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AMLi NEWS UPDATE: ‘I think we’ve lost connection with why we’re doing this’ – FATF chief Lewis defends ‘box ticking’ comments; says core motive should be impact on society

One of the most senior figures in the Financial Action Task Force has defended his recent outspoken comments against the motives of the FinCrime industry.

Just over three weeks on from his passionate address to Chatham House, in which he heaped criticism on those who ‘box-tick’ their way through AML, FATF Executive Secretary David Lewis said that his comments were ultimately about a disconnection from the ultimate goal.

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