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By Mark Pieth

All of the significant monetary centres have skilled an increase in anti-money laundering principles and laws. before everything, anti-money laundering legislation have been used as a weapon within the conflict on medicinal drugs, when extra lately they've been deployed within the ongoing struggle opposed to terrorism. those advancements, the authors show, have had severe outcomes for banks and different monetary associations - affecting not just revenue margins but additionally the way company is carried out. Topical and pertinent concerns addressed during this booklet contain questions akin to, has all of the fresh legislative job relatively placed a cease to the matter? Are the overseas ideas being carried out as conscientiously as they need to? How point is the taking part in box in go border banking? The regimes and implementation of anti-money laundering legislation and laws of 4 significant, pass border, monetary centres also are tested extensive: Switzerland, Singapore, the united kingdom, and the united states. Going past the merely descriptive, there are comparative analyses of those international locations opposed to present foreign criteria - with illuminating effects. This new e-book is filled with unique perception and research and may be a useful source for attorneys, either scholarly and practitioner established, with an curiosity in fiscal crime in addition to policymakers and compliance officials inside banks and different monetary associations.

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81 Ultimately, under this pressure, Austria decided to abolish its bearer passbook accounts. The consistency of the FATF’s actions have been put into doubt by media reports on the follow-up of some very critical evaluation reports with more powerful nations, especially the USA. 83 Significant change only came about after 11 September 2001. B Getting Tough with Non-Members 1 The NCCT process Although compliance by the membership of the FATF had not yet been fully achieved and neither had the standards on CDD yet reached the necessary refinement to guarantee operational effectiveness, the FATF decided that the International standards against money laundering 21 ability of its members to protect themselves against money laundering could be undermined if non-member jurisdictions did not adopt and implement the Recommendations as well.

The International Association of Insurance Supervisors (IAIS)139 has followed a similar route to the BCBS in that their consolidated Insurance Core Principles issued in October 2000, cover the role of supervisors in dealing with financial fraud and money laundering. 140 3 From a ‘rule-based’ to a ‘risk-based’ approach In the early days, when supervision moved into the area of preventing money laundering in order to safeguard public trust in the banking industry, supervisors defined the risks and the measures to be taken by banks.

Only indirectly did supervisors manage to attribute to themselves such powers. Therefore the BSP ‘was’ a matter of concern to banking supervisors because public confidence in banks might have been undermined by the latter’s association with criminals. The Swiss Banking Commission (SBC), to take this example once again, despite the protests of the Swiss Bankers Association used the clause on securing ‘fit and proper conduct’ by bankers in Art. 3, s. 23 C The Merger: The Financial Action Task Force on Money Laundering 1989/90 1 Creating a permanent ‘ad-hoc-group’ Even though the UN had just adopted its 1988 anti-drug Convention and the BSP had just been written, the industrialized nations and most notably the USA, the UK and France, were not satisfied that this would be sufficient to prevent the use of financial institutions for the laundering of drug proceeds.

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