The Criminal Justice (Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing) Act 2010 requires Irish authorized funds to have detailed policy and procedures in place to prevent money laundering and terrorist financing. A Money Laundering Reporting Officer (“MLRO”) also needs to be appointed by the Fund to communicate reports of suspicious transactions of the Fund to the Garda Síochána Financial Intelligence Unit (“FIU”) and the Revenue Commissioners.
Duff & Phelps can assist your Fund by acting as MLRO. The MLRO acts as a liaison between the Fund and the FIU/Revenue Commissioners in respect of suspicious transaction reports. Our experienced personnel will receive reporting on suspicious activity, assess the information provided, determine whether or not a suspicious transaction report is to be made to the FIU/ Revenue Commissioners and maintain a register of all suspicious transaction reports.