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12 August 2020 - Accuity Insights

Escrow in Real Estate: A Honeypot for Money Launderers

The real estate industry is frequently used as a conduit for money laundering activities. Every year, around $1.6 trillion of dirty money moves through this market – equivalent to 3% of the world’s GDP. In this article, we explore an important element within this topic – escrow (or trust) accounts.
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29 June 2020 - Accuity Insights

5MLD and the Role of Adverse Media Screening in Proactive Risk Management

The EU’s Fifth Anti-money Laundering Directive has extended the list of sectors that fall within the scope of the updated regulations. These new ‘obliged entities’ are required to implement financial crime prevention processes, including adverse media screening, in line with the practices carried out by banks and other regulated sectors.
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23 June 2020 - Accuity Insights

Accuity Study: Manual Processes and Lack of Quality Data Biggest Challenges for Financial Institutions in China

Increasing regulatory pressure from domestic and international regulators as well as an explosion in the number of sanctions and politically exposed persons (PEPs) are among the issues weighing heavily on financial institutions in China as they continue to ramp up efforts to mitigate the risk of money laundering and terrorist financing
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12 June 2020 - Accuity Insights

Ask the Expert: Q&A with Principal Attorney Hdeel Abdelhady (Part 2)

In the second part of our Q&A with Hdeel Abdelhady, Principal Attorney at MassPoint Legal and Strategy Advisory PLLC, we ask her about the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on international sanctions and supply chains.
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5 June 2020 - Accuity Insights

Ask the Expert: Q&A with Principal Attorney Hdeel Abdelhady (Part 1)

As part of our ‘Ask the Expert’ series, we ask Hdeel Abdelhady, Principal Attorney at MassPoint Legal and Strategy Advisory PLLC, about international sanctions, enforcement trends, and the role of lawyers as gatekeepers of the financial system.
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2 June 2020 - Accuity Insights

Pakistan’s Fight Against Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing

In the global fight against financial crime, each region faces unique challenges, and those faced by Pakistan are, arguably, more complex.
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26 May 2020 - Accuity Insights

ISO 20022: A Positive Force in the Fight Against Financial Crime

By providing more detailed information about all parties involved in a payment, the ISO 20022 message format will not only speed up payments, but increase transparency, improve sanctions screening and help organisations better detect and prevent financial crime.
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1 May 2020 - Accuity Insights

The 5th AML Directive – Are You Compliant?

The 5th Anti-money Laundering Directive came into force in January, but it seems as though many organisations – law firms included – are lagging behind in their compliance. This blog as first seen on the Law Society of England and Wales website explains what changes and requirements the directive introduces, and what you need to […]
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28 April 2020 - Accuity Insights

Enforcing Sanctions During a Global Pandemic

As the current humanitarian crisis unfolds, how are governments adapting their sanctions regimes – and how can organisations keep up?
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24 April 2020 - Accuity Insights

How COVID-19 is Changing KYC and AML Technology in APAC

The COVID-19 pandemic is changing the world in ways that will linger long after the virus has been brought under control.
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