A Comparative Guide to Anti-Money Laundering
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A Comparative Guide to Anti-Money Laundering

A Critical Analysis of Systems in Singapore, Switzerland, the UK and the USA

Edited by Mark Pieth and Gemma Aiolfi

Topical and pertinent issues addressed in this book include questions such as, has all the recent legislative activity really put a stop to the problem? Are the international rules being implemented as carefully as they should? How level is the playing field in cross border banking?
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Foreword to country reports

Mark Pieth

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Foreword to the country reports Mark Pieth Following on from the broad overview of the international standards, this second part of the book focuses on each of the four countries and their respective financial centres. These reports were compiled by experts all of whom were based in the country about which they write. In describing the existing AML structures, the experts were required to follow a common format based on a questionnaire that was discussed with them beforehand. Local experts were chosen so as to obtain the ‘inside view’ of each system. The aim was to address the complete context of each of the AML systems and how they operate, in order to obtain an understanding from a functional perspective. The individual authors are responsible for the accuracy of the information contained in their respective contributions. The law is stated as at June 2003 for all reports except Switzerland which is stated as at October 2003. The experts and their affiliations are as follows: Singapore Madeline Lee, LL.B, LL.M, Advocate and Solicitor of Malaysia and Singapore, at Raslan Loong. Switzerland Dr Nadja Capus and Mathias Pini, researchers at the faculty of law and assistants of Professor Mark Pieth, Basel University and the Basel Institute on Governance. UK Michiel Visser, Leonardo Raznovich and Sara Fyson of Oxford Analytica, together with contributors to Oxford Analytica; Paul Clement, Daniel Nino Tarazona and Dr Kern Alexander. Updated by Nicola Padfield, Senior Lecturer at the Institute of Criminology, University of Cambridge and a Fellow of...

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