Regulatory Compliance Journal

Financial crime and regulatory compliance information for professionals finance, legal and technology enthusiasts

How do criminals launder their money using the Dark Web?

Drug trade and illegal markets on the dark web have grown exponentially. Criminals are finding new and original ways to launder money generated from their illicit activities. The dark web is an encrypted part of the internet that hosts online content not indexed by conventional search engines....

Apply a Top-down approach for Regulatory Compliance Ops

A top-down approach highlights the behaviour of regulatory changes in the financial institution and helps the Compliance Officer to build a strong Governance. This principle is also known as “tone at the top” in ethical and responsible business behaviour. From the highest management level t...

AML Transaction Monitoring & Detection Scenarios

Efficiently fine-tuning AML Transaction Monitoring can help financial firm's compliance teams to increase productivity while carefully avoiding pointless investigations by reducing the amount of false-positive alerts. The revision of AML detection scenarios is not a straightforward proces...

Why do most AML programs fail?

Despite the consistent efforts adopted by banks to fight money laundering and financial crime, fines for AML breaches have hit an all-time high. In 2020, financial institutions were fined a grand total of $15.13 billion (€12.79 billion) worldwide, a 51.3% increase compared to 2019, with U...

6th AML Directive (AMLD6) : The European Harmonization

On November 12, 2018, the European Parliament issued new rules to strengthen the fight against money laundering through the 6th EU Money Laundering Directive (2018/1673). Member States have until 3 December 2020 to transpose the Sixth AML Directive and bring into force the laws, regulations an...

Elise Loncol - Pideeco Member
Elise Loncol Trainee
Stefano Siggia - Pideeco Member
Stefano Siggia Senior Consultant
Michel Cliquet - Pideeco Member
Michel Cliquet Senior Consultant
Diogo Canario da Cunha - Pideeco Member
Diogo Canario da Cunha Junior Computer Scientist Consultant

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Environmental Crimes & Money Laundering

Environmental, Money Laundering, 6AMLD, EU, Whistleblowing, Green Crime, Red Flags, AML,

The coronavirus pandemic has reinforced the hunger to urge world leaders to take consistent action to fight climate change. The yearning for a profound change and not a “back to normal” has been seen in the past months with the open letter signe...

EU proposals: cross-border distribution of investment funds

UCITS, AIFs, Capital Markets Union, ESMA, European Commission, EU, MIFID, Investment Funds, MiFID2,

A Proposal for a Directive which will amend, the Directive 2009/65/EC (UCITS IV Directive) and the Directive 2011/61/EU (AIFMD), was adopted on 12 March 2018 by the European Commission. The aim of the new Directive will be to facilitate the cross-bo...

Financial institutions against money laundering | AML

AML, Money Laundering, EU, Financial Sanctions, European Commission, 5AMLD, Financial Institutions, Anti Money Laundering, Europe, 6AMLD,

In recent years, the banking sector in the European Union has been shaken by different scandals related to money laundering. On July 24th, 2019, the European Commission published reports including one on the assessment of recent alleged money launde...