FATF Annual Report 2021-2022

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FATF Annual Report 2021-2022

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The FATF Annual Report 2021-2022 sets out the achievements of the FATF under the second year of the German Presidency of Dr. Marcus Pleyer.

Among this year's achievements: 

Beneficial ownership:  a strengthened Standard to prevent criminals from laundering dirty money through shell companies and other legal persons.

Digital transformation:  reports that explore how technology can help detect suspicious activities, analyse financial intelligence, and better understand money laundering and terrorist financing risks, especially through information sharing, while respecting high standards of data protection and privacy.

Migrant smuggling: a report and webinar that set out the most common methods used to transfer and launder the proceeds of migrant smuggling.

New and updated guidance: a report that aims to help real estate sector professionals implement risk-based measures to prevent money laundering and terrorist financing and an updated guidance which explains how the FATF Recommendations apply to virtual assets and virtual asset service providers.

Mutual evaluations: mutual evaluation reports for three FATF members. The FATF also published the follow-up reports for ten of its members.  

Strategic priorities for the FATF: adopted by FATF Ministers at its first biennial meeting in April 2022. 


Translated documents

See also

Chairman's summaries published during the second year of the German Presidency 

  • 17 Jun 2022

    Outcomes FATF Plenary, 14-17 June 2022 The German government hosted this last Plenary under the two-year German Presidency of Dr Marcus Pleyer, in Berlin. Delegates discussed key issues including a report to prevent money laundering through the real estate sector and a report to help assess and mitigate the money laundering and terrorist financing risks
  • 3 Mar 2022

    Outcomes FATF Plenary, 2-4 March 2022 Delegates representing the 206 members of the Global Network and observer organisations met for four days of meetings. The majority of participants were able to travel to meet in person in Paris due to gradual easing of COVID-19 related restrictions in many countries.
  • 21 Oct 2021

    Outcomes FATF Plenary, 19-21 October 2021 During the three days of this hybrid FATF Plenary, delegates from the Global Network and observer organisations finalised work in a number of important areas, including an updated guidance for a risk-based approach to virtual assets and virtual asset service providers.

FATF Annual Report 2020-2021

An overview of the FATF's achievements under the first year of Dr. Marcus Pleyer's Presidency 2020-2021.
Cover annual report 2020-2021