You have noticed that this blog has been relatively quiet in the past year. I had ambitious plans for this blog but the demands of my work dealing with the real world problems that are the subject of this blog has kept me from providing valuable and quality new content. Even still, this blog gets quite a bit of traffic. That is because this site has been primarily focused on educating new Anti-Money Laundering Specialists. The broader topic is Financial Crimes, which would also include Fraud, Bribery, and Sanctions. In terms of quality, I tried to provide the most important aspect of a term, laying aside nuances. This method has been very successful in educating the newly initiated Compliance Officer.
However, there has been a need to improve all aspects of this blog. I decided early on to focus on the educational aspect over all others. This meant that I would avoid nuances and technical correctness. Even with this reduced scope in audience, I have not been able to keep up.
Here is where the community can help each other. You like sharing your knowledge, and if you like the idea of creating posts that answer questions people ask search engines, please, contact me. You can be part of the solution.
In the meantime, I will think about what I can do to either improve this blog or do something else with this content that will be of value.
Congratulations to those of you have become certified or awarded degrees in the Financial Crimes field in the past year.
M. C. Maltempo, Editor-in-chief