Author: Dennis Cox
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2014-10-23
Genre: Business & Economics
Effectively implement comprehensive anti-money laundering regulations Handbook of Anti-Money Laundering details the most up-to-date regulations and provides practical guidance toward implementation. While most books focus on the regulations themselves, this useful guide goes further by explaining their meaning to bank operations, and how the rules apply to real-life scenarios. The international perspective provides a broader understanding of the anti-money laundering controls that are in place worldwide, with certain country-specific details discussed in-depth. Coverage includes the Wolfsberg Principles, Financial Action Task Force guidance, the U.S. Patriot Act, and the latest from both the EU and Bank for International Settlements. The IMF estimates that two to five per cent of the global GDP – $590 billion to $1.5 trillion – is laundered every year. Globally, banks and other financial institutions have been required to put in place specific arrangements to prevent and detect money laundering and the criminal activity that underlies it. This book provides the latest regulations and guidance toward application. Understand what money laundering regulations mean in practice Reference international and country-specific rules and regulations Get up to speed on the most current regulations and practices Implement the most effective anti-money laundering measures In response to the increased monitoring and regulation, money launderers have become more sophisticated at disguising the source of their funds. Financial institutions' employees must be ever more aware of what they're facing, and how to deal with it, making actionable guidance a critical companion to any regulatory information. For financial institutions seeking more thorough understanding and practical advice, the Handbook of Anti-Money Laundering is a comprehensive guide.
Author: Alison Joy Deitz
Publisher: Lawbook Company
Release Date: 2008
Financial organisations around Australia and their advisers must address the challenges of complying with the requirements of the Anti-Money Laundering and Counter Terrorism Financing legislation. Being effectively organised now is essential, as good practice and implementation will minimise risk and transgression. Going forward, a widening range of activities will be under scrutiny, and no adviser or designated service provider should be unprepared. ANTI-MONEY LAUNDERING HANDBOOK helps you be prepared. Major topics covered are: International money laundering and terrorism financing countermeasures, laws and standards - setting the scene; Australian AML/CTF laws and countermeasures - including the role of AUSTRAC; Establishing and maintaining successful AMLICTF systems and controls - addressing corporate strategy, a risk-based approach, due diligence, AML/CTF programs and reporting; Penalties and offences; Review of specific industries, including Industry-specific typologies/ case studies; Glossary of terms and definitions.
Author: Asian Development Bank
Publisher: Asian Development Bank
Release Date: 2017-03-01
Genre: Business & Economics
This handbook provides nonbanking financial institutions guidance on how to manage risks associated with money laundering and the financing of terrorism. It reflects the requirements of the international standard setter in the fight against money laundering and terrorist financing---the Financial Action Task Force---and is intended to serve as the basis for developing internal controls and procedures by nonbanking financial institutions to combat such actions.
Author: Brigitte Unger
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
Release Date: 2013-01-01
Genre: Business & Economics
Although the practice of disguising the illicit origins of money dates back thousands of years, the concept of money laundering as a multidisciplinary topic with social, economic, political and regulatory implications has only gained prominence since the 1980s. This groundbreaking volume offers original, state-of-the-art research on the current money laundering debate and provides insightful predictions and recommendations for future developments in the field. The contributors to this volume academics, practitioners and government representatives from around the world offer a number of unique perspectives on different aspects of money laundering. Topics discussed include the history of money laundering, the scale of the problem, the different types of money laundering, the cost to the private sector, and the effectiveness of anti-money laundering policies and legislation. The book concludes with a detailed and insightful synthesis of the problem and recommendations for additional steps to be taken in the future. Students, professors and practitioners working in economics, banking, finance and law will find this volume a comprehensive and invaluable resource.
This AML Compliance Handbook is a must for all AML professionals!It has been prepared with clear, specific information to serve as a practical, quick-reference guide for regulated companies and their staff whose responsibilities involve compliance in this vital area.The following subject areas comprise the essential components of a sound, well-rounded AML compliance program.* AML regulatory compliance requirements;* "Know-your-customer" (KYC) procedures;* Currency transaction reporting (CTR) processing;* Structuring of transactions;* Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA)* Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC);* Correspondent relationships;* Wire transactions;* "Red-flag" suspicious transactions;* Transaction monitoring practices;* Due-diligence research;* SARs processing; * Terrorist organizations; * AML/KYC technical training;* Case studies; and,* AML/KYC acronyms.The information presented by Bob Walsh has been compiled from decades of in-depth, hands-on experience in the field of Anti-money Laundering. This includes working with some of the largest domestic and international banks, AML/KYC consulting agencies, Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the Federal Reserve Bank of New York in addressing major AML/KYC cases.
