Wishing on a SAR: Writing Effective Suspicious Activity Report Narratives

  • When: October 12, 2016
  • Time: 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM ET
  • Level: All

Eleven Important Questions on Writing Effective SARs

Producing an effective SAR narrative involves much more than compiling and formatting relevant information in a cohesive manner. An ideal SAR narrative clearly, concisely, chronologically and completely answers all of the regulators’ questions. Join this panel of experts for practical information on determining when to file a SAR and producing narratives that thoroughly document the who, what, where, when, why and how of suspicious activities.

Learning Objectives

  • Establishing criteria for filing SARs to assure uniform procedures and thorough reviews
  • Assembling and reviewing data to ensure SAR narratives address all relevant questions
  • Analyzing FinCEN guidance on SARs to produce narratives that best serve the regulatory oversight process

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Lauren Kohr
  • Lauren Kohr, CAMS, CAMS-FCI, CFIRS

  • FIU Senior Manager, Governance, Risk and Quality Control
  • Pentagon Federal Credit Union


  • Bob Pasley, CAMS

  • Owner
  • Pasley Consulting

Sarah Whetzel
  • Sarah Beth Whetzel, CAMS, M.F.S.

  • President
  • Palmera Banking Solutions