Alison Jimenez will be a panelist on the ACAMS International AML & Financial Crimes Conference panel, “The Algorithm is Your Friend: Creating and Using Them to Strengthen AML” in Hollywood, FL., April 3-5, 2017. Ms. Jimenez is the author of “Unmasking Bias in Anti-Money Laundering Algorithms” which was published in the Fall 2017 Issue of ACAMS Today. She served as more »
A recent American Banker article titled “Don’t Bet on Pot-Banking Fix in New Year” by Chris Cumming referenced DSA’s analysis of Suspicious Activity Reports regarding the marijuana industry. See DSA’s marijuana SAR analysis here.
Legal/statutory interest rates vary widely from state to state. Legal rates range from a high of 16% in New York to a current low of 4.75% in Florida. Most states have fixed rates but several states tie the legal rate to treasuries. Findlaw provides state by state legal & judgement rates, footnotes and caveats to supplement the more »
One of the most useful things an economist can do in litigation consulting is to put abstract numbers into context. Bernie Madoff’s theft of $65 billion dollars is almost mind-boggling. To illustrate the significance of his crime, I compared his theft with other financial crimes most people are familiar with- burglary, theft, pick pocketing and purse snatching. The more »
FINRA released the final tallies for 2008 arbitration filings. 2008 witnessed marked change in trends regarding the type of controversy. Filings citing “Omission of Facts” increased 337% from 2007 levels. Misrepresentation saw the second largest jump in filings with an increase of 171% over 2007. In 2007, Misrepresentation was the 5th most frequently cited type of controversy and it jumped to more »