If you’re working in the complex and ever-changing world of RegTech, it’s important to have the knowledge and skills that this industry dictates and access to the network of professionals and training that will keep your sales & marketing teams ahead of the game. A certification in AML is not just for Compliance Officers & Anti-Money Laundering teams. Sales reps, product specialists and marketing professionals working in the RegTech space will see huge benefits from getting certified too.
There are, of course, many options to fulfil that need. Our favourites are:
Providing online financial intelligence training programs to financial institutions, public-sector agencies and multinational corporations. Their expertise is derived from experience in international banking, financial intelligence and compliance. Their training programs are created from an international perspective and modules are updated after major political, economic, legal and regulatory events. More detail can be found by visiting their website.
International Compliance Association (ICA)
In almost 20 years, ICA have enhanced the knowledge, skills and behaviour of over 140,000 professionals in 152 countries either through internationally recognised portfolio of professional qualifications or through accredited in-company training. You can visit them here.
Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS)
The largest international membership organization dedicated to enhancing the knowledge and skills of AML and financial crime professionals. They offer access to a wealth of AML/CTF and financial-crime related information, training, plus an international network of thousands of like-minded specialists to turn to for guidance and support. You can find out more by visiting their website.
If you’re spending huge sums of your marketing budget on travel, stands and entertainment sending sales staff to the likes of the highly regarded ACAMS events around the world, get your sales reps accredited – it will help them understand the industry better and close those all-important deals!
The Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) credential and ACAMS Advanced Certifications like CAMS-Audit and CAMS-FCI are the gold standards in AML certifications. They are recognized internationally by financial institutions, governments and regulators as a serious commitment to protecting the financial system against money laundering.
Practice What We Preach
We recommend that commercial teams inside RegTech vendors get accredited because we have seen the benefits first-hand. As the leading marketing agency when it comes to representing the RegTech universe, our team of specialist staff based in the UK have become global experts at cold-calling Compliance, AML, Fraud, Risk & FinCrime professionals.
To be effective at doing this, just like those directly involved in the day-to-day of AML, our staff are trained in the gold standard which gives them expertise and credibility when cold calling.
Each of our Discovery Agents is tasked with taking the ACAMS AML Foundations certification before they complete 4 months of employment. The e-learning course was developed for professionals new to AML compliance and those whose responsibilities require a firm understanding of what goes into detecting, preventing, and reporting money laundering and financial crimes.
The course is written and presented by subject matter experts working around the world. The lessons and examples are relevant to any industry globally. It allows us to ask intelligent questions and demonstrate our knowledge of the regulatory environment and the challenges associated with meeting the requirements.
What it boils down to, is giving our teams the knowledge to have an engaging conversation with a key decision-maker on your behalf and book that first meeting for you to take the relationship forward.