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Launch Of Anti-Money Laundering Policy

Attn: UK Financial Services…

“Finally! How To Create an Accurate and Up-to-date Anti-Money Laundering Policy”
(So you DON’T have to Trawl through all the FCA handbooks and legislation)

  • A professional and practical policy that can be used in any firm

  • Show the regulator that you are on top of your responsibilities

  • Be clear about how you deal with the required due diligence, CDD, SDD and EDD!

From: Lee Werrell, Chartered FCSI FISMM
RE: 
Anti-Money Laundering Policy Document

Dear Financial Services Professional,

If you want Be accurate and compliant with the latest (2014) rulesTake comfort that this has been written for professionals by professionals and not some academic, or even if you just want Clearly articulate to all staff what is required as a firm’s policy and provide them with appropriate training and education, then this is the most important letter you’ll read all year!

Here’s why…

In today’s fast moving regulatory world where more responsibility is levelled at individual approved persons, this may just save your hide and keep you from receiving regulatory scrutiny or worse, censure!!

What is a firm doing to make sure it does not do business with people and organisations subject to asset freezes?

“Financial firms must remain vigilant and continue to report any suspicions that they are in possession of the proceeds of crime to the Serious Organised Crime Agency, as well as informing the Treasury’s Asset Freezing Unit if they hold funds for a person or organisation on the government’s list.” Tracey McDermott, Director of Enforcement & Financial Crime, the FCA [Note: SOCA is now the NCA]

Here’s how and why we can make you this promise…

My Name is Lee Werrell, Owner of Compliance Consultant

I am an internationally published author of the “Compliance Manager’s Guidebook and Reference” as well as Risk Management and other books. I have built my business base don achieving the right outcomes and, to quote the Compliance Consultant tagline “Making Compliance Work”

Financial Crime and Anti-Money Laundering is increasingly being scrutinised by not only the FCA but PRA as well.

In the FCAs Risk Outlook for 2014 – a major risk is the “Insufficient spending on existing technology and oversight” including AML systems that are not fit for purpose. Without the policy behind any system, the effectiveness could be reduced considerably!

Tackling financial crime is a key part of the FCA’s remit. Financial crime informs all aspects of their work, from our scrutiny of new authorisation applications to day-to-day supervision of financial firms. They look at risks ranging from fraud and money laundering to data security breaches and violations of asset freezes.

On supervising firms “… the measures firms take to detect and prevent fraud, money laundering, bribery, breaches of asset freezes. Our supervisors are supported by dedicated expert teams looking at these issues, and exploring practices in pockets of the industry seen as being potentially vulnerable.” Tracey McDermott, Director of Enforcement & Financial Crime, The FCA

The European Commission has published a new antimoney laundering Directive due to be implemented Q3 2014. The proposed Fourth Money Laundering Directive (4MLD) provides a common European basis for implementing the revised Financial Action Task Force (FATF) Recommendations. It also strengthens the risk-based approach to anti-money laundering and countering the finance of terrorism (AML/CTF) and aims to ensure the consistent application of rules across Member States.

In Fact, Here’s Just The Tip of The Iceberg of What You Get alphabetically…

 Account Opening Process
Capacity of the Client
Certification of Documents
Client Risk Assessment
Clients entitled to Simplified Due Diligence (SDD)
Clients Subject to Full Identification Requirements
Contact with Third Parties
Customer Due Diligence (‘CDD’)
Data Protection – Subject Assess Requests (SARS)
Dealing With Politically Exposed Persons (‘PEPS’)
Documentary and Electronic Evidence
Documents in a Foreign Language
Enhanced Due Diligence (‘EDD’)
Financial Action Task Force’
Financial Crime Risk
General Principles
Good Practice
Higher Risk Clients
Identification Evidence
Internal Communications
Introductions of Business by Intermediaries
Joint Money Laundering Steering Group
Law, Regulation and Industry Practice
MLRO’s On-going Risk Assessment
Money Laundering Regulations 2007
Money Laundering Reporting Officer
Monitoring
Non Face To Face Clients
Non-Cooperative Countries and Territories
Objective Test
Offences
Proceeds of Crime Act 2002
Record Retention
Record-Keeping
Sanctions and Penalties
Simplified Due Diligence(‘SDD’)
Standard of Verification Evidence
STRs – Internal and External
Suspicious Transactions
Terrorism Act 2000 & the Anti-terrorism, Crime and Security Act 2001
The Risk Based Approach
Training
Training and Awareness
Trusts, Foundations and Similar Entities
US Legal Obligations
Your Firm’s Policy Statement

 

Plus Other Benefits;

  • Getting your AML & CTF as well as other financial crime policies and procedures right today will make the transition to the new rules that much easier, saving you hours or even thousands of pounds into the bargain!

