Mariano Federici President of the Financial Information Unit and President of the Forum of Heads of FIUs of the FATF Group.

Mariano Federici is an international expert on financial integrity and especially the prevention of ML / TF (money laundering and terrorist financing).

Currently, since last June, he chairs the Forum of Heads of FIUs of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF). In addition, in July he was appointed Regional Representative for the Americas and Vice President of the Executive Committee, both of the Egmont Group.

Prior to assuming his current position, he served as Senior Counsel in the Legal Department of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in Washington DC, providing high-level advice on legal matters and financial integrity public policies.

He was for more than ten years the Regional Advisor of the IMF’s Financial Integrity Group for Latin America and the Caribbean. He was the main advisor in the development of national strategies against ML for Peru, Uruguay, Paraguay, Chile, Costa Rica, and Bolivia. He was the IMF representative to GAFILAT (Latin American Financial Action Group) and CFATF (Caribbean Financial Action Group); and acted as legal expert in the evaluations of Anti-Laundering and anti-FT systems in Thailand, Mexico, Paraguay and Germany.

Prior to his passing through the IMF, he worked for the Sullivan & Cromwell law firm in New York. Early in his career as a lawyer in Argentina, he worked for important law firms such as Estudio Garrido and Estudio Allende & Brea.

He has taught at various Argentine universities and has given numerous talks on financial integrity issues.