UK at the centre of secret 3 billion money laundering ring.

UK at the centre of secret 3 billion money laundering ring. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/sep/04/uk-at-centre-of-secret-3bn-azerbaijani-money-laundering-and-lobbying-scheme A great story in the Guardian … Read More

New money laundering case: Billions from dictatorship flowed through Danske Bank

New money laundering case: Billions from dictatorship flowed through Danske Bank Ny hvidvask-sag: Milliarder fra diktatur strømmede gennem Danske Bank A quote in the Danish Newspaper Berlingske … Read More

A Bet Gone Bad: How the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act Harms Consumers, States and Sports

A Bet Gone Bad: How the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act Harms Consumers, States and Sports, a paper published by the Reason Foundation, Policy Brief No.145 by Julian Morris and Guy Bently. Mr. Files … Read More

Checklist Are Great – Or are they?

Checklist Are Great – Or are they? Checklists can be helpful or lead us into system compounding cascading errors. So environments are they effect and what environments are they dangerous? An article by L. Burke … Read More

Accounting Firms and Non-Core Services

Accounting Firms and Non-Core Services I am seeing more and more overreach by accounting firms try to be everything to all firms while they failing even in their supposed core of competency. An Article by L. Burke … Read More

Big data contre le blanchiment d’argent : machine learning, applications et réglementations financières

Big data contre le blanchiment d’argent : machine learning, applications et réglementations financières … Read More

A Guru in Zimbabwe

A Guru In Zimbabwe It seems I made the Press in Zimbabwe here are links to the two stories. http://www.herald.co.zw/category/articles/business/ http://zimbabwe-today.com/financial-guru-headed-zim/ You know you are … Read More

Sale Side Due Diligence

Sale Side Due Diligence I was asked to contribute to an article on Sale Side Due Diligence. It is an overlooked fact that businesses who take the time to prepare for the eventual sale and prepare themselves through … Read More

International Bodyguard Association – moving forward

International Bodyguard Association – moving forward http://www.ibabodyguards.com/news/2017/4/12/interview-with-the-director-general   L. Burke Files … Read More

How the British banks laundered billions of Russian money

How the British banks laundered billions of Russian money http://osvita.mediasapiens.ua/print/1411980895/yak_britanski_banki_vidmivali_milyardi_rosiyskikh_groshey_rozsliduvannya_the_guardian/   L. Burke Files … Read More

Big Data versus money laundering: Machine learning, applications and regulation in finance

Big Data versus money laundering: Machine learning, applications and regulation in finance http://www.zdnet.com/article/big-data-versus-money-laundering-machine-learning-applications-and-regulation-in-finance/ … Read More

Big Data versus money laundering: Machine learning, applications and regulation in finance

Big Data versus money laundering: Machine learning, applications and regulation in finance.   A nice quote in ZDNet. … Read More

Szakmányban folyhatott a pénzmosás a Cityben – Putyinig érnek a nyomok

Szakmányban folyhatott a pénzmosás a Cityben – Putyinig érnek a nyomok http://www.napi.hu/nemzetkozi_gazdasag/szakmanyban_folyhatott_a_penzmosas_a_cityben_putyinig_ernek_a_nyomok.631916.html   L. Burke … Read More

Giant Russian Money Laundering Scheme

Giant Russian Money Laundering Scheme http://www.pymnts.com/news/security-and-risk/2017/giant-russian-money-laundering-scheme-sweeps-up-big-banks-worldwide/   L. Burke Files … Read More

Lavandería Global’: así se blanqueaba dinero ruso en los bancos europeos

Lavandería Global’: así se blanqueaba dinero ruso en los bancos europeos http://www.eldiario.es/theguardian/Rusia-blanqueo-Londres_0_624688158.html   L. Burke Files referenced … Read More

Coutts and Barclays embroiled in $740m Russian laundering claim

Coutts and Barclays embroiled in $740m Russian laundering claim http://citywire.co.uk/wealth-manager/news/coutts-and-barclays-embroiled-in-740m-russian-laundering-claim/a1002335 L. Burke Files … Read More

Russians launder billions through British banks

Russians launder billions through British banks https://bravenewcoin.com/news/russians-launder-billions-through-british-banks/ L. Burke Files … Read More

Russians launder billions through British banks (who cares?)

Russians launder billions through British banks (who cares?) https://thefinanser.com/2017/03/russians-launder-billions-british-banks-cares.html/   L. Burke Files … Read More

Coutts, Barclays face $740m Russian laundering claim

Coutts, Barclays face $740m Russian laundering claim L. Burke FIles was one of the quoted sources in the City Wire story. Link to Story PDF of Story … Read More

SMEs Expanding Internationally

SMEs Expanding Internationally face many know challenges, we call those Elephants Risks, because everyone can see them. The SMEs also face devastating unknown risk I call the Persistent Termite Risks. Here is a … Read More

British banks handled vast sums of laundered Russian money

British banks handled vast sums of laundered Russian money http://www.derechos.org/nizkor/corru/doc/laundering3.html   L. Burke Files referenced … Read More

British banks handled vast sums of laundered Russian money

British banks handled vast sums of laundered Russian money, in the Guardian Newspaper is an article on issues related to the Russian Laundromat Cases. They were kind enough to quote L. Burke Files on a number of … Read More

Manners Matter

Manners Matter When looking to grow one’s social or professional circles, manners matter. Article by L. Burke Files Small Business … Read More

