Jason Morris

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April 27, 2022

Why beneficial ownership is crucial in supporting current sanctions

Following the situation from afar, one cannot but feel a certain helplessness at the devastating events unfolding in Ukraine. Our sympathy, support and solidarity go out to all those affected. The international community, it is true, has galvanized itself to …

January 24, 2022

UN International Day of Education – the changing face of learning

Today is the UN International Day of Education,  [1] which recognises and celebrates the value and importance of education across the globe. ICA is proud to support this event and is prouder still to work in a sector that provides …

December 13, 2021

SARs reporting in the service sector

Reporting suspicious activity is a vital part of the fight against money laundering and financial crime. It’s the process that alerts law enforcement to potential criminal activity, providing critical evidence in any investigation. The UK Financial Intelligence Unit (UKFIU), the …

June 11, 2019

Is financial crime on the increase?

At the recent City Week International Financial Services Forum in London, one of the panel sessions focused on the evolution of financial crime, and a statistic highlighted during the session struck a chord with me. It said that 84% of …

April 18, 2019

Compliance culture – What is the challenge?

Culture is arguably the most beneficial asset a business can have: it can impact on performance, reputation, profit and growth in equal measure. So much has been written about culture in recent years that we are in a position now …

February 19, 2019

10 year challenge – Middle East and North Africa

Ten years ago, the Middle East was a different place to the one that we see today. You only have to look at a picture of the Dubai skyline in 2008 and compare it to the current one to appreciate …

February 6, 2019

Skills and Attributes of a Compliance Officer

Click on the image below to open full size and zoom in:    Thousands of compliance professionals all over the world undertake the ICA International Diploma in Governance, Risk and Compliance to boost their capabilities and skills. Enrol now and enhance …

November 9, 2018

Hidden in plain sight – The concealment of beneficial ownership

The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) published a recent report that looked into the techniques employed by criminals to conceal the ownership and control of illicitly obtained assets by using a combination of layering and direct ownership chains. In many …

September 13, 2018

International news and developments – August 2018

UK Region Pension scam victims lose an average of £91,000 in 2017   RBS bottom of bank league tables   Regulation round-up from the FCA   UK regulator fines KPMG for misconduct on Ted Baker audit   FCA enforcement action increases in the wake …

August 28, 2018

The fundamentals of integrity

Integrity is hard to pin down. We know that some people have it and some people don’t, but in terms of one’s character, true integrity, particularly in adults, is fixed. That’s not to say that you can’t teach people to …

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