Financial Crime Under the Microscope

Samantha Sheen

Financial Crime Under the Microscope

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Upskill your organisation with this is on-demand live online course.  Please contact us at info@lgca.uk for a quotation and to book date and time.

Course Overview:

Regulatory requirements, require Financial Crime Compliance to maintain an ongoing awareness of Financial Crime (FC) tactics and typologies to which their businesses may be exposed.

This high energy knowledge refresher series will examine in closer details recent financial crime cases, breaking down the:

  • Nature of the crimes committed

  • Types of financial services involved

  • Tactics used to conceal the activities of illicit actors

  • Methods used to evade detection by compliance controls

  • Lessons learned and how to mitigate the risk to your own organisation

Looking at records, KYC data and transaction information, the series is an excellent refresher for experienced FC prevention professionals and an introduction to better understanding the topic for those interested in a career in this area.

The course is intended to complement other courses that may provide in-depth training (ACAMS or ICA) and contribute to the fulfilment of ongoing CPD obligations.

By the end of the programme, participants will be able to:

  • Identify new and emerging FC risks to which their business may be exposed

  • Assess whether existing compliance controls can detect and prevent these new FC risks

  • Formulate a strategy to raise awareness across your organisation about the FC risks reviewed

Training Objectives:

By the end of the programme, participants will be able to:

  • Identify new and emerging FC risks to which their business may be exposed

  • Assess whether existing compliance controls can detect and prevent these new FC risks

  • Formulate a strategy to raise awareness across your organisation about the FC risks reviewed

Training Outline:

The programme comprises a session covering financial crime case studies, covering different types of financial crime, such as fraud, money laundering, card misuse, terrorist financing, for example. 

The Session will include:

  • Introduction

  • Detailed analysis of the:

    1. Nature of the crimes committed

    2. Types of financial services involved

    3. Tactics used to conceal the activities of illicit actors

    4. Methods used to evade detection by compliance controls

    5. Lessons learned and how to mitigate the risk to your own organisation

 

  • Interactive question and answer points

  • Closing Observations

Training Style:

The programme is designed to deliver knowledge and enhance participants’ skills via short lectures, case studies and practical examples. Participants will also benefit from feedback at the end of the programme and take away the knowledge gained to be transferred to their workplace. The live online method of presentation will allow for interaction with the trainer in real-time and allows for questions to be posed by participants during the sessions.

CPD Recognition:

This programme may be approved for up to 2.5 CPD units in AML and Financial Regulation. Eligibility criteria and CPD Units are verified directly by your association, regulator, or other bodies of which you hold membership.

The Association of Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS) has confirmed that this programme is accredited for 5 CAMS Credits. Participation in this course does not substitute the requirement to earn (12) ACAMS credits through ACAMS produced training for CAMS recertification.

Who Should Attend?

  • Front line staff responsible for customer onboarding

  • Members of anti-FC compliance teams

  • Managers and supervisors of anti-FC compliance teams

  • MLROs and Compliance Officers

  • Members of transaction monitoring and investigation teams

  • Chartered and accredited accountants

  • In-house legal counsel / solicitors

  • Internal Auditors responsible for FC audits

  • External Auditors, solicitors and professional consultants

Who is Samantha Sheen?

Samantha Sheen is the founder and Director of Ex Ante Advisory Services Limited, a consultancy services firm providing advice and assistance to regulators and financial institutions in a variety of areas related to the prevention of financial crime. Sam is a financial crime prevention professional with over 15 years of practical experience in compliance.

EDUCATION & QUALIFICATIONS:

Sam holds a number of qualifications and is recognised as a subject matter expert in the field of financial crime. Sam most recently worked with ACAMS Europe as its AML Director and is a member of the Chapter in the UK. Sam is recognised by ACAMS as a subject matter expert in sanctions and has co-authored a number of online certificate courses, facilitated working groups on 4/5AMLD in Europe and assistance in the development of white papers. Originally from Montreal, Quebec (Canada), Sam holds a Bachelor of Public Administration, Law Degree, qualified as a barrister and solicitor and holds her Masters in Business, specialising in risk management.

AREAS OF EXPERTISE & EXPERIENCE:

Sam’s previous work experience includes working as MLRO, Data Protection Officer and CCO and Group Head of AML for various financial institutions, both offshore and in Europe. Sam also worked offshore for several years as the first legal counsel to the financial regulator in Guernsey and subsequently set up the financial crime division, overseeing the examination of a variety of financial institutions. She continues to maintain ongoing engagement with other regulators on financial crime matters.

Sam has extensive training experience in the field of financial crime prevention and corporate governance matters. She has most recently been involved in projects related to FinTech businesses, the use of RegTech to mitigate financial crime and list management relating to the screening of customers and third parties.

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