Regulatory Compliance Journal

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Insurance/reinsurance companies play an important role for the European economy. Many European countries, among them Be...

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

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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...

Environmental Crimes & Money Laundering

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 signed by 200 scientists and celebrities published...

Piet De Vreese - Pideeco Member
Piet De Vreese Managing Director
Hakim Amri - Pideeco Member
Hakim Amri Trainee
Damian Vildosola Truche - Pideeco Member
Damian Vildosola Truche Senior Consultant
Michel Cliquet - Pideeco Member
Michel Cliquet Senior Consultant

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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...

How do criminals launder their money using video games?

Compliance, Know your Customer, Money Laundering, Anti Money Laundering, AML, Cryptocurrencies, Blockchain, Darkweb, Prepaid Cards,

In the past decade, the video game industry has managed to dwarf the film, music, and television sectors. It’s estimated that there are currently 2.5 billion active gamers across the globe who have roughly spent $152.1 billion on games in 2019 al...

GDPR Privacy Update: Fines, penalties and recent sanctions

GDPR, Data Security, Data breach, Financial Sanctions, Compliance, Financial firms, Privacy, Personal Data, European Commission, EU,

It did not take long after the entry into force of GDPR on 25th May 2018 for many companies to revise their positions and business priorities following their initial scepticism towards the penalties that were to be imposed by the new regulation. The...