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  • Writer's pictureRina Singh


Today, the story on Riggs Bank caught my eye. I have no idea why but I just had the sense it would be an interesting case.

How right was I!!


The bank established in 1840 by George Washington Riggs , banker to Abraham Lincoln immediately caught my attention. The investigations which illustrated Riggs poor AML Compliance had me jaw dropping in learning more. The accounts of former Chile President Augusto Pinochet and accounts of Equatorial Guinea made this study session extremely exciting.

After learning about the oversight of obvious suspicious activity transactions, obvious bribery/buying off employees from regulators and learning about the key governance lessons out of this case, I  decided to google Riggs Bank and came across this article published (to my surprise ) yesterday; click on title below :

What a great way to end my learning session. A must read for sure. Can't wait to hit back the books again and learn about more case studies.

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