The future of EU policy on preventing money laundering and terrorist financing

On 27 January 2021, Paolo Panico TEP, the Chair of STEP Europe, moderated a webinar hosted by Anti-Money Laundering Europe (AME) on the future of the European Union’s policy on preventing money laundering and terrorist financing. The panel included Steve Ryan, deputy head of the financial crime unit in the Directorate-General (DG) Internal Market and… Read More The future of EU policy on preventing money laundering and terrorist financing

Do UK money laundering regs extend to trusts in other jurisdictions?

STEP’s Isle of Man branch has flagged potential issues raised by the UK Money Laundering, Terrorist Financing and Transfer of Funds (Information on the Payer) Regulations 2017 (SI 2017/692) (the Regulations) which give effect to the requirement of the EU Fourth Anti-Money Laundering Directive to have a central register of trusts, and reporting obligations on trustees.… Read More Do UK money laundering regs extend to trusts in other jurisdictions?

STEP Bahamas reports to the FATF Forum in Vienna

STEP was invited to attend the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) Private Sector Consultative Forum in Vienna on 23-24 April. The event consisted of several breakout sessions relating to FATF’s global priorities for Anti-Money Laundering (AML) and Counter Terrorist Financing (CTF) in 2018. As part of the Forum, Cecil Ferguson TEP, Chair of STEP Bahamas… Read More STEP Bahamas reports to the FATF Forum in Vienna

STEP attends FATF Joint Experts’ Meeting on Typologies in Moscow

STEP attended the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) Joint Experts’ Meeting on Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing Typologies in Moscow late last month. STEP’s Co-Chair of its Public Policy Committee, John Riches TEP, also attended in his capacity as a trust expert. STEP was invited to participate in a ‘Challenges of establishing beneficial ownership’ round… Read More STEP attends FATF Joint Experts’ Meeting on Typologies in Moscow