FATF Webinar on Proliferation Financing Risk Assessment and Mitigation

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This webinar brought together a panel of experts from public and private sectors with a global and domestic focus on tackling the financing of the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction. The panel included, amongst others, the co-chairs of the FATF's Policy Development Group and the Risk, Trends and Methods Group, which lead FATF work in this area. The interactive discussion focused on the following topics:

  • new FATF obligations on proliferation financing (PF) risk assessment and mitigation - objectives and rationale;
  • emerging trends on proliferation financing risks and techniques adopted by the designated individuals and entities to evade PF targeted financial sanctions;
  • national experiences, challenges, and lessons-learnt in conducting PF risk assessment and developing appropriate mitigation strategies; and
  • private sector experiences in conducting PF risk assessment and implementing appropriate mitigating measures to combat PF and evasion of targeted financial sanctions.





Yulia Lafitskaya 

Co-Chair of FATF Policy Development Group and Deputy Head of Legal Department, FIU Russia


Brian Grant

Managing Director, Global Head of Sanctions Compliance, MUFG‌


Jean-Annet de Saint Rapt

Proliferation Finance Research Lead at the Centre for Science and Security Studies, King’s College London


Maiko Takeuchi

Consulting fellow at the Research Institute of Economy, Trade and Industry (RIETI), Japan

Former Member, 1874 (DPRK) Panel of Experts, United Nations 


 Marion Ando

 Head of Financial Sanctions and   Counter-Terrorist Financing Policy,
 HM Treasury.






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