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Financial Crime

As technology continues to develop, the ways and means criminals operate is constantly being improved to benefit from their criminal activities without detection. Financial Crime is often perceived to be limited to Money Laundering and Financing of Terrorism, but in reality, the term ‘Financial Crime’ includes a wider array of other related criminal activities such as bribery and corruption, fraud etc

The rapidly increasing focus on compliance and the associated costs that come with it are substantial, and at all levels, the penalties for failure have become ever more significant. This means that the prevention and detection of Financial Crime is evolving to be one of the most critical challenges, the impact of which extends well beyond monetary losses. Reputation and brand, employee morale, business relations, as well as regulatory censure are but a few of other areas impacted by Financial Crime.

At PwC, we recognise the struggle operators face to keep up with developments in this area. 

For this reason, we have a dedicated team of Financial Crime specialists working to assist in the following areas:

  • Anti-Money Laundering / Counter Financing Terrorism
  • Sanctions
  • Anti-Bribery/Corruption
  • Tax evasion and fraud
  • Market Abuse and Insider Dealing

We are closely integrated within PwC’s global network of financial crime specialists, with over 3,000 partners and professional staff across 83 countries. We’re organised to reflect the multidisciplinary financial crime task forces established by major financial institutions and government agencies. This gives us unique insight, allowing us to offer the best solutions to even the most difficult and challenging circumstances.

The regulatory landscape, particularly with regards to Financial Crime, is evolving at a very rapid pace.

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Sanctions place restrictive measures affecting the countries concerned and often target specific individuals (designated persons), companies and organisations which are identified as being involved with activities triggering such sanctions. 

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In today’s world the importance of honest and transparent dealing has been on the forefront of companies’ agenda. Companies need to take steps to review their current procedures aimed at preventing bribery and corruption by identifying any gaps and limiting their exposure to such activities.

Learn more about Anti-Bribery Corruption

The fight against tax shortfalls and tax evasion is a priority as the world is now dealing with a new era of tax transparency.

Learn more about Tax Transparency

Market integrity must be preserved in order to avoid potential regulatory arbitrage, to ensure accountability in the event of attempted manipulation, and to provide more legal certainty and less regulatory complexity for market participants.

Learn more about Market Abuse and Insider Dealing

FCC Training

What have we been up to?

Just in case you missed attending our events, this is what the Financial Crime and Regulatory Compliance Teams have been up to lately in the training space. Check out our upcoming events here.

If none of the upcoming sessions meet your training needs, contact us to discuss more tailored options.

PwC Regulatory Series

8 June 2022

The Regulatory and Financial Crime Compliance Team hosted a regulatory series on ‘Today’s Sanctions Landscape’ and ‘Challenges to the Compliance Function in the Current Landscape’  attended by various Regulatory and Compliance Officers across different companies.

The first session started a discussion on specific considerations in relation to designing an effective sanctions framework which is manageable and sustainable. This was followed by a panel discussion on the  ‘Sanctions Regime – where are we going?’. It was then followed by a second session on transforming the compliance function in the most cost effective manner, while increasing resilience and trust. The session was then closed with a panel discussion on ‘Challenges to the Compliance Function in the Current Landscape.

Regulatory Series
Regulatory Series

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csp event

The Role of Compliance Officer: CSP Compliance Training 2022

04 May 2022

The Financial Crime and Regulatory Compliance Team hosted a hybrid session on the Role of Compliance Officer: CSP Compliance Training 2022 attended by various CSP Compliance Officers.

The session started a discussion on specific considerations one needs to take into account to set up, and maintain, a manageable and sustainable compliance function by our own Deborah Gatt. This was followed by a panel session  on the regulator’s expectations and key industry challenges with Dr. Petra Camilleri from MFSA, Mr. Etienne Borg Cardona of the Capital Advisory, and our very own Francesca Fenech.

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Mark Lautier

Mark Lautier

Partner, PwC Malta

Tel: +356 2564 6744

Deborah Gatt

Deborah Gatt

Senior Manager, PwC Malta

Tel: +356 2564 2343

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