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WELCOME: David Lewis joins ‘AML Intelligence’ as our expert columnist; read his views on UAE ‘grey listing,’ the new global standards on beneficial ownership and FATF’s incoming President

FORMER FATF executive secretary David Lewis is joining AML Intelligence as a regular expert columnist.

David – ‘Financial Crime Fight of the Year 2021’ – delivers his first column on Tuesday assessing FATF’s decision to ‘grey list’ the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

Welshman David is one of the world’s foremost experts on AML and Anti-Financial Crime (AFC). Since stepping down from his role at FATF in January David has joined Kroll as Global Head of AML Advisory.

He is also a visiting scholar at Cambridge University and a senior associate fellow at RUSI.

“We are delighted to have some of David’s calibre drawing on his vast experience and giving his insight and opinion on the big issues of the day in this field. His regular columns will help readers in the industry get behind the headlines and major policy decisions,” said AML Intelligence publisher, Stephen Rae.

In his regular expert columns for AML Intelligence David will visit major issues of the day around AFC and AML, giving readers the benefit of his insight and analysis from years at the spearhead of global policy and supervision.

In his first column, being published tomorrow morning (Tuesday), David takes an analytical look at the decision of FATF to ‘grey list’ the UAE, taken at the task force’s Plenary Session in Paris last week.

He also assesses the new global standard on beneficial ownership – something that is worthy of the name, he writes.

David also gives an insight into the newly elected FATF President, Singapore’s Raja Kumar – who replaces incumbent, Germany’s Dr Marcus Pleyer in July.

Don’t miss David Lewis’ expert column – in AML Intelligence later this morning (Monday) at 1100 GMT.

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