Centre for Financial Crime and Security Studies

CFCS is a global authority on the intersection of finance and security. We strive towards a world where confronting financial crime becomes a collective responsibility.

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The Centre for Financial Crime and Security Studies (CFCS) delivers pioneering analysis and actionable ideas in the fight against financial crime. Our research equips the international community with the knowledge, tools and insights to understand, identify and disrupt the threats of illicit finance. We drive change through our partnership-based approach and viable solutions.

Since its creation in 2014, CFCS has become a central figure in the policymaking landscape, working with governments, law enforcement, the private sector and other members of civil society to tackle challenges in the world of illicit finance.

We analyse global illicit finance threats, including:

We also look at the policy responses and tools to counter those threats:

We share our knowledge widely across the global anti-financial crime community, from high-level strategy sessions to publicly accessible research, podcasts and events. We are a forum of choice for thought leaders from both the public and private sectors.

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    Research areas


    Acess the key topic areas that the Centre for Financial Crime and Security Studies cover.

    Anti-Money Laundering Policy

    Illicit Trade, Trafficking, and Illicit Financial Flows

    Proliferation Financing

    Podcasts


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    Suspicious Transaction Report Podcasts

    Financial Crime Insights Podcasts

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