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 worldwide, drawing on analyses of ten years of AML and KYC fines data. We also take a deep-dive into the data on a regional basis and examine key trends developing across the US, Europe, APAC and the Middle East.