A decade after the collapse of Lehman Brothers, regulators across the United States, Europe, Asia- Pacific and the Middle East have levied over 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 Europe and the Middle East, 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 European regulators have issued the highest AML fines over the past decade?
  • European Off-Shore Centers & AML Enforcement: Luxembourg & Switzerland 
  • Middle East in Focus – How are regulators in MENA measuring up?