Kieran Beer, CAMS, joined Fortent in May 2006 to launch a new compliance news and legal research, Fortent Inform. With Fortent’s subsequent purchase of Alert Global Media in January 2007, Kieran became editor-in-chief and editorial director ACAMS moneylaundering.com, which incorporated Inform, Money Laundering Alert and moneylaundering.com.
Prior to joining what has become ACAMS, Kieran was executive editor of Bloomberg Wealth Manager, a trade magazine for financial advisers and family offices. He also served as a staff writer for Bloomberg Markets Magazine.
Kieran has been a financial journalist for more than 20 years, beginning his career at Institutional Investor, where he worked as a reporter and editor in the newsletter division and was a contributor to Institutional Investor magazine. He served as editor-in-chief of The Bond Buyer, founding editor of Thomson Municipal News/The Bond Buyer Wire and as the editor of the American Banker.
Kieran writes two columns and reports periodically on money laundering and bank compliance. He also does a monthly podcast, “Financial Crime Matters,” accessible via Spotify and Apple Podcasts. He serves as a panelist and moderator at industry conferences and has appeared on CNN, CNBC, WCBS, and Sky News and spoken on NPR and Bloomberg radio (WBBR).