Professional Money Launderers and Compliance Professionals

  • When: Friday, 17 May 2019
  • Time: 1-2pm BST
  • Level: All

In July 2018 the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) published a report that looks at the techniques and tools used by professional money launderers (PMLs). PMLs help criminals (for a fee) evade sanctions and AML and CTF safeguards.

The FATF report finds that many countries tend to ignore such money laundering activity through third parties, allowing PMLs to provide their services undetected in many jurisdictions.

In this webinar we will discuss the implications on compliance officers, including practical recommendations for the detection and prevention of PMLs.

Learning Objectives

  • Raise awareness of the key characteristics of a PML
  • Gain insight into the various money laundering tools and techniques that are used by PMLs such as trade-based money laundering and alternative banking platforms
  • Practical recommendations for the detection, investigation, prosecution and prevention of PMLs

Who Should Attend

  • Compliance Personnel
  • General Counsel
  • Industry Consultants
  • Risk Managers


  • Financial Institutions
  • Fraud Detection
  • Europe

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Kieran Beer
  • Kieran Beer, CAMS

  • Chief Analyst and Director of Editorial Content


Kieran Beer is chief analyst and director of editorial content with responsibility for ACAMS, ACAMS Today and content for many ACAMS conferences and other programs.

Prior to joining ACAMS in 2006, he was executive editor of Bloomberg Wealth Manager, an award winning investment and financial planning magazine, and he also served as a staff writer for Bloomberg Markets Magazine.

Kieran has been a financial journalist for more than 25 years, beginning his career at Institutional Investor. He subsequently served as editor-in-chief of The Bond Buyer, founding editor of Thomson Municipal Market Monitor, and editor at the American Banker.

Kieran speaks regularly at industry conferences, has appeared on CNBC and Sky News, and has been heard on WBBR and NPR. He writes two columns on anti-financial crime issues and is the host of “Financial Crime Matters,” a podcast series, as well ACAMS videocasts on YouTube


Mehmet Aydogdu
  • Mehmet Aydogdu

  • Head of AML & Compliance
  • China Construction Bank, Corporation Frankfurt Branch

Tarik Eker


Tarik Eker is the Regional AML Director (DACH region, Central and Eastern Europe) for ACAMS and is a board and founding member of the ACAMS Germany Chapter. He is also a Senior Lecturer at the International School of Management, Germany and is active in the fields of big data analytics, risk management, mathematics and rating.

Prior to this, he was appointed as Senior Compliance Officer, Director for Dagong Europe Credit Rating srl. He oversaw and managed the compliance and ethics activities of Dagong Europe. Furthermore, he was responsible for developing, implementing and maintaining policies and procedures across the departments and branches of Dagong Europe, ensured full ongoing compliance to the European regulatory requirements, and staff members’ adherence to the internal policies and procedures.

Mr Eker is a veteran in compliance advisory, anti-money laundering, terrorist financing monitoring and fraud prevention, and has worked for several high-profile institutions in Europe, including holding the positions of Head of AML Monitoring at Commerzbank AG (Non-FI) and Head of Compliance in BBVA Corporates & Investment Banking in Frankfurt. He has also held several senior compliance related positions with MoneyGram International Limited and KPMG AG in Frankfurt, Germany.

  • Cristina C. Fleckenstein

  • Compliance AML Officer
  • Credit Suisse