Dossier on money laundering prevention

Preventing money laundering is an important part of FINMA's work. This page provides key information on this topic.
From the Annual Report 2018

Addressing global money-laundering scandals

In 2018 FINMA concluded its investigations and proceedings against institutions involved in recent global corruption and money-laundering scandals (Malaysian sovereign wealth fund 1MDB, FIFA, Petrobras).

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From the Annual Report 2018

Progress in combating money laundering

In recent years, Swiss financial intermediaries have identified an increasing number of suspicious clients, which they have reported to the MROS.

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From the Annual Report 2018

Intensive money-laundering supervision

FINMA’s strategic aim is to have a long-term positive influence on institutions’ conduct in preventing money laundering. It therefore makes concerted efforts in the areas of supervision and enforcement to prevent money laundering.

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From the Annual Report 2017

Case law and practice for reporting requirements

Procedure for handling suspected illegal assets

The Anti-Money Laundering Act (AMLA) specifies the procedures a financial intermediary should follow if it suspects assets might be illegal.

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From the Annual Report 2017

Money laundering prevention: a strategic goal

FINMA has set itself the goal of achieving a sustained impact on institutions in their efforts to prevent money laundering. Its focus in 2017 was on institutions’ reporting systems and their risk management.

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From the Annual Report 2017

Follow-up measures to the FATF country review

The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) conducted its fourth country review of Switzerland from 2015 to 2016. It examines a country’s anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist financing system, with a particular focus on financial market regulation.

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