Anti-Money Laundering & Anti-Terrorist Financing

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5-6 Jul 2016 London

Early Bird offer until 31 of May £1595 + 20% VAT. Regular price £1750 + 20% VAT. Group discounts: 5% for 2, 10% for 3.

Course Description

The Prevention, Detection and Investigation of Financial Crime

Understand where the risks lay in your organisation and the laws that shape our activities

Governments and financial markets throughout the world recognise Financial Crime as one of the greatest threats to the global financial services industry.

The FCA has increased its efforts to fight every aspect of financial crime: Money laundering, terrorist financing, market manipulation and data theft. Along with partner agencies, the FCA looks towards the firms they regulate when combating financial crime. Firms are required to work together with the FCA and the international community in their efforts to make it harder for criminals to exploit their businesses and their clients.

The market regulator expects your company to understand where the risks lay in your firm and react appropriately as part of your governance framework.

During the 2 day course we will illustrate this real and significant threat to our industry and show you how to take a proactive approach to financial crime, enhance the policies, processes and procedures you currently have in place and ensure that everyone in your organisation is ready to protect your firm and the market place.

What Will You Learn

By the end of the course delegates will:

  • Learn about the best current practices in AML & Anti-terrorist financing prevention
  • Appreciate and understand the latest regulation both on national and international level
  • Understand the elements necessary to create the right corporate culture
  • Analyse the effectiveness of your own organisation's processes and systems
  • Learn how to respond quickly to criminal behaviour by introducing alert system reacting appropriately to any potential criminal situations
  • Recognise how to investigate efficiently suspicious activities reducing the damage to the firm and protecting firm's reputation
  • Understand your firm’s vulnerabilities and develop the controls and procedures needed to address them in an increasingly complex global environment
  • Develop action plan for your organisation in order to set up robust AML system and controls


Main Topics Covered During This Training

  • Money laundering and terrorist financing
  • Suspicious activity indicators and transaction reporting 
  • Setting up effective KYC procedures 
  • Customer due diligence and record keeping 
  • International regulatory standards
  • Financial Action Task Force (FATF) 
  • Analyse the effectiveness of your firm’s AML/CTP processes and procedures
  • Practical Tips in AML Management
  • Setting up action plan
  • Case studies and exercises 

Who Should Attend

From Commercial, Central and Investment Banks as well as other financial institutions:

  • Compliance Officers
  • Financial Officers 
  • Risk Officers 
  • Internal Auditors 
  • Operational Risk Managers 
  • Staff with roles and responsibilities in AML and anti-terrorist financing activities
Register Now

5-6 Jul 2016 London

Early Bird offer until 31 of May £1595 + 20% VAT. Regular price £1750 + 20% VAT. Group discounts: 5% for 2, 10% for 3.

AML - Anti-Money Laundering & Anti-Terrorism Financing - 2 Day Training Course


Understand money laundering & terrorist financing

  • What is money laundering?
  • Exercise: Examining participants' understanding and experience
  • The importance of the preventing money laundering activities by the international community?
  • Who are the real victims of financial crime?
  • Understanding and recognising the common products and services
  • used by those who launder money
  • What is considered as terrorist financing?


The global response to financial crime

  • What is the Financial Action Task Force and what are its 40 recommendations?
  • An introduction to international sanctions
  • UK Anti Money Laundering ‘AML’ and Counter Terrorist Financing ‘CTF’
  • Explanation of the Proceeds of Crime Act and its role in combating financial crime:

             - Key foreign activity

             - US Foreign Policy

  • Office of Foreign Asset Control
  • An introduction to the FCA’s role in establishing controls

             - The relevant FCA rules and regulations

             - Their impact on your firm

Exercise to investigate the controls delegates have in their firms


The reporting of suspicious transactions

  • Overview of the necessary levels of employee training, their understanding of the steps involved in committing financial crime and the official/legal definitions
  • Introduction to the escalation and reporting procedures of enforcement bodies
  • Consider best practice examples of effective internal escalation and reporting procedures
  • Recognising the difference between unusual and suspicious activity
  • Case study 


Defensive strategies of your firm

  • Internal controls, policies, processes and procedures
  • Compliance strategies
  • 3 lines of defence
  • Governance, oversight and reporting 
  • Mitigation and remedial activities



The identification of suspicious transactions

This session is focussed around syndicate exercises designed to focus delegates on their own firms

  • Identifying potential and emerging risks within your firm
  • How to distinguish which of your clients are more likely to be involved


Mechanisms to understand who your clients are

This is a facilitated session designed to draw out good practice through discussing processes in place with delegate firms

  • Client due diligence ‘CDD’ / Enhanced due diligence ‘EDD’
  • Identification and verification ‘ID&V’
  • Know Your Client ‘KYC’
  • Recognising effective client information gathering processes
  • Managing the client relationship after reports have been made


Recognising and responding to financial crimes and suspicious transactions

  • Case study: analysing documentation, client circumstances and activity
  • Review of the good and poor practices of firms responding to financial crime
  • Recognition of financial crime being committed Consider the internal reporting procedures
  • Reflect on the mitigating activity and remedial actions undertaken


Analyse the effectiveness of your firm’s AML/CTP processes and procedures

  • Through the use of template/structured pages delegates are asked to consider the processes employed by their firm in order to combat financial crime
  • Process flow analysis
  • Initial and ongoing client information analysis
  • Review of employee training


Action planning

  • Consider how your firm’s current AML/CTF policies, processes and procedures can be enhanced to ensure they continue to have the appropriate safeguards to prevent financial crime
  • What actions are to be taken at each level within your firm: senior management, management, team leaders, employees


Course summary & close

The Course Director is a highly experienced financial services regulatory management and training consultant, previously a compliance director - Head of Compliance Monitoring & Regulatory Reporting, with an impressive commercial track record across financial services operations in a range of economic cycles.

His professional experience includes the development and implementation of compliant processes and procedures that include areas such as: governance and oversight; effective systems and controls; client on-boarding and market conduct projects. His clients include firms such as: Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein, AXA Framlington, Deutsche Bank and currently Woodford Investment Management.

In addition to consulting engagements, he delivers regulatory training courses on the subjects of Financial Crime, Client Assets, Conduct Risk, Governance and Oversight, Senior Management Regime, Effective Compliance Monitoring. He has worked closely with the Financial Ombudsman Service and the Finance and Lease Association on complaint handling and management.

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