Overview of the FIA, the challenges it faced since it was formed, and how it galvanized the financial sector and other reporting entities / accountable persons together to ensure adequate reporting of suspicious transactions
Key findings of the NRA, its recommendations, and the subsequent progress in the country in terms of policy implementation
Changes in levels of predicate offences over the last few years, both domestic and trans-national
Trends and expectations in quality and quantity of reporting suspicious transactions reports
Is the FATF process for mutual evaluation and ranking of countries democratic, especially since many countries would have fewer resources and therefore should there be different methodologies for countries with differing challenges, so that they are not unfairly positioned on the global financial stage
Understanding changes in the business models of terrorist organisations and organised crime groups due to the pandemic, with increased criminal activity around digital platforms and cyber space;
Recommendation to regulators and banking sector to better understand, identify and mitigate this risk practically and effectively and lessons to be learnt for the future; and
Key findings from recently published RUSI papers on advancing a risk-based response to terrorist financing and the intersection of corruption, terrorism and terrorist financing, to not only raise awareness around these issues but to actually address them.