FATF updates – renewing effort to tackle terrorism A special three-session meeting to discuss tackling terrorist financing was organised by the Financial Action Task...
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The UK, EU and the Financial Action Task force have promoted banks to adopt and implement a measured approach to de-risking clients that pose...

AMLD IV has placed emphasis on a risk-based approach to counter financial crime and terrorist financing. Few would argue against this approach. It is...

JWG analysis. Over the last 10 months, JWG’s CDMG has covered - in depth - the incoming Anti-Money Laundering Directive IV (AMLD IV). AMLD IV...

JWG analysis. As financial regulations keep piling up in the post-crisis world, it becomes increasingly difficult to recognise the similarities and differences between them.  The...

JWG analysis. The European Banking Authority (EBA) have been particularly busy this year, publishing over 30 key documents (5 consultations, 5 guidelines, 7 technical standards,...

JWG analysis. Continuing our Legal Entity Identifier (LEI) series, from when the universal identification of financial entities was a mere idea on the horizon to...

JWG analysis. Since 2008, regulators have been plugging the gaps revealed by the global financial crisis and have just put another brick in the financial...

JWG analysis. Today ESMA published a Q&A, aiming to clarify the status of investment-based crowdfunding platforms which are outside the scope of MiFID and, therefore,...

JWG analysis. Firms have plenty of planes in the air right now.  The regulatory pressure on firms to ‘get KYC right’ in the form of...