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IFAC and ICAEW Examine Recent Crime Trends in Latest Installment of Anti-Money Laundering Thought Leadership Series

Latest publication looks at terrorist financing, corruption, trade-based money laundering and other illicit opportunities

Mar 28, 2022 | New York, NY | English

Together with ICAEW, The International Federation of Accountants (IFAC) today released a new installment in its Anti-Money Laundering: The Basics educational series: Installment Eight: Crime Trends.  

The publication is part of a series helping accountants enhance their understanding of how money laundering works, the risks they face, and what they can do to mitigate these risks and make a positive contribution to the public interest. Installment eight looks at recent crime trends like human trafficking and terrorist financing and the role money laundering plays.  

Anti-Money Laundering: The Basics is user-friendly, easily accessible, and will be a resource for Small and Medium Practices (SMPs) and accountants less familiar with AML, while also providing guidance for those looking for a quick refresher or reference.

Anti-Money Laundering: The Basics is featured on both the IFAC (landing page) and ICAEW websites and available for download for free. To be globally relevant, the series uses the risk-based approach of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) – the global money laundering and terrorist financing watchdog -- as a starting point. 

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