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Certificate Course: Are Suspicious Transactions the Evil Product of Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing?

In this certificate course, the faculty member discusses effective ways of identifying and reporting suspicious transactions. He highlights some red flags or indicators that should be kept in mind while dealing with new or existing customers. He emphasizes on the importance of Customer Due Diligence (CDD) and application of relevant due diligence processes based on risk involved with each customer (simplified due diligence in case of low-risk customers and enhanced due diligence in case of high-risk customers). He covers best practices recommended by the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) to identify and report suspicious transactions.

Updated: June 2021
Level: Beginner
Inclusions: Assessment, Completion Certificate
Duration: 36 minutes
Points: 70

Trainer: Dante T. Fuentes, CPA, CFE, CAMS, Adviser, Association of Bank Compliance Officers, Inc., Philippines
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Conversations: Dr David Utzke, Cryptoeconomics & DLT Expert

Course Duration: 33 minutes
Course Points: 30

In this episode of Fridays with Fintelekt, join in for a unique insight into the world of crypto as Shirish Pathak, Managing Director, Fintelekt Advisory Services hosts Dr. David Utzke, Associate Professor at University of Advancing Technology & U.S. Treasury IRS CID Cybercrimes Unit.

Speaking from years of research and experience in distributed ledger technology (DLT) and blockchain, David provides a historical perspective to the development of cryptocurrencies, clarifies many of the prevailing misconceptions, explains the challenges in regulating the space, and provides his take on the future of money.

Understanding the technology, he says, is the key to staying ahead of the criminals, whether you are a consumer, a financial institution, an investor or a regulator.

Certificate Course: AML Risks in Correspondent Banking Module 1

In Module 1, the faculty covers different inherent risks faced by banks involved in correspondent banking. There has been a lot of development in this area in the last few years. Atul talks about the key trends and regulatory developments in correspondent banking and attempts to bring us up to date with most of the developments in the area.

Updated: June 2021
Level: Beginner-Intermediate
Inclusions: Assessment, Completion Certificate
Duration: 50 minutes
Points: 100

Trainer: Atul Naval, Faculty Member, Fintelekt Advisory Services
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Sanctions Monthly Update – June 4, 2021

Course Duration: 10 minutes
Course Points: 10

International sanctions lawyer, Nick Turner, Of Counsel with Steptoe and Johnson LLP provides a monthly round-up of the recent developments in economic sanctions in May 2021.

Updates covered by Nick:

  • Amendment to Executive Order 13959 around Communist Chinese Military Companies (CCMCs)
  • Co-ordinated action from the US and European Union expected against Belarus
  • The State Administrative Council (SAC) of Myanmar and 16 related individuals sanctioned by OFAC
  • Report issued by the US Treasury Department under section 5B of the Hong Kong Autonomy Act
  • Opinion from the Advocate General of the EU Court of Justice on the interpretation of the EU Blocking Statute in the context of US secondary sanctions on Iran

Conversations: Isabella Chase, Royal United Services Institute

Course Duration: 23 minutes
Course Points: 20

In this episode of Fridays with Fintelekt, Shirish Pathak, Managing Director, Fintelekt Advisory Services is in conversation with Isabella Chase, Research Fellow at Centre for Financial Crime and Security Studies (CFCS), Royal United Services Institute.

Isabella speaks about the motivation behind RUSI’s latest research on understanding and evaluating the impact of the FATF framework on financial inclusion, and how the pandemic triggered a fresh urgency to understand the barriers to financial inclusion as governments around the world rushed to get disbursement and support payments to their populations. The risk-based approach allows for identification of low-risk scenarios and a proportionate application of due diligence controls, but in practice, there are several challenges to achieving the balance between robust financial crime controls with financial inclusion objectives.

The conversation continues on to the January 2020 AML regulations introduced in the UK and their impact on the high-value art world, the roller coaster of Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs) and the similarities in risk characteristics with the early days of cryptocurrencies.

Watch this course until the end for Isabella’s choice of the top three areas that need immediate global attention in the fight against financial crime!

Webinar: AML Challenges in Correspondent Banking

Course Duration: 54 minutes
Course Points: 50

Fintelekt Advisory Services and the Banking Association for Central and Eastern Europe (BACEE) jointly organized a webinar on AML Challenges in Correspondent Banking on May 27, 2021.

