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Anti-Money Laundering, Counter-Terrorist Financing and Sanctions Module (AML) [VER16/07-19]
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AML 7.5.1 Guidance

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1. AML Rule 7.5.1(1) provides examples of Simplified CDDG measures. Other measures may also be used by a Relevant PersonG to modify CDDG in accordance with the customer risks.
2. A Relevant PersonG should not use a "one size fits all" approach for all its low risk customers. Notwithstanding that the risks may be low for all such customers, the degree of CDDG undertaken needs to be proportionate to the specific risks identified on a case by case basis.
3. A Relevant PersonG is not required to identify or verify Beneficial OwnersG for retail investment funds which are widely held and for investment funds where the investor invests via pension contributions.
4. An example of circumstances where a Relevant PersonG might reasonably reduce the frequency of or, as appropriate, eliminate customer identification updates would be where the money laundering risks are low and the service provided does not offer a realistic opportunity for money laundering.
5. An example of where a Relevant PersonG might reasonably reduce the degree of on-going monitoring and scrutinising of transactions, based on a reasonable monetary threshold or on the nature of the transaction, would be where the transaction is a recurring, fixed contribution to a savings scheme, investment portfolio or fund or where the monetary value of the transaction is not material for money laundering purposes given the nature of the customer and the transaction type.
6. For the avoidance of doubt, a Relevant PersonG should not conduct Simplified CDDG where there is any suspicion of money laundering.
Derived from RM117/2013 [VER9/07-13]
[Amended] DFSA RM196/2016 (Made 7th December 2016). [VER13/02-17]
[Amended] DFSA RM231/2018 (Made 6th June 2018) [VER15/07-18]