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Focus on Anti-Money Laundering & Financial Crime - Online Academy

Five weeks - two hours per week

4 November 2020

Online Academy


Why take the AML Course?

  1. With the amount of ‘dirty’ money laundered annually now over $2tn, it has become one of the world’s biggest industries
  2. The scale of fines on financial institutions shows no sign of falling, with new enforcement actions being announced every week by domestic and global regulators
  3. New regulations, such as 4MLD, have widened the scope of AML enforcement to the legal, accounting, real estate and other sectors
  4. The focus on how terrorist events and bodies are financed means that there is more direct scrutiny of cross-border transactions
  5. People trafficking and its finances is an issue that all regulators are keen to highlight and ensure it can be stopped
  6. Sanctions are a key tool in the fight against financial crime and the penalties for breaches are amongst the largest ever levied by international sanctions bodies

The criminals [individuals and gangs, domestic and cross border] are good at disguising capital flows. This course is packed with real life examples of how they try to get ‘dirty’ money into the system and layer it until it appears clean. You will learn about the typologies they use, the structures that have helped to hide their identities, how they have stayed one step ahead of policies & procedures and how they are helped by ‘malicious insiders’ and other illegal individuals.

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IFF also runs an Anti-Money Laundering training course in London - check the website for dates

What is an Online Academy course? 

The IFF Online Academy is a new online, interactive and engaging education tool designed to maximise learning for professionals with busy schedules and/or small training budgets.

The online academy brings alike professionals together and gives you the opportunity to share ideas and questions via the discussion forum creating your own professional community. Our on-demand feature means the content is available as and when you need it allowing greater flexibility to your professional development and learning. 


Over five weeks students will learn via:

  • Five modules, split up into bite-size recorded videos
  • Quizzes to test your knowledge
  • Revisiting the content - you have unlimited access to all the materials for two months
  • Access the discussion forum to interact with other students
  • Direct contact with the trainer through the forum during the five weeks the course is running

Mark Anderson MA [Cantab], AMICA, CMEA

Mark is an experienced trainer and consultant with global knowledge, having lived in the UK, Russia, Qatar and India and trained in almost every country.

Having started his career as a stockbroker in London, he worked for US, Dutch and UK banks as a Director in the Sales & Sales Trading departments. He then became a partner in a small investment bank where he was Head of Trading and oversaw the Compliance function.

Mark has been Global Head of L&D at a Russian investment bank and at a major Middle Eastern Sovereign Wealth Fund as well as a World Cup Organising Committee. He also managed the training section of a major offshoring project to India, training over 1500 staff in settlement, custody and compliance.

In recent years, Mark has been one of the highest rated trainers in Anti-Money Laundering & Financial Crime Compliance, training in over 60 different countries in the last 3 years, including a global AML project for one of the world’s largest banks. He has trained staff in every area of banking and finance including [but not limited to] retail & corporate banking, investment banking, SME banking, private banking, asset management, hedge funds, SWFs and associated service providers. Comfortable at all levels, he has worked with main Board members to new graduate hires and induction programmes.

The course aims to get delegates to a level of ‘professional scepticism’ that regulators believe is crucial in the fight against financial crime and money laundering. It will go behind and beyond the regulations to show delegates how to apply the ‘smell test’ to transactions, individuals and businesses and ensure that the level of suspicious activity reports [SARs] rises. It will cover the newest regulations regarding due diligence and KYC as well as how financial institutions, businesses and individuals can protect themselves against financial crime.

This flexible course is perfect for anyone who works for a financial institution who really wants to understand the AML threat: new joiners, graduate trainees, compliance staff, IT staff and anyone with direct or indirect exposure to clients /transactions.

The course is also suitable for anyone working in a non-financial business who may be affected by new regulations – real estate and letting staff, lawyers, notaries, accountants, trust providers and high-value dealers.

What happens during an Online Academy course?


What are the benefits of an Online Academy Course?

  • Learn and utilise - implement immediately all that you learn during the course
  • Become part of a professional learning community - discuss any problems with students and/or the trainer
  • Time effective - bitesize chunks so it does not impact on your normal working day
  • Cost effective - no travel expenses
  • Grow as a team - with multiple licenses your team can access the course and learn together, no matter where they are in the world


A module will be uploaded each week, allowing you to study at your own pace. Your trainer will welcome any questions that arise throughout your course.

Please note that full payment must be made prior to the course start date in order to receive your login details to begin the course.

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