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12 July 2013

Identifying areas for future cooperation focus of Institute for Global Financial Integrity visit to INTERPOL

LYON, France – A delegation from the Institute for Global Financial Integrity (TIGFI), headed by Jaques Santer met with INTERPOL Secretary General Ronald K. Noble at the world police body headquarters today to identify areas for potential cooperation.

The TIGFI representatives, which included Members of the Board Jed Grant, Michel Maquil, David Clark, Eric van de Kerkhove and Rosa Villalobos, also met with officers from INTERPOL’s Economic and Financial Crimes unit to explore possible joint initiatives in relation to anti-money laundering and financial integrity.

TIGFI is a private, independent and impartial nonprofit organization, which serves as a Center of Excellence and Forum on all matters pertaining to ethical conduct and integrity in business standards and practices in the global financial sector, national financial centers and jurisdictions.

The meeting follows the recent launch of INTERPOL’s Secure Email Capability for Asset Recovery, an innovative new tool to improve international cooperation in asset recovery investigations unveiled at the 4th Global Focal Point Conference on Asset Recovery organized by INTERPOL’s Anti-Corruption unit and the Stolen Asset Recovery Initiative (StAR) – a partnership between the World Bank and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC).