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Egmont Group

egmontLocation: Headquarters – Toronto, Canada

Website: http://www.egmontgroup.org/

Type: International

The Egmont Group of Financial Intelligence Units is an informal international network of financial intelligence units (FIUs). They have over 150 FIUs, which encourage information gathering and exchange and international cooperation.

The main aim of the Egmont Group is ‘to provide a forum for FIUs around the world to improve cooperation in the fight against money laundering and the financing of terrorism and to foster the implementation of domestic programs in this field’.

In regard to CIED work they are part of the fight to counter the financing of terrorism, which allows terrorist groups to buy and transport materials used in the making of IEDs.

Terrorists to disguise their money using techniques similar to those of other money-launderers.

They provide their own secure communication system for the use of the FIUs through the Egmont Secure Web (ESW).

This profile is part of AOAV’s investigation into counter-IED (C-IED) actors around the globe. To see the list of all C-IED actors recorded by AOAV, see here. To see those engaged in the Middle East, the Sahel, North Africa or other highly impacted countries please see here, here, here, and here respectively. This research was made possible by funding from the NATO Counter Improvised Explosive Devices Centre of Excellence (C-IED COE). To read the full report, ‘Addressing the threat posed by IEDs: National, Regional and Global Initiatives’, see here.