Combating Money Laundering and the Financing of Terrorism

A Comprehensive Training Guide
Author: N.A
Publisher: World Bank Publications
ISBN: 0821375709
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 663
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Combating Money Laundering and the Financing of Terrorism: A Comprehensive Training Guide has been developed by the Financial Market Integrity Unit of the World Bank to support the World Bank's Capacity Enhancement Program on AML/CFT. The modules are comprised of the following eight Modules: Module 1 - Effects on Economic Development and International Standards Module 2 - Legal Requirements to meet International Standards Module 3a - Regulatory and Institutional Requirements Module 3b - Compliance Requirements for Financial Institutions Module 4 - Building an Effective Financial Intelligence Unit Module 5 - Domestic (inter-agency) and International Cooperation Module 6 - Combating the Financing of Terrorism Module 7 - Investigating Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing

Money laundering and the financing of terrorism

19th report of session 2008-09, Vol. 2: Evidence
Author: Great Britain: Parliament: House of Lords: European Union Committee
Publisher: The Stationery Office
ISBN: 9780108444692
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 278
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Evidence taken before Sub-committee F (Home Affairs)

Combating Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing

A Model of Best Practice for the Financial Sector, the Professions and Other Designated Businesses
Author: Commonwealth Secretariat
Publisher: Commonwealth Secretariat
ISBN: 9780850928136
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 184
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The original FATF's 40 Recommendations were drawn up in 1990. Following the terrorist attacks on the United States of 11 September 2001, the FATF issued a further 9 "Special Recommendations" to combat terrorist financing.

Mastering Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorist Financing

A compliance guide for practitioners
Author: Tim Parkman
Publisher: Pearson UK
ISBN: 0273759051
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 320
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This book offers best practice advice on how to meet anti-money laundering (AML) regulations and will help you put together an effective framework to meet your legal obligations. It includes a comprehensive selection of example documents, checklists and an unrivalled collection of training materials.

Handbook of Anti-Money Laundering


Author: Dennis Cox
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470685271
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 752
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Effectively implement comprehensive anti-money laundering regulations Handbook of Anti-Money Laundering details the most up-to-date regulations and provides practical guidance toward implementation. While most books focus on the regulations themselves, this useful guide goes further by explaining their meaning to bank operations, and how the rules apply to real-life scenarios. The international perspective provides a broader understanding of the anti-money laundering controls that are in place worldwide, with certain country-specific details discussed in-depth. Coverage includes the Wolfsberg Principles, Financial Action Task Force guidance, the U.S. Patriot Act, and the latest from both the EU and Bank for International Settlements. The IMF estimates that two to five per cent of the global GDP – $590 billion to $1.5 trillion – is laundered every year. Globally, banks and other financial institutions have been required to put in place specific arrangements to prevent and detect money laundering and the criminal activity that underlies it. This book provides the latest regulations and guidance toward application. Understand what money laundering regulations mean in practice Reference international and country-specific rules and regulations Get up to speed on the most current regulations and practices Implement the most effective anti-money laundering measures In response to the increased monitoring and regulation, money launderers have become more sophisticated at disguising the source of their funds. Financial institutions' employees must be ever more aware of what they're facing, and how to deal with it, making actionable guidance a critical companion to any regulatory information. For financial institutions seeking more thorough understanding and practical advice, the Handbook of Anti-Money Laundering is a comprehensive guide.

