The Cayman Islands, three islands located in the western Caribbean, lack the capacity to spot money laundering and terrorism financing. This is a major fault considering the Cayman’s role as an international financial center.
The Caribbean Financial Action Task Force (CFATF) took control over the evaluation of this region in 2017, when they visited the Cayman Islands to compile a report on the deficiencies. This report specifically analyzed how the Cayman Islands complied with 40 Financial Action Task Force standards in relation to combating money laundering and terrorism financing. The Cayman evaluation was discussed by the CFATF and Plenary was held in November of 2018 in Barbados and published by March of 2019. The CFATF found much during their evaluation of Cayman.
They discovered that while the Inter Agency Coordination Committee and the Anti-Money Laundering Steering Group are a strong combination, they could use more cooperation with law enforcement organizations and the Financial Reporting Authority.