The Portuguese AML System and it's evolution

  • Maria Margarida Viegas Aleixo de Matos (Student)

Student thesis: Master's Thesis


This study explores the aspects beyond the Portuguese AML system/framework, trying to provide an overview about this subject, being also analyzed the compliance with the FATF recommendations (since 2006 to 2010). In order to study the evolution of the several countermeasures adopted by the Portuguese competent authorities, with the aim to culminate recommendations in which Portugal was considered NC in 2006, a descriptive study was conducted. After a carefully literature review, in which the most important aspects concerning the Money Laundering thematic were addressed, a number of reports from credible institutions in the field of ML prevention and fight were analyzed (namely the ones from the FATF and UIF). After that the measures adopted were discussed with the objective to know if they were enough or not and in the last case what can be done in order to improve.
Date of Award2011
Original languageEnglish
Awarding Institution
  • Universidade Católica Portuguesa
SupervisorMiguel Trindade Rocha (Supervisor)


  • Mestrado em Gestão

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