European Institute of Management and Finance | Enhancing the MLRO – Anti-Money Laundering Officer Skills Course
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Enhancing the MLRO - Anti-Money Laundering Officer Skills Course

Enhancing the MLRO – Anti-Money Laundering Officer Skills Course


The Compliance / AML unit is a key control function within regulated financial institutions, and it is of critical importance that AML Officers can demonstrate they have the key skills required to do the job properly.


This workshop-style programme aims to meet the current needs of AML Officers in the UK.  The course will provide participants with the knowledge and practical skills required to work in AML / Compliance.  It is highly interactive and relevant case studies will be used throughout to help participants understand the subject matter and acquire relevant practical skills which they can implement afterwards.



Training Objectives


At the end of this course, attendees will:

  • consider the key characteristics required by AML Officers
  • understand how to identify and assess money laundering risks
  • be able to create risk metrics
  • discuss a range of red flags for money laundering
  • understand how to monitor and manage money laundering risks
  • be aware of the current regulatory framework as well as key developments in the UK, EU and USA
  • understand the importance of effective Customer Due Diligence
  • know how to monitor customer accounts to prevent money laundering
  • consider how best to investigate suspicious activity
  • practice writing an external Suspicious Activity Report (SAR)
  • develop their oral and written communication skills
  • understand the importance of training as a key AML control



Training Outline



  • Role of the AML Officer
  • Key characteristics


Skillset 1: Identifying and Assessing Money Laundering Risks

  • The importance of a risk assessment
  • Creating risk metrics
  • Identifying red flags relating to:
    • Products and services
    • Customers
    • Jurisdictions
    • Delivery channels
    • Operational factors


Skillset 2: Monitoring and Managing Money Laundering Risks

  • Understanding the regulatory environment
  • Conducting thorough Customer Due Diligence, including Enhanced Due Diligence
  • Monitoring effectively
  • Investigating and reporting suspicious activity


Skillset 3: Communicating Effectively

  • Advice and guidance
  • Liaising with the business and external parties
  • Negotiation and conflict management
  • Networking and relationship management
  • Key writing
    • Policies and procedures
    • Reports
    • Management Information
  • Presentation skills
  • Training and awareness