Money Laundering, Asset Forfeiture and Recovery and Compliance – A Global Guide


Author: William H. Byrnes,Robert J. Munro
Publisher: LexisNexis
ISBN: 0327170840
Category: Law
Page: N.A
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This eBook is designed to provide the reader with accurate analyses of the AML/CTF Financial and Legal Intelligence, law and practice in the nations of the world with the most current references and resources. The eBook is organized around five main themes: 1. Money Laundering Risk and Compliance; 2. The Law of Anti-Money Laundering and Compliance; 3. Criminal and Civil Forfeiture; 4. Compliance and 5. International Cooperation. Each chapter is made up of five parts. Part I, "Introduction," begins with the analysis of money laundering risks and compliance with the recommendations of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), and then concludes with the country's rating based on the International Narcotics Control Strategy Report (INCSR) of the U.S. State Department. Part II, "Anti-Money Laundering and Combating Terrorist Financing (AML/CTF)" and Part III, "Criminal and Civil Forfeiture," evaluate the judicial and legislative structures of the country. Given the increasing global dimension of AML/CTF activities, these sections give special attention to how a country has created statutes, decisions, policies and the judicial enforcement procedures needed to combat money laundering and terrorist financing. Part IV, "Compliance," examines the most critical processes for the prevention and detection of money laundering and terrorist financing. This section reflects on the practical elements that should be in place so that financial institutions can comply with AML/CTF requirements; these are categorized into the development and implementation of internal controls, policies and procedures. Part V, "International Cooperation," reviews the compilation of international laws and treaties between countries working together to combat money laundering and terrorist financing. As these unlawful activities can occur in any given country, it is important to identify the international participants who are cooperating to develop methods to obstruct these criminal activities.

Technology and Anti-money Laundering

A Systems Theory and Risk-based Approach
Author: Dionysios S. Demetis
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
ISBN: 1849806659
Category: Electronic books
Page: 200
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. . . a stimulating look at the hard work done in many specialisms that collectively seek to combat money laundering. Sally Ramage, The Criminal Lawyer While there is much noise about the control of money laundering, there are few whose work is able to rise above the din and in clear notes contribute in a constructive manner to the debate. This work is not only an intelligent discussion of many of the substantive issues relating to the control of money laundering, but a great deal more. Drawing on systems theory and seeing the control of money laundering particularly from the standpoint of technology as complex and integral to the proper and effective operation of financial institutions, the author addresses in a novel and practical way the design and management of risk based compliance. The theory is tested, not only in terms of viable technology, but also in an actual case study involving real issues in a bank. Consequently, those concerned with the formulation of policy, the design of controls and procedures and the implementation of such will find the contribution that this book makes of great significance. Barry Rider, Bryan Cave LLP, UK This book avoids the usual trap of interminably listing AML war stories. Instead Dr. Demetis presents a solid theoretical foundation for AML research and practice. He gives a damning critique of the way so-called technological solutions are used uncritically by some AML professionals, and analyses the risk-based approach, describing its problems and ways of avoiding them. He presents a fascinating in-depth case study of a financial institution, and a short case of a bank using technology to improve its True Positive Rate substantially to 17 per cent. Ian Angell, London School of Economics, UK Dr Demetis makes a great contribution to our understanding of anti-money laundering at both a systems and practical level. [He] writes as someone who not only thinks deeply about these issues but, as the in-depth case examples show, has tried to see how far technology can address some audacious goals. Readers will learn that while risk-based approaches to anti-money laundering have been an interesting regulatory development, practical implementation, despite the hype of technology vendors, is still at a primordial state . Michael Mainelli, Gresham College and Z/YEN Group, UK This insightful book examines the influence of information systems on anti-money laundering (AML). It builds on systems theory in order to develop a coherent theoretical framework that can be used for AML research. By using a case study of a major financial institution in the EU-area, a number of technological influences on AML are deconstructed and are used to examine the role that technology plays within AML. The book provides a systems theoretical description of the effects of technology on AML and offers considerations on the risk-based approach the most important contemporary evolution within regulatory initiatives on AML and terrorism financing. Technology and Anti-Money Laundering will appeal to researchers of financial crime and AML as well as those interested in information systems and systems theory. A number of considerations for practitioners are also discussed, including the risk-based approach and the integration of AML-technology in financial institutions, as well as an important data-mining application. Money Laundering Reporting Officers (MLROs) in financial institutions and central bankers will also find much of interest in this book.

The Bahamas: 2007 Article IV Consultation - Staff Report and Public Information Notice on the Executive Board Discussion


Author: International Monetary Fund
Publisher: International Monetary Fund
ISBN: N.A
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 52
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Annotation In recent years, the IMF has released a growing number of reports and other documents covering economic and financial developments and trends in member countries. Each report, prepared by a staff team after discussions with government officials, is published at the option of the member country.

Politically Exposed Persons

Preventive Measures for the Banking Sector
Author: Theodore S. Greenberg,Larissa Gray,Delphine Schantz
Publisher: World Bank Publications
ISBN: N.A
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 103
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This volume provides recommendations and examles of good practices to help increase the quality and effectiveness of measures of regulatory authorities and banks on politically exposed persons.

