Increased regulatory expectations, rising standards and best practice now makes it clear that rapidly clicking through a computer based training course does not mean people have been given the right skills to tackle the complex issues facing regulated firms today.....More
“Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.” ― Benjamin Franklin. At ICT, we are passionate about learning and development and tens of thousands of individuals and firms all over the world have realised their training ambitions through us.
Is your firm identifying and reporting the appropriate level of suspicious activity in respect of money laundering? For many of the firms and AML professionals that I speak to the answer is a clear no.....More
The range of threats facing organisations means there are a multitude of career option in financial crime prevention. From anti-bribery and corruption specialists, to fraud analysts and cyber security experts there are a variety of challenging and rewarding roles out there. The roles on offer are very diverse but all require a combination of technical knowledge, understanding of business processes, products and services and the key vulnerabilities targeted by financial criminals.
We have a problem. Money Laundering Reporting Officers must increasingly hit the highest standards of professionalism. This is a good thing.....More
It is time for a fundamental rethink of how regulators, lawmakers and firms manage the risk of Politically Exposed Persons (PEPs). What we are doing now is clearly not working.
Up to 1 Billion USD$ in fines. Group Head of Compliance David Bagley quits. Huge reputational fallout and remedial action required. A disastrous scenario for HSBC, and a time for all working in anti money laundering to take stock. What are the lessons to be learnt.....More
So the UK FSA has published their Thematic Review of Anti-Bribery and Corruption (ABC). The lesson is clear. After a new law is enacted or a financial crime theme becomes the focus of regulators due to a scandal, there is a huge response and hype. When the dust settles firms must ensure that control frameworks are properly implemented, and they finish the job. We know the regulators will be watching.
As a small child how many of us dreamt of becoming a Money Laundering Reporting Officer? None, that’s how many. We were shallow creatures weren’t we? Chasing the tawdry allure of the astronaut, fire fighter, rock star or ballerina (or in my case for a brief ill judged period a chef).....More