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FATF executive secretary resigns

Online Published Date : 02 October 2021 | Appeared in issue: 288 - 27 September 2021

David Lewis, who has led the Financial Action Task Force since October 2015, notified staff on 23 September [2021] that he is to step down.The news, first reported by ACAMSmoneylaundering.com, comes despite agreement by all FATF members that his..

Argentina – power play

Online Published Date : 13 October 2021 | Appeared in issue: 242 - 01 April 2017

Argentina’s centre-right government, which took office in December 2015, says it is determined to rid the country of money laundering, but highly combative domestic politics make it hard going, finds Tom Azzopardi.A new broomThe administration of..

New wave – cryptocurrency risks

Online Published Date : 18 October 2021 | Appeared in issue: 288 - 27 September 2021

Cryptocurrency innovation is continuous: financial institutions and law enforcement are struggling to keep up, Paul Cochrane finds, as criminals seek to exploit the latest developments in decentralised finance and privacy coins.Use of crypto is..

Quirks & queries – UK firm risk data

Online Published Date : 21 October 2021 | Appeared in issue: 288 - 27 September 2021

Denis O’Connor, a Fellow of both the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales and the Chartered Institute of Securities and Investment, was a member of the British Bankers’ Association Money Laundering Committee from 2003-10 and a member of the Joint Money Laundering Steering Group’s Board and Editorial Panel between 2010 and 2016. He has been a frequent speaker at industry conferences on financial crime issues, both in the UK and abroad.