Countering the Funding of Weapons of Mass Destruction: A Proliferation Financing Workshop

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WHEN : 12/06/2021 9:00 am 12/07/2021 1:00 pm ET

Complimentary 2-day event, presented in collaboration with Global Affairs Canada

9:00 AM – 1:30 PM ET on Monday 12/6

9:00 AM – 12:00 PM ET on Tuesday 12/7

Of all the many challenges in the financial crime arena, the hunt for financial footprints tied to weapons of mass destruction has emerged as one of the most critically important.

Earlier this year, the US Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) included proliferation financing in its list of national priorities, emphasizing its importance to the entire financial crime compliance and enforcement community. Yet a lack of awareness means that some financial institutions are not looking carefully for transactions tied to proliferation financing – If they are looking at all.

Though related to money laundering and terrorist financing, proliferation financing presents its own unique set of issues. In the wrong hands, widely used consumer goods can become raw materials for explosives, chemical arms, or the components of nuclear weapons. Recent events related to North Korean weapons tests have only made the subject more pressing.

Get the knowledge, guidance and tools you need to be ready to detect, investigate and take action on the financial footprint of weapons proliferation in this complimentary 2-day event. Serving as the capstone of the ACFCS webinar series focused on counter-proliferation finance, this event takes a deeper dive on many of the topics surfaced in previous presentations, including maritime risks and compliance considerations, investigative techniques, and customer due diligence for the financial sector.

Join all sessions, or pick and choose what works based on your schedule. All sessions are highly interactive and designed for engagement – bring your questions and get answers! Optional networking and Q&A sessions extend the learning and give you opportunities to connect with your peers. Over two days, you’ll learn:

  • Case studies on how the North Korean government is exploiting maritime industries to raise funds, and open-source tools that compliance professionals can use to spot suspect maritime trade
  • Investigative techniques used by law enforcement who are following the proceeds of proliferation finance, and how you can apply them to your program
  • Key CDD and EDD considerations to help spot sanctions evasion among your customer base
  • Trends and developments in the counter-proliferation finance arena over the past year, and what to look out for in 2022
  • And much more

This session is eligible for 6 CFCS credits.

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