AML, KYC, Sanction Fines, A Fine Mess We’re In, APAC

A decade after the collapse of Lehman Brothers, regulators across the United States, Europe, Asia- Pacific and the Middle East have levied nearly US$26 billion in monetary penalties for anti-money laundering and sanctions violations.

In this paper, we will examine the evolution of financial crime enforcement across Asia-Pacific, drawing on analyses of ten years of AML and KYC fines data. We will also take a deep-dive into the data on a global scale and examine key insights that can be gleaned across all regions as a whole.

Key Insights:

  • Which APAC regulators have issued the highest fines over the past decade?
  • China & Hong Kong in Focus: Why are regulators starting to prioritise AML enforcement?
  • The full regulatory fallout from the 1MDB scandal in the Philippines

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