Tag Archive for due diligence

Politically Exposed Persons (PEPs) and Customer Due Diligence in Asia

Customer Due Diligence in Asia has gained prominence over recent years, with a growing set of regulations that have come into force. International Anti-money laundering standards recommended by the Financial Action Task force (FATF) have provided a framework for member jurisdictions to lay out the requirements for the prevention and combat of money laundering and terrorist financing, which is particularly…

Europe’s upcoming Fourth AML/CFT Directive

In February 2013, the European Commission adopted two proposals: the Fourth AML Directive and a complementary regulation on what information must accompany fund transfers to ensure traceability. The European Parliament’s and European Council’s so-called “draft directive on the prevention of the use of the financial system for the purpose of money laundering and terrorist financing”…

An integrated approach to business partners compliance

The importance of business partner compliance for companies and institutions has grown in recent years. It gained increased attention in the wake of the financial crisis, resulting in fresh legal aggravation, as companies and institutions are faced with increasing regulatory requirements.