporate [..]

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FinCEN Releases Advisory on Kleptocracy and Foreign Public Corruption

Last week, FinCEN, the U.S. Treasury’s anti-money-laundering (AML) unit, “warned financial institutions against [..]

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  • AML
  • 07/01/2021

Trade-Based Money Laundering

One might imagine the surprise a Customs Official has when viewing an invoice for toilet paper imported from China [..]

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  • AML
  • 04/01/2022

Guide to Potential Russian Sanctions Evasion

Vladimir Putin's recent deadly aggression against Ukraine has put pressure on the international community to [..]

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Product Update - Sigma Enhances Risk Curation Capabilities to Improve Efficiency and Scalability

As our journey to transform compliance and due diligence teams’ workflows continues, we’ve recently added new [..]

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Transparency International’s 2021 Corruption Perceptions Index Reveals a Decade of Stagnation in Anti-Graft Efforts

This week, the global anti-corruption watchdog Transparency International (TI) released its annual Corruption [..]

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Sigma Ratings and FiveBy Form Partnership to Provide Next Generation Technology and Expert Resources To Clients

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Latvia Seeks To Rebuild Reputation in the Face of Russian Sanctions

This week, the WSJ reported that Latvia is seeking to rebuild its reputation in face of Russia sanctions given [..]

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Gabrielle Haddad named in Women In Fintech Powerlist 2021

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  • AML
  • 06/29/2021

What Is an AML Analyst?

An alert in a bank’s transaction monitoring system notifies that there is a large amount of money being [..]

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FinCEN Files: SARs

Among the startling findings in the FinCEN files were details on the time it took financial institutions to files [..]

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Regulators Turn Focus on Consumer Duty and Controls at Challenger Banks

Last week, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced that it will start using a largely unused [..]

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American Banker Reports Treasury Seeking to Spur AI Innovation Amid Pressure to Fight Money Laundering

Last week, American Banker reported that the U.S. Treasury was looking to spur AI innovation amid pressure to [..]

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Sigma Ratings named in the Chartis RiskTech100®

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Afghanistan and the March of Time

I served as the U.S. Treasury Department’s Financial Attache to Afghanistan during the eighth, ninth and tenth [..]

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Banking in Antarctica

Mapping financial networks to the edge of the world.

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HS Codes and Trade-Based Money Laundering

Previously, we have discussed the large, though often overlooked, role that trade-based money laundering (TBML) [..]

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New FinCEN recommendations on environmental crimes

Last week, the U.S. Treasury Department’s anti-money laundering watchdog, the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network [..]

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Governance Risk For Banks: Joint Research with Fitch Ratings

The co-authored report titled “Governance Risk for Banks: Drawing on Experience and External Expertise to Assess [..]

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New Rules, Old Goods

This week, the OCCRP reported that an “owner of a swanky Manhattan art gallery, who sold ancient artifacts to [..]

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AML Investigations - How the Game is Changing in 2021

With estimates of up to $2 trillion being laundered through the global financial system and only 1% being [..]

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Product Update: September 30, 2020

Sigma expands Address Risk coverage, releases new matching algorithm and improves search speed by 5x

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Top 10 Compliance Podcasts for May 2022

Need some inspiration for Fincrime, compliance and risk podcasts in May 2022? Here's what the Sigma team are [..]
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Broker Dealer Compliance: Preparing for 2022

In October 2021, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) published Regulatory Notice 21-36 to [..]

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No Representation Without Taxation

This week, the Tax Justice Network, a “group funded by donations and campaigning for transparency,” released the [..]

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Top 10 Compliance Podcasts for March 2022

Need some inspiration for Fincrime, compliance and risk podcasts in March 2022? Here's what the Sigma team are [..]
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Top 10 Compliance Podcasts for Feb 2022

Need some inspiration for Fincrime, compliance and risk podcasts in February 2022? Here's what the Sigma team are [..]
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Product Update - More Clarity, Transparency and Efficiency!

Today, we are releasing the following updates to improve the clarity of our insights, transparency of results and [..]

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FinCEN Fires Shot Across Bow of US Firms and Financial Institutions

This advisory is suited for executive management, board of directors, risk and compliance executives and the [..]

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Getting The Priorities Straight

This week, the U.S. Treasury’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) released the inaugural national [..]

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When The Feds Come Knocking

This week, media reports alleged that both the U.S. Department of Justice and the FBI were investigating Danske [..]

