About this paper
The anti-money laundering (AML) and counterfinancing of terrorism (CFT) practices of the largest financial institutions are under heightened scrutiny. It’s now widely recognized that methods used for monitoring and control failed to keep pace with payment technologies, increasingly sophisticated terrorist and organized crime groups, and worldwide reputation management.
The emergence of financial intelligence units (FIUs) within banks, coupled with advanced capabilities and technologies to meet the new regulatory environment, is the future. High-performance analytics enables users to quickly run comprehensive analytics on big data to visualize the flow of funds as patterns emerge. Using this new technology in a coexistence mode with older systems can reduce false positives and yield immediate results. It also paves the way for a smoother upgrade path for adopting the latest detection and analytics technology, with a view to replacing end-of-life first-generation tools.