Fraud and Financial Crime – Practical Prevention and Detection


From 10:00 am until 6:15 pm

At Nicosia, Cyprus

€560.00 (subject to 19% VAT)

Course Overview

Fraud and Financial Crime – Practical Prevention and Detection is designed for professionals who are actively engaged in Fraud and other financial crime compliance and those with responsibilities requiring a clear understanding of activity and good practice to detect, prevent, and appropriately report ing-delete fraud and other financial crimes.

This two day course seeks to deliver greater awareness and confidence to those tasked with understanding and managing a wide spectrum of financial crime risk.

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Training Objectives

On completion of this two-day course, participants delete-delegates will be able to:

  • Understand decision and risk making in relation to fraud and other financial crime
  • Identify who commits financial crime – why and how they do it – Internal and External threats
  • Be aware of relevant local and international law and regulations relevant sources of guidance
  • Explain the impact of individual types of fraud and the convergence with other serious crime
  • Access and critique case studies to identify key fraud typologies and themes
  • Consider intelligence and red flags as indicators of criminality
  • Articulate rationale and complete key documentation regarding individual and corporate risk
  • Understand the importance of clarity in prevention communications
  • Develop simple investigation techniques enabling operational and prevention work with key partners

  • Training Outline

    Through presentations, facilitated discussion and case studies, the session will deliver overviews of:

  • Legal and regulatory requirements for fraud and financial crime
  • People involved in Fraud and financial crime – ‘Good and Bad’ – learning from each other
  • AML, CTF and Bribery and Corruption and convergence with an array of fraud
  • Protection of the firm and individuals – responsibilities and practical steps to ensure compliance
  • Basics of intelligence development, reporting and financial crime investigations
  • The importance of messaging and communications in prevention and enforcement options
  • Overarching need to: Identify, Understand and Manage or Mitigate various internal and external risks.

  • Who Should Attend

    Fraud and Financial Crime – Practical Prevention and Detection, is suited to:

  • Board level or senior managers with responsibility for fraud and financial crime compliance
  • Fraud management or Compliance staff; with some experience in their role
  • Customer-facing staff who onboard and maintain clients for their organisation
  • Staff in investigative or analytical arenas; with some experience in their role
  • Staff required to develop corporate threat and risk assessments related to fraud and financial crime.

  • Industry Expert | Andrew McDonald

    For over 20 years, Andy has designed and delivered bespoke training and advisory services to a range of public sector and commercial organisations in the UK and overseas. The inputs primarily focus on the arenas of Financial Crime, Crisis and Risk Management and Intelligence-led Investigations. He has developed, co-authored and delivered numerous webinars and several accredited or recognised courses. Whilst most of his work is delivered ‘in-house’ or in an online environment; he does also advise a number of UK media companies on similar matters; to facilitate better public awareness of issues. Andy is a widely experienced, accredited Senior Investigating Officer; having served over 30 years with the UK Metropolitan Police Service. For twenty of those years, he led specialist covert and overt operations within counter-terrorist or organised crime teams at New Scotland Yard. He retired in January 2017 as Head of Specialist Investigations and UK National Terrorist Financial Investigation Unit (NTFIU) at UK Counter Terrorism Command, New Scotland Yard. He had strategic and tactical oversight of all financial investigation and crime disruption investigations to identify, arrest and charge or disrupt terrorist offenders and their criminal associates. In a previous role as Head of London Metropolitan Police Fraud Squad at New Scotland Yard, Andy was responsible for designing their current operating model to counter fraud and cyber-crime; and assisted in the implementation of the new approach. Andy joined the MPS in 1986 following his graduation from university with a BSc in Applied Chemistry. He continued his personal and professional development with a PG Dip in 1994 in Policing from Portsmouth University and was awarded a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) in November 2005 by Strathclyde University. He has been a Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute (FCMI) since 2014.

    Industry Expert | Chrystalla Kazara

    Chrystalla is a holder of a Bachelor Degree in Business Administration and a Banking Certificate from the American Bankers Association. She is a Chartered Certified Accountant (ACCA) and a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), member of the Board of Directors of ACFE Cyprus and of the ACFE Global. She is also a member of the Cyprus Institute of Internal Auditors and of ISACA Cyprus Chapter.

    She has 20 years’ experience in the Banking sector, in two of the largest financial institutions in Cyprus. She was part of the Group Internal Audit team in Bank of Cyprus and served as a member of the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors. Her expertise mainly focuses in Project Management, Risk Management, Internal Audit and Fraud Investigations. Currently, she is a Lecturer of professional courses and a corporate trainer of professional development courses.

    Training Style

    The various input areas will be underpinned by key learning, consolidated through lecture-style inputs and take-aways.

    Each area will be complemented by video inputs and opportunities to learn from real-life case studies.

    The participants will be invited to interact with the trainer through Q&A or poll options as well as facilitated discussions. The overall learning will be focussed on shared experiences and key take-aways; transferable to their work environments.

    CPD Recognition

    This programme may be approved for up to 14 CPD units in Financial Regulation. Eligibility criteria and CPD Units are verified directly by your association, regulator or other bodies which you hold membership.

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