Anti-Money Laundering (AML) and Combating Financing of Terrorism (CFT) Programme for Senior AML and Compliance Executives

Programme Overview

The flow of dirty money can damage the stability and reputation of the Nigerian financial sector, while terrorist financing can cause wanton destruction of human life and properties. Criminals naturally seek to exploit financial institutions in order to legalise illicitly acquired funds. Terrorist financing may also be conducted through similar means, through other methods or even legally acquired funds may be used to finance terrorist financing. Every AML/CFT programme needs senior executives with the right level of AML/CFT knowledge and leadership skills to drive it and this programme provides exact guidance on how to deal with money laundering and terrorist financing issues at the senior executive level.


Programme Objective

To provide a robust, comprehensive and leading practice insight into the world of AML /CFT Compliance and how senior AML/CFT executives can lead through money laundering and terrorist financing uncertainties. By the end of the programme each participant will be able to:

  • Understand the changing role and status of AML/CFT
  • Know the drivers for change
  • Gain insight into what makes an effective MLRO or AML Chief Compliance Officer
  • Explore how to build AML/CFT team capability
  • Examine lessons from recent AML infractions
  • Learn how to engage with the board and relevant board committees on AML/CFT
  • Explore how to get buy-in from stakeholders
  • Understand how to work with internal auditors and external consultants engaged to review the AML compliance programme, systems and processes
  • Gain insights into how to communicate and report ML and TF risks
  • Understand and appreciate the risk-based approach to AML/CFT
  • Learn how to embed AML/CFT compliance and developing AML/CFT KRIs
  • Know the AML/CFT key performance indicators (KPIs)
  • Explore leading practice approach to engaging and making the right impact in your Institution
  • Explore and develop the best marketing strategy for AML/CFT in your Institution


Programme Coverage

  • The changing role and status of AML/CFT
  • What makes an effective MLRO/AML Chief Compliance Officer
  • The drivers for change
  • Lessons from recent AML infractions
  • Developing a compelling strategic vision for the AML function
  • Benchmarking against current good AML/CFT practices: Where do you stand?
  • Building the game-changing AML/CFT team capability: Recruitment, Motivation and Retention
  • Engaging with the Board and the Board Committee with the Responsibility of overseeing AML/CFT
  • Working with Internal Audit before, during and after the review of the AML/CFT programme, systems and processes
  • Getting it right with management: Achieving buy-in
  • Demonstrating added value: AML/CFT key performance indicators (KPIs)
  • Engaging and making the right impact in your Institution – Resolving bottlenecks
  • Anti-money laundering compliance programme
  • The elements of an AML programme
  • The partnership role between the AML CCO/MLRO and CRO in embedding ML and TF risks into the ERM framework


Who Should Attend?

  • All AML and Compliance Senior Executives and Officers who already have a number of years’ experience in an AML, Compliance and Regulatory function
  • Senior internal control and Internal audit employees
  • Regulators


Duration: 2 days

Date: 6-7 May and 6-7 November, 2019

Programme fee: N199,999.50 (US$503.23 for foreign participants). Special 10% discount for

groups of 4 or more.

Key benefits: Learn how to use emotion more intelligently for greater influence, programme materials and certificate of participation

Lagos, Nigeria
06 – 07  May, 2019

06 – 07  November, 2019

Fee (exclusive of tax)