Happy Thanksgiving Day: top 5 US blogs of 2017

Written by Jennifer Trenery on Thursday November 23, 2017

Thanksgiving Day is upon us, and in celebration of the annual harvest, we have collated our top five blogs with US origins.

Let’s take a retrospective look at our favourite blogs from the last year, with a keen focus on the United States.


  1. FATF Mutual Evaluation in the United States

Mutual Evaluations are conducted as a way for the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) to measure how effectively countries are implementing their 40 Recommendations on money laundering (ML) and terrorist financing (TF), and the US’s evaluation was largely positive.


  1. How Iran circumvented US sanctions for 20 years through real estate in Manhattan

A decade-long battle between the United States government and the owners of a New York skyscraper was concluded earlier this year when a US jury agreed with the government’s assertion that the Alavi Foundation, the majority owners, were guilty of money laundering and violating sanctions on Iran.


  1. New York: Leading the fight against crime

New York has been capturing the imagination and the attention of the world for well over 100 years. It’s a city like no other; its intoxicating pull is felt by both residents and non-residents alike. Today, New York continues to be a source of inspiration for those looking to fight crime.


  1. Top Ten FCPA Fines

In this fascinating read, wwe lookat the top ten fines handed down to companies under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA). This list does not include any money that had to be forfeited and constitutes fines payable purely to the US Department of Justice (DOJ) under the FCPA.


  1. Financial regulation in the US: an uncertain future?

‘This is going to be a president who will be the biggest regulatory reformer since Ronald Reagan. There are just so many regulations that could be eased.’

Stephen Moore, Donald Trump’s economic advisor


Happy Thanksgiving to all of our members in the United States and beyond.



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