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Financial Intelligence Units
			: An Overview

Financial Intelligence Units : An Overview »

Series: Manuals & Guides

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 17 June 2004

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5089/9781589063495.069

ISBN: 9781589063495

Keywords: money laundering, competent authorities, criminal activity, suspicious transactions, terrorist financing

Over the past decade and beyond, the need for a modern anti-money-laundering strategy has become widely accepted internationally. Depriving criminal elements of the proceeds of their crimes has increasingly been se...

Liechtenstein

Liechtenstein »

Source: Liechtenstein : Detailed Assessment Report on Anti-Money Laundering and Combating the Financing of Terrorism

Volume/Issue: 2008/87

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 03 March 2008

ISBN: 9781451823325

Keywords: due diligence, money laundering, legal assistance, business relationships, terrorist financing

Liechtenstein's financial sector business has created money laundering risks. The investigative powers of the law enforcement authorities are comprehensive enough to enable them to conduct serious investigations in...

Albania

Albania »

Source: Albania : Detailed Assessment Report on Anti-Money Laundering and Combating the Financing of Terrorism

Volume/Issue: 2011/187

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 19 July 2011

ISBN: 9781462345601

Keywords: law, money laundering, law enforcement, criminal offence, terrorist financing

In this study, antimoney laundering and counterterrorist financing measures (AML/CFT) were summarized. The measures taken to strengthen the financing system are analyzed. Albania's level of compliance with financia...

Austria

Austria »

Source: Austria : Detailed Assessment Report on Anti-Money Laundering and Combating the Financing of Terrorism

Volume/Issue: 2009/298

Series: IMF Staff Country Reports

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 01 December 2009

ISBN: 9781451802481

Keywords: court, due diligence, money laundering, law enforcement, terrorist financing

This paper presents a Detailed Assessment Report on Antimoney Laundering (AML) and Combating the Financing of Terrorism (CFT) for Austria. The authorities have designed and are implementing a comprehensive AML/CFT...

Appendix I Statement of Purpose of the Egmont Group of Financial Intelligence Units

Appendix I Statement of Purpose of the Egmont Group of Financial Intelligence Units »

Source: Financial Intelligence Units : An Overview

Series: Manuals & Guides

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 17 June 2004

ISBN: 9781589063495

Keywords: money laundering, competent authorities, criminal activity, suspicious transactions, terrorist financing

The Hague, 13 June 2001 Recognising the international nature of money laundering; Realising that in order to counter money la...

1 Introduction

1 Introduction »

Source: Financial Intelligence Units : An Overview

Series: Manuals & Guides

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 17 June 2004

ISBN: 9781589063495

Keywords: money laundering, competent authorities, criminal activity, suspicious transactions, terrorist financing

Since the mid-1980s, the need for a modern anti-money-laundering strategy has become widely accepted internationally. The negotiations of the 1988 United Nations Convention Against Illicit Traffic in Narcoti...

2 Establishing an FIU

2 Establishing an FIU »

Source: Financial Intelligence Units : An Overview

Series: Manuals & Guides

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 17 June 2004

ISBN: 9781589063495

Keywords: money laundering, competent authorities, criminal activity, suspicious transactions, terrorist financing

In their simplest form, FIUs are agencies that receive reports of suspicious transactions from financial institutions and other persons and entities, analyze them, and disseminate the resulting intelligence...

3 Core Functions of an FIU

3 Core Functions of an FIU »

Source: Financial Intelligence Units : An Overview

Series: Manuals & Guides

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 17 June 2004

ISBN: 9781589063495

Keywords: money laundering, competent authorities, criminal activity, suspicious transactions, terrorist financing

Although they vary in many ways, FIUs share a common definition, which refers to their basic function: serving as a national center for the collection, analysis, and dissemination of information regarding mo...

4 Other FIU Functions

4 Other FIU Functions »

Source: Financial Intelligence Units : An Overview

Series: Manuals & Guides

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 17 June 2004

ISBN: 9781589063495

Keywords: money laundering, competent authorities, criminal activity, suspicious transactions, terrorist financing

Although all Egmont Group member FIUs have the three core functions of receiving suspicious transaction and other reports, analyzing them, and disseminating the resulting financial intelligence, some FIUs ar...

5 Enhancing the Effectiveness of FIUS

5 Enhancing the Effectiveness of FIUS »

Source: Financial Intelligence Units : An Overview

Series: Manuals & Guides

Author(s): International Monetary Fund

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 17 June 2004

ISBN: 9781589063495

Keywords: money laundering, competent authorities, criminal activity, suspicious transactions, terrorist financing

Once an FIU is established and has been functioning for a while, it becomes necessary to assess its effectiveness as well as that of the country’s entire AML/CFT system. Such assessments should be conducted...