The Basel Institute’s ICAR team develops and offers a range of software tools and services in support of its other operational services, in particular to facilitate financial investigations and asset recovery processes. Our partners in this area include law enforcement and other public institutions and, increasingly, financial services organisations and the non-financial private sector.
All tools are available free of charge to all public and not-for-profit organisations. For some services modest charges apply for "for-profit" organisations and advanced versions.
is an anti-money laundering (AML) country risk ranking. It is an independent risk assessment tool for financial institutions that have to comply with AML, counter-terrorism-financing (CTF), sanctions and anti-bribery rules.
This guide, developed by ICAR and partners in the context of the Forum on Asset Recovery (AFAR), seeks to assist interested CSOs to understand potential areas of engagement and strategic considerations regarding routes of engagement in the asset recovery process; it also highlights potential risks and challenges and how these may be mitigated, and provides case examples of CSO efforts in support of the recovery of stolen assets. It is available on a stand-alone website in English, Arabic and Ukrainian.
The Asset Recovery Intelligence System (ARIS)
uses semantic technologies to search the public Internet and commercial news sources for traces of corruption linked to entities under scrutiny. Essential to the tool is a keyword taxonomy that is tailored specifically to the field of corruption and money laundering. This taxonomy quickly helps in identifying documents and, therein, text passages of primary concern. Available free of charge to all public and not-for-profit organisations.
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serves as a public information platform for practitioners and non-practitioners to access and share information on asset recovery and related matters. It offers the possibility to find and contact fellow practitioners from around the world, take online educational courses, create and respond to blogs, as well as share and react to news, trends and events about asset recovery.
ICAR's e-learning CAMPUS offers free, web-based courses on asset tracing, intelligence gathering and financial analysis. All courses are developed for self-paced individual learning, featuring interactive exercises to learn and practice new knowledge and skills.