Regulatory Compliance Journal

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

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...

How to detect COVID-19 financial crimes?

While the world is on hold, financial crime has not taken a step back amidst the coronavirus emergency. Scammers, money launderers, and fraudsters have begun to exploit the weaknesses in the economy and in the fearful and worried population. As the efforts of law enforcements and regulators h...

How and why to embed AML Lookbacks within financial firms?

In recent years, regulators have begun to scrutinize more closely financial institutions regarding the soundness of their AML/CTF program, dissecting the nuts and bolts of their procedures and controls. But the current set-up isn’t what they are solely looking at. “Lookbacks” to past tr...

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What is the impact of the EU whistleblowing legislation?

Belgium, Compliance, Data Security, Europe, EU, Whistleblowing, Tax Havens, Personal Data,

Whistleblowing became a subject of concern when major consequences produced by Swiss Leaks and Lux Leaks made the case for a change in the European framework. In both cases, the whistleblowers worked for private companies prior to leaking information...

Why are PEPs under increased scrutiny?

EU, AML, 5AMLD, 6AMLD, KYC, GAFI, Compliance, Compliance expert, Consultant, Conduct Risk, Due Diligence, Financial Institutions,

Politically exposed persons (PEPs) are individuals who have been entrusted with prominent public functions, such as government officials, politicians, or high-ranking members of the military. PEPs may also include their family members and close assoc...

The effectiveness of financial sanctions and embargos

Compliance, Europe, Financial Sanctions, Red Flags, Politically Exposed Persons, Russia, Transaction,

Financial sanctions and embargos have long been used by governments and international organizations as a means of applying economic pressure on rogue states in order to achieve political objectives. These measures aim to restrict or cut off the flow ...