AML Case studies / Reports

Case studies/ reports which can provide in-depth knowledge of this area. Updated regularly.

  February 27 2018 Structural changes are required to clamp down on the unregulated private lending networks that drug traffickers are using to launder their illicit gains, a Simon Fraser University criminologist says. A recent Globe and Mail investigation identified people connected to the local fentanyl trade who are also private lenders,...
February 28 2018 With increasing interactions with third parties, greater complexities around data privacy controls, technological advancements and increasing use of life insurance products as a lever for money laundering, the propensity for financial crime has enhanced significantly. The vulnerable areas in the sector are not limited to “claims” or...
  FEBRUARY 27, 2018 New details connect the three in a web of suspicious transactions in the scandal that recently rocked South Africa. The Bank of Baroda (BoB) played a crucial role in allowing South Africa’s politically influential Gupta family to move hundreds of millions of dollars linked to alleged dirty deals...
February 26 2018 The Estonian branch of Danske Bank, Denmark’s biggest bank, closed the accounts of several companies in 2013 after realizing they had been used by a member of Vladimir Putin’s family and Russia’s intelligence service, FSB, to launder huge amounts of money, according to a leaked report. A whistleblower...
FEBRUARY 21 2018 Analysis of results from Transparency International finds crackdowns on NGOs and media are associated with higher levels of corruption. Transparency International index released today by Transparency International, which marks its 25th anniversary this year, reveals some disturbing information – despite attempts to combat corruption around the world, the...
January 30 2018 The Financial Secrecy Index ranks jurisdictions according to their secrecy and the scale of their offshore financial activities. A politically neutral ranking, it is a tool for understanding global financial secrecy, tax havens or secrecy jurisdictions, and illicit financial flows or capital flight. The index was launched on...