Anti-Money Laundering and Financial Crime Prevention

Key Information

This programme is offered as a bespoke programme and can be customised to suit the specific needs of your organisation.

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Programme overview

This programme is offered as a bespoke programme and can be customised to suit the specific needs of your organisation. It is delivered in partnership with LYSIS academy, throughout the programme you explore how AML fits into the activities of the City in general and specific financial institutions. In addition, we give you management, team building and communication tools and techniques that will help you lead effectively in future AML roles.

Who is the programme for?

We designed the programme with an executive cohort in mind. The typical industries that would benefit from this programme include:

■ Banks (both retail and investment)
■ Wealth managers
■ Insurance firms
■ Law firms
■ Hedge funds
■ KYC data utilities
■ Other regulated industries, required to be compliant and adhere to certain AML rules.


The programme equips you with the analytical skills to deal with the complex investigative and remedial work arising in the AML world. At the same time, it instils the importance of developing the soft skills you need to influence people and organisations. It also gives you insights into how to practise effective stakeholder management. The ethos of the programme is to produce technically proficient people who understand the AML world and how to behave professionally, responsibly and ethically in it.

Focus and structure

Module 1: Fundamental principles of KYC

You explore the foundations of AML and terrorist financing within the context of the regulatory framework and learn the ensuing obligations on financial institutions. We give you an in-depth look at the theoretical components of the legal entities that make up the investment banking customer base so you understand the Know Your Customer (KYC) requirements. And we show you how the work sits within the City’s way of operating, particularly in the context of current thinking and practice in terms of ethical behaviour.

Module 2: High risk and enhanced due diligence

You deepen your knowledge of the high risk factors that trigger the need for enhanced due diligence, the highest level of customer due diligence. You explore the anatomy of a bank and where the risk, governance and compliance functions fit into it. We also introduce the fundamental aspects of effective leadership.

Module 3: Practical applications of theoretical concepts

You devise real-life situations in which you apply the theoretical concepts you have just learned to practise performing KYC analysis. You explore the risk, governance and compliance functions in more detail, as well as the importance of high performance teams.

Module 4: Advanced financial crime

You analyse more advanced themes in the financial crime arena, together with new or growing trends in financial crime. You examine up-and-coming legislation and regulatory guidance within the international regulatory space. This module also explores the growing focus on risk culture, together with the importance of effective communication among stakeholders.

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