Alekseev Alexandr

Let's return to the question about Due Diligence. Part 1 Banking secrecy as a ticket to commercial success

Perhaps one of the most popular questions that we hear for the last 12 years of our practice, sounds as follows: "Which bank, for the present day, does not ask questions when opening an account and in its further applications?" And now, for the last 3 years, we always answer like this: "No miracle happened! No! ".Why are we so adamant? And what has made us to come to such conclusion? Let's try to imagine...

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17 August 2015

Let's return to the question about Due Diligence. Part 2 FATF group and short history about anti-money laundering

It began long before the terrorist attacks on September, 11 - in 1989, when the FATF group (Financial Action Task Force on Money-Laundering) was created. It is an intergovernmental organization, whose aim is the development of standards against money laundering and financing of terrorism both nationally and internationally.The activity of this organization has become a major driving force of this struggle....

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17 August 2015

Let's return to the question about Due Diligence. Part 3 What to do?

If after responses, mentioned above, the questioner persisted: “And yet, where to find the most “incurious Bank”?”, then we offer to consider the financial institutions of the following countries:Libya, Cuba, Nigeria, possibly Zimbabwe, well, and of course, North Korea. But there you will be asking quite different questions…Well, if you (temporarily) give up the ironic idea...

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Belgium 
United Kingdom 
Denmark 
Italy 
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Luxembourg 
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17 August 2015

Contextual thinking as an efficient consulting criterion

Trade motto of one of the Big Four firms is the slogan «connectedthinking» What does it mean? Only one proficiency in English is probably not enough to understand the logic of marketing experts of well-known company. But if you try to rely on the spirit of the consulting business itself ... Ideally, the Consultant is a person who knows "what is the best way to", "what is the right way to" and "how to"...

17 August 2015

Opening of an account in the Swiss Bank revisited…

Whatever you say, and despite all the efforts of international organizations, despite the many new intergovernmental and interdepartmental agreements on information exchange and on legal aid, Switzerland will have been remaining one of the most attractive countries for allocation a substantial portion of their funds saved against rainy days for each second businessman of this or that part of the world for a...

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17 August 2015

Virtual Affairs: the bank of the future has no borders - it's where its clients are

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