Category Archives: Training

Something new to get your AML teeth into

People sometimes ask me how I can bear to stick with one subject for so long.  The answer, of course, is that it’s not really the same subject for very long.  True, the aim of money laundering is fairly predictable … Continue reading

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It’s for you-hoo!

Apart from the days when I am out preaching the AML gospel, I work alone in an office above my garage.  Although this means that I get all the Jaffa Cakes and can break off to dance to ABBA’s “When … Continue reading

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Forget the carrot – where’s that stick?

Years, nay, decades ago, when I started out in AML training, I vowed to myself that my training would be different.  It would not concentrate on money laundering penalties, or feature the phrases “clapped in irons”, “bread and water” or … Continue reading

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Game for AML

At some training recently, we had finished the serious business of the day and were cruising into the home straight with a quick round of my Countries Quiz.  As I was asking people to match capital cities to countries, one … Continue reading

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Guernsey’s training report card

Earlier this month the Guernsey Financial Services Commission (one of my very favourite regulators – yes, I do have favourite regulators, and favourite FIUs too) published a thematic report on financial crime training.  In it are the results of a … Continue reading

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In praise of the lecture

I’ve had an epiphany.  I’ve been training people for a quarter of a century now – longer, if you count the innocent young minds once given over to me by the National Curriculum – and I’ve realised something important.  I … Continue reading

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Dire warnings

They say that if you can’t be a good example, then aim to be a dire warning instead.  And this is always the spirit in which I have read reports of “findings” – the more palatable term for regulatory punishments.  … Continue reading

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Fun and games

Some years ago, I designed a money laundering simulation game called WhiteWash.  It was a card-based game for use in training sessions.  In essence, I divided people into groups, gave them a set of cards (featuring jurisdictions, institutions and people) … Continue reading

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Debrett’s: the smartphone edition

I realise that I’m a bit old-fashioned in my ways – for instance, I refuse to drink out of bottles and insist on asking for a glass, often to much eye-rolling from young bar-staff.  And I also work alone much … Continue reading

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AML fatigue

I am in Guernsey this week – and it’s not wall-to-wall sunshine like on “Island Hospital”, I can tell you.  But I am here for the reason that makes me happiest: to talk to lots of lovely people about money … Continue reading

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