Key Details

Duration: 1 Day

Delivery method: Inhouse

Overview

The CTF Intelligence Simulation is a highly interactive training programme that has been developed by a team of former members of the UK’s National Terrorist Financial Investigation Unit and New Scotland Yard Fraud Squad.This dynamic and unique simulation based programme offers an unmatched experience for Compliance/AML/FCP professionals, Financial Investigators and...

The CTF Intelligence Simulation is a highly interactive training programme that has been developed by a team of former members of the UK’s National Terrorist Financial Investigation Unit and New Scotland Yard Fraud Squad.

This dynamic and unique simulation based programme offers an unmatched experience for Compliance/AML/FCP professionals, Financial Investigators and Analysts to enter the financial intelligence cycle and recognise its importance in detecting, deterring and disrupting illicit finance through the effective examination of terrorist financing activity.

Participants will gain access to a unique reservoir of CTF material and be able to engage in knowledge transfer sessions with CTF investigators.

Who is this for?

This programme is suitable for Compliance/AML professionals, Financial Investigators and Analysts.

Part One: Identifying Intelligence Opportunities

  • The participants will review an initial case study on gathering and analysing financial intelligence, looking at areas to exploit and utilise the financial data.
    • Scenario One: At the start of the exercise the participants will examine banking and other intelligence feeds in order to identify Terrorist Cell indicators and raise concerns in feedback to the Instructor.

Part Two: Typologies and Indicators

  • In this US based case study the participants will recognise the intelligence that can be gathered and analysed at the account opening stage by reviewing the data held within banks and look at an in-depth examination of accounts that contain terrorist activity.
    • Scenario Two: Participants continue with the examination of financial data that will identify criminality and money flows that place terrorists in a position to conduct an attack.

Part Three/Four: Exploitation of NGO’s and International Focus

  • This case study focuses on the money flows overseas from terrorist financial investigations in which the participants will focus on the use of charities and the intelligence that can be obtained from overseas transactions and also the development of radicalisation.
    • Scenario Three/Four: The participants will review further data that will highlight the descent from radicalisation into extremism, as well as examine intelligence that deals with insider fraud. Through the analysis of the intelligence and financial data the participants will be in a position to begin the decision making process as to a course of action to disrupt the Terrorist Cell.

Part Five: The shifting dynamic - How Investigations and Intelligence Gathering change from Reactive to Proactive

  • This case study examines the principal indicators of the preparation and attack phase as seen in the 7/7 attack in London in 2005. The participants are now in the dynamic phase of the intelligence gathering process as they attempt to decide on a course of action to protect the Community.

Part Six: Preparation, Procurement, Planning and Cell Dynamics

  • The participants review a final case in which they analyse a major UK Terrorist Investigation that incorporates all elements of the Terrorist Indicators they have been searching for in the Scenario. This includes Radicalisation, Fraud, Insider support and attack preparation.
    • Scenario Five/Six: The conclusion of the exercise is designed to be fluid and thought provoking in that the working groups of participants make a financial analysis of the financial data available and bring the programme to a conclusion. The expectations are that the examination of all data supported by other intelligence will lead to an understanding that Terrorist Indicators are identifiable in banking data.

After attending this course, participants will:

  • Be more proficient in financial investigation and analysis of Counter Terrorist Financing (CTF)
  • Understand how financial intelligence can be used in identifying and disrupting terrorist financing
  • Be able to develop financial intelligence to be used in a mission critical plan
  • Be able to utilise financial intelligence in reactive and proactive operations
  • Understand the typologies and trends of terrorist financing
  • Understand Hawala Banking and how it is used by terrorist organisations
  • Enhance their asset identification and recovery skills
  • Have a better understanding of current IS, AQ & AQAP fund raising