Anti-Money Laundering Workshop | GID 24008 | Sydney | 1-2 August 2024

Tuesday, March 14th, 2023

Anti-Money Laundering Strategies for Minimizing Risks and Maximizing Compliance

Money laundering poses a significant threat to the global financial system and the economy. To address this issue, governments and international organizations have established anti-money laundering (AML) regulations that apply to a wide range of industries and professions, including banking, gaming, real estate, and legal and accounting services.  Our two-day course on international anti-money laundering regulations and best practices provides a comprehensive overview of the latest developments in AML regulations, with a particular focus on the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) recommendations, the European Union’s 5th and 6th AML directives, and other major international regulations.

The course covers various aspects of compliance including risk assessments, customer due diligence (CDD), enhanced due diligence (EDD), and transaction monitoring. Our experienced trainers will provide real-world case studies, interactive discussions, and practical exercises to help you develop the skills and knowledge necessary to effectively manage money laundering risks in your organization.  Furthermore, the course will also delve into the risk associated with digital assets, sanctions, and real-world money laundering scandals in various sectors such as banking, gambling, real estate, law, accounting, and others. You will learn how to stay compliant with AML regulations and follow best practices to mitigate the risks.

Through a combination of lectures, case studies, and interactive exercises, you will learn how to conduct AML risk assessments, implement effective due diligence procedures, and build an AML compliance program that meets regulatory expectations. You will also gain insights into the latest trends and emerging threats in AML, and explore innovative solutions for staying ahead of the curve.  Whether you are a compliance officer, risk manager, or business leader, this workshop will equip you with the knowledge and skills you need to navigate the complex and ever-changing world of AML compliance. So let’s get started and work towards a safer and more secure global financial system!
 

Key Learning Features

  • Understand the global landscape of money laundering and terrorist financing, and the role of AML compliance in mitigating these risks.
  • Identify the key components of an effective AML compliance program, and how to build and maintain a culture of compliance within your organization.
  • Learn how to conduct a risk assessment to identify and prioritize AML risks, and implement due diligence procedures to mitigate these risks.
  • Explore the latest AML regulations and compliance requirements across different jurisdictions, and understand how to navigate these requirements to ensure global compliance.
  • Gain insights into the latest trends and emerging threats in AML, and learn innovative strategies for staying ahead of the curve.
  • Understand the unique AML risks associated with digital assets, and learn strategies for mitigating these risks.
  • Explore the latest trends and regulatory developments related to digital assets, and understand how to navigate the complex and rapidly changing landscape.
  • Gain insights into the specific AML compliance requirements for executives from different industries, including finance, fintech, insurance, real estate, gambling, professional services firms, and law firms.
  • Learn how to effectively manage AML risk in the context of your industry, and develop strategies for building and maintaining an effective AML compliance program that meets regulatory expectations.
  • Understand the importance of cross-functional collaboration in promoting AML compliance, and learn strategies for engaging with stakeholders across your organization to drive compliance improvement.
  • Understand the importance of effective training and communication in promoting AML compliance, and develop a plan for implementing a training program within your organization.
  • Learn best practices for conducting AML investigations, and understand how to respond to regulatory inquiries and audits.
  • Develop an action plan for implementing AML compliance strategies within your organization, and identify key next steps for ongoing risk mitigation and compliance improvement.
  • Network with fellow AML professionals and gain insights from their experiences and perspectives.

 

For more information

We would like to invite you to participate in our upcoming International Anti-Money Laundering Workshop. Our customer service team is available to answer any questions you may have about the course content, schedule, or enrollment process. We are dedicated to providing exceptional service and supporting your professional development by equipping you with the knowledge and skills needed to effectively manage AML risk in today’s global business environment.  Throughout the 2-day program, you will explore essential strategies and best practices for mitigating the risks associated with money laundering and terrorist financing, and maximizing your organization’s AML compliance efforts. The course will use real-life examples and case studies to enhance your learning experience and provide practical insights into AML compliance across different industries.

