Preventing Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing

Publisher: World Bank Publications
ISBN: 0821379135
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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"Money laundering and terrorist financing are serious crimes that affect not only those persons directly involved, but the economy as a whole. According to international standards, every bank has the obligation to know its customers and to report suspicious transactions. Although these obligations sound straightforward, they have proved challenging to implement. What information precisely has to be gathered? How should it be recorded? If and when does one have to file a suspicious transaction report? It is here that a supervisor can play a crucial role in helping supervised institutions; first, in understanding the full extent of the obligations of Customer Due Diligence and Suspicious Transaction Reports (STR) and, second, in ensuring that those obligations are not just words on paper but are applied in practice. Effective supervision is key to the success of a country's AML/CFT system. In this regard, field work in both developed and developing countries has shown an overall low compliance in the area of supervision of banks and other financial institutions; supervisory compliance is indeed generally lower than the average level of compliance with all Financial Action Task Force recommendations. As a result, by providing examples of good practices, this book aims to help countries better conform to international standards. In this regard, this handbook is specifically designed for bank supervisors.

Crime School

Author: Chris Mathers
ISBN: 9781552635841
Format: PDF, ePub
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Author Chris Mathers has had one of those lives most of us cannot fathom. He is a well-known international authority on money laundering whose work has seen him operating phony businesses and laundering money for drug lords and the Mob while working undercover with the RCMP, DEA, FBI and other foreign agencies worldwide. Mathers has seen it all and Crime School tells it all. Humourous at times, deadly serious at others, he describes how organized criminals operate domestically and internationally, how they are able to corrupt bankers and subvert economies, and how in fact money laundering is the nexus between organized crime and terrorism. Appealing to true crime fans and those in the business/finance sector, Crime School takes us through the history of money laundering, from ancient times through the South Florida cocaine craze of the 1970s, to todayâs beyond sophisticated techniques employed by terrorists and organized crime, techniques that have achieved such success that the face of our world has changed dramatically. Brisk, hard hitting, entertaining and sometimes shocking and frightening, Chris Mathers takes readers on a journey that is always fascinating, and it is an underworld few have ever experienced. Truly amazing.

Financial Intelligence Units An Overview

Author: Louis Forget
Publisher: International Monetary Fund
ISBN: 9781589063495
Format: PDF, Mobi
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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 seen as an important tool to combat drug trafficking and, more recently, as a critical element in fighting organized crime, corruption, and the financing of terrorism, and maintaining the integrity of financial markets. The first few financial intelligence units (FIUs) were established in the early 1990s in response to the need for countries to have a central agency to receive, analyze, and disseminate financial information to combat money laundering. Over the ensuing period, the number of FIUs has continued to increase, reaching 84 in 2003. This handbook responds to the need for information on FIUs. It provides references to the appropriate Financial ActionTask Force (FATF) standards wherever appropriate.

Confessions of an Economic Hit Man

Author: John Perkins
Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers
ISBN: 9781576755129
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Perkins, a former chief economist at a Boston strategic-consulting firm, confesses he was an "economic hit man" for 10 years, helping U.S. intelligence agencies and multinationals cajole and blackmail foreign leaders into serving U.S. foreign policy and awarding lucrative contracts to American business.

The Second Sex Vintage Feminism Short Edition

Author: Simone de Beauvoir
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1473521912
Format: PDF, ePub
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Vintage Feminism: classic feminist texts in short form WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY NATALIE HAYNES When this book was first published in 1949 it was to outrage and scandal. Never before had the case for female liberty been so forcefully and successfully argued. De Beauvoir’s belief that ‘One is not born, but rather becomes, a woman’ switched on light bulbs in the heads of a generation of women and began a fight for greater equality and economic independence. These pages contain the key passages of the book that changed perceptions of women forever. TRANSLATED BY CONSTANCE BORDE AND SHEILA MALOVANY-CHEVALLIER ANNOTATED AND INTRODUCED BY MARTINE REID

Information Societies in Latin America and the Caribbean

Author: Wilson Peres
Publisher: UN
ISBN: 9789211217049
Format: PDF, Kindle
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"This book analyses the development of information societies in the countries of Latin America and the Caribbean, and provides input for public policy on information and communications technologies (ICT) issues."--Provided by publisher.