The Egmont Group is a united body of 164 Financial Intelligence Units (FIUs) and the operational arm of the international AML/CFT apparatus that provides a platform for the secure exchange of expertise and financial intelligence to combat money laundering and terrorist financing. This body is especially relevant, as FIUs are uniquely positioned to cooperate with and support national and international efforts to counter terrorist financing. They are the trusted gateway for sharing financial information both domestically and internationally in accordance with global AML/CFT standards.
The Egmont Group continues to support the efforts of its international partners and other stakeholders to give effect to the resolutions and statements by the United Nations Security Council, the G20 Finance Ministers, and the Financial Action Task Force (FATF). The Egmont Group is able to add value to the work of member FIUs by improving the understanding of ML/TF risks amongst its stakeholders. The organization is also able to draw upon operational experience to inform policy considerations, including AML/CFT implementation and reforms.