Whether you are a compliance officer, risk manager, accountant, lawyer, or business leader, this workshop will provide you with the knowledge and tools you need to navigate the complex and ever-changing world of AML compliance. Please do not hesitate to contact us with any inquiries you may have, and we look forward to supporting your professional development through this valuable training opportunity.

Instructor Bio

Our faculty members are highly qualified experts with a diverse range of specializations, including International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), International Public Sector Accounting Standards (IPSAS), Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (USGAAP), UK GAAP, risk management strategies, valuations, mergers & acquisitions, corporate governance, ESG reporting, supply chain management, prudential regulations, and compliance matters such as Basel regulations, Solvency II, Anti-Money Laundering regulations, and more. Additionally, they have expertise in a variety of professional development programs, such as negotiation skills, presentation skills, data management, Python, Block-Chain, Digital Assets, and Becker CPA. This depth and breadth of knowledge ensure an engaging and effective learning experience for professionals and senior executives, helping to enhance knowledge retention.

Our faculty members are seasoned professionals with a wealth of experience in their respective fields. They bring a unique combination of practical knowledge and theoretical understanding to the classroom, making them well-equipped to address the challenges faced by professionals in today’s rapidly changing business environment. Their expertise and hands-on experience ensure that participants receive the most up-to-date and relevant information, which they can immediately apply to their own work. The interactive and engaging learning environment fostered by our expert instructors also helps participants retain information and improves their overall understanding of the subject matter. Whether you’re seeking to expand your knowledge, enhance your skills, or explore new career opportunities, our faculty members are equipped to provide you with the guidance and support you need to achieve your goals.

 

Instructor for this course

The course instructor will be one of our highly experienced faculty members.

 

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Course Description

Module 1: Introduction and Global Overview

  • Overview of the origin and definitions of Anti-Money Laundering (AML) and Counter Financing of Terrorism (CFT)
  • Latest global scene and its impact on banks, financial services, insurance, auditors, regulators, and other regulated sectors
  • Placement, layering, and integration techniques used in AML/CFT
  • Global compliance issues, international regulations, and cooperation
  • Inter-relationship with Anti-Bribery
  • Recent scandals and examples

Module 2: International AML and CFT Regulations

  • International perspective on AML and CFT regulations
  • Vulnerabilities of products and services
  • Complying with sanctions and freezing regulations
  • Identification challenges, cross-border transactions, and politically exposed persons
  • Beneficial ownership
  • Operational challenges of screening

Module 3: European AML Directive and Implementation

  • Overview of the 4th and 5th Directive of the European AML Directive
  • Client diligence-related key issues and risk-based approaches
  • Robust controls and data subject protection
  • Inconsistencies between EU and international requirements

Module 4: Best Practices in AML and Financial Crime Risk Management

  • Translating policy at the operational level
  • Establishing a culture of compliance and governance structures
  • Transaction monitoring and filtering framework
  • Recognition, handling, and reporting transactions
  • Opting for a risk-based approach

Module 5: KYC Standards and Regulatory Requirements

  • Legal and regulatory framework
  • Customer acceptance policy and customer identification and verification
  • Role and duties of supervisors, auditors, and senior management
  • AML policy, guidelines, and manual
  • Conducting customer due diligence (CDD)

Module 6: Recent Lapses and Best Practices

  • Overview of recent lapses and best practices
  • UBS Scandal, FATCA, GDPR, and OECD CRS
  • Use of AML procedures for FATCA
  • The Paradise Papers Scandal and CRS
  • Cryptocurrency and AML regulations
  • Risk management practices

Group case studies will be conducted at the end of each module to reinforce learning and encourage practical application.

 

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Why you must attend?

Regulatory compliance is critical for organizations of all sizes and industries, as non-compliance can result in hefty fines, legal action, and reputational damage. In particular, Anti-Money Laundering (AML) regulations are crucial for mitigating the risks associated with money laundering and terrorist financing, which pose a threat to the stability and integrity of the global financial system. With AML regulations evolving rapidly across different jurisdictions, it is imperative for executives to stay up-to-date on the latest requirements and best practices for compliance.

