In 2017, I bought another, unrelated, business
It has been, and continues to be, fun. The business has grown, made me laugh, and made me cry. In my experience, that’s a good sign.
I have still been working in consultancy, looking after some treasured, long-term, clients. I have been following the evolving compliance landscape (see, I still have the language) and marvelling at the ability of regulation to spawn regulation.
In April, I will completing a masterclass by International Compliance Training Ltd (ICT). Several years ago, I studied for diplomas in anti money laundering and then financial crime prevention. The experts were knowledgeable and generous with their time. The reading was extensive. The exam questions were hard. I felt genuine relief when I passed. So, when I got an e-mail inviting me to get re-certified, my heart sank. “There’s an expiry date?” I sighed.
Well, actually, there isn’t an expiry date, and nobody at ICT has suggested that there is, but there is a straightforward logic that says it is a good idea to keep up with what’s new.
On April 18th, I am going to complete a masterclass in anti money laundering and all being well will be re-certified. Afterwards, I’m attending the Fellows Dinner of ICT’s sister organisation, the International Compliance Association (ICA), for I am, a Fellow. The day following, I will be attending the ICA annual conference.
Wow. By close of play on April the 19th, I am going to be spitting acronyms effortlessly and have compliance ice flowing through my veins.
Anybody else coming along? Say Hi. I’ll buy you a drink. (The code is, “The pineapple is in the submarine.”)
If you are a MSB or another business that finds itself ‘in scope’ for money laundering regulation, give me a call, or drop me a line. There no charge for initial consultation. I’m more than happy to talk for free, in plain English.
No. Really. I am.