ICT re-certification

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.”)

This year, I’ll be putting more focus into the compliance consultancy, seeking new clients and publishing more content here, on LinkedIn and Twitter.

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.