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Australia's securities and derivatives sector: money laundering and terrorism financing risk assessment
AUSTRAC assesses that Australia’s securities and derivatives sector attracts a wide range of criminal threats that often involve sophisticated tactics and methods. Serious and organised crime groups have exploited the sector to launder money and engage in market manipulation. The criminal threat environment is assessed as MEDIUM.
This is the fourth risk assessment of the financial sector undertaken by the government’s financial intelligence agency, developed in partnership with key industry experts, including stockbroking firms, online traders, banks, and partner agencies.