Producing Stellar SAR Narratives That Strengthen Internal Oversight and Meet Regulatory and Law Enforcement Expectations

  • When: October 2, 2019
  • Time: 12PM – 2PM ET
  • Level: All

Creating a useful narrative is often the most intimidating task of the entire suspicious activity report (SAR) process—even for seasoned anti-financial crime professionals. Reviewing investigative findings, creating a narrative outline and revising the narrative for accuracy are a few of the vital steps to composing, editing and completing useful SAR narratives. Join our panel of experts as they swap practical tips and share insights that will enhance your SAR narratives, whether you are new to the SAR-writing process or a compliance veteran looking to hone your skills.

Learning Objectives

  • Assembling supporting data and investigative evidence to produce a comprehensive narrative that answers who, what, where, when and why
  • Creating a narrative outline that includes an introductory, background and transaction paragraph, and conclusion
  • Editing the final draft of the narrative to ensure factual accuracy, delete irrelevant or repetitive information, and determine whether your filing meets regulatory expectations
  • Detailing best practices for writing narratives, including incorporating keywords, summarizing totals and correctly characterizing suspicious activities

Who Should Attend

  • Compliance Personnel
  • FIU/Investigative Specialists
  • Risk Management Officers
  • Legal Advisors


  • Global
  • North America
  • Banking Securities
  • MSBs
  • Casinos


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  • Jennifer B. Morrison, CAMS-Audit

  • VP, Senior Risk Manager
  • Corporate One Federal Credit Union


Maura Liconte
  • Maura Liconte, CAMS

  • Deputy Head of Financial Investigations, Director
  • Deutsche Bank

  • Raymond Villanueva

  • Deputy Assistant Director, International Operations
  • Homeland Security Investigations

John Waugh
  • John Waugh, CAMS

  • Assistant Special Agent in Charge
  • Department of Veteran’s Affairs