Investigating Money Laundering
Why should you choose Investigating Money Laundering?
Money laundering is a global threat, and the development of cybercrime and virtual currencies has only increased the capabilities of the criminals who run these illegal operations. This course will provide you with background and insight into the world of money laundering that will give you the skills and knowledge you need to effectively manage investigations, from identification and assessment to prosecution and conviction.
What will you learn?
You’ll develop an understanding of the criminal mindset and how it operates in Money Laundering organisations. You’ll learn to spot the warnings and ‘red flags’ to detect the threat, as well as the methodologies and typologies used to launder cash. You’ll explore the role of professional enablers and high value dealers as well as other key elements in money laundering, such as suspicious activity reports, asset management and realisation, and civil recovery and investigation
What skills will you gain?
You will be able to:
- Understand money laundering and its key elements
- Identify the warnings and flags that help detect money laundering offences
- Explain the role of professional enablers in facilitating money laundering
- Describe high value dealers, and the risk factors around their involvement in money laundering
- Understand suspicious activity reports
- Understand civil recovery and investigation
- Understand asset management and realisation
- Explain criminal exploitation, and the methodologies and typologies used in the laundering of cash (including the use of foreign currency, Scottish and Irish bank notes, high denomination bills and cash smuggling)
- Understand how criminals exploit the financial system to move cash
- Explain how cryptocurrencies and cyber crime have progressed to a new generation of money laundering
Who should attend this course?
Professionals who attend this course work in, or in areas with an interest in: fraud prevention, financial investigation, economic crime, suspicious activity reporting development, cyber-crime and money laundering reporting networks.
This course is also particularly suitable for appointed Money Laundering Reporting Officers (MLROs) in businesses within the regulated financial services sector, as required under the UK’s Money Laundering Regulations 2007.
Who is the trainer?
Andrew Tennant is a subject matter expert witness in the field of Money Laundering methodologies and typologies for the National Crime Agency, and has worked for over 23 years as a UK police officer, financial investigator, confiscator and tutor. He has a successful track record in prosecutions around Money Laundering and fraud, winning national awards in the field of criminal investigation, financial investigation and IP fraud. He has worked for and with numerous European and international institutions, including Interpol and Europol, most recently completed the guidance for the central bank of Kosovo relating to regulation of virtual currencies on behalf of the EU.
Course information and booking
This course is delivered over four weeks. You will access an online 90 minute lecture be assigned a case study task each week, to be completed for the following week. You’ll have the ability to ask questions during the online lecture (if viewing live), and also have the opportunity to access assistance and guidance from the trainer throughout the duration of the course.
Course duration and fee
Two days. Cifas members £470. Non members £475
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