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Advanced Anti-Money Laundering (AML) & Counter Terrorism Financing (CTF)

Description

This course is in English.

Course Description:

The need for the best possible and thorough management of the risks that financial transactions with clients / partners may hide, is increasingly imperative for the financial sector as well as for lawyers, accountants and other professionals who fall under the condition "Obligated entities".

The purpose of the seminar is to cover the recent changes in the provisions of the legislation on the Prevention and Combating of Money Laundering and the forthcoming changes with the implementation of the 5th and 6th European Directives. During the seminar, the Directives of the main Supervisory Authorities will be examined, the procedures that the obligated entities must follow in relation to the strengthened and simplified due diligence measures, the risk-based approach, analyzing and discussing recent developments. The main economic sanctions regimes in Europe, the United Nations and the United States will also be examined. In addition, information security will be discussed and reported.

In addition, the seminar will cover the risks posed by the use of Cryptocurrencies as identified by the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) and how the EU tries to manage these risks through its instructions.

There will also be information on the ways in which criminals act and how they exploit weaknesses in the financial sector in order to channel money from illegal activities. To this end, real examples of money laundering cases will be presented, which were investigated both locally and internationally and at EU level. The "Passport Check" technology will also be introduced and explained, with which professionals can identify possibly forged and forged passports, while at the same time, best practice advice will be given.

 

Course Objectives:

At a Knowledge Level:

  1. Describe techniques used by criminals for money laundering & terrorist financing purposes.
  2. Name and describe the 3 stages of AML & CTF
  3. Separate transactions that may violate the basic provisions of the main economic sanctions regimes in Europe, the United Nations and the United States

At a Skills Level:
  1. Develop and implement a "risk-based approach" for each client.
  2. Document the application of enhanced and simplified "due diligence measures" in proportion to the potential risk arising from the respective professional relationship / agreement.
  3. Execute and comply with the basic provisions of the main economic sanctions regimes in Europe, the United Nations and the United States.

At an Approach Level:
  1. Cooperate with the supervisory authorities / supervisors accordingly
  2. They compare their internal procedures with the provisions of the Law.
 

The course is addressed to:

  • Regulatory compliance officers of administrative service companies.
  • Executives / regulatory compliance officers of Banks, Investment Services Providers and Insurance Companies.
  • Supervisory Officers - Supervision Department
  • Executives exercising auditing responsibilities in companies (such as internal auditors, certified auditors and operational risk management executives).
  • Lawyers, Accountants, Brokers and all liable entities, based on the relevant legislation
 

This course covers 8 topics.

 

Instructor Style:

The course is delivered by someone with hands on experience. Highly practical, relevant and important and safely this course is for you.The instructor blends theory with highly practical case studies and examples derived from his long experience.

 

CPD accreditation:

*The course may be approved for up to 6CPD units verified directly by the participant's association, regulator or other bodies which holds membership.

** For the Cyprus Bar Association Members this counts as part of their Continuous Professional Development, qualified as Non-verifiable CPDs.

 

 

 

*Group rates available.  **Early Bird discount may apply.

 

This course can be offered inhouse, customised to your business needs.

 

*Infocredit Professional Education division (IPE)  holds the right to postpone or cancell any seminar within a logical time frame near to the start date of the seminar, in the case whereas no adequate number of participants is registered i .e. less than 6 persons and/or in the case that out of the list of registered people are not included at least 4 employed people  ( as per HRDA guidelines). You can access  HRDA guidelines by clicking the link: https://bit.ly/2VSWgWU 

Topics

Introduction & Meeting with the participants

Cyprus AML Legislation and other recent developments

Shell companies

RBA – Practical Implementation, EDD & SDD

Ongoing monitoring

5th & 6th EU Directive (in depth analysis) and Recent Developments

UN, EU & US Sanctions

Information Security

Discussion, conclusion and assessment

Summary

Course dates

Oct 13 - Oct 14, 2020

Class hours

15:00 - 18:15 (EET)

Subsidy

HRDA Approved

Training certificate

Infocredit Professional Education (IPE)

Level

2

Method of instruction

online

Language

English

Educational material

digital

Laptop

required

Payment

online

Course Instructors

Theodoros Stavrou

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