Created: March 2016


Money laundering and terrorism financing have a negative impact on the real economy; they are considered financial crimes. In fact, the actions taken in these processes generate money diversion which isn't used for social and economic purposes. This misappropriation and the underlying activities can have risks for the financial stability and the economic growth of countries. Given these circumstances, Anti-Money Laundering (AML) and Counter Terrorist Financing (CFT) are becoming a global preoccupation. The role of financial institutions in the fight against money laundering must be promoted seriously because they can be used to transform illicit money into clean money, which in turn may have a negative impact on their reputation and their sustainability.

Objectives: This seminar has been created to prevent financial institutions from being misused by financial criminals in their illicit activities. During the different sessions: participants will be informed on the latest international procedures of AML and will learn the mechanisms to strengthen their internal capacity to prevent, detect and report illicit transactions will be presented. At the end of the seminar, the participants will be able to develop and implement their own action plan against AML/CFT.

Content’s highlights:

For CEO’s, Heads of Risk and Audit and Central bankers: (1/2 day)

- Threats from Financial a crime and Vulnerability of the banking sector

- The Need for Good Corporate Governance

- Risk management Strategies

- Banking Supervision and Effectiveness Suspicion Reporting and Financial Crime Detection

For other Managers and Bank’ Staff and Central bankers (2 days &1/2)

- The Fight against Financial Crime – Threats and Vulnerabilities

- International Standards, updated FATF standards & methodologies in combating ML/FT threats

- Good Corporate Governance and Anti-Corruption Measures

- Sanctions Risk Management

- Risk and Reputation: The Case for Risk Management

- Risk Based Approach to Compliance including Politically Exposed persons ( PEPs) and other Higher Risk relationships

- Terrorist Financing, including case studies

- Proliferation Finance of Weapons of Mass Destruction

- Banking Supervision Requirements presented by representative of local Central Bank Supervision Unit

- Reporting suspicious transactions and other requirements

- Developing a Personal Action Plan and Implementation in the Workplace

Public target:
CEO’s, Managers to front office: AML professionals, Managers with responsibility for internal
AML/CTF compliance and controls, Compliance managers, Risk managers, Responsible managers,
Operations staff, Regulatory staff, Accountants, lawyers and company secretaries.

Presentations followed by interactive discussions, case studies and practical exercises and share of their experience.

Duration: 3 days​