FATF

Money laundering: high risk countries also in Europe

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.
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“New” CDB 16: Simplified structure, challenging content

On 1 June 2015, the Swiss Bankers Association (SBA) presented the revised version of the agreement on the Swiss banks’ code of conduct with regard to the exercise of due diligence (CDB 16). A revision of the CDB 08 had become necessary due to the forthcoming changes in the Anti-Money Laundering Act “AMLA” and the FINMA Anti-Money Laundering Ordinance.
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Facts and challenges of the AML-Revision

The adaption to the recommendations of the FATF required the most comprehensive revision of the Swiss Anti Money Laundering regulation since 1998. Based on the amended Anti-Money Laundering Act (AMLA), FINMA fully revised the FINMA Anti-Money Laundering Ordinance (AMLO-FINMA). AMLA and AMLO-FINMA will enter into effect on 1 January 2016.
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GAFI: Neue Pflichten für Anteilseigner und Gesellschaften

Der Beitrag bietet einen Überblick über die neuen Transparenz-Pflichten, denen inskünftig Aktiengesellschaften mit nicht kotierten und nicht als Bucheffekten ausgestalteten Aktien sowie Gesellschaften mit beschränkter Haftung (GmbH) und vor allem deren Anteilsinhaber unterliegen werden.
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Swiss Financial Market: Regulatory Outlook 2015

Regulatory bodies all over the world continue to address issues that became apparent in the financial crisis. The beginning of the New Year is a good point in time to take stock of the regulations that has entered into force on 1 January 2015, and of regulations in discussion during 2015.
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