Stratis Speaks on Trends in Alternative Payment Risks

Stratis Speaks on Trends in Alternative Payment Risks

On August 19, 2015, Brian Stoeckert from Stratis participated in a session on Trends in Alternative Payment Risks hosted by the ACAMS Carolinas Chapter at the SAS campus in Cary, NC.  The event was held on the evening before the SAS 11th Annual Counterterrorism and Financial Crimes Forum. Among the topics covered were providing banking services to traditional… more

FinTech and Banks Converge @ ACAMSNorCal’s 3rd Annual Emerging Payments and Technologies Conference

On July 30, the ACAMS Northern California Chapter hosted its 3rd Annual Emerging Payments and Technologies Half-Day Conference at Silicon Valley Bank.  The event brought together more than 100 representatives from banks, law enforcement, regulators, and FinTech startups located in the Bay Area.  The three sessions covered the following topics: Building Compliance Programs – This session included insight from… more

Stratis Trains Egmont Member Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU)

Last week, Stratis managing partner Brian Stoeckert (and CAMS-certified instructor and faculty) jetted off to an international destination to provide anti-money laundering (AML) training to a Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU).  The FIU is a member of the Egmont Group of Financial Intelligence Units. Under Egmont, “countries should establish a financial intelligence unit (FIU) that serves as a… more

Former NHL Player Pleas Guilty to Cash Structuring: Hockey, Gambling, and AML!

According to the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle out of Rochester, NY and Puck Daddy on Yahoo.com, former Buffalo Sabres defenseman Nathan Paetsch faces eight months home detention and must pay the U.S. government $265,000 as punishment for his role in an illegal gambling operation that was shut down last summer.  Paetsch, 32, pleaded guilty on Monday morning to… more

Canadian Standing Senate Committee on Banking, Trade and Commerce Digital Currency Report Released, Stoeckert Served as Expert Witness

Earlier this week, the Canadian Standing Senate Committee on Banking, Trade and Commerce released its report on virtual currencies titled “Digital Currency:  You Can’t Flip This Coin!”  Stratis Advisory’s Brian Stoeckert had the pleasure to speak as a witness before the Committee when they traveled to New York in February 2015. In a nut shell, the Committee… more

Treasury Issues 2015 National Money Laundering Risk Assessment, Highlights Vulnerabilities and Risks of MSBs

On Friday, June 12, 2015 the U.S. Department of Treasury issued National Money Laundering Risk Assessment (NMLRA) and the National Terrorist Financing Risk Assessment (NTFRA).  According to Treasury, the purpose of these assessments is to help the public and private sectors understand the money laundering and terrorist financing methods used in the United States, the risks that these… more

What We Said: ACAMS 3rd Annual AML & Financial Crimes Conference Canada

On June 8, 2015, Stratis Advisory’s Brian Stoeckert participated on a virtual currency panel entitled “Retooling Compliance Programs to Address Virtual Currencies” at the ACAMS 3rd Annual AML& Financial Crimes Conference in Toronto, Canada. The panel tackled a number of issues regarding Canadian and U.S. AML regulation of virtual currency use, companies operating in the ecosystem, and predictions… more

Article Published: Virtually Here – Bitcoin, But the Beginning

In the May edition of Money Laundering Bulletin, the magazine for career-minded professionals in the anti-money laundering field, Stratis managing partner, Brian Stoeckert, authored “Virtually Here – Bitcoin, But the Beginning.”  Money Laundering Bulletin, based in the United Kingdom, brings the latest analysis of money laundering regulation, methods, trends and policing, helping members avoid anti-money laundering breaches in organisations… more

Article Published: Virtual Currencies Continue to Peek Through the Shadows

In the March-May edition of ACAMSToday, the magazine for career-minded professionals in the anti-money laundering field, Stratis managing partner, Brian Stoeckert, authored “virtual currencies continue to peek through the shadows.” ACAMSToday is distributed to the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS) international community, which consists of bankers, regulators, lawyers, accountants, law enforcement officials, etc. The article covers… more

CoinComply and FC Strategy Group Merge to Form Stratis Advisory

CoinComply, a leader in compliance solutions for digital currency and FinTech companies, and FC Strategy Group, a provider of financial crimes advisory services, strategy, intelligence, and expert testimony to financial institutions and their legal counsel, have merged to form Stratis Advisory. The merger will enable both companies to meet growing demand for risk and compliance management solutions… more