Fernando Flores Education: Akita International University Location: Houston, TX Expertise: Financial Compliance, Fintech and International Economics Fact-checker with a focus on personal financeCertified Financial Crimes SpecialistCurrently a Compliance Analyst for an international payments processorHas an educational background in media studies Experience Fernando Flores is a technology-sophisticated anti-money laundering specialist with a focus on international financial crimes. He has an interest in developing AML/CFT compliance systems for fintech platforms. Fernando has worked for multiple international financial institutions in the United States. Education Fernando received a Masters in Global Communication Practices from Akita International University, and a B.A. in Marketing Communications from the Universidad Tecnologica Centroamericana. About The Balance The Balance, a Dotdash Meredith brand, makes money easy to understand. We give people tools they need to not only make smart financial decisions but also prepare for the experiences they will have along the way. Our team of expert writers and editors have extensive qualifications in the topics they cover, and many of them have MBAs, PhDs, CFPs, and other advanced degrees and professional certifications. We require our writers to use primary sources in their articles, which are also approved by our Financial Review Board and fact-checked. You can learn more about the standards we follow in producing accurate, unbiased content in our editorial policy.