Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
- 23 Mar 2021 Online
In recent years money laundering, terrorism financing and sanctions have rapidly evolved to become a critical issue for many organisations, with severe impacts on business and reputation should they fail. Companies and Officers have a distinct responsibility to avoid and mitigate those risks, particularly in an environment of tightening regulatory controls and heightened enforcement activity. Exposure and punishments for financial crime are becoming more frequent, sizable and subject to criminal, as well as civil liability.
This course ties international anti-money laundering and terrorism financing requirements with recommended frameworks designed to strengthen the overall compliance culture of the organisation. The course also takes an in-depth look into how sanctions may impact companies and how companies may deal with sanctions in a legally defensible manner.
The facilitator will impart knowledge on how to develop and implement these anti-money laundering and terrorism financing programmes in a practical approach, including Board reporting and other control functions. The importance of corporate governance in monitoring and implementing such programmes will give the participants an insight into the importance of senior management reporting and top-down approach in the implementation of the organisation’s culture.
Relevant case studies will demonstrate the importance of compliance in today’s regulatory environment and will highlight current corporate compliance trends and issues. It will also highlight the role of the compliance team, the establishment of whistleblowing frameworks, and how to handle regulatory enquiries and investigations.
In addition, the facilitator will impart knowledge on how sanctions operate, how organisations can stay informed and how they can deal with the sanctions, in order to protect the organisation’s business channels, reputation and value.
Relevant case studies will demonstrate the importance of anti-money laundering, terrorism financing and sanctions in today’s regulatory and business environment and will highlight current trends and emerging issues.
Who Should Attend
- Compliance Managers and Compliance Officers
- Anti-Money Laundering (Reporting) Officers and the Deputies
- Senior Financial Risk Managers
- All Risk Managers
- Board Members, Directors and Senior Management
- Company Secretaries and Corporate Governance Officers
Benefits of Attending
- Apply essential concepts and frameworks of Anti-Money Laundering (AML), Counter-Terrorism Financing CTF and Sanctions
- Understand the importance of AML culture at all levels of business
- Acquire key concepts in order to mitigate risks
- Have the ability to identify and discuss emerging Money Laundering, Terrorism Financing and Sanctions issues and trends
- Implement sound regulatory and reporting practices for AML, CTF and Sanctions
Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
Established in 1996, The CPD Certification Service is the independent CPD accreditation centre working across all sectors, disciplines and further learning applications and supports policies of institutional and professional organisations globally.
CPD is the term used to describe the learning activities professionals engage in to develop and enhance their abilities and keep skills and knowledge up to date. This course is an accredited Continuing Professional Development (CPD) training which means it meets CPD standards and benchmarks. The learning value has been scrutinised to ensure integrity and quality.
Sharon Ditchburn is a Fellow of the Governance Institute of Australia and ICSA (UK), a Certified Practicing Accountant, and holds legal qualifications from Australia, as well as an MBA specialising in Corporate Governance, Entrepreneurship and Strategy.
Sharon has been registered as an Authorised Individual by the DFSA since 2007 with a wide range of regulated entities, including investment banks, brokerages, trust companies and wealth managers. Sharon also has wide-ranging experience at senior management level in Australia and the UAE in industries such as energy, mining, IT and banking. Since arriving in the UAE in 2003, she has worked with a wide range of listed, private and government owned enterprises in the GCC, including financial institutions, stock exchanges, private industrial firms, government departments and family owned businesses.
Sharon is a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (USA). She is a recipient of the Solvi Stenbro Prize in Ethics (QUT). She is one of the few individuals in the GCC certified by the IFC/World Bank to deliver their Director Development Programmes.
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