Gustavo Fideney and Alvaro Ruiz Ostos

Gustavo Fideney is a former senior government official who has spent 13 years as a court clerk, leading corporate criminal investigations, AML and corruption cases. For the past three years, he has been conducting financial/banking-oriented investigations at Baker McKenzie for the Criminal and Regulatory Compliance Department. Gustavo holds a J.D. in Criminal Law and Compliance, an LL.M. in Criminal Taxation (Criminal Corporate Liability – Transfer Pricing Fraud) and an LL.M. in Criminal Law and Compliance (European – Corporate), as well as several postgraduates courses/certifications on AML and Compliance.
Alvaro Ruiz Ostos is a compliance officer with experience in several broker-dealer and financial institutions in the U.S. and Latin America. He holds a J.D. in Law, an LL.M. in Banking and Financial Law from Boston University and has done postgraduate work in corporate law. Alvaro currently implements AML/CFT efforts on the first line of defense for international wealth management and private banking clients, focusing on the on-boarding process of high-risk jurisdictions.
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Gustavo Fideney and Alvaro Ruiz Ostos conclude a two-part series with a discussion on the role of the anti-money laundering compliance officer, the critical need to mitigate reputation risk and some of the scandals that have built the current AML compliance landscape. Click to read Part 1, Anti-Money Laundering in Financial Services: A Primer. Third Line of Defense – The Anti-Money Laundering...

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While AML and CFT aren’t necessarily simple matters, training on these topics can be made overly complex. Compliance pros Gustavo Fideney and Alvaro Ruiz Ostos offer a more accessible interpretation. Webinars On AML: Harsh Times Everyone talks about how important anti-money laundering (AML) and combating the financing of terrorism (CFT) efforts are, but it's very hard to find a down-to-business approach on...

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