Professional Certificate in Anti-Money Laundering and Countering the Financing of Terrorism
18th - 22nd June 2018
Over the last 30 years, international efforts to curb money laundering and the financing of terrorism have increased due to the crippling effects they have on the global economy and the assistance they provide in the proliferation of criminal and terrorist organisations.
In July 2017 the G20 called on all countries to shut down alternative sources of financing of terrorism and for Fintech, Financial Units and Banks to focus their efforts to develop new tools and technologies to track illicit financial flows. The support from the G20 has reinforced the Financial Action Task Force's (FATF) work in countering money laundering and terrorist financing by strengthening its institutional basis and empowering the President’s role while interacting with member countries and stakeholders.
This course will provide a clear analysis of the strategies that can be employed to combat money laundering and the financing of terrorism.
Interactive learning will support participants’ understanding of the key themes of FATF objectives and recommendations, such as how preventative measures could be implemented to weaken the economic power of criminal and terrorist organisations and individuals. By examining best practice case studies and recent initiatives to prevent money laundering, participants will leave equipped to develop action plans that identify effective regulatory frameworks and practices, supported by interagency collaboration and stakeholder engagement.
A comprehensive analysis of the mechanisms behind AML/CFT initiatives will be provided, with subjects to be discussed including:
- Identifying channels for money laundering
- The global response to money laundering
- Assessing risks and a risk-based approach
- Effective cooperation and coordination strategies
- Tackling money laundering in designated non-financial business and professions (DNFBPs)
- Developing National Action Plans to tackle money laundering
- Regulatory frameworks
Experts in the field will lead this training through interactive workshops, lectures and best practice case studies, fostering innovation, creating learning and networking amongst peers.
Upon completion of this week-long course and subsequent successful completion of CMI written tasks, the successful candidate will be awarded a Level 5 CMI certificate in Management & Leadership showing the CMI units achieved. The CMI is the only chartered professional body in the UK dedicated to promoting the highest standards in management and leadership excellence. The professional qualifications offered by the Institute are internationally recognised and sought after.
By the end of the course the delegates will be able to:
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- Develop, construct and implement an action plan to combat money laundering and the financing of terrorism
- Identify the value of regulatory frameworks
- Monitor, evaluate and enhance performance
- Deliver services that better meet stakeholder needs
How You Will Benefit
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- The opportunity to gain a recognised professional qualification
- Hear the latest insights, research and developments in AML/CFT efforts from leading experts
- Network and share ideas with colleagues from around the world
- Enhance your skills and knowledge in the combating money laundering
"From a policy perspective, I found it incredibly useful to hear the views from law enforcement and international colleagues, including their perspective on challenges. Wide range of topics, applicable at various stages of a career in AML/CFT."
(Policy Advisor, Her Majesty's Treasury, United Kingdom)
"Being fairly new to money laundering investigations I was able to gain an insight in relation to the general issues that we face from professional enablers and a greater understanding of FATF and NRA."
(Senior Manager, Economic Crime Directorate, City of London Police, United Kingdom)
"As a counsel and advisor within the sector, I will utilize the knowledge gained in terms of building capacity, especially for the law enforcement agencies who can then use it to deter money laundering. The open source intelligence links will also be key when tracing assets for suspected persons dealing with proceeds of crime"
(Principal Accountant, Political Affairs, Peace & Security Department, ECOWAS Commission, Nigeria)
"The course will assist me in ensuring better coordination and cooperation and increase the number of cases of asset recovery"
(Director, Assets Recovery Agency, Kenya)