When the SARs Align: When to File a Suspicious Activity Report

  • When: Previously recorded on: August 26, 2015
  • Time: 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM ET
  • Level: All

Failure to file an appropriate SAR can lead to big trouble. But regulators also caution against filing unwarranted “defensive” SARs. Our experts provide practical advice for the high-wire balancing act of when – and when not – to file a SAR. This includes decision-making methodologies that you can apply enterprise-wide; separating anomalies from red flags; and how to replace subjective judgment calls with clearly objective determinations. It’s a can’t-miss tutorial on a lingering compliance conundrum.

Learning Objectives

  • Establishing review committees to ensure consistent escalation practices
  • Rating suspicious activities to assure conformance to institutional standards
  • Assembling and managing documents associated with decisions on whether to file

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  • Technology Officers
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