The Financial Action Task Force is constantly updating its country risk assessment. Whilst the list of high-risk jurisdictions include the usual suspects, there is surprisingly one European country on the list, making this is another challenge to be tackled by financial intermediaries.
The new Anti-Money Laundering Ordinance-FINMA will enter into force on 1 January 2020. Affected institutions should deal with the increased requirements at an early stage and not underestimate the effort required for the implementation of individual, tightened obligations.
Stricter self-regulation is an important building block in the fight against money laundering and terrorist financing. What are the implications of the revised due diligence standards for financial intermediaries?