AML Case Investigation Skills
What you'll learn
- Latest AML and Compliance related cases around the world along with fines and penalties imposed
- The AML Transaction Monitoring Process
- How to identify Red flags and Suspicious Activity in financial institutions
- The AML Case Investigation Process and how to write a case narrative
- Submitting Suspicious Transaction Reports (STRs) to the FIU
- Device with basic video-viewing capability
- Knowledge of basic concepts of AML Fundamentals is preferred
This course is designed to provide candidates with a thorough knowledge of the practical aspects to being an AML investigator in Transaction Monitoring. The aim of this course is to enable candidates to confidently answer questions at a job interview for a position in the field, including the all-important question of "Why should you be hired for a job in the AML field with no prior experience in the industry?"
It will cover topics such as the latest AML and compliance cases around the world, identifying red flags and suspicious activities in financial institutions and how to conduct a case investigation.
During this course, candidates will also have the opportunity to complete case write-ups to sharpen their AML case investigation skills, as well as a practice quiz to test their knowledge on the topics covered.
Who this course is for:
- AML analysts currently working in name screening, KYC & CDD functions who are looking for a role in Transaction Monitoring as an AML Investigator
- Banking professionals currently working in areas other than AML & Compliance, seeking a career shift to those departments
Amal Jayasinghe is a CAMS and CFCS certified AML and financial crime investigator based in Toronto, Canada, with a Certification in Adult Education from the Canadian College of Educators. He also holds a MBA from the University of Leicester, United Kingdom, and an Associate of the Institute of Bankers (AIB) Diploma from the Institute of Bankers of Sri Lanka (IBSL).
Over the last 20 years, he has garnered a wealth of global banking experience including commercial banking and financial crime investigation. During this time, he has investigated cases of both individual and corporate clients of banks around the world, including regions such as South Asia, the Gulf Corporation Council (GCC), North America and Europe.
He is an experienced senior AML investigator with expertise in fields such as transaction monitoring (TM), the triage process for wire payments to and from High Risk Geographies (HRGs), KYC and CDD, case investigation write-ups and submission of Suspicious Transaction Reports (STRs). Along with this, Amal has also held a Quality Control (QC) Officer role where he built his experience in reviewing case narratives as well as providing constructive feedback for dispositioning and remediation.
To complement his technical background, Amal has also conducted training courses in AML fundamentals and laws as an Adjunct Faculty Member/Visiting Lecturer at the Emirates Institute for Banking and Financial Services (EIBFS) and MNR Talent and Skill Development Institute in Dubai, U.A.E, as well as lectures on Law Relating to Banking for banking professionals seeking to obtain the AIB Diploma in Sri Lanka.
In addition, Amal has his own educational platform, Financial Crime Education (FCE), which has various study courses on AML-related topics, covering both the theoretical and practical aspects of the AML and Compliance functions.