Housekeeping, Reminders and Updates — September 2016

Financial Crimes Enforcement Network Advisory on FATF List of Jurisdiction with AML/CFT Deficiencies On September 7, 2016, the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (“FinCEN”) issued an advisory announcing that the Financial Action Task Force (“FATF”) updated its lists of identified jurisdictions with strategic deficiencies in their frameworks to combat money laundering and the financing of terrorism and proliferation. The purpose of FATF’s lists are to track and monitor compliance with the international Anti-Money Laundering and Countering the Financing of Terrorism (“AML/CFT”) standards. The changes to FATF’s lists may affect US financial institutions’ obligation and risk-based approaches with respect to relevant jurisdictions….

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