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Developing a quality score methodology for financial reporting

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dc.contributor.advisor Daniel Frey. en_US Nallasivan, Srinivasan en_US
dc.contributor.other System Design and Management Program. en_US 2006-12-18T20:41:44Z 2006-12-18T20:41:44Z 2006 en_US 2006 en_US
dc.description Thesis (S.M.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, System Design and Management Program, 2006. en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (p. 85). en_US
dc.description.abstract Money laundering is a huge problem that is faced by financial institutions and banks are mandated by the government to have strict policies and procedures towards anti-money laundering reporting. The outcome of a complex investigation process is a Suspicious Activity Report (SAR) which is used by Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FINCEN) to trace back criminals and to curb the money laundering activities. This thesis work involves developing a quality rating methodology for SAR reporting at the bank and rates the critical elements in determining the quality of a SAR. The results of the quality scoring mechanism have been validated by using Multivariate tools and techniques. Mahalanobis- Taguchi Strategy (MTS) and Principal Component Analysis (PCA) were used to come up with the measurement scale to distinguish the good and bad SARs and PCA was used to list the critical elements that were listed by the MTS approach. The results of the analysis were presented towards the end of the thesis and this methodology can be used to determine the quality rating of SARs. en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibility by Srinivasan Nallasivan. en_US
dc.format.extent 85 p. en_US
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dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Massachusetts Institute of Technology en_US
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dc.subject System Design and Management Program. en_US
dc.title Developing a quality score methodology for financial reporting en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US S.M. en_US
dc.contributor.department System Design and Management Program. en_US
dc.identifier.oclc 71358342 en_US

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