BAFT is pleased to offer the financial crime compliance workshop series for transaction bankers, their compliance and risk officers and clients, in a special roadshow in Baku, Azerbaijan this March 2018!

The BAFT Financial Crime Compliance Workshop is an all-day deeper dive training covering important regulatory requirements and developments in combatting financial crime, with emphasis on governance and accountability.

In addition to Azerbaijan, the Financial Crime Compliance Workshop will be offered in Hong Kong and Orlando, FL. Watch out for additional cities to be added to this roadshow!

Learning Objectives
  1. Understand how a risk-based approach informs an AML/CTF framework, emphasizing the importance of depth of competence, as well as explain the importance of having an adequate internal organization, including “3 lines of defense” to identify and mitigate customer risk.
  2. Learn about the regulatory requirements regarding customer identification and due diligence.
  3. Explain recent developments in governance and optimization of automated transaction monitoring systems for both AML/CFT and sanctions compliance, as well as the importance of the client name screening.
  4. Describe current international standards (FATF) and supervisory expectations (BCBS) for correspondent banking and how correspondents and respondents can meet these expectations in an efficient and cost effective way.
  5. Discover alternative, collaborative approaches to solving the problem of TBML by increasing the public and private sector partnership.
  6. Learn about the evolution of economic sanctions programs and offer strategies to protect against inadvertent and deliberate evasions of sanctions regime requirements, as well as consider controls to mitigate the risk of sanctions breaches.
Who Should Attend

Those involved in transaction banking – product, sales/FI/coverage/relationship, operations – and compliance personnel, providers and others in the industry who deal with or need to know about AML, TBML and other aspects of financial crime.

Accredited for CDCS Recertification, CAMS, CAFP and CRCM.

The Financial Crime Compliance workshop offers 6.0 Professional Development Units (PDUs)/ Continuing Professional Development (CPD) credits for those seeking CDCS recertification. A certificate of completion will be given to all attendees at the end of the workshop.

The Financial Crime Compliance workshop offers 7.25 Certified AML and Fraud Professional (CAFP) credits and 7.25 Certified Regulatory Compliance Manager (CRCM) credits. Certification holders must report these credits at

The Financial Crime Compliance workshop offers 6.0 Certified Anti-Money Laundering (CAMS) credits.

Venue Information
  • Four Season Hotel Baku
  • Neftchilar Avenue
  • Baku, Azerbaijan AZ1095

  • The BAFT Financial Crime Compliance Workshop – Azerbaijan will be held at the Four Seasons Hotel Baku, located at 1 Neftchilar Avenue, Baku, Azerbaijan AZ1095.

    Hitting the international radar as one of the world’s most ambitious and exuberant cities, Baku is the capital of the oil-rich country of Azerbaijan – located on the Caspian Sea, just north of the Middle East and bordering both Europe and Asia.

    Steps from the Old City, Four Seasons Hotel Baku boasts the capital’s most high-profile location: directly facing the Caspian Sea waterfront promenade on Neftchilar Avenue, Baku’s most prestigious boulevard, at the corner of Azneft Square, the most prominent intersection. European designer shopping lines the promenade to the north, and to the west, a public park leads to the Azerbaijan State Philharmonic Hall.

    We hope you can join us during the Financial Crime Compliance workshop in this beautiful, cosmopolitan city of Baku!

    Please note: There is no official block of rooms being held for the Workshop. Hotel reservations are the responsibility of attendees and should be made directly with the hotel. For online reservations, please visit Four Seasons Hotel Baku.

    Register for the Financial Crime Compliance Workshop!
    Registration Type Early Bird
    Ends February 9, 2018
    After February 9, 2018
    Member $250 $300
    Non-Member $350 $400
    *Registration fee is in US dollars.

    Group Rate Special: BAFT members receive USD$50 discount off each member registration for 5 or more registrations received from the same institution at the same time. Please contact to receive your special group rate form. Non-members do not qualify for group rate.

    You can register two ways:You can only pay by credit card using the online registration. If you wish to pay via a wire transfer or a check, please register using the paper registration form

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