The material on this site is for financial institutions, professional investors and their professional advisers. It is for information only. Please read our Terms & Conditions, Privacy Policy and Cookies before using this site.

All material subject to strictly enforced copyright laws. © 2020 Euromoney, a part of the Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC.
Foreign Exchange

Foreign exchange: Nigerian sting for Alpari

increase in Alpari’s live accounts in just one year 

The Financial Services Authority has slapped Alpari with a £140,000 fine and its former money laundering reporting officer (MLRO), Sudipto Chattopadhyay with a fine of £14,000. According to the FSA report, Alpari failed to have in place adequate anti-money-laundering systems and controls and failed to monitor customer accounts, particularly customers based in Nigeria.

The report says: "FSA regulated firms should carry out risk assessments of the money laundering and financial crime risks that they are exposed to. However, between September 2006 and November 2008, Alpari failed to carry out thorough assessments and, as a result, put the firm at risk of being used to further financial crime.

"Alpari failed to carry out satisfactory customer due diligence procedures at the account opening stage and failed to monitor accounts adequately.

Take out a complimentary trial

Take out a 7 day trial to gain unlimited access to and analysis and receive expertly-curated updates direct to your inbox.


Already a user?

Login now


We use cookies to provide a personalized site experience.
By continuing to use & browse the site you agree to our Privacy Policy.
I agree