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Embracing A New Era of Transparency

The leak and subsequent investigation of the FinCEN Files hit the financial services industry hard this past week [..]

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Pandora's Box

This week, the world was rocked by revelations from the Pandora Papers, the largest leak of records from tax [..]

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Unparalleled Global Coverage and Configurability

In addition to unrivaled coverage and configurability, Sigma News is now further aligned to recent FATF, FINCEN, [..]

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Sigma Ratings, the world's first non-credit risk ratings agency, closes $2.4 million Series Seed funding

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Top 10 Compliance Podcasts for April 2022

Need some inspiration for Fincrime, compliance and risk podcasts in April 2022? Here's what the Sigma team are [..]
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Improved Filters for the Modern Investigator

We are excited to announce a number of new features that are purpose built for the modern investigator as we [..]

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The Return of the Czar

This week, the FT reported that the Department of Justice (DOJ) is preparing to launch a crackdown on corporate [..]

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The Coming Storm!

This week, German digital bank N26, the country’s highest valued start-up, was fined $5M for AML failings by BaFin [..]

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Extended Sanctions Risk

Not everybody has a glass-half-full kind of mentality, but when it comes to ownership by sanctioned entities, the [..]

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Product Update: December 9th, 2020

Sigma releases API to detect and score financial crime risk at scale

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The Search for an Updated Wolfsberg Questionnaire

On pushing forward broader adoption

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Using Soccer to Explain Country Risk Mapping

Not to be outdone by Goldman Sachs’ AI-generated World Cup predictions (spoiler alert: Goldman Sachs predicts that [..]

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Owning Up

Last week, Reuters reported that “as the Biden administration pushes ahead with an effort to combat global [..]

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  • AML
  • 11/11/2021

Country Risk

While KYC stands for “Know Your Customer” and is at the heart of AML efforts, for compliance teams it can be just [..]

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Getting On Board

Over the last decade, gender diversity on corporate boards has become one of the most talked about trends and [..]

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The Three Silos of Defense

With the SEC whistleblower program setting new records in 2020 and with a renewed focus on whistleblowers as a [..]

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Global News Coverage

What if you need the latest about business developments in Mongolia or better continuous monitoring of an entity [..]

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ESG’s Next Frontier

Compliance is Missing from the Equation

More than $22 trillion assets are now invested according to ESG [..]

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FT Feature: Fitch invests in AI start-up to improve bank misconduct detection

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ESG: Enabling Solid Governance

Last week, Reuters reported that investor groups have asked for more ESG disclosures from the US Securities and [..]

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Seamless Access to Global Risk News and Insights

We are excited to announce a host of new features that significantly improve the experience and ease of use for [..]

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Gabrielle Haddad named in Women In Fintech Powerlist 2020

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A Pandemic of Corruption

Last week, following weeks of investigative reporting, The Washington Post compiled their various investigations [..]

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Heightened Scrutiny on Broker Dealer Compliance Following Court Ruling and Regulatory Action

Last week, the U.S. Supreme Court rejected a petition for review from Alpine Securities in its bid to argue that [..]

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The Bulgarian Banksy

Last month, the U.S. State Department and U.S. The Treasury Department sanctioned Vassil Bojkov, a well-known [..]

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Suspicious Activity Reports (SARs)

A Suspicious Activity Report (SAR) is a report made by a regulated institution in a variety of finance-related [..]

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The United Nations of (Money Laundering)

In the wake of the FinCEN Files , lawmakers and regulators around the world have reacted to the unprecedented [..]

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On the FBI’s Radar...

This week, according to a leaked intelligence bulletin, the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation expressed concern [..]

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Take The Drama Out

During a recent industry workshop, several leading institutions, including Goldman Sachs, HSBC and Citi, among [..]

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From the Balance Sheet to the Value Sheet

This week, the World Economic Forum kicked off its annual summit with the theme of "A Crucial Year to Rebuild [..]

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Shifting The Burden

This week, both the United States House of Representatives and Senate, through the “must-pass” annual defense [..]
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ACFCS - Fincrime Virtual Week August 3-7, 2020

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FinTech Week

In recent years, the term “FinTech” has been swirling around media reports and economic discourse with increasing [..]

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A More Powerful User Experience

We are delighted to announce the release of our upgraded Sigma Open Search capabilities. This release is the [..]

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The e-New Normal

This week, the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), a global AML/CFT watchdog founded by the G7, published its new [..]

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Cruising Along... But For How Long?

