The inadequacy or absence of sound money laundering and financing of terrorism (ML/FT) risk management exposes banks to serious risks. Sound ML/FT risk management has particular relevance to the overall safety and soundness of banks and the entire banking system.Read More
Under the theme “Powerful Insights, Practical Ideas, Real Solutions:
Financial Crime Prevention – the Way Forward” the Nevis Financial Services (Regulation and Supervision) Department (“FSRC—Nevis Branch”) held its annual AML/CFT Awareness Seminar and Training Workshop on Monday March 21 and Tuesday March 22, 2016 at the Four Seasons Resort, Nevis.
The Group of International Finance Centre Supervisors (“GIFCS”) first issued a Best Practice Statement on the supervision of Trust and Corporate Service Providers (“TCSPs”) in 2002. Since then GIFCS member countries have used this Statement as a benchmark for establishing regulatory frameworks and supervisory practices for the robust oversight of the sector. A key objective of this initiative has been to ensure that TCSPs are adequately regulated and supervised and that information on the ultimate beneficial owners behind trust and company vehicles administered from GIFCS centres, as well as on the sources and nature of underlying funds can at all times be accessed by competent authorities.Read More
Developed countries around the world have been engaging in automatic exchange of information (“AEOI”) for many years to tackle tax evasion. The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (“OECD”) has been active in facilitating AEOI by creating the legal framework, developing technical standards, providing guidance and training.Read More
The Financial Services Regulatory Commission approved the Minimum Guidelines for the Role and Appointment of Compliance/Reporting Officers pursuant to the Financial Services Regulatory Commission Act, and other relevant legislation. These Guidelines will take effect as of January 01, 2016.Read More