The webinar was moderated by Shirish Pathak, Managing Director, Fintelekt Advisory Services who welcomed the participants. Istvan Dengyel, Secretary General of the Banking Association for Central and Eastern Europe (BACEE) set the context for the discussion. He highlighted serious problems like de-risking, difficulty in opening new accounts and the high cost of maintaining correspondent accounts and pointed to an urgent need for solutions in order for banks to stay competitive in this business.

The first resource person, Dr. Elena Scherschneva, Independent Trainer/Consultant & Former Head of Austria FIU, provided an overview of the correspondent banking business, its practical challenges and ideas on how to address them.

The next presentation by Charan Rawat, Head of Compliance, Rabobank was focused on the relevant FATF recommendations, risks associated with correspondent banking, and the emerging role of financial technology providers (fintechs) in this space. 

Participants who attended this webinar live are entitled to receive a participation certificate. If you have already registered on Fintelekt Academy, the certificate will be sent to your registered email id on or before Thursday, June 3, 2021.

Expert Speak: Daniel Thelesklaf, Former FIU Head, Switzerland & Former Co-Chair of the European ICRG Joint Group

Course Duration: 60 minutes
Course Points: 60

Daniel Thelesklaf, Former FIU Head, Switzerland & Former Co-Chair of the European ICRG Joint Group talked about the critical success factors for the Philippines to help them avoid the FATF Grey List. He shared practical recommendations for the Philippines to avoid the International Co-operation Review Group (ICRG) process.

This presentation was part of the AMLC-Fintelekt AML/CTF Summit Philippines 2020, conducted virtually from November 23rd – 27th, 2020.

Expert Speak: Mariano Federici, K2 Intelligence, Financial Integrity Network

Course Duration: 37 minutes
Course Points: 35

In this presentation, Mariano Federici, Former Chair of Egmont Group of FIUs and Vice President at K2 Intelligence, Financial Integrity Network talked about ways of maximizing Public Private Partnerships. He discussed how financial intelligence/information sharing partnerships (FISPs) allow regularly convened public private dialogue on financial crime threats towards building a common understanding of risks, threats and vulnerabilities affecting the national AML/CFT system.

This presentation was part of the AMLC-Fintelekt AML/CTF Summit Philippines 2020, conducted virtually from November 23rd – 27th, 2020.

Expert Speak: Theresa Karunakaran, Ex-Reserve Bank of India

Course Duration: 42 minutes
Course Points: 40

Theresa Karunakaran, Former Director Regulatory Affairs Deutsche Bank AG and Former General Manager – Department of Supervision, Reserve Bank of India talked about Conducting Institutional Risk Assessments in this presentation. She began by emphasizing on the importance of a Sound money laundering/ terrorist financing risk management, and then talked about the must haves for an organization to handle risk.

This presentation was part of the AMLC-Fintelekt AML/CTF Summit Philippines 2020, conducted virtually from November 23rd – 27th, 2020.

Expert Speak: Atty. Mel Georgie B. Racela, Anti-Money Laundering Council Secretariat

Course Duration: 13 minutes
Course Points: 10

Atty. Mel Georgie B. Racela, Executive Director, Anti-Money Laundering Council Secretariat divided his presentation into three parts:

  1. Amendments to the 2018 implementing rules and regulations (IRR), the majority of which are based on the recommendations contained in the 3rd round of ME report.
  2. Sanctions Guidelines, issued to improve the low level of Effectiveness under Immediate outcome (IO) 10 (Terrorist Financing Preventive Measures and Financial Sanctions), FATF Recommendation 6, in relation to Immediate Outcome 10 and to meet International Best Practice.
  3. Enforcement Guidelines, used when circumstances surrounding the non-compliance warrant a less severe form of supervisory action and the CPs exhibit willingness to voluntarily address compliance issues within a reasonable period of time and without the necessity of referral of an ROC to the LEG under the RPAC.

This presentation was part of the AMLC-Fintelekt AML/CTF Summit Philippines 2020, conducted virtually from November 23rd – 27th, 2020.

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