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Australia's securities and derivatives sector: money laundering and terrorism financing risk assessment

12 Jul 2017
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Australia’s first risk assessment of the securities and derivatives sector has revealed how serious and organised criminals can, and have, exploited our financial system to engage in criminal activity.

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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.

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APO URI: http://apo.org.au/node/97956
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