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Countering Money Laundering: Compliance, Investigation and Management / Module 4: Management and Governance - Online Course (Live Session)

pencil CPE: 6.5 hours CORE

calendar 26 May

clock 7.30pm until 4.00am

location Castille, Casa Leone, Floriana

Please note that this course will take place online as a live session maximizing interaction between the trainer and participants. To participate you will need a laptop, webcam, earphones with microphone and a wifi connection. The week prior to the commencement of the training we will send you all the necessary joining instructions.

A certificated 4-part program taking place on 23rd April, 24th April, 26th May 27th May 2020. Participants can attend / select from any of the four modules but we strongly advise completing all modules. ​ 


The counter-money laundering profession has a distinct need for organisations to provide precision support internally and to stakeholders, to ensure indubitable (AML) compliance management, and possess a sound investigation and AML reporting capability.  Therefore, this new, incisively prepared certificated AML program draws together a range of key issues and skill-sets in an engaging and productive format. 

Benefits of attending 

This course is essential for finance professionals, regulators, auditors, investigators, intelligence officers, compliance officers, and operations’ managers.  Completion of the program will: 

  1. Provide new investigation skills 

  1. Provide you with new economic crime risk appraisal skills 

  1. Skills and practice in critical areas of reporting, and decision making 

  1. Developing excellence in strategic economic crime prevention management 

Course Structure / Training Methods 

  • The program has 4 modules, each with a one-day delivery session running one session per week over a month-long program. Each module is assessed by a short multi-choice test. 

  • Participants can attend / select from any of the four modules but we strongly advise completing all modules. 

  • The course takes a thorough and practical delivery approach.  We will use presentations, skills, interactive group activities, multi-directional discussions and case studies. 

  • Pre-course reading items will be issued to all registered participants. 


  • Module 1:  Money Laundering. precision explanations, definitions and advanced concepts.  Key underpinning ‘funding’ crimes, impacts, reading ML patterns. Overlaps with terrorism funding.   

  • Module 2: Legal and Compliance. Understanding the applicable law and how to appraise it. Advancing skills in KYC and CDD.  Removing the problems around ‘STRs’ and ‘DAML’ SARs. 

  • Module 3: Detection and Investigation. Critical skills in AML intelligence work.  Investigation itself; the ‘journey’ from information to evidence.  Investigations’ management and resourcing. 

  • Module 4: Management and Governance.  Risk management, AML risk assessment.  Regulatory supervision and addressing critical (compliance) issues.  Interfacing with applicable institutions.

About the Trainer - Ian Ross - PhD (des) MSc, ACFS, FCMI, PGCE

Financial Crime Risk Specialist & Training

Accredited Counter Fraud Specialist (ACFS)

• ‘Listed expert’: Cour pénale international (The International Court of Justice (The Hague)

• Fellow: Chartered Management Institute (FCMI)

• Trainer: ‘ACAMS’

Ian Ross has 30 years’ experience in the investigation and prevention of financial crime, and compliance management. A former UK police officer, law lecturer, Head of Training and Development in the UK security industry, now established in key international commercial sectors. Supporting regulators, main industries, national banks, multi-national corporate entities, and international law enforcement. A world class investigator and strategic advisor regarding fraud, corruption and money laundering, with an international reputation of handling complex cases at all levels, in involved legal contexts and a range of situations. A highly sought-after global trainer, specializing in investigation skills, compliance, and anti-fraud, corruption and money laundering policies and process.

Publications & Books

Exposing Fraud: ‘Skills, Process and Practicalities’ (2015) CC1. ‘The Investigations’ Toolkit’ (2018) ‘Overcoming Narcissism and Heuristics. Investigative interviewing of Corporate Fraudsters (2019)

Investing in Skills Scheme

Candidates may be eligible to claim part of the cost incurred under the Investing in Skills Scheme.  Click here for further information.  Applications forms must be received by the Investing in Skills Unit at least 21 calendar days before start date of training.

A discounted price is available for students.  Booking is subject to availability and on presentation of a valid student card.

Tags: management, operations manager, Compliance Officer, Anti-Money Laundering, Investigation, Auditors, governance