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AMLD V’s top implementation challenges and the fight against financial crime
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05 Jul
2018

AMLD V’s top implementation challenges and the fight against financial crime

  • 5th July 2018
  • Eman Galea

As the European Union starts to roll out its Fifth Amendment of the Anti-Money Laundering Directive (AMLD V), financial criminals continue to become more sophisticated and less detectable. With an 18-month transposition period, it is critical for firms to implement the new, more prescriptive rules efficiently and effectively. Join us and 20-plus firms at the..

31 May
2018

The 5th Anti Money Laundering Directive: key changes and impact

  • 31st May 2018
  • Eman Galea

On 19th April 2018, the European Commission, the European Parliament and the Council of the European Union agreed adopted, in plenary, the amendment of the Fourth EU Anti Money Laundering Directive (Fifth EU Anti Money Laundering Directive (AMLD V)). The revised directive concludes two years of negotiations between several stakeholders; and looks to strengthen the..

02 Mar
2018

A paradigm shift for KYC/AML compliance

  • 2nd March 2018
  • Eman Galea

Several interconnected global trends have heightened the risk banks face when combating financial crime. First, regulators are continually revising rules as they expand their focus from organised crime to global terrorist networks, many of which have grown more sophisticated in recent years. Second, integrated networks and an increase in cross-border transactions have left gaps in..

03 Mar
2017

The state of RegTech 2017: meeting expectations?

On 28 February 2017, I was pleased to chair our second RegTech Capital Markets Conference in London.  As many have been asking how it measured up to our expectations, here’s a recap and an overview of what we think comes next. With a very senior audience of over 260 attendees from top-tier banks, buy-side firms..

30 Jan
2017

‘Too limited’: blacklist of countries at risk of money laundering and terrorist financing is rejected

  • 30th January 2017
  • Letitia Bolton

On 19 January 2017, MEPs rejected the European Commission’s blacklist of countries at risk of money laundering and terrorist financing as being ‘too limited’. The rejection suggests that the list should be broader, by including countries that facilitate tax crime, for example. The list from the Commission contained the names of 11 countries, including Afghanistan,..

19 Jan
2017

Countering terrorism: Commission’s proposal to strengthen anti-money laundering measures

  • 19th January 2017
  • Jordan Dilworth

The European Commission proposed on 21 December 2016 to strengthen Europe’s criminal law framework to combat money laundering by drawing on international standards to establish minimum rules for defining criminal offences, imposing sanctions in relation to money laundering and improving cross-border cooperation between Member States.  In the press release, Commissioner Avramopoulos stated that this proposal..

01 Apr
2016

The UK puts one foot forward in the battle for more transparency on beneficial ownership

  • 1st April 2016
  • David Miller

FinCEN’s proposed rules on beneficial ownership due diligence, the incoming 4th Money Laundering Directive (AMLD IV) and now the UK’s Register of People with Significant Control (PSC) Regulation all push for more transparency in beneficial ownership or significant control of companies. The aim is to reduce acts of money laundering and tax evasion and to..

04 Mar
2016

Financial crime and counter terrorist financing updates

  • 4th March 2016
  • David Miller

The attacks in Paris and the continued threats posed by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) have once again seen fresh emphasis placed by financial regulators around the world on countering terrorist financing and money laundering. The Financial Action Task Force (FATF), a Paris based intergovernmental body that sets standards and promotes..

21 Jan
2016

FATF updates – renewing effort to tackle terrorism

  • 21st January 2016
  • David Miller

FATF updates – renewing effort to tackle terrorism A special three-session meeting to discuss tackling terrorist financing was organised by the Financial Action Task Force in reaction to the atrocities that have taken place in the last few months.  Whilst the agenda focused on broader ways to tackle terrorist financing, the Islamic State of Iraq..

14 Jan
2016
client due diligence, money laundering directive due diligence, fatf de-risking clients

Client due diligence on your client’s client

  • 14th January 2016
  • David Miller

The UK, EU and the Financial Action Task force have promoted banks to adopt and implement a measured approach to de-risking clients that pose money laundering and financial crime risks.  The central message has been for financial institutions to manage money laundering risks and to cease relationships with clients as a last resort. But, the..