The Association of Governance, Risk & Compliance
Here you will find a comprehensive list of organizations involved in one or more of AGRC’s core subjects. Their websites are included for easy access to more information on their work.
If there are any institutions we have inadvertently left out, please let us know and we will include them.
Asia Pacific Group on Money Laundering (APGML)
The Asia/Pacific Group on Money Laundering is an inter-governmental organisation, consisting of 41 member jurisdictions, focused on ensuring that its members effectively implement the international standards against money laundering, terrorist financing and proliferation financing related to weapons of mass destruction.
Asian Development Bank (ADB)
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) envisions a prosperous, inclusive, resilient, and sustainable Asia and the Pacific, while sustaining its efforts to eradicate extreme poverty in the region. ADB assists its members, and partners, by providing loans, technical assistance, grants, and equity investments to promote social and economic development.
Association of Southeast Nations (ASEAN)
The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) is a regional intergovernmental organization comprising ten countries in Southeast Asia, which promotes intergovernmental cooperation and facilitates economic, political, security, military, educational, and sociocultural integration among its members and other countries in Asia.
Caribbean Financial Action Task Force
The Caribbean Financial Action Task Force is an organisation of states and territories of the Caribbean basin which have agreed to implement common counter-measures against money laundering and terrorism financing.
Commonwealth Secretariat (COMSEC)
The Commonwealth is a voluntary association of 54 independent and equal countries. It is home to 2.4 billion people, and includes both advanced economies and developing countries. Its members work together to promote prosperity, democracy and peace, amplify the voice of small states, and protect the environment.
Eastern and Southern Africa Anti-Money Laundering Group (ESAAMLG)
The Eastern and Southern Africa Anti-Money Laundering Group (ESAAMLG) is a Regional Body subscribing to global standards to combat money laundering and financing of terrorism and proliferation. Its 18 Member Countries are Angola, Botswana, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Kenya, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Rwanda, Seychelles, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe and includes a number of regional and international observers such as AUSTRAC, Commonwealth Secretariat, East African Community, FATF, IMF, SADC, United Kingdom, United States of America, UNODC,World Bank and World Customs Organization.
Egmont Group of Financial Intelligence Units
The Egmont Group of Financial Intelligence Units is an international organization that facilitates cooperation and intelligence sharing between national financial intelligence units to investigate and prevent money laundering and terrorist financing.
Eurasian Group (EG)
The Eurasian group on combating money laundering and financing of terrorism (EAG) is a FATF-style regional body which comprises 9 countries: Belarus, China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, India, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan. EAG is an associate member of the FATF.
European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is an international financial institution founded in 1991. As a multilateral developmental investment bank, the EBRD uses investment as a tool to build market economies.
European Central Bank (ECB)
The European Central Bank (ECB) is the central bank of the 19 European Union countries which have adopted the euro. Its main task is to maintain price stability in the euro area and so preserve the purchasing power of the single currency.
European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA)
The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) is an independent European Union (EU) Authority that contributes to safeguarding the stability of the EU’s financial system by enhancing the protection of investors and promoting stable and orderly financial markets.
Financial Action Task Force (FATF)
The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) is the global money laundering and terrorist financing watchdog. The inter-governmental body sets international standards that aim to prevent these illegal activities and the harm they cause to society. As a policy-making body, the FATF works to generate the necessary political will to bring about national legislative and regulatory reforms in these areas.
Financial Action Task Force of Latin America (GAFILAT)
The purpose of the Financial Action Task Force of Latin America, GAFILAT, (formerly known as Financial Action Task Force of South America (GAFISUD)) is to work toward developing and implementing a comprehensive global strategy to combat money laundering and terrorist financing as set out in the FATF Recommendations. The effort includes encouraging the creation of the offence of money laundering in relation to serious crimes, the development of legal systems to effectively investigate and prosecute these offences, the establishment of systems for reporting suspicious transactions, the promotion of mutual legal assistance.
