This White Paper presents the key elements of the fourth draft of the EU Money Laundering Directive, and discusses the challenges, especially in relation to the verification of business partners.
Financial institutions are faced with the challenge of aligning their existing Know Your Customer (KYC) due diligence processes to meet FATCA requirements. This article outlines the background and international discussions regarding tax evasion and the ongoing debate to curtail it, and seeks to touch upon the impact it will have in dealing with should be: high-risk clients in regions, which are considered high risk for tax evasion.
One of Risk Management’s most important cogwheels, for the purpose of investigating and detecting a wide range of reputational risks and economic crimes, is the due diligence process. As described in former articles published on Global Risk Affairs, due diligence requirements are largely anchored in legislation dealing with the prevention of money laundering, fraud, corruption…
The Baltic States are located in what EUROPOL maps out as the North-East Criminal Hub. Given their geographical location, the Baltic States facilitate not only the illegal entry and distribution of goods and people within the EU, but also the making of financial crime committed through the region’s financial institutions.