Columbia International Affairs Online: Policy Briefs

CIAO DATE: 01/2015

Regulating luxury investments: What dirty money can't buy

June 2014

Transparency International


Most international standards and law enforcement agencies focus their efforts on fighting money laundering by banks and financial institutions. However, several non-financial sectors, such as real estate and luxury goods, are extremely vulnerable to illicit financial flows. Now is the time to clean up the sector and close this loophole for the corrupt.