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FATF releases up-to-date guidelines on counter terrorist financing

The new guidelines were produced in order to encourage action both at states level and within compliance professionals.

35 jurisdictions joined the effort and produced input leading to the final guidelines.

As key points of the guidelines we can notice, the need to effectively monitor charities and non-profit organisations transactional patterns, the importance to hold and maintain relevant frameworks to legitimate and harmonise controls and the identification of current threats and vulnerabilities of existing controls.

The guidelines highlight the importance of the risk assessments and furthermore the need to maintain such assessment up to date in order to identify and measure risk and to be able to produce effective and tailormade-made mitigations measures.

Source

https://www.fatf-gafi.org/media/fatf/documents/reports/Terrorist-Financing-Risk-Assessment-Guidance.pdf

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Jaime Prieto

Mr. Jaime Prieto is a lawyer experienced in Financial Crime, Anti-Money Laundering and Counter Terrorism Financing having extensive professional experience in both public and private sectors. Mr. Prieto has been a Head of Compliance in the European Union, the Americas and the Caribbean for banks, trust companies, asset managers, Big Four audit and advisory firms, RegTechs, government agencies and other types of financial professionals. In addition to his experience, he has been legal and educational chair in several compliance and sectorial organisations and performed as a teacher and speaker for a number of organisations and in several local and international forums. Furthermore, Mr. Prieto is an experienced Money Laundering Reporting Officer anda Data Protection officer with additional experience in risk management.

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