Critical Thinking in Anti-Financial Crime

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Critical Thinking in Anti-Financial Crime

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Purpose of Programme

Gain an understanding of financial crime and the importance of critical thinking in tackling it.
Understand what compliance officers think about and look for when it comes to risk mitigation and choosing solutions.
Understand the principles of a risk-based approach, due diligence measures, screening, ongoing monitoring and key regulatory considerations.

Programme Structure

Module 1: Financial Crime Overview

Fraud, Money Laundering, Bribery & Corruption, Sanctions Evasion, Tax Evasion, Terrorist Fundraising, Maket Manipulation, Proliferation

Module 2: Regulatory Landscape

Global Framework
Singapore Framework
Best Practice

Module 3: Risk Based Approach

Enterprise Wide Risk Assessment
Risk Appetite
Diversity and Inclusion

Module 4: Principles of CDD and EDD

Customer Risk Assessment
Customer Due Diligence
Enhanced Due Diligence

Module 5: Principles of Screening

Sanctions Screening
Politically Exposed Person Screening
Adverse Media Screening

Module 6: Principles of Ongoing Monitoring

Ongoing Monitoring Requirements
Monitoring and Reporting Regulations

Module 7: Critical Thinking

Defining Critical Thinking
Critical Thinking Life Cycle
Critical Thinking and Investigations
Flawed Thinking
Why Critical Thinking is Important
Critical Thinking Case Study
Tips and Takeaways

Learning Objectives and Outcomes

Understand the different financial crime types including money laundering, terrorist financing, fraud, bribery and corruption, sanctions evasion and market manipulation and the impact they can have.
Understand where Critical Thinking fits into the anti-financial crime landscape and how it can help manage risk and meet regulatory expectations.
Understand what a risk based approach is.
Understand the principles of a risk based approach, screening, due diligence and ongoing monitoring.
Define and explain what critical thinking is, why it is important in AFC and how to apply it for AFC professionals.
Understand the diversity and inclusion principles and how these can apply to AFC frameworks.

Course Dates

26 October 2022

Course Fee

S$488 per pax

About the Trainer

Sara Abbasi, Senior Consultant, FINTRAIL

Sara has over 6 years experience working in FCC roles across a range of financial products including FX and payments, Private Banking, Corporate and Investment Banking (ex Credit Suisse, CurrencyCloud). She is also experienced in Financial Crime Operations, Transaction Monitoring, SAR reporting and Anti-Money Laundering investigations. Sara has over 3 years experience training range of financial services businesses on antifinancial crime (AFC) training and agile project delivery. She has worked with a range of financial institutions designing AFC frameworks for emerging products, testing and implementation of third party AFC solutions, and conducting audits on financial crime control frameworks. She is a graduate of BA War Studies; combines an academic background in geopolitics with professional experience in financial crime compliance.

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Date And Time

2022 Oct 26

Registration End Date

2022 Oct 25


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