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In conversation with Standard Chartered’s Praveen Jain and Vishal Marria CEO of Quantexa.

In November, 2019, Standard Chartered Bank announced that it had joined forces with Quantexa to boost further their approach to fighting financial crime. In this conversation with SCB’s Head of Financial Crime Strategy & Innovation, Praveen Jain, and Quantexa’s CEO Vishal Marria, Financial Crime News probes deeper into the “why”, the “what” and the “how” to provide insights into an “industry first” and why it’s important.

FCN: What was the problem and what was the solution? 

PJ: SCB was looking for a best in class solution to support its more than a thousand investigators in its hubs as well as in its Global Financial Intelligence Unit conducting complex financial investigations generated from processing over a billion transactions a year.

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South Africa Country Threat Assessment by FCN - Premium

In this Threat Assessment, the focus is on South Africa which is the second largest economy in Africa. South Africa faces its own ML/TF challenges, not least due to its advanced developed status and its regional financial hub status, challenges with corruption and organised street gangs and crime. ...

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Sweden Country Threat Assessment by FCN - Premium

In this Threat Assessment, the focus is on Sweden which is a top 30 Country by the size of its economy. Sweden faces its own ML/TF challenges, not least due to its advanced developed status and its openness, with particular challenges on fraud organised crime and money laundering.

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Liechtenstein Country Threat Assessment by FCN - Premium

In this Threat Assessment, the focus is on Liechtenstein, which has the 150th largest economy and is the 6th smallest Country in the world. Liechtenstein faces its own ML/TF challenges, not least due to its advanced developed status and openness to foreign assets and customers.
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Switzerland Country Threat Assessment by FCN - Premium

In this Threat Assessment, the focus is on Switzerland, which has the 19th largest economy in the world, and is the worlds largest offshore asset manager. Switzerland faces its own ML/TF challenges, not least due to its advanced developed status and  its openness to offshore assets.
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Interview with ANZ’s Guy Boyd

On a recent trip to Australia, Financial Crime News caught up with ANZ’s Guy Boyd, now Chief Compliance Officer, in Melbourne, with responsibility also for Financial Crime Compliance. In this interview Guy answers questions on ANZ, the threats and risks facing Australia, New Zealand and the wider Region, challenges and opportunities and highlights the work of the Fintel Alliance, the public private partnership making great strides and an example to many. For more information from FCN on Country Threats on Australia see HERE, and on New Zealand see HERE:

1 FCN: What’s your current role and how did you get to this position?  

GB: Since July this year I have been ANZ’s Chief Compliance Officer.  Interestingly, I moved from private legal practice to ANZ in 2006 in its legal team and later into the Risk function to work on establishing a sanctions compliance response and capability. 

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Australia Country Threat Assessment by FCN - Premium

In this Threat Assessment, the focus is on Australia, which has the 13th largest economy in the world, a population of approx 25 million people, and is the 6th largest Country by total area. Australia faces its own ML/TF challenges, not least due to its advanced developed status, openness and intern...

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New Zealand Country Threat Assessment by FCN - Premium

In this Threat Assessment, the focus is on New Zealand, which has the 53rd largest economy in the world, a population of nearly 5 million people, and is generally considered one of the safest places in the world. New Zealand faces its own ML/TF challenges, not least due to its advanced developed sta...

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Netherlands Country Threat Assessment by FCN - Premium

In this Threat Assessment, the focus is on the Netherlands, which has the 17th largest economy in the world, is one of the leading Eurozone Countries, (5th Largest economy) with a significant financial hub behind Frankfurt and Paris, and is home to Europes largest container port in Rotterdam and an ...

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Russia Country Threat Assessment by FCN - 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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