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初めまして! Mr. Watchlist’s private persona is Eric A. Sohn, CAMS.

Eric has been a financial services professional for the large majority of the last 3 decades. He’s been active in ACAMS (Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists) since 2005, and was first CAMS-certified in 2007. In 2019, he was selected to contribute to the drafting of the certification test for ACAMS’ Certified Global Sanctions Specialist (CGSS) certification, and was CGSS-certified in 2020.

Eric served on the ACAMS Editorial Task Force from 2010 to 2021, and contributes two or three articles for publication annually for ACAMS Today. In addition, he publishes in a wide variety of compliance outlets, including RegulationAsia, KYC360, Money Laundering Bulletin, Le Bulletin, CSj and Modern Law.

Currently, Eric is Global Market Strategist and Product Director for Dow Jones Risk & Compliance. In this role, he wears many hats, including thought leadership (including providing analysis of sanctions news for the weekly Sanctions Insights newsletter), sales support, and helping to shape the future direction of Dow Jones’ portfolio of products and services.

Prior to working for Dow Jones, Eric was a Principal Engagement Manager in Accuity’s Professional Services Group. In this capacity, he helped organizations define, implement and refine their watchlist compliance programs.

Disclaimer: The views represented here are my own, and any information posted here derives from my private capacity as a blogger, podcaster and disseminator of information in my chosen field. It does not derive from, nor reflects on, the sourcing, management and dissemination of this information by my past, current or future employers. Furthermore, the timing of the posting of aggregated news on has no correlation with the timing of the integration of that information into my employer’s product offerings.

The similarity between the name of this blog and the name of Dow Jones’s Watchlist product is purely coincidental. Who knew I’d work there some day?


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  1. Hi Eric! I read your description and wanted to get in touch with you! Our company, AfricaVerify, created a compliance platform dedicated to African data. As such, we have collected and made available unique information on Africans (PEP, Sanctions and wanted persons lists, ultimate beneficiaries, caselaw, leaks, etc.), required by international legislation and recommendations dedicated to fighting the financing of terrorism and money laundering. We also represent ACAMS in Morocco. We would really appreciate exploring any collaboration opportunities with you.

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