Author: Oliver Lin
Publisher: Notion Press
Release Date: 2018-09-19
Genre: True Crime
The first edition, Money Laundering, A Handbook for CDD Compliance provides empirical facts of money laundering that forced the world to unite to combat corruption, money laundering and terrorist financing. Authored by Oliver, Master of Laws and Accountant (UK), obtained the foundation of the Handbook from in-depth research supporting the complexity of the society matrix attributing to crimes in the Asia and Southeast Asia regions. In this comprehensive handbook, FATF members and DNFBPs follow the FATF universal standards to fight money laundering and terrorist financing. The NCB confiscation measure threatens property of the criminals. How corruption, money laundering occurs and how organised crime survive? How terrorists create terror and how IS survive? How lawyer Robin defence for not reporting a suspicious transaction? How identity verification for Arumugam s/o Muthu exempted? This handbook provides the answer. UN instruments and FATF preventive measures compliance are mandatory. Failure to comply undermines the status of the FATF member. For the DNFBP, the penalty will occur. To discharge mandatory compliance, the FATF standards and the application of the principles require guidance and illustration of hypothesis examples of different DNFBP service providers. Also, with the precedent forms and flowcharts to assist the compliance officers. Transforming the FATF standards into domestic statues, Singapore model was adopted. Further, how Mutual Evaluation operates to assess the risk of a nation in AML/CFT reveals the effectiveness of the AML/CFT system in force. Success in AML/CFT is the acquisition of the detection skill of a suspicious transaction and a competent authority.
This Handbook is a must for all AML compliance professionals!Like other AML texts written by Bob Walsh, this is a practical, quick-reference guide with specific information geared for AML professionals. This book addresses transaction monitoring as compiled by Bob Walsh from his decades of experience working with some of the largest banks in the world, FBI Special Agents, the Federal Reserve Bank, and leading AML/KYC consulting agencies.This text focuses heavily on transaction monitoring since that is the area of AML compliance where most regulated companies encounter the greatest exposures, complexities and challenges. The following subjects are covered:* Currency transaction reporting (CTR) processing;* Structuring of transactions;* Foreign Corrupt Practices Act requirements;* Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) requirements;* Correspondent relationships;* Wire transactions;* "Red-flag" suspicious transactions;* Transaction monitoring practices;* Due-diligence research; and,* SARs processing.
Author: Peter Camp
Publisher: Law Society Publishing
Release Date: 2007-01-01
Genre: Financial institutions
This fully revised and updated new edition takes into account important recent developments including; the Court of Appeal's decision in Bowman v Fels; changes made by the Serious Organised Crime and Police Act 2005; new money laundering guidance issued by the Law Society Ensure your practice is compliant, order your copies today.
This complete AML Guide is intended to serve as a source to provide guidance on compliance regulations and industry best practices. Dominic Suszek, author of the US Banking Compliance Handbook and the AML Program Guide is an expert on financial operations and a trailblazer in the now-thriving regulatory technology and anti-money laundering software community. He shares his real-world experience in the form of industry insights and subject matter expertise throughout this book. Covering vital and ever-evolving areas of compliance including Customer Due Diligence, OFAC, FinCEN, FATCA and countless other components, this guide informs readers on the areas of the utmost importance in this industry while providing updates on the most recent developments and activities that have taken place around the world.
Author: International Monetary Fund
Publisher: International Monetary Fund
Release Date: 2003-08-04
Genre: Business & Economics
In recent years, the IMF has become deeply involved in the international movement to prevent the abuse of financial systems and to protect and enhance the integrity of the international financial system. The IMF’s involvement has been expanded beyond anti-money-laundering efforts to include those aimed at combating the financing of terrorism. This handbook will facilitate the provision of relevant technical assistance by providing a compendium of essential materials for officials drafting legislation designed to combat such financing. The relevant international standards and obligations are presented, together with examples of existing legislation designed to meet them. The issues discussed in this book are relevant to all countries, regardless of their individual geopolitical situations.
