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Researchers Find Banks Failing on Sanctions

Researchers Find Banks Failing on Sanctions

by Starling Insights

Starling Insights Editorial Board

Dec 27, 2022


A recent study by the University of Cambridge and the University of Texas at Austin found that sanctioned criminals and government officials can easily breach regulations meant to bar them from the international financial system.

In 2021 and 2022, researchers from the two universities emailed 5,000 banks and 7,000 other financial intermediaries in 273 countries to test compliance with money laundering rules and the Magnitsky Act, legislation that allows individual sanctions to be imposed against Russian government officials.

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