Business: Beyond compliance
If you just want to comply, every other consultant and software provider will help. Not us.
A UK bank says it wants to be "free from financial crime". That's a great start. We work with exceptional leaders who quite simply don't want their business to be part of any infrastructure supporting criminal enterprises destroying lives in their communities. Period. And compliance will be a result, not our goal.
"Let's make it work"
Government: Policy effectiveness
If you just want a system that meets standards, sufficient 'to get the FATF tick', officials and consultants inculcated in that narrative will guide you.
We are different. We only help governments and agencies that want to have a material, substantial, demonstrable impact on crime. Committed to cutting the social and economic harms from serious crime; and making crime not pay, beyond rhetoric. The tick will follow, but is not our goal.
"Laws that work"
Why we are different. More importantly, are you different?
After nearly 30 years and globally ubiquitous rules that meet international standards, money laundering controls may be the least effective form of government endeavour, anywhere, ever. They scarcely have the impact of a rounding error on criminal accounts. The "compliance with rules based on standards" mantra has a profound impact on a few criminals, but when 'Criminals, Inc' get to keep up to 99.8% of the proceeds of crime, it has virtually no impact on the serious profit-motivated crime that the G7 nations intended to combat when they established FATF in 1990. The uncomfortable truth is that those criminal proceeds are laundered through legitimate businesses that can prove they 'comply'. The uncomfortable truth is that businesses complying with rules, and governments complying with standards, help protect and support the continuation and expansion of criminal enterprises destroying the lives of millions and causing immense social and economic harms. Are you part of the system? Or part of the difference?