London Governance & Compliance Academy

Diversity: Four Pillars and Four Pitfalls

Diversity in the workplace, a multifaceted and increasingly vital aspect of modern professional settings, encapsulates a wide range of characteristics, including but not limited to race, gender, age, sexual orientation, cultural background and disability status. This concept has gained immense traction over the past three decades, evolving from something of a peripheral notion to a […]

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Financial Fraud in the UK Today

Financial fraud is a multifaceted and constantly evolving threat which poses significant challenges to the UK economy, affecting individuals, businesses and public institutions alike. Characterised by deceitful and illegal financial activities aimed at personal gain, financial fraud costs the UK billions of pounds annually, impacting the economy’s overall health. Its repercussions extend beyond direct financial […]

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Fundamentals of the Risk Based Approach to Anti Money Laundering

Introduction   Historically, the global approach to Anti-Money Laundering (AML) was predominantly rule-based, where strict compliance and standardised measures dominated strategies. However, as the financial world grew more intricate and threats more nuanced, a tailored strategy became paramount. Thus, the Risk-Based Approach (RBA) was conceived.   Central to the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) recommendations, […]

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