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About Charles Randall

Charles Randall is a Risk and Compliance Contributor to the Alacra Blog. He is an M&A Advisor based in the Chicago area with over 20 years of experience in regulatory compliance, financial reporting, tax and law. He holds a Juris Doctor from Drake University Law School and a Master of Taxation from the J. Mack Robinson College of Business of Georgia State University.

Top 4 Reasons to Have a Consistent Client Onboarding Process

The push to achieve a single customer view (SCV) has challenged onboarding teams to capture more KYC/AML data, and routinely review larger troves of existing data, to meet ever-evolving regulatory requirements. In this quest, four reasons for having a consistent client onboarding process stand out as promoting operational success.

1. Regulators Like Consistency

When the need arises […]

Alacra Compliance Primer – Robust Onboarding is Key to Customer Classification Compliance Under MiFID, FATCA and EMIR

As the push for transparency continues to evolve under MiFID, FATCA and EMIR, robust onboarding practices that comprehensively capture key attributes of each client, owner and counterparty will be needed to meet reporting requirements for customer classification. These regulatory schemes nudge existing AML/KYC systems into the realm of tracking client sophistication and understanding the purposes […]

Robust Onboarding is Key to Customer Classification Compliance Under MiFID, FATCA and EMIR

As the push for transparency continues to evolve under MiFID, FATCA and EMIR, robust onboarding practices that comprehensively capture key attributes of each client, owner and counterparty will be needed to meet reporting requirements for customer classification.  These regulatory schemes nudge existing AML/KYC systems into the realm of tracking client sophistication and understanding the […]

IRS Deems Bitcoin Property, Not Currency

Bitcoin will be treated like property, not currency, the IRS declared in a Notice (http://www.irs.gov/pub/irs-drop/n-14-21.pdf) issued this week to address the tax implications of mining, spending or receiving virtual currencies.  The need to track fair market value and basis adjustments to compute gains and losses for tax purposes introduces record-keeping realities to a […]

By |April 3rd, 2014|Business & Finance, Posts|

Bitcoin Emergence Prompts FinCEN to Issue Guidance on Virtual Currencies

As Bitcoin gains recognition as a legitimate currency in the world of digital transactions, FinCEN (Financial Crimes Enforcement Network) has issued guidance on the regulations that apply to administrators and exchangers of virtual currencies that will test AML and KYC programs.

Swings in the market value of Bitcoins – tied to limited circulation […]

Upcoming Changes to KYC Beneficial Ownership Regulatory Requirements – A Primer

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Perhaps the most difficult task a financial institution must undertake when onboarding a new customer or counterparty is collecting beneficial ownership information. The regulations vary by jurisdiction, are in some cases unclear, and the client or counterparty is often unwilling to provide the requisite information with […]

By |September 27th, 2013|AML and Compliance, Know Your Customer, Posts|

New Focus on Due Diligence Challenges with Extension of FATCA Deadlines

Addressing the challenges of workflow protocols for onboarding new account data and managing existing account data is receiving a new focus by financial institutions sparked by the IRS recently granting a six-month extension for key FATCA compliance deadlines.

Determining FATCA Classification

By |September 10th, 2013|FATCA, Know Your Customer, Posts|