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21 Dec 2016
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Webinar – Mexico and the human cost of financial crime

Exclusive webinar interview with Richard Elias of Elias Gutzler Spicer LLC, the firm which has filed a case against HSBC Holdings, under the Anti-Terrorism Act, on behalf of families of several American citizens killed by Mexican cartels.

14 Dec 2016
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Webinar – Criminal Finances Bill 2016

Professor Nicholas Ryder discusses the provisions and limitations of the UK government’s Criminal Finances Bill (currently at committee stage in the Commons).

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    New EU beneficial ownership rules for trusts: good news for offshore?

    In March, the European Parliament voted overwhelmingly for new legislation to force EU countries to keep public registers of all parties in trusts in their jurisdiction. Beneficial owners would only be able to maintain anonymity if they could prove to the authorities that making their beneficial ownership public would put their personal safety at risk.

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    UK Treasury gets new powers for enforcing financial sanctions

    On 3rd April 2017, the UK Treasury gained access to new penalties for individuals and firms that breach UK financial sanctions. Under the new rules, any persons deemed to have been involved in serious breaches after the first of April 2017 may find themselves liable for penalties of up to £1 million or 50% of the value of the breach, whichever is higher.

    Susan Grossey: A record number of records

    In the olden days of the Third Money Laundering Directive (written on vellum by monks, you may recall), the distinction was drawn between KYC records (yes, way back before CDD was born) and transaction records. The former had to be kept for at least five years from the date of the end of the business relationship, and the latter for at least five years from the date of the completion of the transaction. But this time round – see Article 40 of the Fourth Money Laundering Directive – the line has moved.

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    The effects of artificial intelligence on the AML landscape

    As regulatory compliance initiatives move toward utilizing machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI), what effect might the increased efficacy of AML programs have on developing nations and small financial players without large compliance budgets?