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Declarations of suspicion : Luxembourg v. Monaco

The ratio of Suspicious Transaction Reports per $1billion in assets for Luxembourg, fund industry excluded, is 6 times less than Monaco
The ratio of Suspicious Transaction Reports per $1billion in assets for Luxembourg, fund industry included, is almost 17 times less than Monaco.


Some might have thought that my blog expresses some biased opinion, such as in this comment. Unfortunately they are fact. And they cannot fool the people behind the Narcotics Control Strategy report 2009, which observes that in Luxembourg the scarce number of financial crime cases is of concern, particularly for a country that has such a large financial sector.

There is a motto that is used by professionals in Luxembourg : They usually answer critics that what they criticize about Luxembourg ignores the law and the reality of the Luxembourg Financial Center. Comparing financial centers demonstrates that unfortunately Luxembourg is not at the level of the other jurisdictions.

I do believe that those who really support Luxembourg in the long term are not those who hush up issues or deny dysfunctions or even seem to justify them by calling upon the bad actions of others (sales of weapons...) True support comes from those who have a broad view and understanding of what is at stake in the world.

Who said five years ago: “We want to remain what we are. Yes, we want to remain what we are and for this reason, we must change to adapt and evolve. The world does not wait for us. And we should not wait for the world. We must go and meet it, otherwise it crushes us.”

Jean-Claude Juncker (Declaration of August 4th, 2004)

I am afraid he had bad advisors who ignore the laws and the realities of the world.

FIU Monaco report
FIU Luxembourg Report
CIA World Factbook
Narcotics Control Strategy report

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