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SPECIAL REPORT: DISCONTINUANCE OF THE 500 EURO NOTE – GOOD NEWS FOR THE FIGHT AGAINST ORGANISED CRIME AND TERRORISM?

On 4 May 2016, the Governing Council of the European Central Bank (ECB) decided to discontinue the production and issuance of the EUR 500 banknote. Rob Wainwright, Director of Europol, considers whether this decision represents good news for the fight against organised crime and terrorism. Read More

Special Report: Sovereign Wealth Funds – Will 1MDB and the Panama Papers lead to greater transparency in the government investment sector?

As scrutiny around governments’ investments increases following the 1MDB saga and the release of the Panama Papers, will SWFs, governments, or national regulators be persuaded of the need for a wide-ranging drive towards greater transparency?… Read More

Special Report: BREACHES OF US REGULATORY REGIMES

Following last month’s research paper expanding on AML expert Anu Ratan’s analysis of FCA/FSA enforcement actions, KYC360 brings you a further exclusive paper, building on Anu Ratan’s analysis of common themes found in US regulatory actions over the past decade. Click here to see the special report… Read More
On 4 May 2016, the Governing Council of the European Central Bank (ECB) decided to discontinue the production and issuance of the EUR 500 banknote. Rob Wainwright, Director of Europol, considers whether this decision represents good news for the fight against organised crime and terrorism. Read More
As scrutiny around governments’ investments increases following the 1MDB saga and the release of the Panama Papers, will SWFs, governments, or national regulators be persuaded of the need for a wide-ranging drive towards greater transparency? Read More
Following last month’s research paper expanding on AML expert Anu Ratan’s analysis of FCA/FSA enforcement actions, KYC360 brings you a further exclusive paper, building on Anu Ratan’s analysis of common themes found in US regulatory actions over the past decade. Click here to see the special report… Read More
In this landmark analysis, expert U.S. regulatory lawyer Bruce Zagaris poses the question: 'has the United Sates abused its dominant position in global financial markets to impose higher regulatory requirements on competing jurisdictions than on itself?' Read More
This exclusive KYC360 research paper expands upon the landmark analysis of FCA/FSA enforcement actions undertaken by AML expert Anu Ratan. Click here to view the special report. Read More
An analysis of UK FCA fines for AML between 2002-2015 and common recurring themes by expert practitioner Anu Ratan. Read More
In this paper, Stephen Platt considers the limitations of the traditional money laundering model and proposes a new Enable, Distance, Disguise model of AML prevention. Read More
Specialist financial crime barrister Daniel O'Donoghue considers the context of the FCA's controversial decision to abandon its review of banking culture and practices Read More
Renowned expert and author of 'Asset Forfeiture Law in the United States' Stefan Cassella provides a comprehensive overview of U.S. anti-money laundering statute and caselaw Read More
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Pursuing unexplained wealth in Nigeria: It’s time to take on the enablers

Despite the efforts of the incumbent President to fight corruption, Nigeria remains one of the countries that constantly top the world’s corruption rankings. According to  Transparency International’s 2017 Corruption Perception Index, Nigeria is one of the most corrupt countries in the world, ranking number 148 out of 180 countries covered… Read More

The perfect AML programme: A ten point guide

Does the ‘perfect’ path to anti-money laundering (AML) exist? The quest for the perfect plan can be traced back to criminals causing immeasurable damage for many economies through money laundering. In response, governments are continuously trying to fight back, issuing a raft of rules and penalties for financial institution (FIs)… Read More