ACAMS Ireland Chapter Announcement

Senior anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist financing (AML/CTF) professionals from Ireland’s financial services and FinTech sector met to establish the ACAMS Ireland Chapter in Dublin on September 23, 2015.

The ACAMS Ireland Chapter was formed with the intention to embrace the spirit of inclusivity in as many fields and areas as possible. In other words, the chapter is not just for compliance professionals or those working exclusively in the financial services industry.

The ACAMS Ireland Chapter encourages membership from all sectors (banking, insurance, credit unions, payments, funds, regulatory, law, new technologies, etc.) and all professionals that maintain an interest in or professional involvement with the detection and prevention of financial crimes (compliance, operations, technology, sales, operational risk, internal audit, legal practices, estate agents, etc.).

In addition, it is intended that the executive board reflect the diversity of industries and areas in Ireland where there are AML/CTF considerations. The executive board currently has individuals working for Airbnb, Microsoft, Elavon, Chase Paymentech (a subsidiary of JPMorgan), HSBC, Western Union and Wells Fargo. The executive board members work in a number of diverse areas, including financial crimes risk management, regulatory compliance, anti-bribery and corruption, sanctions, payment technology and private wealth.

If you feel that your industry or area is not represented and you are interested in joining the ACAMS Ireland Chapter executive board, please contact ACAMS who will put you in contact with the executive board. Contact may also be made through LinkedIn via the ACAMS Ireland Chapter page.

From time to time, the ACAMS Ireland Chapter will also invite and welcome nonmember money laundering reporting officers and AML/CTF and financial crime professionals throughout Ireland beyond the immediate ACAMS member network, and will develop links with other complementary professional organizations and associations in the region.

We look forward to organizing learning and networking opportunities that will foster and promote the exchange of ideas and information amongst professionals. We will bring you topical speakers that will present relevant and useful information to aid members in growing their knowledge base to try and overcome and resolve some of the AML/CTF and sanctions-related issues our businesses and industries face here locally in Ireland and when trying to do business globally.

Contributed by: the ACAMS Ireland Chapter board

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