Financial Crime Digest

The Aperio Intelligence Financial Crime Digest is a monthly newsletter, targeted at investment and compliance professionals, which provides a synopsis of the latest regulatory and financial crime developments in the UK and worldwide. It provides technical and regulatory updates as well as a review of press and media coverage of topics including money laundering, terrorist financing, bribery and corruption, and sanctions.

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Financial Crime Digest August 2018

This issue covers:

  • The challenge to the NCA’s unexplained wealth order
  • The FATF report on financial flows from human trafficking
  • Iran sanction developments
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Financial Crime Digest July 2018

This issue covers:

  • HM Treasury issues advisory notice on money laundering in overseas jurisdictions
  • FATF issues public consultations on draft risk-based approach guidance for life insurance and securities sectors
  • Glencore subpoenaed by US Department of Justice
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Financial Crime Digest June 2018

This issue covers:

  • FinCEN issues advisory on human rights abuses by corrupt foreign PEPs
  • EU Council agrees new rules on mutual recognition of freezing and confiscation orders
  • House of Lords Select Committee publishes call for evidence on Bribery Act
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Financial Crime Digest May 2018

This issue covers:

  • US announces withdrawal from JCPOA;
  • Malaysia’s new Prime Minister vows to re-open 1MDB probe;
  • House of Commons committee issues report on Russian money laundering in UK.
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Financial Crime Digest April 2018

This issue covers:

  • A special feature on the Saudi anti-corruption purge and implications for foreign investment;
  • British Overseas Territories forced to implement public registries of beneficial owners by 2020;
  • Fifth Money Laundering Directive adopted by EU Parliament.
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Financial Crime Digest March 2018

This issue covers:

  • A special feature on the establishment of China’s new anti-corruption agency;
  • HM Treasury’s AML/CTF supervision report;
  • Kremlin‘s meddling in US elections, the Skripal case, and Russia’s response to Western sanctions.
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Financial Crime Digest February 2018

This issue covers:

  • A special feature on the introduction of the register of overseas owners of UK property;
  • Outcomes of the FATF plenary meeting;
  • Closure of the Latvian ABLV Bank due to alleged links to widespread money laundering.
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Financial Crime Digest January 2018

This issue covers:

  • A special feature on the US Treasury’s “Russian Oligarch Report”;
  • Launch of the UK’s Office for Professional Body Anti-Money Laundering Supervision (OPBAS);
  • Updates on Saudi Arabia’s corruption crackdown.
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Financial Crime Review 2017

This issue offers special reviews covering some of the most notable financial crime developments to have taken place in 2017:

  • UK Criminal Finances Act 2017;
  • The Sapin II anti-corruption law in France;
  • Sanctions environment under Donald Trump;
  • The rise of cryptocurrencies and their implications for financial crime;
  • Saudi Arabia’s anti-corruption drive;
  • Corruption, state capture, and transitions in Southern Africa.
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