Stratis Whitepaper Release: Risk Insights for FinTech Entrepreneurs and Company Boards

Stratis Whitepaper Release: Risk Insights for FinTech Entrepreneurs and Company Boards

When you build a FinTech startup, you open a new direct-access channel into the global financial system. Whether you plan to direct market traffic, manage customers’ money, or provide technological tools for financial operations, robust risk management must be a core element of your business strategy… To learn more about how FinTech startups can incorporate risk management… more

Brian Stoeckert Delivers TED Talk on FinTech to Executive Roundtable of Global Banks and Law Enforcement

On August 19, 2015, Stratis’ Brian Stoeckert delivered a TED Talk-style presentation on financial technology (FinTech) at an executive roundtable session consisting of executives from some of the world’s leading global banks and senior federal law enforcement officials.  The session took place before the 11th Annual SAS Counterterrorism and Financial Crime program in Cary, North Carolina. As one… 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

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

FinCEN Director: Examinations of Virtual Currency Company BSA/AML Programs are Starting. Are you Ready?

On February 12, a number of anti-money laundering (“AML”) and Bank Secrecy Act (“BSA”) experts participated in an AML regulation panel on virtual currencies at the Foreign Affairs Cryptocurrency Forum at the Council on Foreign Relations.  Among those on the panel, including CoinComply’s Brian Stoeckert, was FinCEN’s Director Jennifer Shasky Calvery.   A number of topics were… more