Financial Intelligence Unit

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Director: Claudio Clemente

Deputy Director: Vittorio Tusini Cottafavi

Number of employees: 139

The Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) has been established under the terms of Legislative Decree 231 of 21 November 2007 with the task of analysing financial information in order to prevent and combat money-laundering and the financing of terrorism.

It is an independent body and functions in full autonomy. The Bank of Italy issues the regulations governing its organization and operation. The FIU's staff, technical and financial resources and hardware are provided by the Bank of Italy, in accordance with internal regulations and following principles of economical, proportional, efficient and effective management.