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EU proposals: cross-border distribution of investment funds

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-border distribution of investment funds and eli...

Conduct Risk - Changing governance principles

Conduct Risk has been the hot topic during the past few years and its scope falls outside the traditional domains of risk like liquidity, market, credit and operational risk. Looking at peers in the market will allow benchmarking and reflection if the company maintains the correct appetite, i...

Overview and Summary of the 5th AML Directive - AMLD5

In the past few years, many scandals related to money laundering have been recorded. For instance, the Panama Papers have shown how the rich and powerful use tax havens to hide their wealth. Big companies such as UBS and ABN AMRO are suspected of not complying with AML Directives by ignoring si...

The KYC Guide for Russian Professional Counterparties

How to conduct KYC on Russian Counterparties ?Doing business with Russian entities in non-sanctioned sectors of the economy requires some specific attention points regarding client due diligence (the risk exposure assessment process of clients to money laundering and terrorist financing). Russ...

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

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 issued the Fourth AML Directive (2015/849) on the...

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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...

Open Banking - PSD2: the future of financial services

FinTech, Financial Institutions, PSD2, NPPS, EU, Facebook, Europe,

The future of banking is changing and Open Banking is an emerging trend that will evolve the banking world and lead the sector to a digital era. Open Banking transition explainedAccording to the definition provided by "Open Banking Europe", the t...

AML EWRA - How to conduct Anti-Money Laundering overall risk assessment?

Risk, Due Diligence, AML, Risk Management, Risk Based Approach, Audit, Financial firms, KYC, Compliance, 5AMLD, Audit Findings, FSMA, EU, EWRA,

The Enterprise-Wide Risk Assessment (EWRA) or Overall Risk Assessment has become a regulatory obligation from an EU and Belgian perspective for all credit institutions, stockbroking firms, licensed insurance companies and banking industries submitte...