A Primer on Adverse Media
We’ve all seen adverse media, also known as negative news, but did you know that is it essential to AML compliance? Here’s everything you need to know.
Fund managers and administrators are key drivers of economic activity and are involved in virtually all sectors of the world economy – which makes the particularly vulnerable to exploitation for financial crime. In this article, we’ll be covering some of the key AML and KYC regulations that apply to fund managers/administrators globally, as well as in some of the major fund management centers.
Australia is known for it’s wildlife and natural wonders, but it’s also a money laundering sanctuary. Here we cover the biggest Australian money laundering scandal to date.
In 1989 the G-7 established the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) in order to help fight the rising tide of international money laundering. Importantly, FATF cannot pass legislation, but instead provides a framework, which the 38 member states try to implement.
Money laundering is a practice almost as old time itself. From as early as 2000 BCE, wealthy Chinese merchants would move their profits outside of China, as the government did not support commercial trading. They would then reinvest their smuggled funds into other enterprises, a technique still used today.