Tag Archives: FATF

Curiosity might save the cat

One of the management buzz-phrases that seems to be staying the course is “tone from the top”.  In the world of AML, the tone from the top has in fact originated at the bottom: first we had MLROs beating the … Continue reading

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Who’s on the FATF’s naughty step?

So the FATF’s latest take on their list of naughty countries – or, more properly, those jurisdictions with strategic AML/CFT deficiencies – is out.  Their latest plenary meeting, this time in Busan in Korea, ended on 24 June 2016, and … Continue reading

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Bad little bywords

Thank heavens for alliteration, I say.  In today’s crowded, tweeting, 24-hour news world, we don’t have to say “the leak of eleven million documents from the offices of law firm Mossack Fonseca”, but instead can save valuable milliseconds by referring … Continue reading

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Credit where credit is due

I’m about to get onto my soap-box again, so you have been warned.  Last week I mentioned the recently-published INCSR 2016, with its summaries of jurisdictions of primary money laundering concern.  In a comment on that, a Guernsey reader has … Continue reading

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Joining the club

There is always plenty to consider after an FATF plenary meeting, and the most recent one is no exception.  At their end of their meeting in Paris on 19 February, the FATF announced two additions to their membership: Malaysia has … Continue reading

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Plump and rumpled

I don’t know how many people rub their hands with glee when the FATF publishes a new report, but I’m one of them.  I find their “typologies” reports, as they used to be called – basically, money laundering and how … Continue reading

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Confession is good for the soul

The lovely film “Out of Africa” contains one of my favourite cinematic lines of all time.  No, it’s not a declaration of love from mahogany Rob to multi-accented Meryl, but rather the response from her dastardly soon-to-be-ex-husband, the splendidly-named Baron … Continue reading

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High risk movers and shakers

The regular updating by the Financial Action Task Force of their list of dodgy places (or, more tactfully, high-risk and non-cooperative jurisdictions) is now part of every MLRO’s diary.  Although I am the first to admit that inclusion on – … Continue reading

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Glad tidings of bearers

Rather lost in all the run-up to the election and the excitement around my holiday, the UK’s Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015 received Royal Assent on 26 March 2015.  It’s something of a ragbag of an Act, but … Continue reading

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Lifelong learning

One of the benefits of the AML/CFT mutual evaluation regime is its reiterative nature – the fact that countries are visited, given a report with suggestions for improvement, and then revisited.  Between visits, governments submit progress reports to keep the … Continue reading

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