Author: Barry Rider
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
Release Date: 2015-11-27
A significant proportion of serious crime is economically motivated. Almost all financial crimes will be either motivated by greed, or the desire to cover up misconduct. This Handbook addresses financial crimes such as fraud, corruption and money laundering, and highlights both the risks presented by these crimes, as well as their impact on the economy. The contributors cover the practical issues on the topic on a transnational level, both in terms of the crimes and the steps taken to control them. They place an emphasis on the prevention, disruption and control of financial crime. They discuss, in eight parts, the nature and characteristics of economic and financial crime, The enterprise of crime, business crime, the financial sector at risk, fraud, corruption, The proceeds of financial and economic crime, and enforcement and control. Academics interested in criminology, law, as well as business and legal studies students will find this book to be an invaluable resource. Practitioners, including lawyers, compliance and risk managements, law enforcement officers, and policy makers will also find the points raised to be of use.
Author: William H. Byrnes
Release Date: 2018-10-19
This eBook is designed to provide the reader with accurate analyses of the AML/CTF Financial and Legal Intelligence, law and practice in the nations of the world with the most current references and resources. The eBook is organized around five main themes: 1. Money Laundering Risk and Compliance; 2. The Law of Anti-Money Laundering and Compliance; 3. Criminal and Civil Forfeiture; 4. Compliance and 5. International Cooperation. Each chapter is made up of five parts. Part I, "Introduction," begins with the analysis of money laundering risks and compliance with the recommendations of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), and then concludes with the country's rating based on the International Narcotics Control Strategy Report (INCSR) of the U.S. State Department. Part II, "Anti-Money Laundering and Combating Terrorist Financing (AML/CTF)" and Part III, "Criminal and Civil Forfeiture," evaluate the judicial and legislative structures of the country. Given the increasing global dimension of AML/CTF activities, these sections give special attention to how a country has created statutes, decisions, policies and the judicial enforcement procedures needed to combat money laundering and terrorist financing. Part IV, "Compliance," examines the most critical processes for the prevention and detection of money laundering and terrorist financing. This section reflects on the practical elements that should be in place so that financial institutions can comply with AML/CTF requirements; these are categorized into the development and implementation of internal controls, policies and procedures. Part V, "International Cooperation," reviews the compilation of international laws and treaties between countries working together to combat money laundering and terrorist financing. As these unlawful activities can occur in any given country, it is important to identify the international participants who are cooperating to develop methods to obstruct these criminal activities.
Recent regulatory developments have compliance officers nationwide very concerned about their jobs and the possible consequences of actions (or inactions) taken while employed for financial institutions. Even when the hiring market for compliance professionals has been very active in recent years, the risks that come with the job cannot be overlooked. A decision adopted from a federal district court and regulations from the New York State Department of Financial Services finalized on June 30, 2016 and effective January 1, 2017 provide even more reasons for compliance officers at financial institutions to install robust BSA compliance programs in order to avoid personal liability. In U.S. Department of Treasury v. Haider, the Treasury Department's Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) alleged that MoneyGram's former chief compliance officer, Thomas Haider, failed to take sufficient actions to terminate, and failed to file Suspicious Activity Reports (SARs) related to transactions he had reason to believe were related to money laundering, fraud, or other illegal activity. FinCEN fined him $1 million and brought action in federal court to collect the fine. Haider sought dismissal of the fine, arguing that the Bank Secrecy Act applies to institutions, not individuals. The court disagreed and denied his motion, reasoning that the Bank Secrecy Act's civil penalties provision applies to "partners, directors, officers, and employees" of financial institutions. No final disposition has been reached in the case, but the district court's decision makes clear that FinCEN is empowered to impose personal liability on compliance officers. In addition to a $1 million fine, Haider faces a permanent ban from employment in the financial industry. Under this decision, compliance officers would be personally subject to both civil and criminal liability if their institution's anti-money laundering compliance programs are incapable of detecting and stopping illicit transactions.
Author: Wouter H. Muller
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2007-06-13
Genre: Business & Economics
Anti-Money Laundering is the definitive reference on money laundering and practice. First an outline will be given of the general approach taken by supra-national organisations like the United Nations and the European Council. Next the approach taken by international organisations and initiatives on the basis of the supra-national initiatives will be outlined by senior members of those organisations. A number of countries will then describe their specific prevention legislation. Countries involved will all be member-countries of the FATF (Financial Action Task Force on Money Laundering). Finally there will be an overview to enable the reader to make a comparison between the most important topics of money laundering legislation and rules in the different countries.