The Role of the MLRO
The course provides a comprehensive overview of the role and responsibilities of a Money-Laundering Reporting Officer (MLRO) within a regulated firm. It is particularly suitable for newly appointed, or aspiring, MLROs as well as Deputy MLROs and others with responsibility for their firm’s AML controls.
The course outlines the legislative framework, and explores the split of responsibilities between the firm’s senior management and the MLRO. Participants will gain an understanding of how to develop a money-laundering risk assessment as well as the practicalities of managing the firm’s suspicious activity reporting arrangements, with particular reference to the Defence Against Money Laundering (DAML) or Defence Against Terrorist Financing (DATF) regime and lessons to be learnt from recent enforcement cases.
In addition, the course will provide an update on the regulator’s current priorities and areas of interest. Other key role requirements such as training and awareness responsibilities and the provision of management information, including the regulatory requirement for an annual report to senior management, will also be addressed.
All attendees receive a certificate of completion. Additionally, in line with FCA guidance, an optional end-of-course assessment is available for an additional £200 for those who are seeking approval from the FCA to perform the MLRO/Compliance Oversight function.
Who is this for?
This course is suitable for MLROs, Deputy and Assistant MLROs, Chief Executive Officers, Internal Auditors, Compliance Officers and those involved in reviewing or relying on the effectiveness of the MLRO.
After attending this course, participants will be able to:
- Explain the nature of the Money Laundering Reporting Officer (MLRO) roles and responsibilities
- Comply with all statutory and regulatory obligations relating to the MLRO role
- Deal with Suspicious Activity Reports (SARs) and DAML/DATF requests
- Assess the adequacy and effectiveness of the firm’s AML/CTF regime
- Provide an adequate 'annual' report to Senior Management
- Money Laundering
- Counter Terrorist Financing
- The Legal Framework
- The Individual and the Position
- Record Keeping
- JMLSG Guidance
- The Money Laundering Regulations 2017
- Risk-Based Approach
- Customer Risk Assessment & Customer Due Diligence
- Suspicious Activity Reports (SARs)
- The Law Enforcement Investigation
- Use of National and International Findings
- Training, Awareness and Competence
- Ongoing Monitoring
- The “Annual” MLRO Report
- Bribery and Corruption
Our virtual training courses are designed to be every bit as engaging as our in-person courses. To achieve this, our trainers use market-leading technology and a range of training techniques to ensure high levels of interaction with participants. Courses include the use of:
- Virtual ‘break-out’ rooms: participants are divided into virtual rooms to facilitate small group discussion.
- Polling: multiple-choice questions, answered anonymously, allow the trainer to assess knowledge and understanding across the group.
- Case studies: true to life case studies and scenarios are used to highlight the practical application of theoretical knowledge.
- Messaging: participants can submit questions and comments, either to the whole group or privately to the trainer.
Recording: public course participants have the option to access a recording of the course for one month after the course. In-House clients also have the option to record their training for an additional fee.
On-going Q&A: public course participants can access an ongoing Q&A facility allowing them to ask questions relating to the course.
Our in-person training is delivered face to face at your offices, and includes:
- ‘In-the-moment’ questions & discussions: questions through conversations allow the trainer to assess knowledge and understanding across the group.
- Case studies: true to life case studies and scenarios are used to explore practical application of theoretical knowledge.
- Q&A: participants can ask questions during training, either to the whole group or privately to the trainer.