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Financial Crime: A Global Perspective


A fascinating collection of global industry insights on current and emerging trends, challenges and opportunities in 2021 and beyond....More

Take part in ICA's sanctions risk survey


Share your input into a short survey about your organisation’s approach to sanctions control

BIG Compliance Festival 2021 - Highlights


The 2021 edition of the BIG Compliance Festival, the biggest event for compliance professionals globally, attracted over 650 participants from 82 countries worldwide. Attendees enjoyed an array of insightful presentations on a variety of topics. Below we present a summary of some of the event’s highlights and key takeaways from the discussions that took place.....More

ICA's Monthly News Chat: episode 1


We are pleased to announce the launch of ICA’s Monthly News Chat, a brief and informative video series, providing a rundown of key topics trending that month.

Identity Fraud Report 2020


In this report, Onfido analyses data from its roster of global clients to understand where current and future risk lies....More

[Video] All you need to know about 6AMLD


In this video, James Wood-Rickett, Course Director, Global Lead - Anti Money Laundering, ICA, considers the key changes of 6AMLD.

Breaking barriers: Advancing diversity and inclusion in the compliance world


As a global organisation, we understand that diversity and inclusion is different around the world - the challenges faced by different groups vary significantly.....More

The growing demand for investigations skills


As the compliance world continues to evolve and the number of internal investigations increases, the skillsets needed by compliance staff are changing. This article discusses some of the reasons behind the growth in investigations, how compliance skills are evolving as a response, and the rising importance of technology-based investigation knowledge.

[E-book] Life insurance: Mitigating the money laundering risks


This e-book will reveal how money launderers target life insurance to their advantage, and how professionals working within the sector can prevent and detect it, bringing benefits to your organisation and the wider society.....More

[E-book] Machine learning for governance


How security, risk management, compliance, and audit professionals can start using this evolving technology in everyday activities

BIG Compliance Festival 2020 – Part 2 highlights


A summary of part two of the Big Compliance Festival with highlights and key points from the sessions.....More

Working together to stop money laundering


FATF President, Dr Marcus Pleyer, shared a vision for the future of AML at ICA’s BIG Compliance Festival

Ask a CCO: Compliance’s role in D&I efforts


We asked nine prominent chief compliance officers what they can do or are doing to create a more progressive workplace.....More

Managing modern data sources to drive compliance


As remote work suddenly became commonplace during COVID-19, an existing information challenge was greatly magnified: how to record online data sources that are difficult to monitor and manage.

[E-book] Better practices for compliance management


This free to download e-book by Galvanize explains how technology can improve your regulatory and policy compliance....More

Diversity and Inclusion in the Compliance World – ‘Celebration of People’ Survey


Workforce Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) is proven to have a positive impact on a company’s performance, bottom line and innovation. As one study suggests, firms that have more diverse management teams have 19% higher revenue due to innovation. Compliance is no exception and is only strengthened by D&I.

Implications of Europe’s top court recent ruling on EU-US Privacy Shield


The US Data Privacy Shield was in place to protect personal data of EU citizens when transferred out of the EU to the US. The CJEU’s conclusion that the Shield does not provide “essentially equivalent” protection of personal data to that under GDPR and EU law has potentially serious implications, some of which we explore in this analysis.....More

BIGCompFest2020 | Part one highlights


ICA's BIG Compliance Festival 2020, the BIGGEST online event for regulatory and financial crime compliance professionals in 2020.

The changing world of anti money laundering


Current thinking around anti money laundering (AML) is flawed and is in desperate need of a rethink. The fundamental nature of money laundering, and how we combat it, needs examining.....More

[Infographic] The Big Compliance Festival 2020 highlights (Day one and two)


Key highlights and quotes from the Big Compliance Festival 2020, the BIGGEST online event for regulatory and financial crime compliance professionals this year.

Change is needed - can compliance help show the way? A message from the ICA senior leadership team


It is incumbent on us as part of the compliance community to speak up about the troubling racial violence occurring in the United States and around the world.....More

[EBOOK] Five ways to create effective, engaging virtual learning


COVID-19 elevated virtual learning from a useful option to a crucial function, enabling employees to continue learning in challenging circumstances. Now more than ever it requires virtual learning to be effective, with a clear structure and definitive outcomes. But it needs more than these for it to flourish, and leave a lasting impression on learners.

