Criminal Capital: How the Finance Industry Facilitates Crime (Hardback)

by Stephen Platt

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In the first book to expose the role played by the international financial services industry in facilitating crime and laundering criminal property, one of the world's leading anti-financial crime specialists scrutinises the vulnerability of banks, brokerages, trust companies and investment funds to criminal abuse. Discover: - How the finance industry enables corruption, drug trafficking, terrorism, human trafficking, proliferation, piracy and tax evasion - Why extreme and dangerous industry behaviour correlates with the risk taking that toppled the global economy in 2008 - What measures can be taken to prevent criminals compromising the legitimacy of the global financial system Examining the role of the traditional power house financial centres as well as offshore centres and rapidly emerging international financial centres in the Middle East, Africa and Asia this highly informative book challenges the reader to consider whether following the 2008 crisis sufficient steps have been taken to address toxic behaviours in financial services or whether radical reform is needed.

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