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The Enterprise-Wide Risk Assessment (EWRA) or Overall Risk Assessment has become a regulatory obligation from an EU and ...

In recent years, the banking sector in the European Union has been shaken by different scandals related to money launder...

In the past few years, many scandals related to money laundering have been recorded. For instance, the Panama Papers hav...

The destruction of the ancient city of Palmyra and the beheading of its Antiquities Chief, Khaled al-Asaad, in 2015 by t...

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How to write the perfect SAR?

Suspicious Activity Reports (SAR) drafted by financial institutions contain some of the most valuable information available to law enforcement agencies in the fight against financial crime. Yet, the FinCEN Files scandal of 2020 has shown that major banks have consistently failed to write and s...

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...

What are the impacts of Financial Data Leaks?

In the past decade, a series of leaks from insider sources have shed light on the complex systems of money laundering, tax evasion, and fraud perpetrated by certain countries and wealthy individuals. The profound work carried out by international journalists in publishing the wrongdoings have ...

AML: What is adverse media or negative news?

The digital era has given KYC analysts unprecedented access to a plethora of information on individuals and companies. Newspaper articles, online blogs, and social media are accessible and filterable with one click and may reveal important news on a financial institution’s customer. However, ...

Financing terrorism: The billion-dollar blood antiquities art dealing

The destruction of the ancient city of Palmyra and the beheading of its Antiquities Chief, Khaled al-Asaad, in 2015 by the hands of the Islamic State of Iraq & Syria (ISIS) are still fresh in the minds of many. Beginning in 2014, the terrorist group has wrecked havoc across the Middle East and...

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AML - KYC : Impacts of the 4th AML Directive (AMLD4)

Compliance, Financial firms, KYC, AML, Financial Sanctions, Politically Exposed Persons, Europe, EU, European Commission, Anti Money Laundering,

What will be the impacts of implementation of the Fourth AML EU Directive (2015/849) ?Since 1991, the European Union has regularly implemented new anti-money laundering directives. On the 20th of May 2015, the European Parliament and the Council issu...

How to book a good consultant for your projects?

Governance, Compliance, Procurement, Know your Customer, Financial Institutions, Compliance expert, FinTech, Audit Findings, Consultant, AML, Financial firms,

From an extra pair of hands to the person that advises on strategical decisions and the future of your company. Working as a consultant at another company starts with an understanding of the business model and the company culture. This requires the ...

MiFID: Time for information transparency

Financial firms, MIFID, Financial firms, Investment Funds, UCITS, MiFID2, ESMA, PRIIPS, Transparency, Compliance,

MiFID (Markets in Financial Instruments Directive) was put into force in November 2007 and was created with the objective of harmonising Europe's financial landscape. This Directive changed how the financial markets worked and especially how they ...