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The 2013 dates have been released for a Mastering Anti-Money Laundering Training Course. The first two day course will be running on 16-17 May 2013 in London.
Some of the topic areas covered:
Introduction to Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing ~ Role of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) ~ EU Directives ~ The US and its Effect Internationally ~ UK Legal and Regulatory Requirements ~ Customer Due Diligence ~ Ongoing Monitoring ~ Record Keeping ~ Suspicions and Reporting ~ Money Laundering Reporting Officer ~ Senior Management Responsibility ~ Training and Awareness ~ Sanctions ~ Interrelationship Between Financial Crime/Fraud And Money Laundering
If you would like to know more, you can download the Mastering Anti-Money Laundering brochure, or ring to speak to one of our consultants on +44 (0)20 7017 7190.
This course has an impressive agenda which you will find on the course website. The course leader is a Gower author Doug Hopton who is a Consultant and Trainer on money laundering and financial crime prevention. Before establishing his company in 2003, he was with Barclays Bank for over 37 years for many of which he was Head of Group Fraud and Money Laundering Prevention. All of his years of knowledge will be condensed into your two days training.
Alan Waring, author of Gower’s forthcoming book Corporate Risk and Governance, is giving a keynote paper focussed on the theme and topics within his book at a One Day Workshop on Man-Made Catastrophes, in Cyprus, on Wednesday 30 January 2013.
The event is for Academics and Researchers, Policy Makers, Enforcement Agencies and Safety & Risk Professionals, who all take part in the day.
For more information about this workshop, visit http://www.euc.ac.cy/easyconsole.cfm/id/2078
Alan’s book Corporate Risk and Governance will be published in May 2013.
David Hillson makes some very sensible observations in his article in the November issue of PM World Journal: One Size of Risk Process Doesn’t Fit All Projects and he offers some useful pointers as to exactly what you might scale up or down according to the size and type of project you are running. This article is well worth reading if you’re just starting out in project management and wondering how to risk manage in the absence of exact, qualitative, data or (at the other end of the scale) are wondering how to assess when too much risk management may be of itself a risk to project progress and achievement. David Hillson is author of Managing Risk in Projects, A Short Guide to Risk Appetite, Exploiting Future Uncertainty, Managing Group Risk Attitude and Understanding and Managing Risk Attitude.
The theme for this year’s Society for Risk Analysis (SRA) annual meeting is ‘Advancing Analysis’. David Hancock (Tame, Messy and Wicked Risk Leadership) used the term ‘talking therapy’ to describe one of the processes at the heart of risk managing messy problems, which suggests there is a correlation between healthy people and healthy organizations. In any event, I find it encouraging to see the range of over 800 professional practitioners, academics and policy makers that the SRA meeting is bringing together in San Francisco (December 10–12). The program looks wonderful, with sessions on the risks associated with terrorism, pandemics, climate change, food, chemicals … all of which suggest that the world of risk management is indeed in good health. I am delighted that Gower is sponsoring the SRA’s annual career fair at the meeting, where we also have our latest titles of interest on display.
Graham Oakes’ blog post on the APM website ‘Project Reviews, Assurance and the PMO’ makes a very cogent case for the potential benefits of involving the PMO in assurance. For me, the connection is intuitive. One of the functions of a serious PMO is as knowledge repository. If you accept that function, I’d argue that the PMO is then fundamental to assurance and governance because managing risk and uncertainty depends on an organization’s ability to learn the lessons of the past. You have the opportunity to learn not just simply from Graham’s blog but from the horse’s mouth, as he and Lindsay Scott are running a two-hour masterclass on the evening of Wednesday 12th December at Manchester Metropolitan University. The event is free to APM members and only £10.00 to non-members. Graham Oakes is author of Project Reviews, Assurance and Governance. Lindsay Scott is co-editor of the forthcoming Gower Handbook of People on Project Management.
The list of contributors to the Cambridge International Symposium on Economic Crime (Cambridge, UK, 2nd to 9th September 2012) is a rollcall of world leaders in law enforcement; names such as Cyrus Vance, Ros Wright, Masayuki Yoshida, Professor Fletcher Baldwin … the list is endless. There are several Gower authors contributing too: Professor Mike Levi, Dr Shima Keene and Mark Johnson. This is a heavy-weight event that runs over a week and tackles all of the hot-button issues: money laundering, state and corporate corruption, compliance, technology, identity and privacy. Mike Levi is contributor to Fraud: the Counter Fraud Practitioner’s Handbook; Shima Keene is author of Threat Finance: Disconnecting the Lifeline of Organised Crime and Terrorism and Mark Johnson is author of the forthcoming titles: Demystifying Communications Risk: A Guide to Revenue Risk Management in the Communications Sector and Cyber Crime, Security and Digital Intelligence: Vulnerabilities, Risks, Threat Actors and Controls in the Information Age.