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Financial Crime Risk Event in Sydney!

Check out the calendar for a new event just posted! Following on from a successful launch in Melbourne last week, we are hosting a Sydney version of our training and accreditation in financial crime risk event. This event has been organised to provide an opportunity for people who have been tasked with or are interested in training and accreditation frameworks for their financial crime risk teams to meet each other…

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Training and Accreditation Event – Banking Sector

Are you working in the Banking Sector? Does your role involve the development of training or accreditation frameworks for financial crime risk? Should it? If the answer is yes then you need to come along to our next industry networking event! It will be an informal yet informative function to introduce key contacts in the training and accreditation space and encourage collaboration across the sector. Come and hear from industry…

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Link to Refinitiv Australian Regulatory Summit Registration

The annual Refinitiv Australian Regulatory Summit is the key industry event for senior risk, compliance and investment professionals from banks, financial institutions, regulators, exchanges and industry bodies across the region. This year Murray Waldren Consulting will be attending in Sydney and represented on stage by Rachel Waldren who will be presenting some current industry perspectives. If you are interested in attending the summit, we have a link to register –…

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March inCOMPLIANCE® magazine – you really need to read this one!

Now if you are an ICA member this probably won’t come as any surprise to you, but for those of you who aren’t – don’t say we never give you anything… because this month we have an electronic version of the March edition of inCOMPLIANCE® and if you flick to page 25 you can read a featured article by the editorial team at Murray Waldren! That’s right folks, what more…

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FATF Mutual Evaluation

The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) just published this handy guide for the mutual evaluation process. Australia and New Zealand due to be reviewed soon (as early as this year) no doubt preparations are already well underway so it’s the perfect time to brush up on the methodology! We will keep you posted when we hear anything more on timings for these evaluations… Link to the full article at https://lnkd.in/fYwbvaj

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NZ Winter course calendar just released!

Very exciting – after the success of our inaugural course in Auckland last month, we are coming back to NZ this Winter with even more qualification options available! This Winter we will offer another opportunity to complete the Certificate in AML but we are also expanding the workshops to Wellington and Christchurch to make it that much easier for participants to benefit from the face to face learning environment!! But…

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Inside Leadership wrap up

Last Thursday evening we were privileged to be invited to FutureYou’s exclusive panel discussion featuring some of Australia’s experts in Regulatory Compliance. The panel included a mix Governance, Regulation, Dispute Resolution and Conduct professionals, including the Ombudsmen of AFCA (David Locke), Commissioner of ASIC (John Price) and the ATO’s CFO (Frances Cawthra). The topic was ‘unflinching and unapologetic: higher expectations reforming Governance’ which provided some great insights into what is…

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ICA Course Dates Released for 2019

New Course Dates released for 2019! For more details on any of the above courses you can check out the ICA website directly at https://www.int-comp.org/qualifications-homepage or get in touch with one of us here at Murray Waldren Consulting The Certificate level courses include a one day workshop and online exam. This year we are introducing the Advanced Certificate level which run over a longer time period (about 6 months) and includes two…

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Draft amendments to Chapter 11 of the AML/CTF Rules – last chance for feedback and a preview of the 2018 Compliance Report

The public consultation period for the draft amendments to Chapter 11 of the AML/CTF Rules closes on the 22 November 2018. These amendments set the reporting and lodgement periods for the Compliance Report, and specify the classes of reporting entity that will be exempt from lodging a 2018 Compliance Report. The requirement to lodge an annual Compliance Report for the 2017 calendar year was suspended to allow consultation and review of…

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AUSTRAC release NPO red flag indicators and announce a permanent external posting to China at the 2018 CTF Summit

Lots of exciting things happening this week from AUSTRAC with the 4th Annual Counter-Terrorism Financing Summit being held in Bangkok. They have just announced an external posting to China to add to existing postings in Indonesia, the Philippines and Malaysia. Yesterday also saw the launch of the Non-profit organisations & terrorism financing red flag indicators 2018 report which provides a set of red flag indicators related to non-profit organisations (NPOs) at high risk of…

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