Leila Matroos-Lasten: AML/CTF within the international banking sector

Opening speech by Mrs Leila Matroos-Lasten, Acting President of the Central Bank of Curaçao and Sint Maarten, on the occasion of the information session on "AML/CTF within the International Banking Sector", Willemstad, 12 December 2018.

The views expressed in this speech are those of the speaker and not the view of the BIS.

Central bank speech  | 
24 December 2018

Ladies and gentlemen, good evening,

I would like to express my gratitude to the Association of International Bankers (IBA) for its initiative in organizing this important seminar titled AML/CFT within the international banking sector. I am pleased to share my opening remarks with you. This year marks the 10-year anniversary of the global financial crisis. If we learned anything from the crisis, it is that international cooperation and policy coordination is crucial to shape a sound, transparent, and attractive financial system.

As the managing director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Christine Lagarde, stated "The time to fix the roof is when the sun is shining." That is to say, we should not wait for (reputational) storms to come our way to act agile.