icqm Coach

icqm is your competent coach in compliance-related questions.

Is your company looking for:

  • a second opinion in indiviual cases
  • temporary or longterm support and/or
  • outsourcing solutions

in compliance-related issues?

We at icqm are there to find the best solutions and answers for you.

icqm Training

icqm offers various training seminars (predominantly in german) in the field of due diligence, compliance and the fight against money laundering and terrorist financing.

Training events

icqm Authority

icqm consults governments and international organizations on financial regulation and prevention of Money Laundering, Corruption and Financing of Terrorism.
The experts of icqm have been operative amongst others in following countries:
  • Armenia
  • Azerbaijan
  • Bahamas
  • Djibouti
  • Egypt
  • Haiti
  • Iran
  • Kyrgyz Republic
  • Moldova
  • Mongolia
  • Nigeria
  • Russia
  • Senegal
  • Tanzania
  • Ukraine
  • Zambia

icqm Country

18th Update 2018

icqm offers a country list for risk categorization.

According to art. 12 of the money laundering ordinance of the Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority (MLO-FINMA) banks must mark all existing and new clients, which have enhanced risks. An important criteria for this process is the geographical origin of the client.


icqm has developped the product TvT country, which will support financial institutions in fulfilling the regulatory requirements. TvT country lists those countries, which are considered to have enhanced risks. This list contains three categories which range from I (enhanced risk) to III (highest risk). The decision to put a country into a certain category is based on reliable, internationally accepted sources such as the FATF sanctions list and list of Non-Cooperative Countries and Territories, the CPI index of Transparency International's and countries which face embargos by the UN and Switzerland.
You get icqm Country (in a paper or electronic version) for free and without any obligation.

Contact us today, if you would like to benefit from this free service. With icqm Country you have a sound basis for the enforcement of the MLO-FINMA.

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Third Party Products

icqm refers to or distributes third party products of outstanding quality, which will support you in the daily compliance work.

 GwG Kommentar Geldwäschereigesetz

AMLA Commentary, 3rd edition
Swiss Anti-Money Laundering Act and other laws

Switzerland is known as a financial services center and is attractive for foreign capital. The purpose of the Swiss Anti-Money Laundering Act (AMLA) is to fight money laundering and terrorist financing. It should deter that assets from criminal sources or qualified tax offences are being legalised in Switzerland. Additionally the AMLA contains binding due diligence obligations for all participants in the financial sector.

Renowend practising experts comment the manifold rules in the area of due diligence and offer a great number of practical hints and suggestions as an indispensable tool for the daily work in the financial industry. Besides the AMLA, the Agreement on the Swiss banks’ code of conduct with regard to the exercise of due diligence (CDB 16) and a select number comments are made on the Money Laundering Ordinance (MLO) and the Money Laundering Ordinance FINMA (MLO-FINMA). Additional domestic and international rules and guidelines are attached.

Daniel Thelesklaf
Ralph Wyss
Mark van Thiel
Stiliano Ordolli


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How can I assist you?

Mark van Thiel, Inhaber
Mark van Thiel, Proprietor

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