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Since launching in 2014 the CFCS has become the research-led partner of choice for policymakers and private sector actors seeking to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of current approaches to tackling money laundering and terrorist financing in the 联合王国 和 globally.
To achieve a step-change in the outcome of current responses to financial crime, the CFCS takes a research-led and policy-focused approach, leveraging the complementary skills of the public and private sectors. Our objective is to: transform the ways in which financial crime and threat finance can be identified and disrupted; and harness public/private partnerships to consider not only contemporary threats but also those that may emerge as a result of the changing landscape of technology, geopolitics, 和 regulation.
In pursuit of these objectives, the CFCS conducts empirical research and analysis to build a strong evidence base from which policymakers and practitioners can develop improved responses 和 best practice.
CFCS work is thus characterised by a constant emphasis on the risk-based approach, the role of public/private partnerships, information sharing 和 effectiveness.
CFCS staff also partner with others at RUSI where the addition of a financial perspective can provide a further dimension to existing research disciplines, such as environmental and organised crime 和 nuclear proliferation.
The team’s research is focused on:
- Enhancing the effectiveness of 联合王国 和 international financial crime responses, including the role of public/private partnerships 通过 Future of Financial 情报 Sharing (ffis）项目
- Rethinking approaches to countering terrorist financing, including assessing the role of new technologies, the threat of lone-actor and small cell terror finance 和 the crime/terror nexus
- 该研究 design 和 implementation of financial sanctions
- 解决 high-end money laundering 和 the involvement of professional advisors, especially in the context of large-scale corruption
- 评估 risks 和 opportunities presented by new technologies in the context of money laundering and terrorist financing (including virtual currencies, social media, links with cybercrime, partnerships with new actors within and outside the financial system, 和 opportunities offered by RegTech) via our Financial Crime 2.0 project
- Partnering across RUSI on issues such as human trafficking, illegal wildlife trade, 和 nuclear proliferation where a financial dimension can enhance the Institute’s research output.
The Centre’s activities include:
- Hosting regular events (both on- and off-the-record) on key issues in financial crime 和 threat finance
- Contributing to policy discussions within the UK and in international bodies such as the Joint Money Laundering 情报 Taskforce, the Financial Action Task Force and its regional bodies, and the United Nations, including giving evidence to both 联合王国 and international parliamentary enquiries 和 speaking at international forums such as the UN Security Council
- Publishing reports with evidence-based recommendations for policymakers 和 other stakeholders
- Covering current events through online commentaries 和 interviews.