FCMC has entered into an administrative agreement with JSC “Aquarium Investments” IMC, imposing a fine and a legal obligation to improve the internal control system

18.09.2019
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The Financial and Capital Market Commission (FCMC) and investment management company JSC "Aquarium Investments" (JSC "Aquarium Investments" IMC) have entered into the administrative agreement regarding the improvements required to the internal control system of the investment management company, addressing the shortcoming identified during the inspection by the FCMC. The agreement also provides for applying the fine of 13 715.74 euro to the JSC "Aquarium Investments" IMC.

In carrying out the inspection, the FCMC found out violations of the Law on the Prevention of Money Laundering and Terrorism and Proliferation Financing (PML/TPF Law) and underlying regulatory enactments. The JSC “Aquarium Investments” IMC had not set up the internal control system in the money laundering and terrorism and proliferation financing area adequate to its operational risks that would ensure efficient functioning of internal control system in compliance with the provisions of the PML/TPF Law and underlying laws and regulations; besides, the JSC “Aquarium Investments” IMC had not carried out sufficient customer due diligence and transaction monitoring, had not obtained documents and information of the economic or personal activities of customers, including customer transactions to the extent to verify that they were not to be considered as suspicious.

When deciding on the administrative agreement and determining amount of the fine applicable, the FCMC took into account the fact that the JSC “Aquarium Investments” IMC had cooperated with the FCMC within the administrative case, including voluntarily committed to address identified infringements and had already undertaken remedial actions.
The administrative agreement contains the further actions that the JSC “Aquarium Investments” IMC has committed to fully implement within the specified timeframe in order to rectify weaknesses identified during the inspection, enhance the internal control system and increase the effectiveness of its functioning.

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Communications Division
Financial and Capital Market Commission
Phones: +371 67774808, +371 67774807
E-mail: dace.jansone@fktk.lv

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