Yesterday I hit publish on AML Compliance Fundamentals and it’s already live on Amazon in print and ebook as well as on Nook and Kobo. I’m sure it will hit Apple and Google and all the other stores shortly, probably later today
If I can be considered to have an area of expertise, it’s AML regulation. It took two pages in the book to list out my qualifications related to AML including being a nationally-designated expert in AML regulation when I was at NASD (which is now FINRA) and writing the AML exam procedures that were in effect there for a few years.
I don’t expect it to have a large audience, but it’s a book I’ve been meaning to write for a while now just to consolidate almost twenty years of knowledge and put it out there for others.
I stayed conceptual with the book because each country and each industry has their own subtle twists on the basics. But if anyone needs that overview, it’s out there now. I focused a lot of time on customer identification, AML risk assessment, and suspicious activity monitoring and reporting, but I also touched on all the other aspects of AML regulation I think it’s important to be aware of.
Funnily enough, this was the book I was most nervous about writing because it was where I should know the most, which makes any possible mistake feel inexcusable.
I had two good friends who also have an AML background read through to make sure I hadn’t completely made a you-know-what of myself with it. Haha. But I’m sure someone will find something they don’t like about it, because that’s just the nature of publishing.
Still. I’m pretty proud of it. And glad to finally cross it off my to-do list. So check it out if it’s of interest to you.