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7 May 2019 - Accuity Insights

Lessons Learnt from the Nordic Region’s Financial Crime Challenges

Financial institutions in the Nordic region have recently made headlines concerning a series of significant money laundering lapses. News stories on this topic have focused on fines but, in the background, firms are making organisational changes, shifting mind-sets and enhancing their systems and processes for the better.
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2 May 2019 - Accuity Insights

The Role of AI in Regtech and Other Takeaways from ACAMS Hollywood

A record number of anti-money laundering (AML) professionals, regulators and vendors recently converged in Hollywood, Florida, for the ACAMS 24th Annual AML & Financial Crime Conference. There was a clear focus on how artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning and robotic process automation (RPA), and other advanced technologies, can help in the fight against financial crime.
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29 April 2019 - Accuity Insights

Five Best Practices for Adverse Media Screening

Of all the risks faced by financial institutions, identifying Reputationally Exposed Persons (REPs) in adverse media is the one most likely to fall under the radar. Here are five best practices to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of your adverse media screening program.
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7 November 2018 - Accuity Insights

How is Iceland solving the PEP problem?

The Ministry of Justice in Iceland has been preparing a new Anti-Money Laundering bill to submit to Parliament, which is expected to be approved before the end of 2018.
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Real Estate Spotlight Series: The UK cracks down on money laundering through property and estate agents join the battle – like it or not

The UK government has announced new plans to crack down on money laundering as part of its response to a consultation on the billions of pounds of high-end UK property owned by overseas shell companies.[1] This is the latest in a series of measures designed to prevent criminals from exploiting the property market and, according […]
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2 March 2018 - Accuity Insights

Real Estate Spotlight Series: Tackling money laundering in Canada

The suspicion that runaway property prices in major Canadian cities are driven, at least in part, by illicit international investment won’t go away. According to a report by Transparency International, almost half of the most valuable residences in Greater Vancouver area are held through corporate structures that hide their ultimate owner, including a third that […]
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Odebrecht: Can the Largest Foreign Bribery Case in History Lead to More Compliance?

Odebrecht probably sounds familiar to the majority of us, either as a great example of internationalization or for its infamous financial crime allegations. This colossal bribery scandal has been running in the headlines of major newspapers in Latin America for years, bringing to light several related corruption cases. But, let’s take a step back and […]
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The Future of Compliance in Africa: How to satisfy local and regional needs while meeting international standards

The Future of Compliance in Africa was the theme of a roundtable discussion jointly convened by Ernest Honya, President of the Association of Certified Compliance Professionals in Africa (ACCPA), and Hugh Jones, President and CEO of Accuity. 19 people attended from organisations which included commercial banks, GIABA, central banks, FIUs and universities to discuss four […]
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The Future of Compliance in Africa – How the notion of ‘PEP’ in Africa differs from that in the West

Round Table Discussion on the Future of Compliance in Africa Part 2 of 4 – How the notion of ‘PEP’ in Africa differs from that in the West The Future of Compliance in Africa was the theme of a roundtable discussion jointly convened by Ernest Honya, President of the Association of Certified Compliance Professionals in […]
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The AML and Racketeering Case Against FIFA Continues to Build

In May 2015, fourteen people from the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) were indicted following a wire fraud, racketeering and money-laundering investigation led by the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the US Internal Revenue Services, Criminal Investigation Division (IRS-CI). On Monday, September 14, 2015, US Attorney General Loretta Lynch and her Swiss […]
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