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

In today’s financial challenging environment, institutions are exposed to numerous economic abuses making it necessary...

Lately the 5th Anti-Money Laundering EU Directive (AMLD5) retained a particular interest on innovative instruments of pa...

4 articles matching terrorism financing tag

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...

Damian Vildosola Truche - Pideeco Member
Damian Vildosola Truche Senior Consultant
Stefano Siggia - Pideeco Member
Stefano Siggia Senior Consultant
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Redan El Madani Trainee
Elise Loncol - Pideeco Member
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EWRA - What is Business overall risk exposure assessment?

EWRA, Compliance, Financial firms, ERM, RBA, Reporting, Top-down, Anti Money Laundering, Audit, Risk, Risk Based Approach, Compliance expert, AML,

The understanding and management of risk by financial institutions, banks, and entities, has improved over the years. Today, stakeholders are more involved, and they demand greater transparency regarding the risks of a company and how the company rea...

The UBO Register in practice | Belgium

UBO, UBO Register, AML, Financial Institutions, OECD, Europe, EU, Belgium,

Is the UBO Register useful during KYC processes?It was a tedious job to complete the UBO Register for companies. There were a number of start-up problems that made it difficult to transmit all the data on time. We were finally able to do so, but ...

How important are audit trails for your company?

Financial firms, Audit, Ethics, Governance, Conduct Risk, RegTech, Transparency, Financial Institutions, AML, MiFID2, KYC,

An audit trail (also called audit log) is a relevant chronological recording of actions, a set of files, or the destination of a collection of records that represent a sequence of successive activities or events within an operational environment, a p...