Financial Sector Assessment Program (FSAP)
The Financial Sector Assessment Program (FSAP) is a joint program of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank. Launched in 1999 in the wake of the Asian financial crisis, the program brings together Bank and Fund expertise to help countries reduce the likelihood and severity of financial sector crises. The FSAP provides a comprehensive framework through which assessors and authorities in participating countries can identify financial system vulnerabilities and develop appropriate policy responses.
FinTech FinCrime Exchange (FFE)
FFE is a global network of Financial Technology (FinTech) companies that work together to set best practices in financial crime risk management. Members share information on criminal typologies and controls to strengthen the industry’s ability to detect and counter financial crime across the globe.
GOPAC Anti-Money Laundering Global Task Force (AML-GTF)
The Anti-Money Laundering Global Task Force (GTF-AML) works with anti-money laundering experts, and organizations such as the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), Interpol, the Egmont Group, and Transparency International. The GTF-AML has developed a complementary approach to combating money laundering, in particular the laundering of corrupt money, and promotes the use of practical tools and techniques to limit or arrest such activity.
Group of International Finance Centre Supervisors (GIFCS)
The GIFCS is a long-established group of financial services supervisors with a core interest of promoting the adoption of international regulatory standards especially in the banking, securities, fiduciary and AML/CFT arena.
Hague Security Delta (HSD)
The Dutch security cluster ‘The Hague Security Delta’ is a network of businesses, governments and knowledge institutions that work together on knowledge development and innovation in security. They have a common goal: a more secure world, more business activity and more jobs.
Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)
The IDB works to improve lives in Latin America and the Caribbean. Through financial and technical support for countries working to reduce poverty and inequality, it helps improve health and education, and advance infrastructure. Its aim is to achieve development in a sustainable, climate-friendly way. The IDB prioritizes social inclusion and equality; productivity and innovation; and regional economic integration in its development work across Latin America and the Caribbean.
Inter-Governmental Action Group Against Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing in West Africa (GIABA)
GIABA is an institution of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) responsible for facilitating the adoption and implementation of Anti-Money Laundering (AML) and Counter-Financing of Terrorism (CFT) in West Africa. It is also a FATF-Styled Regional Body (FSRB) working with its member States to ensure compliance with international AML/CFT standards.
International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP)
The International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) is a resource for professionals who want to develop and advance their careers by helping their organizations successfully manage these risks and protect their data. In fact, it’s the world’s largest and most comprehensive global information privacy community. The IAPP is the only place that brings together the people, tools and global information management practices people need to thrive in today’s rapidly evolving information economy.
International Monetary Fund (IMF)
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is an organization of 190 countries, working to foster global monetary cooperation, secure financial stability, facilitate international trade, promote high employment and sustainable economic growth, and reduce poverty around the world.
International Money Laundering Information Network (IMOLIN)
IMoLIN is an Internet-based network assisting governments, organizations and individuals in the fight against illicit financial flows, money laundering and the financing of terrorism. IMoLIN has been developed with the cooperation of the world’s leading anti-money laundering organizations.
International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO)
The International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) is the international body that brings together the world’s securities regulators and is recognized as the global standard setter for the securities sector. IOSCO develops, implements and promotes adherence to internationally recognized standards for securities regulation. It works intensively with the G20 and the Financial Stability Board (FSB) on the global regulatory reform agenda.
The International Criminal Police Organization is an intergovernmental organization with 194 member countries that helps police in all of them to work together to make the world a safer place. To do this, Interpol enables them to share and access data on crimes and criminals, and offers a range of technical and operational support.
Middle East and North Africa Financial Action Task Force (MENAFATF)
MENAFATF is an organisation of states and territories of the Middle East and North Africa which have agreed to implement common counter-measures against money laundering and terrorism financing.
