80 episodes

A series of podcasts which explain to a non-technical audience how "Dark Money" (e.g. money laundering, corruption, bribery, tax evasion) enters the financial system and infects everything it touches.

The Dark Money Files Graham Barrow and Ray Blake

    • Business
    • 4.8 • 17 Ratings

A series of podcasts which explain to a non-technical audience how "Dark Money" (e.g. money laundering, corruption, bribery, tax evasion) enters the financial system and infects everything it touches.

    Alternative Laundries 2 - What are the odds?

    Alternative Laundries 2 - What are the odds?

    In the second part of our Alternative Laundries series, and against all the odds, we turn our attention to casinos and gambling. It's a big deal!

    • 21 min
    Alternative Laundries

    Alternative Laundries

    In this episode, we dive into the world of alternative money laundering methodologies, starting with lending and insurance.  And we find out that, with a bit of imagination, any store of value can be used to launder money - sometimes in surprising ways!

    • 18 min
    Stings, Hacks and Honeypots

    Stings, Hacks and Honeypots

    Following the news that the FBI and Australian Federal Police had managed to seed a bogus “encryption device” into a huge global network of organised criminal gangs, followed by an equally global set of raids, arrests and asset seizures, we review what we know, alongside the recent Encrochat hack and surmise what this might mean in the fight against global organised crime.

    • 18 min
    Financial Intelligence Units and the Egmont Group

    Financial Intelligence Units and the Egmont Group

    In this episode we talk all things FIU along with the history and role of the Egmont Group. We discover the different flavours of FIU and how they work with the other elements of government and the law.

    • 17 min
    Everyone's a critic!

    Everyone's a critic!

    In this episode we look at the role of critical thinking in the world of Financial Crime Compliance. What it is, how it works and some examples of critical thinking in practice. 
    And we conclude that it is one of the most important skills necessary for effective risk management.

    • 17 min
    We're going Dutch for this round!

    We're going Dutch for this round!

    With the breaking news that ABN AMRO have been fined just under €500m and three former executives are currently subject to a criminal investigation, we draw out the main themes emerging from the report.

    • 20 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
17 Ratings

17 Ratings

theflyingdog ,

Shedding light on the finicial swamp

Great insight and breakdown. Thanks for the effort and time of researching and compiling this!

JoshRudes ,

Great content, scripted delivery

Graham and Ray are real pros digging into fascinating substance with clear expertise and integrity. This mix of private sector insight and social welfare considerations is invaluable to hear. My only criticism is that they’re very clearly reading from a script so the conversation is halting and stilted and makes it difficult to feel engaging. You have to force yourself to pay attention as if you’re reading rather than listening to a discussion. I can understand why they want to choose their words carefully - presumably to avoid legal risks around these sensitive contemporary cases - but it’d be better if they could handle that on the fly and with editing rather than seemingly reading most of the podcast.

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