Chartered Certified Anti-Money Laundering Consultant Course Outline

Chartered Certified Anti-Money Laundering Consultant - Officers Program

AML Certification

This Course focuses on Anti-Money Laundering Laws, Financial Crimes, and Compliance. This is a key program for those in banking, financial compliance, and law enforcement.

By chartering this cutting edge program you will:

• Protect your organization against the latest money laundering and fraud techniques

• Identify vulnerable and potential areas of risk and recognize potential offenders

• Formulate an effective fraud prevention and anti-money laundering strategy

• Minimize the effects of fraud on your company and successfully navigate the legislative landscape

• Conduct good customer due diligence in non-face-to-face transactions

• Discover the latest techniques for scoring the risks of customers, products and operations

• Identify methods to maximize your ROI in anti-money laundering technology

• Gain critical insight and practical knowledge to achieve compliance with Asia, Africa, Europe and America GCC, US and EU regulations

• Conduct examinations and audits of anti-money laundering program

• Improve your company’s well-being with the tools and knowledge to create and practice value-added anti-money laundering initiatives

Who Should Apply

This GAFM ® Certification course is for anyone responsible for anti-money laundering, cash transactions and fraud identification in their organization, such as Anti-Money Laundering Professionals, Compliance Officers, Chief Financial Officers and Finance Directors and Managers. Those working as Risk Managers, Internal and External Auditors, Government Regulators, Financial Accountants and Bank Officials will certainly benefit, as well as anyone working in non-financial businesses and interested in becoming chartered certified in anti-money laundering.

By attending this program, the added benefits you will receive include:

• The ability to use the designation CAMC or CAMO ™ on your business card and resume

• 1-year membership to the GAFM professional body

• Access to the GAFM finance network and body of information online

• Experience of a leading finance expert from the American Academy of Financial Management ®

• Membership to the only professional body recognized by the ACBSP, the world’s leading collection of business programs and schools

• Preferred access to online education centres in USA, UK, Europe, Asia, Middle-East and Latin America

• Qualification for application into the GAFM Master Financial Planner Professional Certification

• Access to the GAFM international network and journal published online

• Gold Embossed and Stamped CAMO™ Certification with your name and designation as a MGAFM (Member of the Global Academy of

Financial Management)

• The CAMC™ shows that you have completed graduate banking and financial management education.

Module One

Anti-Money Laundering (AML) From A Regulator’s Perspective

Is AML Compliance Different From Regular Compliance?

Understanding The Different Requirements

• Financial Action Task Force (FATF)

• USA Patriot Act

• Treasury/Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)

The Role Of The Regulator In AML Compliance

• What you can and cannot expect of banks and other institutions in the reporting chain

• Educating the market

Partners To Enforcement

• Financial Services Authority (DFSA)

• AML and Suspicious Cases Unit (AMLSCU)

• Middle East and North Africa Financial Action Task Force (MENAFATF)

• US Government, SEC, Secret Service and Treasury

AML In The Introducing-Clearance Context Forfeiture Of funds In US Interbank Accounts

Module Two

AML From An Institution’s Perspective

Enterprise-Wide AML: Looking At The Whole Picture

• AML at branch offices

• Outsourcing issues

• Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A)

Suspicious Activity Monitoring, Detection And Reporting

• Definition of suspicious activity

• Banks and financial institutions required to file Suspicious Activity Reports (SARs)

• The gatekeeper initiative – G-8 finance ministers attempt to require professionals to file SARs

• When and where to file SARs

• Safe harbor from civil liability for filing SARs

– protection from reporting possible criminal activity

• Examples of penalties and fines for failure to file SARs

• Examples of penalties and fines for improperly filing SARs

Identification And Verification Of Accountholders

• Minimum requirements

• Determining validity of information received

• Determining source of funds

• Politically Exposed Persons (PEPs)

Module Three

AML From The Customer’s Perspective

Changing Customer Workload – Passing On Compliance Workload To The Customer

• Origination and sources of funds – what is right to ask?

• Keeping client confidentiality – is there a conflict of interest?

• The legal perspective and precedents

Dealing With Transactions Of The Super-High-Net-Worth

Additional Requirements For US Transactions And Customers

Module Four

• Some AML Legislation Affecting The Global Markets

• EU, Asia, Africa

Example: Saudi Arabia’s Consultative Council approved 29 articles of anti-money laundering legislation

• UAE legislation

Authorized Disclosures And Failure To Disclose

• Appropriate consent

• Recent cases and penalties

• Role of the enforcer and the regulator

• Recent changes in legislation (including the

EU’s 3rd AML directive)

Module Five

Implementing AML Initiatives In Your Organization

Ensuring AML Efforts Satisfy Regulators

• Monitoring risks

• Implementing a risk-based AML program

Strategies For AML Success

• Integrated approach

• Treat AML as an ongoing process, not an IT solution

• Choose integrated IT solutions

• Training employees