Experienced and qualified in teaching and subject matter expertise
F M Partners carries out tailor-made design and implementation of an effective financial crime training strategy for your entire organisation.
Our trainers are not only highly skilled with teaching qualifications, they have all held senior financial crime roles within regulated businesses. We have trained Boards; Senior Management Teams; Anti Money Laundering teams; Money Laundering Reporting Officers; KYC (Know Your Customer) and EDD (Enhanced Due Diligence) teams as well as the general employee population.
Our clients are both national, international and across sectors.
Our training instils confidence and is designed to develop the appropriate knowledge and behaviours, helping to ensure that your organisation can be compliant with the regulations and legislation you are governed by.
The list below is indicative but gives a flavour of some of the training we can provide:
Anti-Money Laundering (AML)
Anti-bribery and corruption (ABC)
Markets Abuse Directive (MAD) and Markets Abuse Regulation (MAR)
Sanctions / Counter Terrorist Financing (CTF)
Data Protection / Information Security (inc. GDPR)
Senior Management Regime and Financial Crime
A Comprehensive Approach
Having designed, implemented and managed some of the largest remediation projects in financial services, F M Partners is in a strong position to support you to scope, set-up and deliver.
F M Partners take full ownership for the resourcing, quality, production and operational management of remediation projects. We can are able to provide our clients with easily accessible management information showing a daily snap-shot of progress, rates and findings.
We are used to fitting in within our clients’ infrastructure, organisational structure and reporting frameworks.
We are proactive in our engagement with stakeholders and will use our analyses to improve visibility of systems and controls, thereby identifying any potential weaknesses / gaps as well as maintaining continuous improvements in order to create new operational efficiencies.
INCREASED CAPACITY FOR RESOURCE
Organisations are usually not able to expend their normal operating resources on remediating the existing ring-fenced client base within a period required by either their supervisory regulators or other circumstances.
That’s where FM Partners can help:
Our team of experienced staff have worked on a number of high profile remediation projects with financial institutions such as Standard Chartered Bank, JP Morgan Chase, Deutsche Bank, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Barclays, Santander and RBS.
We have worked across multiple jurisdictions and business divisions, including Corporate & Institutional banking (CIB), Global Markets (GM), Asset Management, Private Wealth and Commercial Banking. Along with multiple partners such as KPMG, Accenture, Promontory Financial Group, Intuition, RFS and Deloitte.
We understand the importance of providing a quality service within a very fast-paced corporate environment and our strong track record demonstrates that efficiency and effectiveness and our watchwords.
Advisory & Consulting
Futureproof your organisation
Our consulting practice helps the regulated sectors effectively manage financial crime linked to money laundering, terrorism financing, bribery, corruption, fraud, market abuse, information security and data governance across industries and borders. Our consultants have all held senior financial crime positions in regulated companies making them fully appreciative of the pressures and challenges our clients are exposed to.
We have modelled best practice and innovation across a wide range of prior work-streams, including business / operational model reviews, updates or construction of policies, carrying out remediation projects, reviewing due diligence procedures & processes, outcome testing and root cause analysis.
We work with our clients to not only resolve any issues but also build the client’s internal capabilities so that there is no continuous reliance on external consultants.
Services we offer include:
Advise on all matters relating to Financial Crime Compliance (FCC): Design and implementation of governance and organisational structures, Board and executive management reporting channels and processes, Risk assessment processes, Policies, procedures and processes, Enhancing the quality of oversight, Automated or manual Customer Due Diligence (CDD), Training programmes and processes, Support with enforcement issues, Appropriate and cost effective transaction monitoring systems, Expert adviser and expert witness in respect of court cases
Audits, Reviewing policies, procedures and processes, Conducting testing on control effectiveness
Process review, Carrying out an end-to-end compliance review, Recruitment, vetting, training, awareness and remuneration
FCC resource deployment, Subject Matter Experts, Years of industry experience, Smooth management of all staff, Robust MI and daily snapshots of work status
Extensive and professional
Our team has spent a considerable number of years within law enforcement, government agencies and the corporate sector carrying out many investigations. The team are privy to complex and challenging issues having worked within corporate and institutional banks looking at complex ownership structures through to investment banks distinguishing investment funds, seeking and pointing out patterns of abnormality through to proving a red flag reported to the NCA.
We gather our intelligence by the use on both innovative and conventional techniques, we interrogate a wide variety of channels including media and press release databases, court documents, global business filing and archives, property records and web based data mining including social media analysis.
Following the introduction of the Bribery Act 2010 and regulators focusing on key persons of responsibility, the use of investigative work is more prevalent now than ever before. With a proven network of assets and resources around the world, we can ensure effective and timely results without compromise.