The US and UK have intensified their focus on tackling money laundering, kleptocracy and corruption. Now, words need to translate into action. RUSI set up a Taskforce on a Transatlantic Response to Illicit Finance (TARIF) to provide urgent input into the policy debate. CFCS’s Tom Keatinge is joined by Taskforce members Moyara Ruehsen of the Middlebury Institute of International Studies and Lord Garnier QC to give the scoop on the first meeting and discuss why any solution must start at home.
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End of Year Festive Special
40:49What stood out for the Centre for Financial Crime and Security Studies team in 2021? Tune in to the annual festive podcast episode with Isabella Chase, Aaron Arnold, Stephen Reimer and Helena Wood to find out about the financial crime scandals and surprises of 2021 and hear the team’s predictions for the year ahead.
Episode 29: Curbing the Enablers of Illicit Finance
1:01:10Criminals, malign actors and kleptocrats easily find homes in the UK and US for their ill-gotten gains thanks to professional enablers, who are an Achilles’ heel in the fight against illicit finance. CFCS’s Tom Keatinge ponders how to make a step-change in addressing this challenge. Joining him are Katie Benson of Manchester University, the German Marshall Fund’s Josh Rudolph, Moyara Ruehsen of the Middlebury Institute of International Studies, and the Bureau of Investigative Journalism’s Franz Wild.
Episode 28: Financial Connections in Extremism
51:45Is the existing counterterrorist financing regime useful for tackling the far-right threat? At the launch of RUSI’s Far-Right Extremism and Terrorism programme, CFCS’s Tom Keatinge is joined by RUSI’s Stephen Reimer, Bethan Johnson of the Centre for Analysis of the Radical Right, Jacob Davey of the Institute for Strategic Dialogue and Brenna Smith from The New York Times to discuss fundraising strategies of the far right, and how these compare to the financing of transnational jihadist groups.
Episode 27: Asset Recovery: A Private Sector Role
53:10The principle that ‘crime shouldn’t pay’ is enshrined in various anti-financial crime standards, yet only 2% of global criminal proceeds are frozen, and only 1% confiscated. With public finances increasingly strained, CFCS’s Helena Wood explores whether it is time to reconsider the role of private sector actors in the fight against criminal wealth with Katherine Mulhern of Restitution Impact, former detective Jonathan Benton of Intelligent Sanctuary and Aidan Larkin of Asset Reality.
Episode 26: A Transatlantic Response to Illicit Finance: Starting at Home
41:19The US and UK have intensified their focus on tackling money laundering, kleptocracy and corruption. Now, words need to translate into action. RUSI set up a Taskforce on a Transatlantic Response to Illicit Finance (TARIF) to provide urgent input into the policy debate. CFCS’s Tom Keatinge is joined by Taskforce members Moyara Ruehsen of the Middlebury Institute of International Studies and Lord Garnier QC to give the scoop on the first meeting and discuss why any solution must start at home.
Episode 25: FATF’s Unintended Consequences: The Future
58:05Around the world, misapplied AML/CFT measures facilitate the politically driven restriction of civic and political freedoms, threatening fundamental human rights. In the final episode of our series, Stephen Reimer looks at the future trajectory of abuse of FATF’s standards, with guests Anietie Ewang of Human Rights Watch, leading law firm Peters & Peters’ Michael O’Kane, Alyssa Yamamoto of the Mandate of the UN Special Rapporteur on the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights while Countering Terrorism, and Chapter Four Uganda’s Nicholas Opiyo.
Episode 24: FATF’s Unintended Consequences: The Present
50:11How are FATF’s unintended consequences reverberating in the present day? In part two of our series, Isabella Chase speaks to Maha Bahou from Jordan Payments and Clearing Company, Revolut Poland’s Adam Anklewicz, and Cenfri’s Barry Cooper about FATF’s work on financial exclusion, and how the Task Force’s unintended consequences working group could help mitigate negative impacts of FATF’s framework on financial inclusion.
Episode 23: FATF’s Unintended Consequences: The Past
1:02:55In this first episode of a three-part series, Tom Keatinge is joined by Lia van Broekhoven from Human Security Collective, IAMTN’s Veronica Studsgaard, Victoria Ibezim-Ohaeri of Spaces for Change, and Wendy Delmar from the Caribbean Association of Banks to assess FATF’s past, delving into the standard-setter’s efforts in relation to Non-Profit Organisations, Money Service Businesses, and correspondent banking.
Episode 22: Organised Environmental Crime: Dissecting the FATF Approach
26:31In June 2020, the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) urged countries to increase the use of financial investigations into illegal wildlife trade cases. A year on, in July 2021, it published a further analysis on mineral, waste and timber trafficking. In advance of the FATF’s upcoming October plenary, Tom Keatinge and Alexandria Reid take a deep dive into the thornier aspects of the FATF’s current approach to environmental crime.
The UK’s Economic Crime Plan
28:35Two years into the UK’s Economic Crime Plan (ECP), a third of identified actions are complete and half underway. But has it made a tangible dent in economic crime? Associate Fellow Helena Wood joins Isabella Chase to discuss RUSI’s current and future programme of work related to the ECP. They also comment on what the ECP has achieved so far, where the gaps are and what is likely to lie ahead in its final year of execution.