Cecilia Gardner, Jewelers Vigilance Committee’s president, chief executive officer, and general counsel; and Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist, will participate in an international anti-money laundering working session of the Financial Action Task Force – Groupe d’action financiere in London, on Tuesday.
FATF is an inter-governmental body that develops and promotes national and international policies to combat money laundering and terrorist financing. The purpose of the meeting is for FATF to gather industry perspectives on existing AML initiatives and to improve trade based risk assessment for AML detection.
Gardner will represent the US jewelers on issues pertaining to money laundering risk in the jewelry industry.
“JVC will provide to this international body perspectives from the jewelry industry on current AML programs and the ability to detect or prevent risky financial transactions,” Gardner said.