In a joint letter, GFI President Raymond Baker joined 49 other distinguished individuals in calling on the Angolan government to drop charges against journalist Rafael Marques de Morais. The full letter can be read below or downloaded as a PDF here.
GFI would like to thank Human Rights Watch for organizing the letter.
GFI and 16 Other Groups Send Letter to Treasury Department Urging Efforts to Combat Money Laundering through Real Estate and Curb the Abuse of Anonymous Companies at Banks
On March 10, 2015, Global Financial Integrity and 16 other organizations sent a joint letter to the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN), a division of the U.S. Department of the Treasury charged with combatting money laundering. The letter calls on FinCEN to require due diligence in the real estate sector and to require enhanced due diligence by financial institutions by requiring them to know the true, human, beneficial owners of all accounts opened in their bank.
This letter constitutes a formal request by Heather Lowe, Legal Counsel and Director of Government Affairs at Global Financial Integrity, to testify at the U.S. Department of Labor public hearing on January 15, 2015, discussing the proposed individual exemption involving Credit Suisse AG’s ability to continue enjoying the privileges of “Qualified Professional Asset Manager” (QPAM) status.
GFI President Raymond Baker signed a letter to the G20 along with 24 other high level individuals calling on world leaders to support public registries of beneficial ownership information and require public country-by-country reporting for all multinational companies ahead of the 2014 G20 Summit in Brisbane, Australia. GFI thanks Transparency International for coordinating the letter.
Global Financial Integrity (GFI) submitted comments to the U.S. Treasury Department’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) with regards to their Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Customer Due Diligence Requirements for Financial Institutions in a letter on October 3, 2014.
Global Financial Integrity (GFI) joined several prominent civil society organizations on June 16, 2014 in signing an open letter to the UN’s Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals urging them to make Goal 16 a priority.
Ineffective governance and institutions hinder sustainable development goals. Furthermore, poor governance and leadership systems are often the root of sustainable development issues. Thus, the groups argue, progress with Goal 16 would reinforce all sustainable development goals.