Money Laundering

Learn how Hong Kong regulates financial crime through numerous statutes on money laundering and terrorist financing to curb the flow of illicit funds.
Overview

For an overview of Hong Kong ordinances which combat money laundering and terrorist financing see The anti-money laundering regime which sets out the laws aimed specifically at identifying illicit proceeds and ensuring financial institutions carry out adequate monitoring and supervision of client accounts.

Financial Action Task Force (FATF)

Systems & Controls

Investigations & Offences

Client Misconduct

Financial Action Task Force (FATF) 1402 790 Hauzen

Financial Action Task Force (FATF)

Money laundering is a pertinent issue for financial institutions in Hong Kong and an overview of how Hong Kong fits into the global sphere of measures is considered here.

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Systems and Controls to Prevent Money Laundering and Counter Terrorist Financing 1402 790 Hauzen

Systems and Controls to Prevent Money Laundering and Counter Terrorist Financing

A practical approach to a major issue facing financial institutions, who must conduct extensive due diligence on customers and keep relevant documentation under AML and CTF laws.

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Investigations and Criminal Offences Relating to AML and CTF 1402 790 Hauzen

Investigations and Criminal Offences Relating to AML and CTF

Sets out the powers of investigators and law enforcers, as well as considering the range of criminal offences that can be committed by financial institutions and their employees.

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Client Misconduct – Money Laundering 1402 790 Hauzen

Client Misconduct – Money Laundering

Legal framework under which businesses and professions operate in respect of client money laundering is examined – there are a number of statutory provisions which must be adhered to.

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The HKMA publishes AML/CFT Regtech: Case Studies and Insights 1400 786 Louise

The HKMA publishes AML/CFT Regtech: Case Studies and Insights

January 2021, the Hong Kong Monetary Authority published a report highlighting the opportunities that Regulatory Technology offers.

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U.S. Probing Binance: Implications for Cryptocurrency and Fintech in Hong Kong 1401 786 Hugo

U.S. Probing Binance: Implications for Cryptocurrency and Fintech in Hong Kong

Cryptocurrency traders and exchanges should learn a lesson from Binance Holdings Ltd and be aware of potential money-laundering issues.

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Time is of the essence – Maximising your chance of recovering money from cybercrime in Hong Kong 150 150 Charing

Time is of the essence – Maximising your chance of recovering money from cybercrime in Hong Kong

If you find yourself an unfortunate victim of an investment scam, it is crucial to prioritize your subsequent action to maximise your chance of recovering money from cybercrime.

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