A Guide to the Life Cycle of Suspicious Activity Reports (SARS)

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  • When: September 13, 2017
  • Time: 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM ET
  • Levels: Beginner – Intermediate

What actually happens once a compliance professional has submitted a suspicious activity report (SAR)? Compliance professional often ask: “Who will actually read this and what happens after that?” A thoroughly completed SAR with a quality narrative and comprehensive analysis of the account activity is extremely important for all parties involved in combating financial crimes including financial institutions, law enforcement agencies and regulators. Our experts will provide practical tactics and techniques when filing a SAR such as providing specific data and keywords that can identify patterns of potential criminal behavior or facilitate investigations into possible wrongdoing.

Learning Objectives

  • Outlining analytic support, investigation and data collection practices by regulators and law enforcement to effectively support AML-related SAR filings
  • Detailing tactics, techniques and requisite components to produce high quality and timely SARs
  • Reviewing examples of SARs to identify best practices for determining when filing is warranted and justify non-filing decisions

Who Should Attend

  • Compliance Managers
  • General Counsel
  • FIU/FCC Personnel


  • Global
  • North America
  • Bank
  • MSB
  • Securities


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Kate Salottolo
  • Kate Salottolo

  • Global Financial Crimes Compliance
  • PayPal


Mark Giuffre
  • Mark Giuffre, CAMS

  • Assistant Special Agent in Charge
  • US Drug Enforcement Agency

  • Bob Pasley, CAMS

  • Founder
  • Pasley Consulting

Matthew Schommer
  • Matthew Schommer

  • Special Agent
  • Internal Revenue Service – Criminal Investigation