Wolfsberg Annual Forum 2023

The 2023 Wolfsberg Group Forum just wrapped up after three days of highly engaging discussions around the theme of ‘Innovation and Improvement’ in fighting financial crime. The meeting opened with a keynote address from Xolisile Khanyile, Director of the Financial Intelligence Centre in South Africa and Chair of the Egmont Group of Financial Intelligence Units, and also included a virtual address from T Raja Kumar, President of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF).

In the beautiful setting of the UBS Center for Education and Dialogue in Wolfsberg, Switzerland, we reviewed several instances where new thinking and new approaches around the world are resulting in more effective outcomes. The panels and breakout sessions touched upon topics such as regulatory change, steps being taken by FIUs around the world to innovate, detection of sanctions evasion, requirements and expectations on VASPs, and holistic monitoring. Numerous sessions were dedicated to payment transparency.

We would like to thank all our attendees and presenters for their engagement and expertise – there is nothing that quite compares to sharing these moments in person. Special thanks also to our hosts for the on-site support.