By Samantha Sheen, AML Director Europe, ACAMS
28 November, 2016

I’m privileged to meet a lot of interesting people in my role as European Director of AML for ACAMS. I write blog posts about regulations and rules, and regularly present at our events (and others) to share my own perspective on our industry.

My New Podcast

But I think there’s also a place for stories – the human aspect of our work. So that’s why I’m launching a new podcast channel, where I have a chat (in fifteen minutes or less, hence the name) with the people shaping European AML today.

For my first podcast I sat down with Tom Keatinge, Director of the Centre for Financial Crime and Security Studies of the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) to talk about counter-proliferation finance.

Counter-Proliferation Finance

The 2012 FATF Recommendations include measures to counter the financing of weapons of mass destruction (“WMD”). But, although this requirement was included in the Recommendations, the implementation of measures to prevent the financing of WMDs hasn’t happened as was expected.

Last year RUSI launched a two-year research project to find out why. They published the results of their literature review and interview series this year, in a report titled “Out of Sight, Out of Mind”.

My chat with Tom (provocatively titled ‘Beating the Bomb’) about the report’s findings is now up on Soundcloud and iTunes.