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Russia Threat Assessment - Premium

In this Russia Threat Assessment, the focus is on Corruption, Drug Trafficking, Fraud. Cybercrime, Human & wildlife Trafficking, Money laundering, International sanctions and much more besides.
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Global Threat Assessment – By John Cusack – Available Now to Read / Download - Premium

Global Threat Assessment
by John Cusack
Despite the limitations presented in estimating criminal activity designed to be hidden, the results in the Global Threat Assessment present a bleak picture. Criminal markets are generating more illicit funds than at any other time in our history, with eve...

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Virtual Currency Based Money Laundering – Coming Soon - Premium

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China – Threat Assessment - Premium

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Germany – Threat Assessment - Premium

Germany Threat AssessmentTo Read / Download the Germany Threat Assessment click below: FCN - Germany - FL

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United States – Threat Assessment - Premium

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United Kingdom – Threat Assessment - Premium

The UK faces significant risks as a result of the exceptionally large funds that flow through its financial sector, considered by many to be the largest financial centre in the world. To read / download the UK Threat Assessment see:
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Japan – Threat Assessment - Premium

Japan has exceptionally low crime rates, regularly placed in the top 10 safest Countries in the world, and with recorded crime rates falling for the last 2 decades. Nevertheless japan still faces significant financial crime related threats.

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Interview with Absa’s Nic Swingler

On a recent visit to South Africa, Financial Crime News was delighted to meet with Nic Swingler Head Financial Crime Compliance at Absa Group Limited, who in an interview discussed the fight against financial crime on the African continent and in South Africa in particular. 

FCN: How did you come into your current role?

NS: I am not a Financial Crime “lifer” and this role was not really part of my early career planning!  Previously I was the COO for our Corporate & Investment Bank.  The front line experience I gained over many years as well as direct exposure to products, operations, technology platforms and data were amongst the key attributes required to enable and deliver a high quality risk management capability across Financial Crime Compliance. 

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Crypto asks for more effective AML regulation – by Malcolm Wright

In February 2019, FATF issued its proposed recommendations for AML governance of the crypto industry. Under pressure from the international community, the FATF aimed to bring amendments to Recommendation 15 (New Technologies) into force at the June 2019 plenary. Within the proposals, one point was opened for consultation; colloquially known as 7(b) the proposal seeks to introduce wire transfer recommendations required of the traditional banking sector into the crypto industry. That is, originator and beneficiary information is collected, screened and transmitted between correspondent institutions with the objective to prevent criminals and terrorists having unfettered access to the financial system.

The crypto industry responded but not for the reason many thought; the response was not to fight against regulation or kick the can down the road for another day but to make sure that the regulation could be effective.

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