45 episodes

The Suspicious Transaction Report is the flagship podcast of RUSI’s Centre for Financial Crime and Security Studies. This series feature expert guests and practitioners from around the globe who offer 'behind-the-scenes' insights on the ever-changing financial crime landscape and practical advice on how to implement the latest research and policy developments. Episodes cover a wide range of topics including anti-money laundering, terrorist financing, counter proliferation, sanctions, cryptocurrency, environmental crime, FinTech, corruption and much more.

The views or statements expressed by guests are their own and their appearance on the podcast does not imply an endorsement of them or any entity they represent. Views and opinions expressed by RUSI employees are those of the employees and do not necessarily reflect the view of RUSI.

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The Suspicious Transaction Report is the flagship podcast of RUSI’s Centre for Financial Crime and Security Studies. This series feature expert guests and practitioners from around the globe who offer 'behind-the-scenes' insights on the ever-changing financial crime landscape and practical advice on how to implement the latest research and policy developments. Episodes cover a wide range of topics including anti-money laundering, terrorist financing, counter proliferation, sanctions, cryptocurrency, environmental crime, FinTech, corruption and much more.

The views or statements expressed by guests are their own and their appearance on the podcast does not imply an endorsement of them or any entity they represent. Views and opinions expressed by RUSI employees are those of the employees and do not necessarily reflect the view of RUSI.

    Active Financial Measures

    Active Financial Measures

    The final episode explores a major global challenge that initially lacked a cohesive policy response and now poses an urgent threat. CFCS’s Alanna Putze is joined by the Atlantic Council’s Julia Friedlander and journalist Edward Lucas to explore the active financial measures that malign actors use to corrode trust in democracy. With Russia as the prime example, they ask if the world possess the policy leadership and strategic vision required to safeguard global democracy at this crucial moment. 

    • 34 min
    Sanctions: Spotlight North Korea

    Sanctions: Spotlight North Korea

    The UN first placed North Korea under international sanctions 15 years ago. Yet despite continued provocations and clear evidence of violations, there have been no substantive changes to the sanctions regime for the past five years. Is it time to rethink our sanctions approach to North Korea? CFCS’s Sasha Erskine and Aaron Arnold are joined by former UK Ambassador to South Korea Alastair Morgan to examine the evolution of North Korea sanctions, the current state of play, and what we might expect in the future.
    If you've any follow-up questions for Sasha and Aaron, you can find their contact information on their profile pages on the RUSI website: rusi.org/cfcs

    • 33 min
    Punishment: Is It Working?

    Punishment: Is It Working?

    What happens when firms get financial crime compliance wrong? Ten years ago, the compliance world was rocked when the US authorities handed HSBC a $1.9 billion fine for “unacceptable failures” in its anti-money laundering procedures. These fines set a lot of activity into motion. But to what effect? Roger McCormick of Bayes Business School joins CFCS’s Isabella Chase to dive into the punishment playbook, exploring its impact, how its changed and where it might be heading. 

    • 26 min
    Countering Proliferation Financing: What Lies Ahead

    Countering Proliferation Financing: What Lies Ahead

    Countering the financing of weapons of mass destruction is an important component of global non-proliferation efforts. While the focus has largely been on North Korea, as well as Iran, countering proliferation financing (CPF) is likely to apply to other actors in the future. Are the measures put in place sufficiently future-proofed? CFCS’s Wojciech Pawlus is joined by Jonathan Brewer of King’s College London and RUSI’s Darya Dolzikova to look at the origins of CPF policy and examine what might lie ahead.

    • 29 min
    Environmental, Social and Governance Policy Evolutions

    Environmental, Social and Governance Policy Evolutions

    It’s hard to keep up with the pace of change in environmental, social and governance (ESG) policy. With a number of game-changing developments in the past year alone, there’s no doubt that ESG is at the forefront of the agenda, for both corporates and the financial sector. RUSI’s Alexandria Reid dives into this rapidly evolving world with James Ford of Mayer Brown. Together, they discuss lessons from the past 10 years of ESG policy, and what we might expect next. 

    • 33 min
    The Fraud Epidemic

    The Fraud Epidemic

    Fraud is an age-old crime; one that has drastically evolved in recent years. Far from the small-scale individual acts or larger corporate offences of the past, organised volume fraud has now reached epidemic levels, posing a growing threat to the UK’s national security and financial stability. CFCS’s Kathryn Westmore is joined by Jonathan Holmes of PwC’s Digital and Forensic Services Investigations Team, to explore how well we’ve adapted and how we can best stay ahead of the fraud threat. 

    • 29 min

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