Yearly Archives: 2019


American Banker Op-Ed on Risk of Bias in Financial Regulators Algorithms

American Banker published an op-ed by DSA president, Alison Jimenez, titled “AI use carries bias risk for financial regulators.” Ms. Jimenez discusses the need for financial regulators to be aware of the risk of bias within their own supervisory algorithms. The article examines how bias can inadvertently and explicitly enter algorithms and highlights potential issues more »


DSA President Selected to Participate in Countering Transnational Organized Crime Program at the George C. Marshall Center on European Security Studies

DSA president, Alison Jimenez, was selected to participate in the Countering Transnational Organized Crime (CTOC) program held at the George C. Marshall Center on European Security Studies in Garmisch, Germany. The CTOC program invited 104 participants from 53 countries to develop strategies to disrupt and degrade transnational organized crime and terror groups. Participants represented governmental more »


Alison Jimenez Interviewed by ABC News on EB-5 Fraud Schemes

DSA president, Alison Jimenez, was interviewed by ABC news for a story on the EB-5 Immigrant Investor program. The EB-5 program allows immigrant investors to apply for permanent residence if they make an investment of $500,000 in a commercial enterprise that creates or preserves 10 jobs for US workers. The EB-5 program is the US-equivalent more »


DSA Partners with PonziTracker.com for Analytics of 2018 Ponzi Schemes

Dynamic Securities Analytics, Inc. in partnership with Jordan Maglich of www.ponzitracker.com prepared interactive analytics of alleged Ponzi schemes revealed in 2018 and of Ponzi-related prison sentences handed down in 2018. Click here to read the full PonziTracker write-up. The interactive analytics can be filtered by state, scheme size and Months Sentenced per $1Million stolen.


DSA Winter 2018/Spring 2019 Presentations

Dynamic Securities Analytics, Inc.’s president, Alison Jimenez, wrapped up 2018 with two very different presentations. In October, Ms. Jimenez participated as a private sector representative invitee at the 2018 Department of Defense/United States Special Operations Command Counter Threat Finance Working Group. The CTF Working Group topic was The Evolution of Counter Threat Finance. In November more »


DSA’s Human Trafficking SAR Analysis cited in MoneyLaundering.com

Dynamic Securities Analytics, Inc.‘s original analysis of the first reported Human Trafficking and Human Smuggling SAR filings was cited in a www.moneylaundering.com article “US Banks, MSBs File Few SARS on Human Trafficking and Smuggling” by Daniel Bethencourt. “Many of the SARs filed on suspected smuggling originated from U.S. border states, such as Texas and California, more »


WSJ Features DSA’s 2018 Suspicious Activity Reports Analysis

The Wall Street Journal’s Corruption Currents section referenced Dynamic Securities Analytics, Inc’s 2018 SAR Insights blog post. Here’s a few highlights from DSA’s analysis of Suspicious Activity Reports filed in 2018 in the US: A first look at the new Human Trafficking and Human Smuggling SAR options. There are marked differences in reporting by Banks and Money Services Businesses more »


2018 SAR Insights: Suspicious Activity Reports Annual Analysis

With 2018 in the books, Dynamic Securities Analytics, Inc. returns with our annual analysis of Suspicious Activity Reports (‘SARs’). This time we focused on SARs filed in 2018 by Depository Institutions, MSBs and Securities/Futures firms. Something Old Some SAR categories have been tried and true out-performers. The top three SAR categories for both Banks and more »