The Committee of Experts on the Evaluation of Anti-Money Laundering Measures and the Financing of Terrorism – MONEYVAL is a permanent monitoring body of the Council of Europe entrusted with the task of assessing compliance with the principal international standards to counter money laundering and the financing of terrorism and the effectiveness of their implementation, as well as with the task of making recommendations to national authorities in respect of necessary improvements to their systems.
National Cybersecurity Society (NCSS)
The National Cybersecurity Society (NCSS) is committed to improving the online safety and security of the small business community through education, awareness and advocacy. Its goal is to enable and empower small and medium sized businesses to obtain cybersecurity services; assist them in understanding their cyber risk; and advise them on the type of protection they need.
Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)
The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) is an international organisation that works to build better policies for better lives. Its goal is to shape policies that foster prosperity, equality, opportunity and well-being for all.
Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE)
The OSCE has a comprehensive approach to security that encompasses politico-military, economic and environmental, and human aspects. It therefore addresses a wide range of security-related concerns, including arms control, confidence- and security-building measures, human rights, national minorities, democratization, policing strategies, counter-terrorism and economic and environmental activities. All 57 participating States enjoy equal status, and decisions are taken by consensus on a politically, but not legally binding basis.
Organization of American States/Inter-American Drug Abuse Control Commission (OAS/CICAD)
The Observatory helps countries to improve the collection and analysis of drug-related data, by promoting the establishment of national observatories and the use of standardized methods and data; and by providing scientific and technical training for, and the exchange of experiences among, professionals working on drug issues.
Shanghai Cooperation Organization
The Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) is a permanent intergovernmental international organisation, the creation of which was announced on 15 June 2001 in Shanghai (China) by the Republic of Kazakhstan, the People’s Republic of China, the Kyrgyz Republic, the Russian Federation, the Republic of Tajikistan, and the Republic of Uzbekistan. The SCO’s main goals are as follows: strengthening mutual trust and neighbourliness among the member states; promoting their effective cooperation in politics, trade, the economy, research, technology and culture, as well as in education, energy, transport, tourism, environmental protection, and other areas; making joint efforts to maintain and ensure peace, security and stability in the region; and moving towards the establishment of a democratic, fair and rational new international political and economic order.
Transparency International is a global movement working in over 100 countries to end the injustice of corruption. It focuses on issues with the greatest impact on people’s lives and holds the powerful to account for the common good. Through its advocacy, campaigning and research, the organization works to expose the systems and networks that enable corruption to thrive, demanding greater transparency and integrity in all areas of public life.
UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA)
The Financial Conduct Authority is the conduct regulator for nearly 60,000 financial services firms and financial markets in the UK and the prudential supervisor for 49,000 firms, setting specific standards for 19,000 firms.
United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC)
ECOSOC brings people and issues together to promote collective action for a sustainable world. At the centre of the UN development system, it conducts cutting-edge analysis, agrees on global norms and advocates for progress.
United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)
For two decades, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) has been helping make the world safer from drugs, organized crime, corruption and terrorism. It is committed to achieving health, security and justice for all by tackling these threats and promoting peace and sustainable well-being as deterrents to them.
US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)
The mission of the SEC is to protect investors; maintain fair, orderly, and efficient markets; and facilitate capital formation in the US. The SEC strives to promote a market environment that is worthy of the public’s trust.
The Wolfsberg Group
The Wolfsberg Group is an association of thirteen global banks which aims to develop frameworks and guidance for the management of financial crime risks, particularly with respect to Know Your Customer, Anti-Money Laundering and Counter Terrorist Financing policies.
With 189 member countries, staff from more than 170 countries, and offices in over 130 locations, the World Bank Group is a unique global partnership: five institutions working for sustainable solutions that reduce poverty and build shared prosperity in developing countries.
World Economic Forum
The World Economic Forum (WEF), based in Cologny, Geneva Canton, Switzerland, is an international NGO, founded on 24 January 1971. The WEF’s mission is stated as “committed to improving the state of the world by engaging business, political, academic, and other leaders of society to shape global, regional, and industry agendas.”