This week, France, following similar moves by Poland and Denmark,  announced that companies that base their [..]

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What the experts are saying about the value of Sigma Ratings

Q & A with Mark Batts

Former Managing Director, Financial Institutions Group Head of Enhanced Due Diligence (EDD) [..]

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  • AML
  • 12/01/2020

AML Act 2020

Sigma Ratings has reviewed the history of anti-money laundering legislation in the United States and highlighted [..]

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Sigma Ratings Releases Breakthrough Features to Become the World's Most Comprehensive AI-Powered Business Risk Intelligence Platform

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It Takes Two

This week, the United States, in coordination with Panama, announced the formation of a new task force that will [..]

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From Macro to Micro

This week, global firms find themselves in the crosshairs of increasing geopolitical tensions between the United [..]

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The New Frontier: Modernizing Sanctions in a New Geopolitical Stage

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How Compliance Professionals Should Be Thinking About Afghanistan

From a financial crime perspective, financial institutions, fintechs, and others should proactively seek to [..]

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Canary in the [Gold] Mine

This week, Monzo, an early fintech unicorn, disclosed in its annual report that it is facing a potential civil and [..]

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A Digital Cold War: Dual Use & The New Frontier

Last month, the announcement of Germany’s arrest of a businessman suspected of purchasing “sophisticated [..]

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Survey Says

Last month, David Lewis, the executive secretary of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), called for a change in [..]

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Sanctions Flex

This week, the United States, EU, UK and Canada announced coordinated sanctions against key Chinese officials for [..]

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EU Export Control Modernization

Throughout the last few years, export controls have taken heretofore unseen prominence in news media headlines. In [..]

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Error: This Person Does Not Exist

First Fake News, Now Fake People

Alexa Altos operates a web design firm in California, has a number of employees, [..]

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Sigma Ratings Wins ‘Best Data Analysis Tool’ Award at 2020 Benzinga Global Fintech Awards

Firm Recognized for Its Revolutionary Cloud-Based Data Intelligence Platform and Customizable Entity Risk Scoring [..]

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Reimagining Normal: ESG Priorities Post COVID-19

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The End of Intuition: The Value of Independent Validation

Sigma asked executives at asset management firms and large financial institutions how they make investment [..]

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Never Again.

Today, we mark the 20th anniversary of September 11th, 2001. With 33.2% of the world’s population under the age of [..]

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It’s Not Me, It’s €.U

This month, the European Union revealed its plan to set up a new agency, the Anti-Money Laundering Authority [..]

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State of the Unit

This month, a new report titled the ‘True Cost of Financial Crime Compliance Global Report’ revealed that [..]

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The €6,500 billion Grand Duchy

€6,500 billion. It is the amount of assets managed by sometimes secretive investment funds in Luxembourg, the [..]

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Rather Grim

It is that time of the year when Transparency International puts out its latest country ratings around the [..]

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What Does Transparency Look Like?

Transparency Does Not Need to Be Hard 

 “To achieve an equitable, inclusive, and more prosperous future for all, [..]

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Rome Wasn't Built In A Day

This week, as the United States’ Senate held the confirmation hearings on presidential nominations, Janet Yellen, [..]

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Governance Gains Ground

Over the last 8 months, the pandemic has brought significant uncertainty in global markets and in short and long [..]

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Sigma's Gabrielle Haddad Presents at Innovate Finance in London on Future of Regtech

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A New Regime

This week, from the U.S sanctions against SUEX OTC, the first time the Treasury Department has sanctioned a [..]

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A Universal Downgrade

This week, the Basel Institute on Governance published the 10th annual edition of the Basel AML Index for 2021, a [..]

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The Financial Action [Tech] Force

Last week, following its latest plenary, the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), the global AML watchdog, [..]

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The Man Behind the Curtain

This week, the WSJ rightly highlighted that the biggest impediment to the U.S. Treasury’s plans to implement a [..]

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Memes & Dreams

The world has changed.  

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Holding Corporations (and Sovereigns) to Account

Why Sigma Ratings?

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72% De-Risk vs. Manage Risk

A problem with few solutions

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Perception & Reality

During recent travel in the Middle East, we met with senior executives at leading banks, exchange houses and [..]

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Inconvenient Truths

A New Hub for Money Laundering

Last week the Wall Street Journal highlighted a new, burgeoning money laundering [..]

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It All Came Crumbling Down

This week, the share price of Wirecard fell more than 60%, less than 2 years after its debut on the prestigious [..]

