Berlin Risk joined ACAMS 15th Annual Anti-Financial Crime Conference as an exhibitor, sponsor and speaker at the Berlin conference in June 2019. Berlin Risk’s Managing Director, Jennifer Hanley-Giersch, took part as a panelist focusing on the management of high-risk customers. She discussed adequate approaches to customer risk rating and what levels of investigations are necessary to also address reputational risk. With high-risk clients it is not sufficient to simply identify the UBO. “It is important to have an in-depth understanding of who the customer is, the countries of operations, wider business interest and political associations,” Jennifer said.
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Status of the European AML Framework
Large-scale money laundering investigations have been the drivers to improving the safeguards for the overall stability of the EU’s financial sector. Beyond the implementation of the Fifth AML Directive (5AMLD), additional significant developments include the proposed EU regulation strengthening the role of the European Banking Authority (EBA) in supervising the financial institutions, the European Council’s action plan for non-legislative AML measures, and the passing of the EU Directive on combating money laundering by criminal law.
The Controversial EU List of High-Risk Third Countries
Controversial German Anti-Money Laundering Law
Whitepaper & Webcast – Risk Assessment and Prevention of Corruption
Companies are depending on the countries and the industries in which they operate, as well as working together with their business partners, to assess corruption risks. However, the best way to find out how their respective business processes can be affected by corrupt practices, is the implementation of a systematic risk assessment.
Business partner screening and risk assessment in the prevention of money laundering
Supply Chain Due Diligence – the Case of Conflict Minerals and Beyond (II)
Political Integrity at Risk
Reinforcing Integrity Risk Management – “Customer Due Diligence” Requirements Reworked
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…
Dispute with Iran: A Strategic Risk Assessment Tool for the Nuclear Talks
What are the chances of success and what are the factors of risk in the new round of talks between the Iranian government and the permanent members of the UN Security Council plus Germany (“P5+1”) about Iran’s disputed nuclear programmed? These questions will draw much attention by political decision-makers and business executives and students of…