COVID-19 fraud: The forgotten fraud risk


Job loss, financial difficulties, health concerns and change of personal circumstances are some of the by-products of the current pandemic affecting the public.....More

Shifting sands: The Changing Landscape in Compliance Training


Today, more than ever before, compliance professionals must contend with myriad challenges including rapid digitisation, technological disruption, fast-moving regulatory change, and new forms of risk. As a result, their capabilities are coming under increased scrutiny, with many asking the question: how does the skillset of the modern compliance professional need to evolve for the function to be successful?

Analysis: Cyber-attacks spike in Italy linked to coronavirus


Italy, a region in quarantine, is experiencing a spike in attempted cyber-attacks to capture the login credentials of employees working remotely during the coronavirus pandemic. But not all the attacks have been successful, and that’s where the lessons lie.....More

[EBOOK] Capturing the Red Flag - Nine Questions to Help Evaluate Suspicious Activity


Identifying suspicious activity is both a regulatory requirement and a business imperative. However, it can be an extremely resource intensive, and consequently expensive, exercise. A system that is both effective and efficient can therefore bring significant regulatory and cost benefits.

[ICA Podcast Series] How to cope during challenging times?


Anyone with Compliance responsibilities will know you need a wide range of interpersonal skills to be resilient, successful and effective. The secret is to improve your emotional intelligence. Two sample podcasts are available here and provide small bursts of practical advice of relevance in the current climate.....More

Women in compliance


On International Women’s Day, we caught up with Angelia Lee, Sandra Horma and Alice Chen, who were on a 'women in compliance' panel at the 2nd Annual APAC Conference last year. They share their great insights, experiences and advice for other women in the compliance industry.

How strong are your CAMELS?


The Basel Committee of the Bank for International Settlements recommends the CAMELS rating system as an early warning mechanism for the assessment of the overall soundness of banks.....More

Inside the Mind of the Chief Compliance Officer


The compliance career path has never been a straight line. It’s not like medicine, for example, where you know early on you’re going to be spending a lot of time and money learning to become a doctor. And once you become one, you spend the rest of your working days practising medicine.

Dun & Bradstreet E-Book: Third-Party Risk Management


Download your free copy of Dun & Bradstreet's latest e-book ‘Busting The Myths That Make Third-Party Risk Management More Painful’ published in association with ICA....More

“Fail to prepare, prepare to fail” - Interview tips


Before attending an interview, go through the job description in more detail. This will give you an understanding of what the hiring manager is looking for.

The compliance response to the SRA’s updated regulations


Compliance professionals employed in SRA-authorised law firms should be busy preparing to support their colleagues to make a safe and appropriate transition.....More

Virtual Banking is coming - are you ready?


Malcolm Wright, Chief Compliance Officer, Diginex, and keynote speaker at ICA’s 2nd APAC Conference, discusses the latest trends and challenges in virtual banking and how it’s impacting the skills and competencies of compliance professionals.

Starting a career in compliance - Part 2


Here at ICA, we are home to an array of rich and diverse compliance backgrounds and, as such, everyone has a story to tell. ICA’s R&D managers and tutors relay their stories, sharing valuable insight regarding careers in compliance. Whether you are a senior compliance officer or someone looking to enter the sector, this will be an interesting and beneficial read.....More

How to make the most of your ICA qualification


Upon completion of an ICA qualification, you may find yourself wondering what comes next and how you can make the most of your new qualification. Here we discuss the nine key steps to maximise the potential for professional success that your ICA qualification offers.

A new study reveals whistleblowing arrangements in UK and European companies


Fresh legislative initiatives and large scandals are thrusting whistleblowing on to the corporate agenda. However, how companies approach internal whistleblowing arrangements varies significantly across Europe. This is according to the Whistleblowing Report 2019 published by the University of Applied Sciences HTW Chur in Switzerland and EQS Group.....More

Learning at Work Week 2019


Knowledge has a beginning but no end

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