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Anti-Money Laundering/Combating the Financing of Terrorism (AML/CFT)

Reference Materials

These Reference Materials reflect the main source documents on anti-money laundering (AML) and combating the financing of terrorism (CFT). The materials range from international legal instruments, such as United Nations Conventions and Security Council resulutions, to standards and best practices developed by bodies such as the Financial Action Task Force and the Egmont Group of Financial Intelligence Units. The page also provides a collection of model laws on AML/CFT as well as policy, research and publications on the subject. See reference materials on:

  1. Anti-Money Laundering
  2. Combating the Financing of Terrorism
  3. Model Laws
  4. Policy and Research/Publications

1. Anti-Money Laundering

Financial Action Task Force (FATF) - The FATF is an inter-governmental body whose purpose is the development and promotion of national and international policies to combat money laundering and terrorist financing.

United Nations (UN) Instruments/Conventions

European Union (EU) Instruments/Conventions

Egmont Group of Financial Intelligence Units - Recognising the benefits inherent in the development of a financial intelligence units (FIU) network, in 1995, a group of FIUs at the Egmont Arenberg Palace in Brussels decided to establish an informal group for the stimulation of international co-operation. Now known as the Egmont Group, these FIUs meet regularly to find ways to cooperate, especially in the areas of information exchange, training and the sharing of expertise.

International Association for Insurance Supervisors (IAIS) - Established in 1994, the IAIS represents insurance regulators and supervisors of some 180 jurisdictions in more than 130 countries, constituting 97% of the world's insurance premiums.

Basel Committee on Banking Supervision

Wolfsberg Principles - The Wolfsberg Standards consist of the various sets of AML Principles, as well as related Statements, issued by the Group since its inception.

Combating the Financing of Terrorism:

FATF - The FATF is an inter-governmental body whose purpose is the development and promotion of national and international policies to combat money laundering and terrorist financing.

UN Instruments /Conventions

EU Instruments/Conventions

International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO)

Model Laws

Anti-Money Laundering

Combating the Financing of Terrorism

Policy and Research/Publications