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Modern Organised Crime turns 100

Whilst the term “organised crime” appears to have emerged in Chicago in 1919, the phenomenon of organised criminal activity far pre-dates this and its manifestations…

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Sanctions Compliance by Steve Munro

Complying with economic sanctions requires a comprehensive program of controls and oversight capable of addressing the unprecedented pace of change, geopolitical tensions, conflicting governmental policies,…

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facts and figures
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Selected Facts and Figures – from 2014

Key Facts and Figures on Financial Crime and contextual comparisons, from “Red Alert” published in 2014 (not yet updated) by John Cusack. Please contact the…

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Red Alert
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Red Alert by John Cusack

I like to think of “Red Alert” as an 800 page plus private travel guide through the teeming jungle of crimes, risks, regions, countries, criminals,…

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UN Resolution
Posted in Financial Crime

UN Resolution 2462/2019 – Fighting Terrorism

The U.N. Security Council unanimously adopted a resolution (2462/2019) on 28th March 2019 which requires all countries to do more to act against those responsible…

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fatf meeting
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FATF Countries of Concern

Countries where FATF has called for counter measures remains unchanged with both North Korea and Iran still listed. That said counter measures on Iran had…

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UN Resolution
Posted in Financial Crime Money Laundering

Terrorism/Terrorism Finance – CTF Update on IS/AQ

During a meeting held on 31 January 2019 at the UN Security Council, titled “Preventing and Countering the financing of terrorism,” chaired by the French delegation, it…

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Posted in Financial Crime Money Laundering Sanctions

Top 10 Predictions for 2019

As the only thing certain apparently is uncertainly (unless you count death and taxes) only a fool would predict anything. So foolishly here are my…

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Brexit and the fight on financial crime - Policy
Posted in Financial Crime

Brexit and the fight on financial crime – Part 1 – Policy

With the date for Brexit due on the 29th March, 2019 (at 11 pm U.K. time) and still no deal, getting a clear view of…

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