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Navigating Risk in Crisis Virtual Compliance Round Table

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COVID-19: How to Set Up Your Compliance Function During Crisis

COVID-19’s rise has created significant shocks to the global financial and economic landscape. On April 9, 2020, [..]

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Stronger Together!

After senior careers in the U.S. Treasury Department and in law and development finance, we founded Sigma in 2017 [..]

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Remote Controls

This week, the Wall Street Journal reported that many companies are experiencing “new risks or that existing [..]

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PPPerpetual Fraud

This week, reports emerged that JPMorgan, in an internal memo, stated they’re investigating their own employees [..]

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Get on Board

Last week, the International Journal of Finance and Economics published a study that appears to indicate that [..]

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Sigma Ratings is named in the Global AIFinTech100

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KYI - Know Your Influencer

Last month, the Council on Foreign Relations reported that an arrest warrant issued by U.S. law enforcement for a [..]

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Out of the Shadows

Earlier this week, cryptocurrency found itself at the center of a heated U.S. Congressional debate over the U.S.’s [..]

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The World [Is Not Enough]

Every day, millions of articles are published to the Internet across multiple platforms, languages and focal [..]

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Putting You On Notice

Corruption and money laundering go hand-in-hand.  

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A Digital Goldmine!

This week, the European Central Bank, in its push for supervisory technology, stated that “national bank [..]

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The Culture War

This week, the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS) released a report outlining the [..]

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From "Trade War" to "Tech War" and Back Again

Last week, the U.S. Department of Commerce announced it added 7 Chinese companies in the supercomputer space to [..]

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5 Years Ago...

This week, the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) marked the 5th anniversary of the [..]

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Too Big To Fail...Small Enough To Jail

The Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS) released the ‘ACAMS Compliance [..]

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The Data Problem

According to KPMG, 1 in 3 business leaders don’t trust the information they use to make decisions. How can you act [..]

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Sigma Middle East Poll Follow Up

Many of you were so kind as to fill out our poll on risk in the Middle East . As you’ll see below, perception does [..]

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Predicting ‘19…

In a few weeks, it will be the year of the pig, but I’m not so sure that its going to be that generous.  Much of [..]

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Fire & Ice

This week, the outgoing U.S. administration has continued its “aggressive use of sanctions” with a flurry of [..]

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Reflections & Predictions

What you should be paying attention to in 2021:

For ease of reading, we divide predictions between highly [..]

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More With Less

Sigma Ratings is thrilled to have been named the Best Data Analysis Tool at the 6th Annual Benzinga Global [..]

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AI-Driven Ratings Start-Up Brings Transparency To Banks

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The Blockchain of 2020

Early in the pandemic, the FT, in response to the UK regulator sanctioning a digital KYC process, highlighted that [..]

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300+ Million Pages

This week, Greece’s anti-corruption prosecutor, Eleni Touloupaki, confirmed to the OCCRP that her home was [..]

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Do I Really Know You?

Last week, we reported on the newly released 2020 Basel AML Index and the importance of a more dynamic approach [..]

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Where Do We Go From Here?

This week, with the world’s eyes on Kabul, the Group of 7 announced that they agreed on a plan to deal with the [..]

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Mapping Risk

Nothing is more constant than change.

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Sigma Ratings Middle East Poll

Perception vs Data

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Scoping LEI Data Availability

In 2014 the Financial Stability Board (FSB) set up a standardized way to label and find the legal identity of any [..]

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Norvik Banka Achieves BB+ Business Integrity Rating

Norvik Banka Achieves BB+ Business Integrity Rating  

Sigma Ratings Inc. announces its first-ever Sigma Rating for [..]

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Globally Focused Asset Management Firm Rated 'A' with Positive Outlook for its Governance and Control Effectiveness

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Sigma to Present on AI at Parliamentary Intelligence-Security Forum

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Canada's money laundering problem in the 'hundreds of millions': Financial crimes expert

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Former U.S. Treasury official and compliance executive Robert Werner joins Sigma Ratings

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Financial institutions in Middle East seem to be lower risk than others: CEO

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Feature Story: World's First 'Integrity Rating' Agency Launched

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Sigma Rating’s emerging market expertise is featured in Brazil’s top newspaper Valor Econômico

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Business Extra podcast: How can we assess risk in a world growing more complex?

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De-Listed

This week, the United States agreed to remove Sudan from its terror blacklist on the condition that the country’s [..]

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