Updates about FCG and its projects
– The Board of Directors of the Fund for Constitutional Government (FCG) today announced the appointment of Ian Gary as its new executive director. Gary takes over from Conrad Martin who has served the organization for 38 years.
On the occasion of the U.S. publication of investigative journalist Oliver Bullough’s latest book, Butler to the World: How Britain Helps the World’s Worst People Launder Money, Commit Crimes, and Get Away with Anything, join the Financial Accountability and Corporate Transparency (FACT) Coalition, legislators from the U.S. and U.K., and advocates to discuss the problems caused by dirty money in the U.K. and U.S. and how to foster transatlantic competition to crack down on dirty money in both jurisdictions.
High value real estate is a popular destination for corrupt and criminal foreign assets, in part due to limited oversight and lack of transparency in real estate transactions. In response to these concerns, the US Treasury began implementing a series of Geographic Targeting Orders (GTOs) in 2016, forcing corporate buyers making all-cash purchases in targeted counties to report the company’s ultimate owner. To estimate the causal effect of GTOs on these types of transactions, we combine data on millions of real estate transactions over the period 2014-2019 with a staggered difference-in-differences design.
As we discussed in last week’s ‘Climate Beat’ newsletter, CCNow’s next joint coverage week will focus on the climate connections with food and water. The week kicks off Monday, June 27, with a topic that’s sure to engage audiences; after all, we all need to eat and drink.
The 20th International Anti-Corruption Conference (IACC) will be held this year in Washington, D.C., from December 6th through 10th. The theme will be “Uprooting Corruption, Defending Democratic Values.” As recently as 2020, the 19th IACC brought together more than 10,000 activists, experts, and public and private sector officials from 180 countries.