The other day (in this post here) I lamented the lack of hot action on the AML front. Foolish, foolish woman. Almost the moment I pressed the “Publish” button (I know – it’s thrilling every time), HMT announced a likely timetable for the next ML Regs, and Transparency International said that its Corruption Perceptions Index 2011 would be coming out on 1 December (only one sleep to go!). Well, my friends, that was only the start of it.
In the past fortnight, the Guernsey Financial Services Commission (my Top Regulator – and yes, I do rank these things in my mind) has issued two new Instructions on naughty countries. Each time they do this, I jump and update all of my training material that makes reference to these lists – including a rather nifty geography-based quiz that I have devised in my idle moments. But twice in a fortnight, guys. And then today PricewaterhouseCoopers (Longest Name for a Professional Firm) has published its Global Economic Crime Survey 2011. Now, I love a crime survey as much as the next person, indeed probably more, but each time they do this, I jump and update etc. And tomorrow we will have the CPI 2011 – which means that I will have to jump and update etc.
Dare I say it: enough already. Until I’m bored next week and want more, I tell you – MORE! Because, truth be told, AML info is like 70% single plantation dark chocolate: you can never get enough.