On November 24, 2015, ACAMS launched its Germany Chapter at the Frankfurt School of Finance, one of Germany's most renowned business schools. The event was well attended by some 100 anti-money laundering (AML) and financial crime professionals and experts from across Germany.
Angela Salter, head of ACAMS Europe and CIS, presented the training and networking opportunities, and the international context offered by the chapter. Dr. Ulrich Göres, head of financial crime at Deutsche Bank, gave a keynote speech where he touched upon the growing recognition of the importance of anti-financial crime professionals as a whole. He discussed the growing challenge in acquiring talent and underlined the importance of training and continued education in this context. Dr. Göres emphasized the importance of ensuring that AML and financial crime professionals meet the ever-growing regulatory challenges and effectively manage the economic crime risks facing their organizations in order to stay ahead of the game.
The attendees who praised the conciseness of the speeches then moved into an engaging session of networking for the remainder of the evening. The event's sponsors (LexisNexis Risk Solutions, FICO Tonbeller and BvD) should be thanked at this stage for providing the much appreciated food and drinks to make for such an excellent event, good networking and knowledge sharing.
The chapter looks forward to organizing events in Frankfurt and Berlin in 2016. Should any ACAMS members wish to attend our events or want to encourage any particular type of activities within the chapter, please do reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to hearing from you.