Tag Archives: training

The law is just the law

For my next survey question, I moved into the realms of fantasy (or at least, I hope it’s fantasy – with Brexit, nothing’s certain any more): “If all the AML obligations were removed from legislation and regulation, what would you … Continue reading

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Power to the AML people

Now that I have whetted your appetites with that first course of participants in my little AML survey, let’s move on to the first meat course: why you do what you do.  The survey question was: “Being totally honest, please … Continue reading

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A spotless reputation

Recently I had a fog-induced flight delay at one of the Channel Island airports [I’m not being coy for no purpose; I am trying to relate an event without identifying the individual concerned].  It was tedious beyond belief, but the … Continue reading

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Prize porkers

As visitors to my website and this blog cannot help but notice, I have written a few books about AML.  There are two series of the “piggy” books – one for directors (with their AML oversight responsibilities) and one for … Continue reading

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Idling in neutral

One of the difficulties of running a specialist, one-person business is providing relevant training for the staff – i.e. me.  If an AML conference looks particularly ground-breaking I will sign up, but many of them go over (what is to … Continue reading

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Windows of opportunity

As I design, prepare and deliver AML training, I often find that unexpected themes appear in what I am saying.  Nearly every training session I do has some revised basic information – what money laundering is, what the local legislation … 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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Goldilocks and guidance

As regular readers will know, I am most active in five jurisdictions: UK, Guernsey, Jersey, the Isle of Man and Gibraltar.  I can – and do – work in other places, but I feel most comfortable when I know the … 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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Bollards to money laundering

Like most people, I am a (very) amateur psychologist, in that I often ponder on why people do certain things.  I live in Cambridge, and the local council tries to keep traffic out of the very centre of the historic … Continue reading

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