Master Class Data & Graph Analytics for AML/KYC: Detecting U.S. and Latin America TBML Risk

Request an invite and save your seat for our upcoming live Master Class on Detecting U.S. and Latin America TBML Risk with with Senior Latin America Analyst, Bjorn Kjelstad.

Topics will include:

  • Overview of trade based money laundering risk involving U.S. import/export companies
  • Discussion of Tri-Border Area as epicenter of financial crime in South America
  • Live investigation of an ongoing U.S. federal case targeting a TBML scheme in New York, Miami, and Paraguay

General Information
Date:
Wednesday, May 12
Time: 1:00 PM EDT / 17:00 UTC
Length: 60 Minutes
Cost: Free
Accreditation: ACAMS Credit

Please note, due to the nature of this content, Sayari may revoke registration at any point without prior notification.

About your Sayari Team:

Bjorn Kjelstad is a Latin America Analyst with Sayari Labs

Bjorn Kjelstad is a senior Latin America Analyst at Sayari, where he specializes in using public records to investigate transnational criminal networks. He previously worked in Medellin, Colombia for InSight Crime, where he reported on organized crime, and is fluent in Spanish.

Bjorn Kjelstad is a Latin America Analyst with Sayari Labs

Jessica Abell is the Vice President of Content Strategy at Sayari. She has over a decade of experience investigating complex illicit financial networks, with a focus on developing innovative methods to exploit open source data. Prior to Sayari, she worked as a consultant on ISIL counter threat finance strategy in support of the interagency Counter ISIL Finance Cell, and she maintains an adjunct researcher position at the Institute for Defense Analyses. She has briefed her work to senior leadership across the private sector and the US government, including in the US intelligence community; combatant commands; Departments of Defense, Treasury, and State; and the National Security Council. She holds an MA in International Policy Studies and a BA in History, both from Stanford University, and is proficient in Farsi.

Relevant Posts:

hong kong

U.S. AML Posture Tightening But Gaps Remain: Open, Connected Data Can Help Ease Challenges

The AML Act (“the Act”) enacted in January 2021 includes several measures to help financial institutions (FI) not only better understand their risks but also better mitigate their risks. However, gaps remain that raise important questions for FIs.

Corporate Records Provide Additional Insight into Companies and Individuals With Alleged Financial Ties to Mexico’s Jalisco Cartel

The freezing of nearly 2,000 bank accounts last year with alleged ties to Mexico’s Jalisco New Generation Cartel (Cártel Jalisco Nueva Generación, CJNG) suggests that Mexican authorities may be upping the pressure on the organization’s finances.
Offshore Tax Havens & Black Hole Jurisdictions

Tax Havens & Offshores: Public Registries & Network Analysis Can Mitigate Jurisdictional Challenges to KYC & Investigations

While the lack of corporate transparency in offshore jurisdictions poses a significant due diligence challenge, not all offshores are as opaque as they seem. Easily accessible public registries from offshore jurisdictions combined with creative analytical techniques can help compliance and risk management teams unravel the mystery of offshore companies.

Sayari Identifies Corporate Network of Alleged Fentanyl Trafficker in Sinaloa, Mexico

A recent investigation by Sayari uncovered a Mexico-based corporate network connected to an individual suspected of supplying the Sinaloa Cartel with illicit fentanyl. Sayari used corporate and trademark records from Mexico to uncover five previously unidentified Mexican companies associated with the suspect and his network.

About Sayari

Sayari is a venture-backed and founder-led global corporate data provider and commercial intelligence platform, serving financial institutions, legal and advisory service providers, multinationals, journalists, and governments. Thousands of analysts and investigators in over 30 countries rely on our products to safely conduct cross-border trade, research front-page news stories, confidently enter new markets, and prevent financial crimes such as corruption and money laundering.