Conversations: Edgar Lopez, Gibraltar Financial Intelligence Unit

Course Duration: 28 minutes
Course Points: 25

In this video from the Fridays with Fintelekt series, Shirish Pathak, Managing Director, Fintelekt Advisory Services is in conversation with Edgar Lopez, Director – Gibraltar Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU). Edgar shares the notable achievements of Gibraltar FIU and the highlights from the National Risk Assessment (NRA) conducted by Gibraltar in 2020. He talks about difference between running an NRA for a financial centre, like Gibraltar as compared to any other mainstream jurisdiction.

Edgar shares the action plan Gibraltar has designed to tackle the two major risk areas for Gibraltar, improving the understanding of terror financing risk and strengthening the quality of Suspicious Transaction Reports, based on the mutual evaluation conducted by Moneyval. He also talks about the country’s plan to increase international co-operation and expectations from reporting entities.