Politically Exposed Persons


The Financial Action Task Force, or FATF, defines a politically exposed person (PEP) as an individual who is or has been entrusted with a prominent public function. In the financial services industry, it is believed that PEPs could use that influence to participate and assist in money laundering operations, corruption, and bribery schemes, as well as terrorist financing activities. This course examines the guidance and recommendations implemented by the FATF to identify and address PEPs believed to be involved in money laundering and/or other criminal activities.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course students should understand: 

  • who is and is not a politically exposed person
  • how to identify a politically exposed person
  • account due diligence recommendations
  • red flags of politically exposed persons

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