Regulatory Compliance Journal

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

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...

How do criminals launder their money using video games?

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 3 billion active gamers across the globe who have roughly spent $198,6 billion on games in 2022 alone. As common channels for money launderi...

Michel Cliquet - Pideeco Member
Michel Cliquet Senior Consultant
Laetitia Orfila - Pideeco Member
Laetitia Orfila Traineeship
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Yassmina Berrayah Traineeship

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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...

KYC Business: tax havens, embargoes & sanctioned countries

Financial Sanctions, OECD, Financial firms, KYC, Compliance, Tax Havens, Red Flags, AML, Risk Based Approach, EU, Corruption, Know your Customer,

Each year we are entitled to different lists about tax havens issued by governments or international organisations, but what is the difference between these lists? In October 2022, the European Union updated its list of non-cooperative tax jurisdi...

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...