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    Best Practice Guide

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    Best Practice Guide: Operationalizing AFC Efficiently

    April 2024
    Running an effective AFC program in a cost-constrained environment can be challenging. This guide is essential for AFC professionals with budgetary and team leadership responsibilities. It helps you lead an AFC program during an economic downturn and enables your organization to embrace new and effective AFC strategies.

    Full paper and summary also available in French.

    Best Practice Guide: Transaction Monitoring – Effectiveness Matters
    Best Practice Guide: Transaction Monitoring – Effectiveness Matters

    May 2023
    The increased cost of compliance and regulatory pressures have caused organizations to focus on streamlining transaction monitoring processes. Explore our best practice guide to discover how organizations optimize the effectiveness and efficiency of their TM ecosystem.

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    Best Practice Guide: Proactively Managing Crypto AFC Risks

    Oct 2022
    In this guide, we explore why FIs and NBFIs need to understand the AFC crypto risks they may be exposed to. Even the most risk-averse institutions can be exposed, either directly when they offer cryptoasset services, or indirectly when a client chooses to trade, invest, or transact cryptoassets.

    Full paper and summary also available in Arabic and Japanese.

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    Best Practice Guide: The Path to Perpetual KYC

    May 2022
    Perpetual KYC is increasingly becoming a necessity for organizations. Its benefits significantly outweigh any challenges – both in terms of efficiency gains and the effectiveness of mitigating risk. In this guide we explore how organizations can pave the path to perpetual KYC.

    AFC, Regulatory and Enforcement Bulletin

    AFC BULLETIN Regulatory Enforcement Action Q2 2024
    AFC Bulletin - Regulatory Enforcement Action, Second Quarter 2024

    July 2024
    The bulletin breaks down enforcement actions across regions like Europe, North America, and Asia, offering a global perspective on regulatory developments.

    AFC Bulletin - Suspicious Activity Trends from Three Financial Centers
    AFC Bulletin - Suspicious Activity Trends from Three Financial Centers 2024

    June 2024
    This bulletin reviews suspicious transaction reports (STRs) from 2013 to 2023 in Hong Kong, Singapore, and Japan for trends and related insights.

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    AFC Bulletin: Regulation Q1 2024

    April 2024
    In this bulletin, we dive into the details of the 85 enforcement actions from Q1 2024 ­– spotlighting customer risk assessments and identification issues.

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    Regulatory and Enforcement Bulletin: 2023 Year-end Review – An Executive Summary

    January 2024
    In this bulletin, we will be doing an analysis of 324 cases from January to December revealed that 57 competent bodies across 30 jurisdictions levied fines totalling $11.5 billion.

    China Bulletin: Regulatory and Enforcement Actions
    China Bulletin: Regulatory and Enforcement Actions

    January 2024
    This bulletin helps financial institutions and reporting entities understand People's Bank of China (PBOC) regulatory concerns and AML vulnerabilities through an examination of enforcement actions.

    Full paper and summary also available in Simplified Chinese.

    AFC Bulletin Regulation Q4 2023
    AFC Bulletin: Regulation Q4 2023

    January 2024
    In this bulletin, we observed 92 enforcement actions aimed at crypto and sanctions, spanning 29 competent agencies across 18 countries between Oct. 2 and Dec. 28, 2023.

    AFC Bulletin - Regulation Q3 2023
    AFC Bulletin: Regulation Q3 2023

    October 2023
    This bulletin examines the regulatory and enforcement actions of the 3rd quarter of 2023 amounting to US$2.3 billion.

    AFC Bulletin: Regulation Q2 2023
    AFC Bulletin: Regulation Q2 2023

    July 2023
    This bulletin examines the regulatory and enforcement actions of the 2nd Quarter of 2023 amounting to US$1.64 billion.

    AFC Bulletin: Suspicious Activity Trends from Four Asian Financial Centre
    AFC Bulletin: Suspicious Activity Trends from Four Asian Financial Centers

    July 2023
    This bulletin examines the trends in suspicious transaction reports and significant financial crime typologies in four Asian jurisdictions.

    AFC Bulletin Regulation Year-End Review
    AFC Bulletin: Regulation Q1 2023

    April 2023
    Market contagion has caught our attention with crypto and bank collapses. This bulletin analyzes regulatory and enforcement actions across multiple countries, and industries.

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    Anti-Financial Crime Toolkit

    Anti-Financial Crime Toolkit: Making the Subpoena Process More Effective
    Making the Subpoena Process More Effective Toolkit

    June 2024
    This toolkit helps address the common challenges to the subpoena process to save law enforcement and financial institutions time and resources, helping them to more efficiently and effectively pursue criminal organizations.

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    Anti-Financial Crime Toolkit: Exploitative Crimes

    March 2024
    This toolkit serves as a valuable resource for utilizing existing tools to fight exploitative crimes and provides information on staying informed, enabling practitioners to remain proactive and effective in their efforts.

    Anti-Financial Crime Toolkit: Russia Sanctions Evasion
    Anti-Financial Crime Toolkit: Russia Sanctions Evasion

    January 2024
    This toolkit helps financial institutions understand sanctions evasion and associated risks, providing multiple avenues for information sharing to effectively tackle Russia sanctions evasion.

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    Anti-Financial Crime Toolkit: 314(b) Information Sharing

    August 2023
    This toolkit is designed to help financial institutions in their 314(b) information sharing journey.

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    Anti-Financial Crime Toolkit: Crypto RFI and Subpoenas

    June 2023
    This toolkit helps craft effective RFIs, enhance collaboration, and gain insights into cryptoasset businesses and terminology.