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  • What is the Egmont Group?

    • The Egmont Group provides its 177 member FIUs with a platform for the secure exchange of information to combat money laundering, terrorist financing and other predicate crimes.

  • How does my FIU become an Egmont Group member?

    • To become an Egmont Group member, an FIU undergoes a thorough membership application procedure so the Egmont Group can satisfy itself that the FIU is meeting the requirements that are derived from the FATF standards, including an FIUs’ operational independence and autonomy.

      Please visit our EG Membership Application page for more information on how to become an Egmont Group member,


  • What is the ECOFEL’s mandate?

    • The ECOFEL’s goal is to protect, position, and promote FIUs within their national systems as well as internationally.

      The ECOFEL aims to:

      • Share expertise and best practices amongst FIUs
      • Build networks within the AML/CFT professional community
      • Introduce new and innovative tools for FIU operations and development
      • Strengthen cooperation with international partner organizations
      • Empower FIUs to position themselves as leaders domestically, regionally, and internationally
  • Who can access the ECOFEL’s eLearning platform?

    • Registration to the ECOFEL eLearning platform is limited to Egmont Group member FIUs, candidate FIUs, law enforcement agencies, supervisory authorities, Egmont Group Observers, international organizations, and Academia.

  • What’s the ECOFEL’s Mentorship Program and how do I register to be a mentor/mentee?

    • The work of a Head of FIU (HoFIU) is often demanding due to the ever increasing national and international pressure on FIUs. It can be challenging to find solutions to complex day-to-day operational issues. In recognition of these challenges, the ECOFEL created an Executive Mentorship Program, exclusively designed for HoFIUs, with the goal of providing HoFIUs with advice from a mentor who has been, or is, a HoFIU.

      Each mentor is carefully selected and trained by the ECOFEL team. The program offers an excellent opportunity for sharpening communication, decision-making, and problem-solving competencies and learn from someone who knows what it’s like to be in your position. Sharing observations, skills, ideas, and best practices with a seasoned HoFIU is an enriching and rewarding experience. The level of time commitment for the program is completely up to mentees and mentors.

      • If you want to learn from an experienced HoFIU, we invite you to register for the ECOFEL Executive Mentorship Program as a mentee.
      • The ECOFEL is also looking for experienced HoFIUs to become mentors. If you are an experienced and active or former HoFIU and are interested in helping your colleagues achieve excellence, we invite you to register as a mentor for the ECOFEL Executive Mentorship Program.
  • How can my FIU file a Request for Assistance with the ECOFEL?

    • The ECOFEL supports Egmont Group members, candidate FIUs, and non-members with capacity-building activities like mentoring and coaching, specialized training courses, analysis, and research products and staff exchanges. The ECOFEL team makes every effort to find a solution to your request. Please complete the Request for Assistance form so we can provide you with the best possible assistance.



  • What is involved in the FIU reporting process?

    • FATF Rec. 20 – Reporting of Suspicious Transactions requires financial institutions, and other reporting entities, to promptly report to the FIU if they suspect, or have reasonable grounds to suspect, that funds are the proceeds of a criminal activity or are related to terrorist financing. The Egmont Group, via its members, provides reporting entities with expertise, red flags, and indicators to support them in identifying suspicious transactions.

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