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Financial Crime Risk and Compliance - learning should not be lonely

20210603 The most advanced course on "suspicion in financial crime" is here.

There is literally nothing else like this course.


This course has been described as "heavy armoured stuff."

This was our response:

"Anyone in regtech development that wants the product to do more than collate and cross-reference existing empirical data needs this before they write the first line of code.

Regulators and prosecutors need to understand why people don't see suspicion or, if they do, don't report it.

Legislators need to use it to help draft laws that are more easily understood and enforced.

Judges need it because knowing wilful blindness isn't enough.

And compliance officers need to work out why internal SARs aren't made and how to improve the quality of reporting and how to better assess not only suspicion but risk, too.

So yes, it's the heavy armoured division for everyone in financial crime risk and compliance at every stage of the process and in other areas where suspicion is relevant."

In 2013, the book "How does that make you feel" was released drawing on 20 years of experience in financial crime risk and compliance. In 2014/6 it was revised for errors and republished under the title "Understanding suspicion in Financial Crime." Seminars were run, based on the book, in territories across the world.

In 2021, the book was taken out of print, updated, expanded and turned into this course.

Suspicion is the single central point of all counter-money laundering systems.

It is also the least understood.

This course delivers understanding drawing on a unique and extensive range of disciplines.

With more than 250 pages (and an annex analysing the guidance from several regulators on how to complete suspicious activity reports still to come) this is a heavyweight course.

With 15 hours of Portable CPD TM (where recognised) and 45 points towards your requirement to become entitled to your Certificate in Financial Crime Risk and Compliance, the effort required to complete this course is rewarded - as if the enormous knowledge and understanding it brings is not reward enough.

Here's the reading list for only one of the pages in this course:
Further Reading.

Ludwig Wittgenstein - biography Stanford University

Ludwig Wittgenstein - Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus

Ludwig Wittgenstein - Philosophical Investigations ( translated 1958, Translated Anscombe, published Blackwell.

Donald Rumsfeld - The "unknown unknowns" speech

Gottlieb Frege - Function and Concept 1891, translated Peter Geach - date uncertain, thought to be c. 1970s.

Jaime Nester - Word-Meaning and the Context Principle in the Investigations

When we say "advanced" we mean it

The course page is here.

The Essential Guide to suspicion and Suspicious Activity Reporting in financial crime.

For financial crime risk and compliance officers, policy and procedure designers, legislators, regulators, investigators, regulators, FIU officers, police officers, auditors, judges, designers of automated systems ( regtech / fintech )

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