Secretary Yellen outlines upcoming AML initiatives, U.S. commits to verification of data collected under the Corporate Transparency Act, and FinCEN gets ready to revise and reissue a controversial beneficial ownership information intake form.
Global civil society organizations collectively representing more than 100 groups sent a letter to U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen today calling on the U.S. to advance specific, meaningful financial transparency reforms to ensure the U.S. does its part to defend worldwide freedoms in the wake of the second Summit for Democracy.
On December 6, the Brookings Institution, the German Marshall Fund of the United States, the Center for European Policy Analysis, the Transatlantic Democracy Working Group, the FACT Coalition, and the Leveraging Transparency to Reduce Corruption initiative will co-host a seminar on the fight against corruption and its relationship to advancing democracy and addressing democratic backsliding globally.
On the eve of the Summit for Democracy, a new report – “Private Investments, Public Harm: How the Opacity of the Massive U.S. Private Investment Industry Fuels Corruption and Threatens National Security” – reveals a gaping hole in the U.S. anti-money laundering framework that undermines U.S. national security, jeopardizes the world’s democracies, and touches the lives of ordinary Americans. Learn more at this event.