     

     

  • By reviewing and instigating a robust and accurate AML & CTF Policy today will save hours of trying to understand the new changes as well as trying to find specialists to explain to you what may have changed, and more importantly, what you need to do about it.

     

     

  • This policy template has all the latest changes to date incorporated from the JMLSG changes 2013 to the transition to the National Crime Agency.

     

     

  • Getting things right now is so much easier while you have breathing space before you get a visit notification.

     

     

  • This policy is comprehensive and clear, with all the processes required, legislative references and penalties as well as ideas and workable processes for your firm to adopt, saving you frustration, heartache and a lot of pain into the bargain 

So Here’s The Bottom Line With The Anti-Money Laundering & Counter-Terrorist Financing Policy

provides you with all the answers and the must’s as well as the must nots. You get it as a fully editiable document with instructions on changing the key areas to personalise it to your firm.

You get all of this for only £220 discounted by £100!

But Let Me Sweeten The Pot For You Even More With These Instant Bonuses For Acting Now…

Bonus #1: Free Ebook enclosed “5 Top Reasons Why You Should Use Social Media in Your Business”.

From my collection of almost 40 books on sale at Amazon, I am giving away an EBook for the modern firm. I have written about Social Media in Financial Services and made presentations before practitioners and financial institutions for years, and anybody not using social media today, may not have a business in the medium term. Social media is changing the way people do business TODAY! You get a free PDF of the book for your use.

Bonus#2: Compliance Manager’s Guidebook & Reference Discounted Purchase Price

You will get details of a 10% discount on a printed copy of our bestselling book in the email accompanying your purchase.

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If “The Anti-Money Laundering & Counter-Terrorist Financing Policy” doesn’t show me exactly how to Be accurate and compliant with the latest (2014) rules… if it doesn’t take me by the hand, step-by-step Take comfort that this has been written for professionals by professionals and not some academic… or if it fails to help me Clearly articulate to all staff what is required as a firm’s policy and provide them with appropriate training and education, then I understand that I will receive a full refund, No Questions Asked!!

As you can see all the risk is squarely on my shoulders, so….

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The Importance of Governance, Risk and Compliance in Shifting the Business Culture

Compliance Consultant: Conduct Risk is a cutely named area covering greed, avarice, contempt and disrespect for customers which can only be addressed by the firms themsleves and ultimately market forces. The first firm that takes onboard real and honourable practices will steal the majority of customers from the traditional companies. Thos that continue to fail will see consequences as decribed in my book “Conduct Risk” available at http://bit.ly/ConductRiskBook. 

Organizations are facing new management challenges from market, financial and regulatory uncertainties in the current economic crisis. In the market front, new competitors are driving pricing pressures. Companies need to move to unfamiliar markets and technologies. Finding new markets, especially in the Emerging World, requires the development of new competencies which are not always available. In the financial front, shareholders are more demanding when dealing with market volatility. The global credit crunch became the main concern in this area since 2008. In addition, the worsening of fiscal terms is generating cost rises and difficulties in optimizing profitability. In the regulatory front, multiple law proposals complicate planning as companies anticipate systemic reforms. There are difficulties in managing the risks from the expansion of government's role in key areas of the economy.

Anticipating the potential impact of these new challenges on the companies is a time-consuming, and often a frustrating task, for its leaders. The continuous improvement culture helps companies to anticipate new risks and respond proactively to maximize their financial return. Companies are devoting more and more resources to contingency planning and risk prevention to cope better with the range of new risks. A positive aspect of early business intelligence is that forecasting to anticipate new risks is also forecasting to identify new opportunities. It also helps to respond better to complex global interactions while dealing with unpredictable crises.

The proper management of a Governance, Risk and Compliance framework will identify strategies to address these challenges. Companies are strengthening their governance processes and risk culture with reinvigorated risk procedures and more upper management involvement. According to the Business Risk Report 2010 issued by E&Y, 59% of the global companies are addressing these challenges via a risk management function. More than 70% of the surveyed companies in the financial areas reported that a strong risk management function is effective to address compliance and regulation threats.

Other companies are using different strategies, including investing in government relations capability, updating of the compliance functions, investing in IT to support new regulations, improving in their own capability for rapid implementation of requirements, focusing to key compliance issues, and expanding of compliance focus to their external partners, as well as, their suppliers and customers.

The main difference between success and underperformance comes from the skill with which a Governance, Risk and Compliance program is executed. There are not good of bad programs, but executions of programs. The Governance, Risk and Compliance area is moving companies forward from the retrospective analysis of business decisions gone wrong to anticipate new risks in a challenging world.

Hernan Huwyler is a CPA and MBA graduate specialist in risk management, compliance and internal controls for multinational companies. He writes for http://mydailyexecutive.blogspot.com

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