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Fight against laundering of money of criminal origin and against terrorism financing; integrity of financial markets, respect for ethical principles, all these are now important part of the financial sector today and that influences its activities widely.

The Compliance Officer function has appeared among credit institutions, PSFs, insurance companies. The Compliance Officer role is to make sure that these institutions comply with the current legislative, statutory and ethical standards.

Today, the Compliance function in the financial sector is officially recognised, on an international level by the Committee of Basel, and locally in Luxembourg by the CSSF. This function becomes compulsory in all the institutions of the financial sector in Luxembourg.

The "Association of Luxemburg Compliance Officers" for the Financial Sector was created as of 20 December 2000.


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On Thursday 15 and Friday 16 November 2018, ERA Trier are organising a conference about "Anti-Money Laundering and Financial Services in the EU". The programme is available here.

ALCO members benefit from a 25% discount. Please enter the voucher code discount 2018ERAALCO when you register. Registration are to be done on ERA's website


A joint ALJB-ALCO conference will take place on  Tuesday, 13 November 2018 at 18:30, at the Chambre des Métiers, located at Luxembourg-Kirchberg, 2, Circuit de la Foire Internationale.

Mr Claude Wampach, Head of Risk Management (Banking Supervision), and Mr Patrick Wagner, Head of On-site Inspection, representing CSSF, will present the topic entitled “CSSF's Anti Money Laundering (“AML”) / Combating the Finance of Terrorism (“CFT”) risk-based approach for the banking sector”.

Registrations are only possible via the ALBJ website

Please note that the event is reserved for ALJB and ALCO members.


The 12th Annual European AML & Financial Crime Conference will be held on 5-6th of November 2018 at the Merchant Taylors' Hall, City of London.

This year's line up of expert speakers include G20 Global AML/CTF priorities under the US Presidency, EC, EP EU Tax Policy, EBA, MONEYVAL, Europol, FIUs of Netherland, Norway and Liechtenstein as well as high profile expert speakers from across the industry including Aviva, Barclays, Deutsche Bank, Generali, HSBC, BNP Paribas, Credit Suisse, ING Group, Western Union among many others.

A 10% discount wil be offered to ALCO members. The discount code can be obtained by sending an email to


The arrival of the latest GDPR standard has exposed companies to a problem of additional compliance and coordination between different GDPR, NIS, PSF, PSD2 standards.

It becomes complex for companies to understand which direction to follow. The ISO 27001 standard could help structure compliance by putting in place a strategic framework that encompasses all information security needs.

This conference aims to shed light on the ISO27001 standard and on the impact it could have in the company by providing support to the so-called Compliance, Legal, Finance and Technical Compliance (DPO) functions. (RSSI, IT managers) while helping the company’s management to coordinate and save effort.

If interested, please register using the link below:


Suite à sa réunion du 6 avril 2017, le Conseil d'Administration de l'ALCO a le plaisir de vous informer de l'élection pour deux ans de Madame Marie Bourlond, Monsieur Laurent Moser, et Monsieur Vincent Salzinger à la présidence de l'association. Cette présidence à trois têtes traduit la volonté de l'association d'être dirigée de manière permanente par des praticiens de la Compliance tout en permettant à ceux-ci de faire face à leurs obligations quotidiennes grandissantes.

Following its meeting dated April 6, 2017, ALCO's Board of Directors is pleased to inform you of the 2 year nomination of Mrs. Marie Bourlond, Mr. Laurent Moser, and Mr. Vincent Salzinger as Chairs of the association.

This shared Chair shows the will of the association to be permanently lead by active Compliance Officers while still allowing them to face daily obligations that are constantly increasing.

Communiqué : Nouvelle présidence / Statement: New Chairs

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​Visit the following page ​​ to get the excel sheet with FATF-GAFI consolidated rating.


 ​New AML/KYC measures recommended by CSSF following the tax reform that distinguishes three types of tax fraud: “simple” tax fraud, “aggravated” tax fraud, and tax evasion (“escroquerie fiscale”).


New Guidance - AML/CFT-related data and statistics


​​The Financial Intelligence Unit issued its 2014 report on 16/11/15.


​​The European Commission is considering a request for some delay on the reporting requirements due to come into effect under the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID II) and Regulation (MiFIR)


​Switzerland's government on Wednesday adopted new rules to clamp down on money laundering as the country seeks to cast off its reputation as a haven for hidden cash

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