Anti-Money Laundering

Integrity Due Diligence – Towards an integrated approach to Compliance (II)

Corporations and institutions can attain a strategic and competitive advantage by pursuing an integrated approach to integrity due diligence.  By assessing the trustworthiness and reliability of customers, business partners and any third parties, organisations ensure the fulfilment of compliance requirements, whilst concurrently facilitating a concerted effort to combat money laundering, fraud and corruption (‘MLFC’) –…

Integrity Due Diligence – Towards an integrated approach to Compliance (I)

The serious impact and long-term effects of economic crimes, such as money laundering, corruption and fraud (‘MLFC’), may not seem to be as apparent as those resulting from hard security threats. These crimes do, however, pose some of the most menacing risks currently facing governments, institutions and corporations. The following article aims to discuss an…

India: Committed to combating money laundering

Due to India’s geopolitical position, the size of its economy, and recent serious terrorist attacks it has fallen victim to, AML and counter terrorism financing are taken seriously in the country.

Central Asia – Part II AML/CTF Regimes

Central Asia remains a high risk region for terrorism financing and money-laundering, while looming terrorism threats make the need for cohesive AML and CTF policies all the more important.

WEF’s Global Risks 2011: New Risk Clusters in Focus

In the lead-up to its annual meeting at Davos, Switzerland, the World Economic Forum (WEF) issued the report Global Risks 2011. The report is set in the context of the WEF’s new platform, the Risk Response Network. The organization’s proclaimed objective to translate analysis into the development of practical solutions for the planet’s future, gives…

The Four Pillars of Counter-Terrorism

By military means alone terrorism cannot be defeated. This rule, from which few exemptions exist on the national level, is fully evident in view of today’s prominent transnational terrorism spread by Islamist extremists. Therefore, counter-terrorism must pursue a comprehensive strategy that also includes psychological means in response to the mechanisms of fear triggered by indiscriminate…