State of Financial Crime 2023 Report

Iain Armstrong

Iain Armstrong is a Regulatory Affairs Practice Lead at ComplyAdvantage. Iain has held a number of senior compliance roles in major financial institutions, including NatWest, HSBC, and Barclays. Iain also spent eight years working at the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority.

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In our State of Financial Crime 2023 survey, more than one in three senior compliance professionals cited reputational risk as the factor most likely to drive change within their organization. This was a 6 percentage point rise from the previous year. Indeed, reputational risk was the only factor to see a year-on-year increase.  

When asked which area of their compliance function would be at risk in an audit, 48 percent – the highest proportion – told us it would be their knowledge of regulations. This blog explores the evolving anti-money laundering regulatory landscape, examining several global trends and themes in major economies.

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