This insightful book examines the influence of information systems on anti-money laundering (AML). It builds on systems theory in order to develop a coherent theoretical framework that can be used for AML research.
By using a case study of a major financial institution in the EU-area, a number of technological influences on AML are deconstructed and are used to examine the role that technology plays within AML. The book provides a systems theoretical description of the effects of technology on AML and offers considerations on the risk-based approach - the most important contemporary evolution within regulatory initiatives on AML and terrorism financing.
Technology and Anti-Money Laundering will appeal to researchers of financial crime and AML as well as those interested in information systems and systems theory. A number of considerations for practitioners are also discussed, including the risk-based approach and the integration of AML-technology in financial institutions, as well as an important data-mining application. Money Laundering Reporting Officers (MLROs) in financial institutions and central bankers will also find much of interest in this book.
Dionysios S. Demetis, Hull University Business School, UK
Contents: Preface 1. Introduction 2. Introduction to Anti-Money Laundering 3. On Systems Theory 4. The Case Study of Drosia Bank 5. Systems Theory - A Theory for AML 6. The Risk-based Approach and a Risk-based Data-mining Application References Index