28 May 2015: The ICA International Diploma in Anti Money Laundering is being offered for the first time in Spain in partnership with International Compliance Training (ICT) and Impact on Integrity España (IOI España). The graduate-level International Diploma is the pre-eminent qualification for people working in money laundering prevention all over the world and can now be studied in Spanish by professionals in Madrid.
The step is part of the International Compliance Association’s efforts to extend its geographical reach, already having a presence in over 30 countries. The ICA, along with its training partner, ICT, is committed to providing the best compliance, anti money laundering and financial crime prevention training in the world through its highly practical yet academically rigorous qualifications awarded in association with Manchester Business School, the University of Manchester.
The ICA has appointed IOI España as its Regional Representative for Spain. IOI España is based in Madrid and delivers measurable and impactful compliance training in Spain and internationally.
The ICA’s mission is to increase knowledge and professionalism for regulated entities all over the world. The ICA, ICT and IOI España intend to collaborate with regulators, leading banks, law firms, accounting firms, insurers and other corporates as well as associations to deliver this best-in-class international compliance training in Madrid.
The first ICA course to be offered in Spain will be the ICA International Diploma in Anti Money Laundering. This is an advanced level diploma starting in October 2015 and will be delivered in Spanish. Enrolment is open now. Successful completion of the ICA International Diploma in Anti Money Laundering results in graduates becoming certified practitioners in AML Compliance. Other ICA international qualifications in Compliance will be offered in Spain in 2016.
In June the ICA and IOI España will be hosting a “Meet the Team” Spain launch event at which Pedro Ros, Chief Executive of Wilmington Group Plc (the parent company of ICT) will give the keynote address. Those interested can find out more about the team behind the launch in Spain as well as the Diploma and the benefits this qualification brings:
29th June 2015, 6pm
Central Madrid venue
One IOI España Scholarship is available for the ICA International Diploma in Anti Money Laundering in Spanish. Details of how to apply will be announced at the “Meet the Team” Spanish launch event in Madrid on 29th June.
Commenting on the launch, Bill Howarth, ICA CEO, said, “We’re delighted to be working with ICT and Impact on Integrity España to bring ICA qualifications to Spain. We recognise that the time is right and this launch is part of our ongoing commitment to the professionalisation of compliance all over the world.”
Murray Grainger, Founder and CEO of Impact on Integrity España also commented, “From July, all companies in Spain will be required to appoint a Compliance Officer so we are seeing a sea-change in terms of compliance. We’re honoured to be working with the ICA and ICT to bring the ICA International Diploma in Anti Money Laundering to Spain as it will be vital, for larger firms in particular, to have skilled and well-trained staff undertaking these key roles.”
Helen Langton, Managing Director of ICT had this to say, “Once again we’re proud to be working with ICA to widen the reach of their professional qualifications. We’re looking forward to partnering with Impact on Integrity España who have offices in Madrid and extensive experience in delivering training services in the field of compliance and ethics. Our aim is to make the course more accessible and relevant to compliance, legal and AML professionals working in Spain and internationally by providing this course in Spanish.”
Pedro Ros, Chief Executive of Wilmington Plc also commented, “Being Spanish myself, I am delighted that ICT, working with Impact on Integrity España, is able to take ICA’s well-established and respected international AML qualification and bring it customised to the Spanish market. Our vision at Wilmington, quite simply, is to turn knowledge into advantage and we understand that in today’s fast-moving environment, our customers and clients need solutions that are relevant and bespoke.”