The “fog of war” normally refers to uncertainties about the current situation by those involved in military operations. For economic sanctions professionals, the recent blitz of Russian sanctions-related announcements, the punditry of those gauging their likely impact, and the guessing as to next steps and likely reactions, has left many of us with the same sense of shell shock. Today’s presentation will bring the bigger picture into sharper focus, separating out the geopolitically important measures from the everyday actions – and provide a map of the compliance battles to come.
Eric A. Sohn, CAMS, CGSS is Director, Algorithms for Dow Jones Risk & Compliance, bringing over 20 years’ worth of experience in the regulatory compliance field. He is Dow Jones’ subject matter expert on economic sanctions and anti-money laundering. Eric is the editorial lead for Sanctions Insights, Dow Jones’ weekly newsletter of sanctions news and analysis. In addition, he is responsible for Dow Jones’ text matching technologies used in its suite of regulatory compliance and risk management products. Before working for Dow Jones, Eric was Principal Engagement Manager for Accuity, where he provided subject matter and business process improvement expertise to clients around the globe. Mr. Sohn has been CAMS-certified since 2007 and was CGSS-certified in 2021. He has served on the ACAMS Editorial Task Force from 2010 until 2021, as well as on the ACAMS Certified Global Sanctions Specialist (CGSS) Examination Task Force. He speaks on a regular basis at regulatory compliance conferences and events, and has been published numerous times on compliance topics in ACAMS Today, Money Laundering Bulletin, KYC360 and RegulationAsia. Lastly, since 2012, Mr. Sohn has published MrWatchlist.com, which contains aggregated news and resources in the financial crime compliance world, most notably for economic sanctions.
Recorded on Thu, Mar 10, 2022 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM EST