Tag: FinCEN

Key AML compliance strategies for wealth and asset managers in 2024

In an era where regulatory oversight of the wealth and asset management sector is intensifying globally, the stakes for compliance have never been higher. This sector, pivotal to national economies, plays a crucial role in helping consumers manage their assets and achieve their financial goals. However, its significance also makes it a potential target for misuse by malicious entities aiming to launder money.

How the latest AML/CFT proposals will reshape investment advisory

The world of finance is on the brink of a significant transformation, especially for investment advisors in the United States. On February 15th, 2024, a pivotal announcement was made by the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) that is set to redefine the landscape of anti-money laundering (AML) and counter-financing of terrorism (CFT) compliance.

FinCEN’s latest proposal to tighten AML regulations for SEC-registered advisers

The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) took a step towards strengthening the financial regulatory framework in the US.

Navigating the regulatory minefield: Record fines highlight 2023’s compliance challenges

In 2023, the global regulatory landscape unveiled a startling revelation as fines imposed by authorities exceeded a colossal $10.5bn. This figure not only reflects the stringent enforcement actions but also spotlights the emerging areas of regulatory scrutiny.

Navigating the Corporate Transparency Act: A guide to the new US...

The Corporate Transparency Act (CTA) ushered in a significant shift in beneficial ownership reporting requirements starting from January 1, 2024. This change is more than a mere procedural update; it's a critical pivot in the financial regulatory landscape that demands attention and action.

The 4 pillars of future financial crime compliance

In the ever-changing world of risk management, where the challenges are formidable and constantly evolving, the role of risk executives and their teams is more vital than ever. The cornerstone of this ecosystem, financial crimes compliance, requires not just vigilance but also a forward-thinking approach to innovation.

US regulatory priorities in 2023 & the coming years

In recent years, United States financial regulators have established themselves as global leaders in enforcement. In 2022, they imposed $3bn in fines, nearly three...

US’ FinCEN implements stricter reporting to combat financial crimes

The US Department of the Treasury’s FinCEN has initiated a step in enhancing corporate transparency and combating illicit finance.

The critical role of risk assessment in preventing financial crime

With the industry's focus on rapid growth and market domination, the critical role of risk assessment in preventing money laundering, terrorist financing, and other illegal activities is frequently sidelined. This negligence can lead to severe consequences, including regulatory fines and reputational damage, ultimately impeding a company's ability to compete.

Unravelling the importance of CIP rules for financial institutions

Financial institutions often fall prey to money launderers who exploit these platforms to funnel, mask, transfer, and cleanse ill-gotten gains. This doesn’t just endanger the specific institution but imperils the credibility of the entire financial system.

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