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Financial Crime Strategy for Private Banking

Understand the legal ramifications of non-compliance for the bank and individual
  • This course is approximately 4 hours in duration, including an assessment


    You will be able to attend this course for either the morning or afternoon session, dependent on your requirements.



    Morning (9am - 1pm)
    Afternoon (2pm - 6pm)  


    Please do make your selection clear when booking.




    Course Description


    This course is designed to give senior management in Private Banks and Securities Firms a thorough understanding of the financial crime legal and regulatory environment and practise, including use of technology, as it applies to their business. It will specifically cover their governance and management responsibilities with regards to ensuring regulatory compliance. The course will proceed on a case-study basis to simply the messages and make the presentation interesting. These case studies cover money laundering predicate offences and also oversight weaknesses. Future risks are also highlighted.


    Business ultimately owns client-risk and compliance have an advisory role. In this context, this practical workshop will help senior management hone their skills to both understand their own role better and help them fine tune their public messaging around financial crime. Both support and tone at the top are key to the success of any financial crime program. This workshop will help senior management to zoom in on the potential issues needing their attention and leadership.





    Upon completion of this programme, participants will:

    • Develop a holistic picture of the legal and regulatory ramifications of non-compliance both for the bank and for themselves
    • Understand regulatory expectations from their role so as to take more ownership and help facilitate change including through stronger messaging
    • Help to focus on potential issues in their organization and facilitate the change needed
    • Specifically to enhance the KYC and transactions monitoring/reporting processes through the adoption of specific tools and approaches.


    Combination of case studies, classroom discussion, Q&A.


    Who Should Attend
    Senior management in private banks and securities firms (business, compliance, audit, risk), for example, with 10 years of work-experience and at least a Director/SVP rank, or others being developed for these roles. 

  • Course Programme – A Four-hour Course

    Hour One


    Setting the Tone
    • Scale of the problem
    • Sources of dirty money (e.g. drugs, IPR theft, trafficking, fraud, tax evasion)
    • The financial crime climate – disciplinary actions
    • Private Banking Risks & Securities Sector Risks
    Legal Requirements
    • AML/CTF, Sanctions, WMD, Trade Control etc.


    Regulatory Requirements
    • Program Pillars, Guidance-Awareness, Training, Inspection Lessons


    Growing personal liability of senior Management
    • Accountability, Disciplinary Actions, Criminal Charges


    Strategy, Structure, Convergence, Strategic Change Management
    • Business strategy & compliance/staffing, Operating Structure
    • Convergence in FC risks
    • Strategic change management/funding
    • Data Analytics Use Cases


    Hour Two


     Governance & Oversight arrangements
    • Governance as an enabler – BIS, MAS, SFC
    • Bank Culture Reform
    • Committees versus Working Groups
    • Task Allocation & Accountability
    • FCC CO’s Report
    • Linked MIS
    • Role of Internal Audit





    • FI Risk Assessment & Risk Appetite
    • Customer Risk Assessment (CRA)
    • KYC – CDD/EDD
                  Standard, Simplified and Enhanced Due Diligence
                  Tax Evasion
                  Private Banking CDD
                  SOW/SOF verification
                  Intermediary as an Introducer   
                  Technology Tools for CDD/EDD   
                  KYC Refresh & KYC Remediation
                  Compliance Testing/ Ongoing QT


    Hour Three


    KYC – Beneficial Ownership/ Controllers
    • BO for a legal entity and trust
    • Complex Structures
    • HK PSC Register
    • BO Examples




    Suspicious Activity & STR Filing
    • Background Screening
    • Sanctions Screening
    • Production Orders
    • TM – Common Deficiencies
    • Third Party Deposits/ Payments
    • Non-Resident Accounts Trading Pattern
    • Customers Trading Patterns
    • Examples of Parameters Monitored
    • HRC Enhanced TM
    • SWIFT Compliance Analytics
    • Unusual Activity Reporting
    • How to Identify Suspicion
    • Suspicious Indicators – JFIU
    • Tax Evasion – Red Flags
    • Fraud – Red Flags
    • STR – When, How, What
    • STR quality
    • Post-STR Filing Actions
    • QA Testing
    • Model validation