Palau: Detailed Assessment Report on Anti-Money Laundering and Combating the Financing of Terrorism


Author: International Monetary Fund
Publisher: International Monetary Fund
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: 266
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Palau's detailed assessment report on Anti-Money Laundering (AML) and Combating the Financing of Terrorism (CFT) has been examined. Palau has strengthened its AML/CFT legislative framework that has been in place since 2001 with the amendments to the Money Laundering and Proceeds of Crime Act of 2001 (MLPCA) and the Financial Institutions Act of 2001, as well as the enactments of the Counter-Terrorism Act of 2007 and the Cash Courier Disclosure Act of 2007. The offense of money laundering is criminalized in the MLPCA.

The Money Laundering and Financing of Terrorism Eco-System


Author: Kannan Subramanian
Publisher: Notion Press
ISBN: 1945497645
Category: Political Science
Page: 424
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"A guide that illustrates the methods, mechanisms, techniques and instruments to launder money and finance terrorism. It explains risk-based approaches to minimise the risk at the national level and for each sector of the eco-system. Mr. T.S. Krishnamurthy Former Chief Election Commissioner, Government of India; Former Chief Commissioner of Income Tax-Mumbai, India. This book not only examines thoroughly the problem in a comprehensive manner with interesting case studies but also provides governance measures to mitigate the evil. Kannan has rightly stressed the need for proper evidence gathering, domestic co-ordination of various agencies and international co-operation to deal with this global priority. His suggestion to implement a National Integrity System is worth the attention of a government. Dr S.Ramamurthy – Fiscal Management Expert, formerly with the IMF The book throws light on relevant methodologies and tools to mitigate the adverse impact of money laundering. It explains a risk-based approach to mitigate the risks at the entity and national levels. It is very valuable book to those practitioners combating money laundering and countering the financing of terrorism world-wide."

Liechtenstein: Detailed Assessment Report on Anti-Money Laundering and Combating the Financing of Terrorism


Author: International Monetary Fund
Publisher: International Monetary Fund
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: 329
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Liechtenstein’s financial sector business has created money laundering risks. The investigative powers of the law enforcement authorities are comprehensive enough to enable them to conduct serious investigations in an effective way. Money laundering is criminalized broadly in line with the international standard. Liechtenstein relies on its trust service providers to obtain, verify, and retain records of the beneficial ownership and control of legal persons. Liechtenstein should conduct a full review of its laws concerning non-profit organizations to assess their adequacy for combating the financing of terrorism.

Guernsey

Report on Observance of Standards and Codes-FATF Recommendations for Anti-Money Laundering and Combating the Financing of Terrorism
Author: International Monetary Fund
Publisher: International Monetary Fund
ISBN: 145523673X
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 22
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Bailiwick of Guernsey has a Anti-Money Laundering and Combating the Financing of Terrorism (AML/CFT) legal framework that provides the basis for an AML/CFT regime. It has a program to review and enhance AML/CFT legislation and monitor effectiveness of compliance with the AML/CFT regime. Assessors found that confiscation and provisional measures within Bailiwick are robust. They also found that previous designation mechanisms had a negative impact on the effectiveness of the mutual legal assistance system. The assessors recommended to enhance the requirements for the freezing and confiscation of terrorist assets, and also provided guidance.

Parliamentary Debates (Hansard).

House of Representatives
Author: Australia. Parliament. House of Representatives
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Australia
Page: N.A
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Inclusive Growth, Institutions, and the Underground Economy


Author: Mr. Adil Mohommad,Mr. Anoop Singh,Sonali Jain-Chandra
Publisher: International Monetary Fund
ISBN: 1463944306
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 14
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Worldwide protests against the perceived lack of economic opportunity and failure of governance have refocused attention on the need for inclusive growth and strong institutions. In developing countries, large informal economies limit state capacity to deliver governance and strong institutions, which in turn discourages participation in and expansion of the formal economy. This paper analyzes the determinants of the underground economy, with particular emphasis on the role of institutions and the rule of law. We find that when businesses are faced with onerous regulation, inconsistent enforcement and corruption, they have an incentive to hide their activities in the underground economy. Empirical analysis suggests that institutions are a more important determinant of the size of the underground economy than tax rates.