Information Exchange on ML/TF Working Group (IEWG)

Peter Clark
Chair, Information Exchange Working Group, 2016-2018

Meaningful collaboration and innovative approaches to information exchange enhance the effectiveness of Financial Intelligence Units (FIUs) and facilitate adherence to international standards. In continuing to improve our practices through better data and the sharing of knowledge and expertise, we will have the greatest impact on combating serious crime and terrorism financing.

The Information Exchange Working Group (IEWG) is a forum that provides EGMONT members with an opportunity to come together and develop solutions to enhance the quality, quantity and timeliness of intelligence exchanged between FIUs and our partners.

Working across five broad streams, the IEWG is currently overseeing projects aimed at ensuring EGMONT members are:

  • Developing solutions to issues faced by FIUs in exchanging information
  • Harnessing the success of previous multilateral information sharing projects to solve difficult money laundering and terrorism financing problems
  • Studying the changing environment and designing strategies to overcome identified risks
  • Embracing innovation in technology to enable FIUs to be agile, responsive, and effective in exchanging and exploiting information
  • Maximising our IT expertise to ensure the continuity of our business.

The vision of the IEWG is to provide EGMONT members with the means to harness flexible, innovative and agile approaches to drive success in projects aimed at discovering, understanding and disrupting money laundering and terrorism financing on the global stage.

The IEWG steering group is led by Peter Clark (AUSTRAC, Australia) in the position of Chair, with Mr Mohammed Almutiri (SAFIU, Saudi Arabia), Mr Luc Beaudry (FINTRAC, Canada), Mr Jacob Cohen (FinCEN, USA), Mr Youssef Elomary (UTRF, Morocco) Mr Ken O’Brien (FinCEN, USA) and Mr Andrew Hill (NZPFIU, New Zealand) holding the positions of Vice Chairs.

View the IEWG Plan on a Page.