Finance Crimes: Insider Trading and Money Laundering

Georgios I. Zekos, PhD
International Hellenic University, Serres, Hellas; BSc(Econ) Aristotle University, JD Democritus University, LLM, PhD(Law) University of Hull, PhD(Econ) University of Peloponnese, Greece

Series: Business, Technology and Finance
BISAC: BUS027000

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The globalization of trade in goods and services has opened up new and more and more vast markets and so financial markets have triggered sharp growth in investment portfolios and large movements of short-term capital, with borrowers and investors interacting through a more and more unified market. Cyberspace is a global network of computers linked by high-speed data lines and wireless systems and so cyberspace can strengthen national and global governance.

Financial crimes are types of economic crimes which implicate using instruments and institutions of the financial market for getting financial profits at the expense of other market actors.

Insider trading is basically when a corporate insider or another party in possession of proprietary non-public information trades upon it. The insider trading policy is an aspect of a company’s internal governance making certain corporate transparency is preserved upholding investor confidence. Insider trading is far from generic propagated through various means and brought about by various market participants.

Money laundering is the course whereby criminals mask the true origin and ownership of the earnings of their criminal activities permitting them to keep control over these profits and, in due course, to stipulate a legitimate cover for their source of income and the financing of their criminal actions. Crypto-currencies have been portrayed as an instrument making possible illegal activity, as they advance a setting for individuals to create, transfer, launder and steal unlawful funds with anonymity. Terrorism produces governments to be more vigilant with private financial transactions to avert funding of terrorist activities from abroad. Financial crimes contribute to terrorist financing.
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Introduction

Chapter 1. Financial Globalization and Insider Trading

Chapter 2. Corporate Governance and Insider Trading

Chapter 3. Money, E-Money and Monetary Policy

Chapter 4. Virtual Currencies: The Trojan horse Of Criminality against Global Economy

Chapter 5. Money Laundering

Conclusions

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