Tag Archives: Transparency International

Don’t look – but must look

I’m going to state my position from the outset, so that if you don’t agree you can get your snarls over and done with now, rather than building up a head of steam and perhaps doing yourself a mischief.  I … Continue reading

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Tales of the unexplained

“When did you stop beating your wife?”  Famous as the question to which there is no right answer, this is now joined by “Don’t you support civil liberties?”.  Of course we all agree that there should be civil liberties, but … Continue reading

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Wonky perceptions of risk

I’ve been mulling, as you do, and I’m a bit concerned about the Corruption Perceptions Index published annually by Transparency International.  It is a fine index, to be sure, and one I consult regularly myself, but it’s not the answer … Continue reading

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Happy Democracy Day!

Today in the UK is Democracy Day, marking the 750th anniversary of the first parliament of elected representatives at Westminster, the de Montfort Parliament.  (In homage to my readers in the Isle of Man, I should point out that we … Continue reading

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Beware Greeks bearing bribes

I’ve just had a week’s holiday in Crete – lovely, thank you for asking.  The town we visited – Chania, in the west of the island – seemed to be doing well, albeit slowing down for the end of the … Continue reading

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My AML review of 2013

The end of the year is traditionally a time for pause and reflection, for looking back and assessing whether it has been a good year or a bad.  So what have been my AML high spots in 2013? It started … Continue reading

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Unlike football, UK up and Spain down

It’s here, it’s here!  No, not Sinterklaas in the Low Countries, but the annual Corruption Perceptions Index from Transparency International, published this morning.  Featuring on the CPI 2013 are 177 countries – still no Guernsey, Jersey, Isle of Man, Gibraltar … Continue reading

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Bad education

One of my hobby horses (I last blogged about it here a year ago, and I have also written on the subject for the Money Laundering Bulletin) is the exclusion of the education sector from the AML regulated community.  In … Continue reading

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For the global NED in your life

No sooner the word than the deed.  Thanks to my school-friend (or should I say Schulfreund) Robert and his brilliant idea, I have spent the past few days adapting my book on AML for NEDs to the international market.  Out … Continue reading

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An awfully big European adventure – part 2

I talked yesterday about my excitement at attending an EU conference on AML/CFT in Brussels, and meeting one of the grandes fromages of the FATF.  Two further speakers whom I did not meet in person but who both made quite … Continue reading

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