The impact of AML non-compliance can be significant and far-reaching, affecting not only an organization’s financial standing but also its reputation and relationships with stakeholders. Executives in finance, fintech, insurance, real estate, gambling, professional services firms, law firms, and other industries must understand the importance of effective AML compliance and develop strategies to mitigate risk and protect their organizations from potential threats.

The International Anti-Money Laundering Workshop is a crucial program for executives seeking to enhance their AML compliance knowledge and skills. This online/2-day in-house program provides participants with practical insights and best practices for navigating the complex and rapidly changing AML regulatory landscape, with a focus on global compliance strategies and risk mitigation. By participating in this program, executives from different industries will gain valuable knowledge and tools to effectively manage AML risk and ensure ongoing regulatory compliance, thereby safeguarding their organizations from potential threats and reputational harm.

The program offers participants a comprehensive learning experience, equipping them with essential knowledge and skills in anti-money laundering (AML) and counter-financing of terrorism (CFT) practices. Throughout the course, attendees will:

  • Gain insights into the latest changes in AML and CFT legislation and understand how it affects their operations.
  • Develop a complete understanding of the KYC framework, regulatory requirements, and associated challenges.
  • Acquire a deeper understanding of digital assets, cryptocurrencies, red flags, and risk assessment practices.
  • Gain knowledge on regulatory requirements across different jurisdictions, including those set forth by FATF.
  • Focus on global compliance issues and assess their impact to strengthen compliance practices and avoid sanctions.
  • Understand the interrelationship between AML and anti-bribery laws and other anti-financial crime regulations.
  • Learn about the best practices in customer due diligence through real-life examples and case studies.
  • Recognize and monitor suspicious transactions, as well as the latest typologies and criminal trends.
  • Identify the new techniques of money launderers and related red flags.

By participating in this program, attendees will benefit from a practical and interactive learning experience that will help them stay ahead of the constantly evolving landscape of AML practices.

 

Teaching methodology

The training program will employ a comprehensive and engaging approach to learning, designed to deliver maximum impact and retention. The methodology includes:

  • A user-friendly slide deck that presents the concepts, methodologies, and principles in a clear and concise manner, making the material easily accessible to all attendees.
  • Interactive sessions featuring real-life case studies to provide hands-on experience and bring the material to life.
  • Explanations of concepts and methodologies through the use of examples and distinct scenarios, allow attendees to understand the material in context.
  • Group exercises designed to illustrate accounting principles, encouraging collaboration, and fostering a deeper understanding of the material.
  • Access to additional course material and handouts, ensuring attendees have a comprehensive reference resource to support their learning.
  • An open and inclusive atmosphere that encourages attendees to ask questions and engage in discussion, ensuring a thorough understanding of the material.

The combination of these elements creates a dynamic and engaging learning experience that will support the professional development of all attendees.

 

Who Should attend?

This program is designed for a wide range of professionals and practitioners who are interested in gaining a deeper understanding of AML and CFT practices, regardless of their industry or sector. This includes professionals from compliance, risk management, legal and regulatory affairs, accounting and audit, financial crime prevention, and financial services. Executives from fintech, gambling industry, real estate, and other relevant sectors are also welcome to attend. The program is tailored to provide attendees with practical insights and knowledge that are applicable across various industries and jurisdictions. Whether you are a seasoned professional or new to the field, this program will help you stay up-to-date with the latest developments and best practices in AML and CFT.

 

Feedback

Upon completion of the course, all delegates will receive an evaluation questionnaire aimed at gathering valuable feedback. This feedback is crucial to Shasat’s ongoing commitment to improving the quality of its learning solutions. By analyzing the trends in the responses, we are able to continuously enhance and refine our offerings to meet the evolving needs of our clients.

 

Venue & other info

Our training programs take place at the most prestigious professional training facilities in the city. Our venues have been meticulously chosen and expertly crafted to deliver an unparalleled and sophisticated learning experience. To further elevate your training journey, we will offer an array of refreshments including gourmet tea/coffee, delectable snacks, and a sumptuous lunch to sustain you throughout the course. Your comfort and satisfaction are of the utmost importance to us.  One week before the program begins, you will receive comprehensive joining instructions that include the exact venue details.

Please note that accommodation arrangements are the responsibility of the attendee.

