Institutions must increase scrutiny of sanctions lists after Bin Laden's death

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The recent execution of Osama Bin Laden will likely present multiple challenges to financial institutions looking to maintain effective counter-terrorist-financing (CTF) capabilities.

The possibility both of retaliatory attacks and financial movements within al Qaeda means banks will have to make sure their surveillance and CTF systems are functioning at full capacity, says John Evans, director of financial crime solutions at Logica.

"Most industry analysts are thinking there is going to be some

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