A SAR Is Born: Producing the Perfect Suspicious Activity Report

  • When: Previously recorded on: May 6, 2015
  • Time: 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM ET
  • Level: Beginner to advanced

SARs are important documents, particularly the narrative component. But not all of them are written in a manner that answers the regulators’ questions or best fulfills the compliance function. Hear experienced industry veterans detail the common errors, and best practices, when filling out a SAR. This tutorial tells you what to put in, what to leave out and, most importantly, how to guarantee it’s clearly understood by all who read it.

Learning Objectives

  • Detailing what regulators want from SARs
  • Writing the most effective narrative
  • Responding to regulator inquiries on SARs

Who Should Attend

  • Financial Professionals who Write SARs
  • Professional Advisors to Financial Institutions
  • Compliance and Sanctions Officers


  • Banking
  • Money Services Businesses
  • Securities Firms


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Diana Liska
  • Diana Liska, CAMS

  • Compliance Consultant
  • Mutual of Omaha Bank

Zachary Miller
  • Zachary Miller, CAMS

  • AML BSA Operations Manager
  • Metro Bank

Angel Pendleton Nguyen
  • Angel Nguyen, CAMS

  • Vice President, Enterprise AML Operations and Financial Intelligence Unit
  • American Express