20 Jul 2015

Money laundering and terrorist financing risks and vulnerabilities associated with gold

Gold has a stable value, is anonymous and easily transformable. This report identifies the features of gold and the gold trade that have made it an alternative means for criminals to transfer value and generate proceeds. Case studies and red flag indicators aim to raise awareness of the key vulnerabilities of the gold and the gold market.

16 Jul 2015

Career opportunity: policy analysts - anti-money laundering & combating terrorist financing

The FATF Secretariat is looking for Policy Analysts to work on assessments of anti-money laundering & combating terrorist financing measures of countries against the FATF Recommendations, and development of FATF policy papers. Closing date for applications: 23 August 2015.

26 Jun 2015

Best Practices on Combating the Abuse of Non-Profit Organisations (Recommendation 8)

The NPO community provides vitally important services around the world. However, this sector is also abused by terrorists and terrorist organisations, from the creation of fake charities to funnel money to terrorists, to the abuse of legitimate NPOs without the knowledge of its donors, management, or staff. With input from governments and the private sector, including NPOs, the FATF has revised its best practices, aimed at preventing misuse of NPOs for the financing of terrorism while, at the same time, respecting legitimate actions of NPOs.

26 Jun 2015

Drivers for "de-risking" go beyond anti-money laundering / terrorist financing

The FATF issued a statement and set out a future work plan on "de-risking" (when financial institutions terminate or restrict business relationships with categories of customer).

26 Jun 2015

FATF Public Statement - 26 June 2015

The FATF has updated its public statement identifying jurisdictions with strategic deficiencies in anti-money laundering / countering the financing of terrorism measures. FATF calls on countries to apply counter-measures to Iran and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea. FATF also calls its members to consider the risks emanating from Algeria and Myanmar.

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