A new compliance officer is reviewing the bank’s anti-money laundering program and notices that the risk assessment was completed six months ago. Since that time, the bank acquired another financial institution, renamed the internal records group, and streamlined cash handling procedures.
Which factor causes the compliance officer to update the bank’s risk assessment?
A . The bank acquired another institution
B. The internal records group has been re-named
C. The cash handling procedures were streamlined
D. The risk assessment was completed six months ago
Assessing AML/CFT is an ongoing and evolving component of maintaining a compliant AML/CFT program. Evaluating the risk-scoring model and conducting the risk assessment itself may need to be performed annually, every 18 to 24 months, before the launch of a new product or when an acquisition of another financial institution occurs.