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CSSF annual anti-money laundering (AML) survey

  • Luxembourg
  • Financial services and markets regulation
  • Fraud and financial crime
  • Investment funds and asset management


On 24 December the CSSF published its annual fight against money laundering and terrorist financing survey (the “AML Survey”).

Objective and scope

The objective of the AML Survey is to:

  • to collect standardised key information concerning money laundering and terrorist financing (“ML/TF”)
  • contribute data to the CSSF’s ongoing assessment of ML/TF risks present in financial services sector
  • provide information that forms part of the AML risk-based supervision approach put in place by the CSSF over the last years.

The AML Survey applies to all financial market participants supervised by the CSSF for AML purposes and in scope of the Luxembourg Law of 12 November 2004 on the fight against money laundering and terrorist financing (the “AML Law”).


The AML Survey for 2020 is substantially similar to previous years with a few additional questions added following the amendment of the AML law in March 2020. 

AML Survey – submission


The AML Survey must be completed by every entity subject to the CSSF’s supervision for AML purposes by its compliance officer, its person responsible for compliance with professional obligations or the person to whom it has outsourced filing information through the CSSF eDesk Portal.


The AML Survey must be completed on the CSSF eDesk Portal.  The person completing it requires an eDesk account and LuxTrust authentication from the person submitting information on behalf of in-scope entity.


The AML Survey submission window runs from 15 February 2021 to 15 March 2021.

For further information or queries about the AML Survey, please get in touch