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Corruption in Nigeria

The first-ever household survey on bribery in Nigeria, launched recently in Abuja, revealed the scope and impact of bribery on citizens when in contact with public officials. Conducted by UNODC and the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), the research finds that on average, almost one bribe is paid by every adult citizen per year to public officials and that the average amount paid in cash for a bribe is equivalent to a fourth of the average monthly salary. Click to read the July 2017 UNODC report. 

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Risk, Governance & Compliance for Financial Institutions 2015

Financier Worldwide has plushised their latest EBOOK: Risk, Governance & Compliance for Financial Institutions 2015. i-KYC has contributed an article for this publication. Rolf van der Pol's article can be found on page  54 and is called Top five priorities for the Risk and Compliance functions in 2015

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Global Shell Games: Testing Money Launderers and Terrorist Financiers Access

For criminals moving large sums of dirty money internationally, there is no better device than an untraceable shell company. This paper reports the results of an experiment soliciting offers for these prohibited anonymous shell corporations. The results provide the most complete and robust test of the effectiveness of international rules banning untraceable, anonymous shell companies.

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Ernst & Young 2012 Global Fraud Survey, Growing Beyond: a place for integrity

The survey of over 1700 executives across 43 countries shows that fifteen percent of the responding senior executives are willing to make cash payments to win or retain business, up from 9 percent in 2010. The survey indicates a majority of the companies are doing many of the right things to mitigate the risks of fraud and corruption. Despite this, there remain significant weaknesses in many organizations’ responses. Directors should pay increased attention to identify and manage the risks associated with third party relationships and training their staff adequately.

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Global Witness's Idiot's Guide to Money Laundering

This tongue-in-cheek guide from Global Witness provides step-by-step instructions on how to use companies to: hide your identity, hide stolen assets, fund terrorism and evade taxes. As much as the guide outlines the how to's of money laundering it is also a useful indicator on what you need to look out for when identifying suspicious transactions.

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Corruption Perceptions Index 2011

The Corruption Perceptions Index ranks countries according to their perceived levels of public-sector corruption. The 2011 index draws on different assessments and business opinion surveys carried out by independent
and reputable institutions

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FATF Recommendations 2012

The FATF Standards have been revised to strengthen global safeguards and further protect the integrity of the financial system by providing governments with stronger tools to take action against financial crime. At the same time, these new standards will address new priority areas such as corruption and tax crimes.

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KPMG India AML Survey 2012

KPMG in India has launched its Anti Money Laundering (AML) Survey 2012  in which it highlights that it  is essential that financial institutions are equipped with the appropriate resources to tackle money laundering risks.  85 percent of the respondents have their internal compliance team taking the ownership of AML training. Thus, organizations have not had the benefit of industry best practices as they have primarily been internally developed and conducted. 

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Transparency International 2011 Bribe Payers Index

Transparency International’s 2011 Bribe Payers Index, ranks 28 leading international and regional exporting countries by the likelihood of their firms to bribe abroad. Companies from Russia and China, who invested US $120 billion overseas in 2010, are seen as most likely to pay bribes abroad. Companies from the Netherlands and Switzerland are seen as least likely to bribe.

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Illicit Financial Flows from Developing Countries 2001-2010

Illicit Financial Flows Report Update:In the third update of its original report, Global Financial Integrity introduces a new, more accurate, methodology to estimate illicit financial flows from the developing world. The report for the first time includes a special analysis of sovereign wealth funds and their relationship to illicit financial flows

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Money laundering in Australia 2011

The Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre (AUSTRAC) has produced this public Money laundering in Australia report to help counter money laundering through greater public and industry awareness.

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The Puppet Masters

The World Bank's Stolen Asset Recovery Initiative (StAR) released a report that explores the importance of identifying beneficial owners. 'The Puppet Masters, How the Corrupt Use Legal Structures to Hide Stolen Assets and What to do About It' estimates that corruption is 'at least a $40 billion dollar a year business.'

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UNODC report on Illicit Financial Flows 2011

UNODC’s research report, Estimating illicit financial flows resulting from drug trafficking and other transnational
organized crimes, attempts to shed light on the total amounts likely to be laundered across the globe, as
well as the potential attractiveness of various locations to those who launder money. 

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RSM Summer Outlook 2010

In April 2010, one of the ‘Journeys with Erasmus’ series of business symposia took place. Among the high-profile speakers was Pieter van den Akker, until recently the Global Head of Anti-Money Laundering Operations for ABN AMRO Bank Group. Here he outlines how money laundering is a problem for every business and provides guidance for those seeking to protect themselves from its harm.

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KPMG AML Survey 2011

This is KPMG's third global survey following on from the first in 2004 and the second in 2007. For their latest research, 197 of the world’s biggest banks responded. Participants included Heads of Compliance, Money Laundering Reporting Offi cers, Heads of Risk and other senior executives with anti-money laundering (AML) responsibilities.

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  • Business Integrity Solutions

    All of our work for you shares a common objective – a focus on the business benefits of KYC with your client at the centre of your business.

  • AML Training

    Effective AML training of your ‘first line of defense’ is critical to preventing your organisation from becoming unwitting facilitators of financial crime.

  • Are you in control?

    How exposed is your organisation to money laundering and terrorism financing risks? Take our five-minute RISK SCAN teaser here to find out. 

  • Money Laundering Challenge

    Can you think like a criminal and succesfully launder dirty money? To start the challenge and test your skills click here.