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Compliance & Regulatory Consulting

BRG experts work closely with clients to strengthen governance around anti-money laundering programs to minimize the risks posed by international commerce in a heightened regulatory environment. 

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Overview

Complying with domestic and international banking and money laundering laws and regulations presents a constant challenge to financial institutions, corporations, private equity firms, hedge funds, casinos, and pari-mutuel wagering facilities. BRG professionals work with clients to avoid the pitfalls associated with compliance shortcomings in Bank Secrecy Act (BSA), Anti-Money Laundering (AML), Office of Foreign Asset Control (OFAC), and other financial sanctions regimes.

BRG experts work closely with clients to strengthen governance around anti-money laundering programs to minimize the risks posed by international commerce in a heightened regulatory environment. Drawing on decades of experience, our teams are skilled at evaluating know-your-customer (KYC) and anti-money compliance programs, including policies and procedures; assessing technology, such as interdiction and transaction-monitoring systems; and undertaking due diligence on high-risk customers and counter-parties to evaluate their suitability for a relationship.

Our approach allows us to thoroughly investigate potential violations of anti-money laundering laws, including the U.S. Patriot Act, BSA–AML, OFAC, terror financing, and other sanctions regulations. We have the experience and capabilities to undertake large-scale transaction reviews and lookbacks, conduct KYC research and analysis, prepare suspicious activity reports and other required filings, and advise clients and their counsel with self-disclosing violations to regulators, as well as performing independent periodic reviews of BSA-AML programs.

Certain investigations are conducted by licensed BRG entities, including: Berkeley Research Group Texas, LLC (A18094); Berkeley Research Group Investigatory Services of Illinois, LLC (Illinois 117001723 and Michigan 3701206962); Berkeley Research Group of Florida, LLC (A 1400243); BRG Investigations, LLC f/k/a Berkeley Research Group Investigatory Services of New York, LLC (11000189295).  

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