    Hour Four
    • Audits & Inspections
    • Cooperation & Disciplinary Fining 


    • Tax Havens + Employee Complicity/Fraud
    • Non-Resident Stooge A/c’s
    • Casino Cheques
    • Pump & Dump
    • Laundering Drug Trafficking
    • Multiple A/c’s – Single Stock
    • Off-Exchange Transactions
    • Third Party Funds Transfers
    • Accounts used as a Conduit
    • Cash & Third Party Deposits/ Conduit
    • Third Party Deposits
    • Transfer of Stock to Third Party
    • Transactions versus Profile/ Smurfing
    • Mirror trading
    • Embezzlement & Market Manipulation
    • Complex Ownership Structures
    • Sanctions - Payments Stripping
    • WMD Proliferation Financng
    • Bank Bribery Cases (5)
    • Cyber Security
    • Charities & NPO’s
    • Terrorism risk
    • Trade Fraud to Inflate Books
    • Round Tripping
    • Highlights of Future Risks Needing Attention

  • Our Tailored Learning Offering

    Do you have five or more people interested in attending this course? Do you want to tailor it to meet your company’s exact requirements? If you’d like to do either of these, we can bring this course to your company’s office. You could even save up to 50% on the cost of sending delegates to a public course and dramatically increase your ROI.

    If you want to run this course at a location convenient to you or if you want a completely customised learning solution, we can help.

    We produce learning solutions that are completely unique to your business. We’ll guide you through the whole process, from the initial consultancy to evaluating the success of the full learning experience. Our learning specialists ensure you get the maximum return on your training investment.

  • We have a combined experience of over 60 years providing learning solutions to the world’s major organisations and are privileged to have contributed to their success. We view our clients as partners and focus on understanding the needs of each organisation we work with to tailor learning solutions to specific requirements.

    We are proud of our record of customer satisfaction. Here is why you should choose us to help you achieve your goals and accelerate your career:

    • Quality – our clients consistently rate our performance ‘excellent’ or ‘outstanding’. Our average overall score awarded to us by our clients is nine out of ten.
    • Track record – we have delivered training solutions for 95% of worlds’ top 100 banks and have trained over 250,000 professionals.
    • Knowledge – our 150 strong team of industry specialist trainers are world leading financial leaders and commentators, ensuring our knowledge base is second to none.
    • Reliability – if we promise it, we deliver it. We have delivered over 20,000 events both in person and online, using simultaneous translation to delegates from over 180 countries.
    • Recognition – we are accredited by the British Accreditation Council and the CPD Certification Service. In an independent review by Feefo we scored 96% on service and 95% on product
This course can be run as an In-house or Tailored Learning programme


  • Rohan Bedi


    Dr. Bedi headed the PwC Financial Crime practise in Singapore and had 23 clients across banking and securities. He authored a 400+ page book “Money Laundering – Controls and Prevention” at PwC which won him an internal award at PwC. The eLearning he co-authored at PwC was used by AUSTRAC for free market training for many years. Over the next decade in Singapore Dr. Bedi acquired varied and valuable practical experience in Financial Crime. First in AML technology implementation at Standard Chartered Bank. Then as Director and Regional Head of Financial Crime for Bank of America Merrill Lynch where he oversaw the merger-linked programme enhancement leading a team of 20 staff across 12 countries in Asia. His coverage was across all businesses including private banking, trade and corporate banking, institutional and investment banking. He also held similar regional positions at Coutts Private Bank, and at JP Morgan where he was Director and Regional Head for Financial Crime (Oversight & Control) heading a small team across EMEA & APAC. He has also been a private consultant heading his own firm.  He works exclusively with Euromoney Learning for financial crime training (AML, Sanctions, Anti-Bribery), and separately performs reviews for banks.