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Archive for August, 2014

Are the Basel AML index’s results a positive outcome for the EU?

On 13th August 2014, the Basel Institute on Governance published the 2014 Basel Anti-Money Laundering Index. This follows the other two previous releases issued since 2012. The Basel AML Index aims to assess the risk of money laundering in 162 countries across the world (Public version). To that end, the Index uses 14 indicators based on data from […]

Brazil: potential money-laundering allegations against major banks

A few days ago, Bloomberg revealed that: A $4.4 billion money-laundering probe linked to state-run Petroleo Brasileiro SA is spreading to financial institutions as prosecutors investigate whether they met compliance requirements. Court documents cite units of banks including New York-based Citigroup Inc. (C), Madrid-based Banco Santander SA (SAN) and London-based HSBC Holdings Plc (HSBA), as […]

Let’s start from here

Hi all, After having given some consideration to the idea, I have decided to create my own blog page. It will collate, review and discuss the most recent and relevant information related to Anti-Money Laundering, Anti-Bribery & Corruption and sanctions. Every day new scandals are revealed, and there are plenty of examples around the world […]