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June 11, 2020 - COVID-19

COVID-19 Insights and Resources

While the COVID-19 pandemic has affected the health and well-being of many around the globe, businesses, governments, and individuals are also responding to fraud and financial integrity threats that have arisen from the crisis. The K2-FIN team of experts are regularly providing insights on the COVID-19 crisis, areas of concern for clients, and resources, which […]
August 7, 2020 - Webinars

New Sanctions Developments in the Maritime Sector: UK Sanctions Shipping Guidance and Venezuelan Shipping in Focus

On July 27, the United Kingdom’s Office of Financial Sanctions Implementation (OFSI) at her Majesty’s Treasury released financial sanctions guidance for entities and individuals in the maritime sector. This guidance follows on the May 14 release of the U.S. Government’s comprehensive Global Sanctions Maritime advisory, which outlined the compliance measures the U.S. Government expects financial institutions, […]
August 3, 2020 - COVID-19, Webinars

The Financial Action Task Force Plenary Outcomes: Discussion with the Former U.S. Heads of Delegation

The Financial Action Task Force (FATF)—the global AML/CFT standard setting body and watchdog—held the third and final Plenary meeting under the Chinese Presidency on June 24, 2020. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic the meeting was held virtually, but nonetheless the Plenary outcomes were numerous. Among the important outcomes of the Plenary are the publication of: […]
July 29, 2020 - Policy Alerts

U.K. Releases Maritime Sanctions Guidance

On July 27, 2020, the United Kingdom’s Office of Financial Sanctions Implementation (OFSI), the office in Her Majesty’s Treasury responsible for administering UK sanctions, released Maritime Guidance: Financial sanctions guidance for entities and individuals (the UK Guidance). The UK Guidance warns those in the maritime sector about sanctions threats they face, identifies examples of illicit […]
July 24, 2020 - Podcasts

DOLFIN-Exclusive Interview with Former Head of Swiss FIU

In this DOLFIN-exclusive interview, Juan Zarate, Global Co-Managing Partner and Chief Strategy Officer for K2 FIN, talks with Daniel Theleskalf, former Head of Switzerland’s Financial Intelligence Unit, MROS. They discuss emerging trends, new technologies, and challenges for compliance professionals in the context of Mr. Theleskalf’s experience. At the time of this interview, Mr. Theleskalf was […]
July 24, 2020 - COVID-19, Podcasts

FINCast Ep. 24: Investment, Security, Risk, and Integrity in the COVID-19 Era

In this episode, Juan Zarate, K2 FIN Global Co-Managing Partner and Chief Strategy Officer, Senior Vice President Him Das, and K2 FIN Executive Vice President of the Americas, David Holley discuss investment, security, risk, and integrity in the COVID-19 era.
July 20, 2020 - Policy Alerts

U.S. Takes Additional Measures to Respond to China’s Policies on Hong Kong and Xinjiang

On July 14, 2020, President Trump took additional actions to address China’s policies regarding Hong Kong. These actions follow last week’s designation of high-ranking Chinese officials for alleged human rights violations in the Xinjiang Autonomous Region (Xinjiang) in western China and have potentially significant implications for corporations, financial institutions, and the global banking system. Read […]
July 13, 2020 - Chairman's Corner

Chairman’s Corner: June 2020

FIN Chairman Juan Zarate recaps three important issues from June: Hong Kong Sanctions FATF Plenary Highlights Digital Identity and COVID-19
July 7, 2020 - Policy Alerts

FATF Plenary Outcomes and Illegal Wildlife Trafficking Report

On June 24, 2020, the Financial Action Task Force (“FATF”) held its plenary meeting virtually. It was the final plenary of China’s presidency of FATF; Germany will now begin its two-year term. As part of the plenary outcomes, FATF released several documents, including a new report on the illicit financial networks that support illegal wildlife […]
June 11, 2020 - COVID-19

COVID-19 Insights and Resources

While the COVID-19 pandemic has affected the health and well-being of many around the globe, businesses, governments, and individuals are also responding to fraud and financial integrity threats that have arisen from the crisis. The K2-FIN team of experts are regularly providing insights on the COVID-19 crisis, areas of concern for clients, and resources, which […]
June 5, 2020 - Webinars

New Sanctions Maritime Guidance: What the Private Sector Needs to Know

On May 14th, the U.S. Departments of State and the Treasury and the U.S. Coast Guard released a comprehensive Global Sanctions Maritime advisory, outlining the compliance measures the U.S. Government expects financial institutions and corporations in the maritime sector to put into place to limit sanctions risk. These new expectations raise the compliance bar substantially […]

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