Former Wall Street Journal Reporter Joins The Kharon Brief
Former WSJ reporter Samuel Rubenfeld - who covered compliance, risk, and illicit finance for almost 10 years at the WSJ - has become an editor of the Kharon Brief - a platform for investigations and analysis focused on the intersection of international security and the global economy
LOS ANGELES and NEW YORK, March 14, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Samuel Rubenfeld has joined Kharon to be an editor of the Kharon Brief – a media platform that dives deep into the web of networks targeted by sanctions and reports on news developments, trends and themes at the intersection of global security and commerce.
The Kharon Brief is underpinned by Kharon's proprietary augmented analysis platform, purpose built to power sophisticated research and analysis on complex, relationship-based subjects dealing with very large data sets. The Kharon Brief draws upon a multilingual team of open-source intelligence analysts with rigorous subject matter expertise on international security threats and the global economy.
"At Kharon we are pioneering the use of knowledge graphs as a medium to communicate complex narratives and themes," said Benjamin Schmidt, Kharon's Chief Product Officer. "We firmly believe this is an important aspect of the future of media."
Rubenfeld worked for almost ten years at The Wall Street Journal, spending the vast majority of his time there reporting on issues of illicit finance with a special focus on sanctions, money laundering, foreign bribery, terrorism finance and whistleblowers. He wrote for WSJ's Risk & Compliance Journal, and previously for the Corruption Currents blog, on WSJ.com.
As an editor of the Kharon Brief, Rubenfeld will drive investigative research and insightful analysis related to every headline security issue in the world. Rubenfeld's work will continue to serve the compliance community's demand for high quality information pertaining to illicit finance, sanctions and anti-money laundering. He will be based in New York.
"The Kharon Brief will significantly enhance the global understanding of illicit-finance risk, as well as the underlying security threats and their intersection with legitimate business activity, through its insights, analysis and news coverage. These important stories, which involve far-flung actors conducting potentially illicit business around the world, deserve greater attention," Rubenfeld said. "I am excited to join this team and contribute to this important work."
Kharon is a leading provider of research and data analytics on the networks, activities and jurisdictions targeted by global sanctions programs. Kharon's clients include first tier international financial institutions, global corporates, and professional services firms. Kharon is headed by former senior officials from the U.S. Department of the Treasury's Office of Intelligence and Analysis, Office of Foreign Assets Control, and Financial Crimes Enforcement Network.
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