 

Workshop Delivery (Online Programs)

The workshop will be delivered via the WebEx platform. Upon registration, all participants will receive comprehensive joining instructions for the live workshop. This fully virtual event will encompass a live-streamed presentation, personalized networking opportunities, interactive Q&A sessions, engaging polls, and post-event consultation to address specific concerns and support your continued growth.
 

In-Person Workshop

Please be advised that for all in-person training programs, joining instructions will be sent via email to registered participants one week prior to the program’s commencement. These instructions will provide comprehensive information regarding the venue location, date, and time, as well as other important details such as parking arrangements, dress code, and any necessary equipment or materials. Kindly ensure that you carefully review the joining instructions and follow the guidelines provided to ensure a smooth and well-organized experience during the program.
 

Changes to the conference

Shasat reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to make modifications to the format, speakers, participants, content, venue location, program, or any other aspect of the conference, at any time and for any reason, without incurring any liability. This policy has been implemented due to recent events such as the Covid-19 pandemic and other jurisdictional restrictions. These modifications may include but are not limited to, changes necessitated by a Force Majeure Event
 

Sponsorship

We are pleased to offer sponsorship opportunities for our training programs, providing companies with a unique platform to showcase their brand and services to a highly engaged and relevant audience. By becoming a sponsor, your organization will have the opportunity to build brand awareness, demonstrate thought leadership, and cultivate valuable relationships with industry professionals. Our programs offer a platform to reach a targeted audience and generate new business leads while showcasing your expertise. The benefits of sponsorship include increased brand exposure, opportunities to connect with key decision-makers, and a platform to promote your products and services. We invite you to take advantage of this prime opportunity and partner with us to enhance your visibility and impact within the industry.
 

Terms and Conditions

We kindly request that you carefully review all of the terms and conditions outlined on our website. This information is critical in ensuring a clear understanding of our policies and procedures. Please follow the link provided to access this information.

 

About shasat

Discover more about Shasat by exploring our “About Us” page, where you can gain insights into our company’s mission, values, and history, and learn how we can help you achieve your goals.

Payment

Enroll in our program with ease by choosing from our secure online payment options. You can make a payment through our website using PayPal or Stripe, or opt for a bank transfer, demand draft, or cheque payment. Our payment page will provide all necessary options during checkout. If you encounter any issues, our customer service team is here to assist you. Simply reach out to us with your selected course, and we’ll guide you through the payment process.

We kindly request that you take into consideration any associated bank fees when making your course fee payment. To ensure your participation in the program, payment must be received before the course date. Once we have received both payment and a completed registration form, we will confirm your enrollment in the program. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

 

Group discount

Our company is proud to offer a group discount of 15% for organizations or individuals who book a course for 5 or more participants. To take advantage of this offer and receive a personalized group discount code, please reach out to our customer service desk at info@shasat.com. Our team will be delighted to assist you with the booking process and answer any questions you may have. With this group discount, you can invest in the professional development of your team and drive success for your organization. Don’t hesitate to contact us today to learn more.

 

CPD hours

Upon successful completion of the training course, each participant will receive a certificate of completion that attests to the number of hours spent in training and serves as a valuable representation of their dedication to professional development. The certificate is not only a symbol of their achievement but also serves as proof of continuous professional development (CPD) and demonstrates their commitment to staying current in their field. We believe that CPD is a crucial aspect of career advancement and personal growth, and are proud to provide our participants with this important document.

 

Enquiries

For further assistance, we invite you to contact our dedicated customer service team. Our experienced and knowledgeable representatives are available to answer any questions you may have and provide the support you need to make informed decisions. We are committed to ensuring that you have a positive experience and are here to help in any way we can. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us at your convenience.

In-House Training

Enhance your team’s skills and drive success for your business with our custom In-house training program. Our tailored approach aligns with your specific business needs, offering a cost and time-efficient solution for upskilling your employees. This not only improves their productivity but also positions your company as a competitive force in the market. Transform your investment in employee development into tangible results by choosing our In-house training option. To discuss and learn more about our services, please don’t hesitate to contact our training desk. We’re ready to help you create a bespoke program that’s just right for you.