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Challenges for Financial Institutions in 2018

Sven Stumbauer  recently authored an article about the top anti-money laundering and sanctions compliance challenges for financial institutions in 2018 and beyond I thought might be of interest to you. In the article I discuss challenges as well as opportunities, given the current regulatory environment.

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Executive Leadership Practices for the New Era of Financial Services

This publication summarizes the proceedings of Caribbean Executive Leadership Series 2012 held in Kingston, Jamaica at the Terra Nova All Suite Hotel on February 8 & 9 and Strawberry Hill Hotel & Spa on February 10, 2012.

Caribbean Executive Leadership Series 2012 is a joint project of the Mona School of Business, UWI, Mona and The Jamaica Institute of Financial Services, Kingston, Jamaica W.I.

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Anti-Money-Laundering Compliance Rises to the Top—Again

Recent headlines that related to both the Bank Secrecy Act of 1970 (BSA) and anti–money laundering (AML) reflect the view that regulators have increased their scrutiny of financial institutions’ boards of directors and senior management for failing to correct alleged compliance shortcomings. As a result, the issue of individual accountability for AML violations continues to gain traction.

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The Risk of De-Risking

In recent years, U.S. authorities have increased their scrutiny of financial institutions’ anti-money laundering controls. In light of this development, banks and other institutions have begun to reassess perceived or actual AML risk across their operation. The notion of how institutions address risk is gaining traction again. In January, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. weighed in on the issue, stressing that instead of cutting ties with entire lines of businesses, financial institutions should take a measured approach to managing banking relationships.

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JIFS Compensation & Employee Benefits and Directors’ Fee surveys

The Jamaica Institute of Financial Services (JIFS), as a part of its new mandate, conducted its second Compensation and Employee Benefits and Directors’ Fee surveys for 2015. These surveys are now available for purchase at a cost of $65,000+ GCT.

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Developing Dynamic Capabilities for Bank Turnaround

This article explores the evolution of dynamic capabilities over the bank turnaround cycle from perspective of the resource-based view of the firm. A longitudinal case study uncovered how National Commercial Bank Jamaica sensed threats, mobilized resources to seize opportunity, and transformed for corporate turnaround.

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