2021-10-20

The Risk-Based Approach to Combating Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing

Governments around the world have made the fight against money laundering and the financing of terrorism a priority. Among its effort is the implementation of the Financial Action Task Force Recommendations, specifically Recommendation 1. The FATF Recommendations (Recommendation 1) requires that countries mandate financial institutions and designated non-financial businesses and professions (DNFBPs), to adopt a risk-based approach to combating money laundering and terrorist financing. This book aims to provide a clear understanding of what the risk-based approach involves. In addition to this, it differentiates the risk-based approach from the rule-based approach and determines if the risk–based approach interferes with the human rights of high-risk customers.Internationally, this book would be the first comprehensive book on the subject of the Risk-Based Approach. This book would help financial institutions and designated non-financial institutions with any problem regarding the application of the risk-based approach.Financial institutions/DNFBPs who implement the risk-based approach, in line with the guidance given in this book, will be well-placed to avoid the consequences of inappropriate de-risking behaviour. Although there are quite a number of reference guides provided by the Financial Action Task Force to assist firms with the implementation of the risk-based approach. Those publications focus mainly on the risk assessment principles. This book is focused on both the principles and the practical aspect of its application.This book is a must read for every professional specializing in the field of Anti-Money Laundering Compliance. It is also a must read for every individual who intends to know more about the money laundering subject.


Book Details

Book Title: The Risk-Based Approach to Combating Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing

Book Author: Ehi Eric Esoimeme

Book Category: -

ISBN: 9789486030