The War On Cash: Yet Another Example of Gov’t Trading Liberty for Security

The War On Cash: Yet Another Example of Gov’t Trading Liberty for Security http://www.cnsnews.com/commentary/daniel-mitchell/war-cash-yet-another-example-govt-trading-liberty-security   L. Burke Files … Read More

The War Against Cash, Part III

The War Against Cash, Part III https://www.forbes.com/sites/danielmitchell/2016/03/01/the-war-against-cash-part-iii/#2395c4807c56   L. Burke Files … Read More

The Sins of Ann Twomey

The Sins of Ann Twomey Unions were started to represent the worker without a voice. While it is my opinion the usefulness of Unions is now debatable based upon Federal and State labor laws, they still exist. The … Read More

Swiss Bank Linked to Malaysia Scandal

Swiss Bank Linked to Malaysia Scandal I have a nice small quote in a big story. … Read More

Playing With Ebola – The Italian Mob Moves to Africa

Playing With Ebola – The Italian Mob Moves to Africa I had a nice quote in an amazing story of how the Mob continues to operate and bring mischief everywhere is goes – this time with the help of the UN and a $200 … Read More

FinCEN’s update Customer Due Diligence Requirements

FinCEN’s update Customer Due Diligence Requirements Customer Due Diligence Requirements for Financial Institutions It can be said to be no big thing, unless you are now subject to the rules. The new inclusion of … Read More

Due Diligence Is Never Done

This is a very nice quote in Sarawak Report. I was commenting on the lack of due diligence exhibited by Goldman Sachs in the hiring and or retention of Timothy Leissner the lead broker for over 3 Billion dollars … Read More

Rats In Lab Coats

This is serious look at science fraud and how once published the frauds continue even after a study is retracted. … Read More

Quote in Free Malaysia Today

Quote in Free Malaysia Today on the 1MBD mess … Read More

NY Post Quote

John Byrne of the New York Post is an excellent investigative journalist and is pursuing this case with a great deal of  success it should be interesting to see the ultimate fallout from this disaster.  He was … Read More

Letter to the FT

Letter To The FT The Financial Times was kind enough to publish a letter to the editor on crimes and cash and the elimination of the  €500 note. Letter To The … Read More

1MBD FBI gathers clues in massive Goldman Sachs money scandal

I had a nice but small quote in a growing story on 1MBD. FBI gathers clues in massive Goldman Sachs money scandal _ New York Post   … Read More

Election Fraud with Rt. Hon Bruce George

Election Fraud with Rt. Hon Bruce George What I am linking to is a video that took two months to plan and two to edit and another to get set up and online. So what do I do?  One of the things I am trying to … Read More

Beyond The Lease Agreement

Beyond The Lease Agreement A podcast, with the International Due Diligence Organization, focused on what to look into beyond the just lease agreement. Here I explore different questions to ask of a property to … Read More

Forces of Bank Disintermediation

Forces of Bank Disintermediation By way of protecting their legal monopoly in the west banks are forcing themselves out of the market. The forces are similar to what the Railway act did to the automobile industry … Read More

So What is it Worth

So What Is It Worth A post with the International Due Diligence Organization on “What Is It Worth”?   A discussion on why we need appraisals and why some of the values may be  confusing. … Read More

Washington Times Quote

Washington Times Quote Had a nice quote in the Washington Times in Richard Rahn’s a fascinating look at “De-Risking” and the opposite effect AML laws are having on cash flows. … Read More

IDDO AND THE KINESIC INTERVIEW TECHNIQUE

IDDO AND THE KINESIC INTERVIEW TECHNIQUE I want to share an excellent white paper on Interviewing and Interrogation by D. Glen Foster, the renown international investigator and Father of the Kinesic Interview … Read More

HE OBVIOUSLY CANT REMEMBER WHERE HE PUT IT !!!!!!!!!!!!

HE OBVIOUSLY CANT REMEMBER WHERE HE PUT IT !!!!!!!!!!!! http://divorcelifeline.co.uk/remember-put/   L. Burke Files … Read More

All Andorra

All Andora Mr. Files has a very nice interview last week with All Andorra on the Banca Privada d’Andorra scandal. … Read More

Due Diligence and the Future of Financial Institutions

Due Diligence and the Future of Financial Institutions I have spent the last two months traveling around Europe, the Middle East and Africa looking at trends in finance.  I have been looking at the economies … Read More

Eruption Of Insurance Fraud In The Time Of Crisis

  http://insuranceworld.gr/interfima-imerida-gia-tis-asfalistikes-apates/   Mr. Files Spoke in Athens in May of 2105 in a presentation titled “Eruption Of Insurance Fraud In The Time Of Crisis”   … Read More

African Due Diligence – IFC Review

Last month, I saw an advert for a firm who said ‘They know Africa’ and that they could help with any research in Africa.  This sort of puffery for anyone who has spent time in Africa is laughable, but for … Read More

A Greek tragedy and an EU crime

A Greek tragedy and an EU crime from Cayman Financial Review An article co-authored by L. Burke Files, with Mohammed Masoud on the Greek debt crusts and its roots in corruption. Link To Article Cayman Financial … Read More

Due Diligence – Studies Show…

Due Diligence – Studies Show… We have just finished a series of three very difficult cases.  The common theme in each case involved either a “survey” on trade dress issues or scientific studies supporting … Read More

Due Diligence: M&A Sans Investment Bankers

Due Diligence: M&A Sans Investment Bankers As a CEO you go to an investment banker and you say, “gee I think I am going to acquire a company for US$N per share.  Do you think it is a good idea?”  What … Read More

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