Governance & Leadership in AML/CFT

Intake Opening Soon 5:00 - 7:00pm Online

Compliance with AML/CFT regulatory requirements in an organisation starts ‘at the top’. How knowledgeable are the officers and senior management in your organisation?

AML/CFT regulatory requirements are constantly evolving. Officers and senior management within an organisation are required to remain on the ball to be able to take the right Board decisions and steer their staff. In recent times, regulators have been giving board and senior-management involvement on such matters more prominence.


Course Topics

  • ML/FT and other financial crimes as a Risk
  • General overview of the AML/CFT regulatory framework at an international, EU and Maltese level
  • The Role of Senior Management in AML/CFT Compliance
  • Reporting Obligations
  • The Review & Approval of the Business Risk Assessment vs other risk assessments
  • Firm Policies and Procedures
  • Liability for breaches of AML/CFT obligations


Learning Objectives

Obtain a clear understanding of:

  • The Board’s responsibilities under Maltese & EU regulatory framework
  • Governance in AML/CFT Compliance
  • The Board’s involvement in Risk Assessments
  • Recognising Board Involvement in the Firm’s AML/CFT Policies and Procedures


Target Audience

  • Active Members of the Board of Directors of Subject Persons
  • Proposed Board Members
  • Non-Executive Directors
  • Company Secretaries
  • Money Laundering Reporting Officers
  • Compliance Officers
  • Risk Officers


Assessment Questions and Answers

In line with MFSA requirements, a short multiple-choice assessment will be provided by the trainer towards the end of the session. A Certificate of Attendance will be awarded to all students who attend the CPD (duration will be included on certificate). A Certificate of Achievement will be awarded to those who sit for the assessment and are successful (pass mark 60%)


The lecturer was excellent; very professional; very informed; very approachable. Her delivery was on point. I would definitely consider attending another training session delivered by Dr Rakele Cini.

L. Camilleri

Great tutor, very interactive and kind.

N. Briffa Rizzo


Rakele Cini, LL.D. (Doctor of Laws)

Dr Rakele Cini is an independent legal consultant with many years of experience in AML/CFT, regulatory and compliance advisory. She primarily advises local & international firms / practitioners operating within the regulated industries on matters relating to the prevention of money laundering & funding of terrorism, due diligence, risk management, good governance, and other compliance areas. She is invited to lecture regularly by private institutions and regulatory bodies on these topics. She was previously head of Risk & Compliance at BDO Malta and, prior to that, formed part of the practice protection group at Deloitte Malta for numerous years. Rakele is an active member of the PMLFT sub-committee at the Malta Institute of Accountants and the Institute of Financial Services Practitioners.

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