The Association of Supervisors of Banks of the Americas and the Central Bank of The Bahamas, with the support of the Inter-American Development Bank Lab and the Caribbean Development Bank held the “Inaugural Global Research Conference on Empirical Approaches to Anti-Money Laundering (AML) & Financial Crime ” that took place from January 22 nd to 23 rd , 2020 in Nassau Bahamas.

This conference was intended to provide a forum for the world’s leading academic and applied researchers, in areas relevant to data-driven approaches to suppressing financial crime. We were pleased to note that the support of the authors for the inaugural conference was excellent, since there were 18 selected articles from more than 30 participants. These documents were provided from the five continents and represented a good dissemination of academic thought, from multilateral, regulatory and professional organizations.

The conference was divided into panels with the objective of analyzing central and current issues related to De-Risking:

  • Session 1: It’s all about the Data
  • Session 2: The Caribbean Story
  • Session 3: Economic Impacts from the Global AML Architecture
  • Session 4: AML Jurisdiction Ratings and Rankings
  • Session 5: Perspectives on De-Risking
  • Session 6: Using Empirics to assess risk